By 1806, the Eristoff family had perfected their secret recipe for a premium vodka that they were proud to call Eristoff. The recipe remained a close secret of the family, kept with them at all times.
They chose a wolf steeped in folklore and legend to become the icon for the vodka born out of 'The Land of the Wolf'. The wolf itself was highly revered by the noble Eristhavi for its physical and mystical power. Tales were passed on of the legendary Wolf King, Vakhtang Gorgasali, an honoured ruler who wore a helmet featuring a wolf as a symbol of his valour. Legend has it that his enemies in battle would cry 'Beware the wolf-head!'
For more than 200 years the family's heritage lives on in every bottle of Eristoff. From the closely guarded secret recipe within and the wolf icon, whose spirit embodies a raw, brave and instinctive attitude to life, to the unique bell-shaped bottle, which is embossed with the imperial crown and Prince Eristoff's signature. Around the base of the bottle in Russian Cyrillic characters are the words: Original Family Recipe of Prince Eristoff 1806