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First Georgian Whiskey Made in Qvevri Released to the Market

First Georgian Whiskey Made in Qvevri Released to the Market

First Georgian whiskey “Alexander” has appeared on the local spirits market. According to “Alexander Distillery” founder Alexander Kvernadze, the product  was released to the market in November  and is made in a wine bar “Sancho” in Tbilisi  and  CHACHA TIME bar in Batumi.

According to him, whiskey is made from  barley and malt corn which  fermentation and distillation takes place in a pitcher (qvevri) , for refinement the French-American 100- liter oak barrels are used  and afterwards the product  is aged for 3 years.

Export is not a priority for the company at this stage as the  product is exclusive and is  made in small quantities,at the same time  the company  is waiting for  the  user’s reaction. In Kvernadze’s words,  so far Georgian whiskey has not been produced  and the company is trying  to occupy its niche  in this  category that is a rather  difficult task.