Modelled on the original Russian vodka from 1430 and distilled by Oxford Biochemist and Master Distiller Dr John Walters.
Inside the legend of
History credits the creation of vodka to a Russian Orthodox monk called Isidore. Located in the Chudov Monastery in Moscow, he created his concoction based upon his exceptional knowledge of distillation processes.
Known originally as “bread wine”, his creation was produced for many years for the Grand Duchy of Moscow. His “bread wine” was later coined as Vodka in 1751 by Empress Elizabeth. The rest, as they say, is history.
Master Distiller Dr. John Walters graduated from Oxford with a doctorate in biochemistry, and with ten years of experience under his belt, we trust no-one else to distil our product.
“It’s about harnessing a dream, and bringing new things into reality. it’s easy to copy something else, but difficult to make an entirely new route altogether.”
With his own distillery nestled in the sleepy town of Great Yeldham, Essex, Walters does it all. From fermentation to distillation and maturation, The English Spirit Distillery is an esteemed establishment within the spirit industry. It’s also where Monk Isidore Vodka is brought to life.