Renaissance Vodka is handcrafted in a small distillery near Cambridge. 

Carefully selected East Anglian sugar beet and pure Yorkshire spring water are distilled in small batches, using a handmade copper still. Our master distiller also adheres to the authentic method of a single distillation, to produce a smooth and luxurious taste. 

A taste that’s won IWSC Silver Outstanding and the prestigious Master Medal at the Global Spirits Masters Awards

Our new English Rose vodka

Renaissance English Rose builds beautifully on the smooth, luxurious finish of the original. 

Distilled with hand-cut English roses taken from the grounds of a 14th Century hall near Cambridge, it is rich, yet delicate and subtly perfumed – perfect for any martini. 

The natural colour, created by the rose petals, also completely redefines the idea of a pink spirit. 

Renaissance Vodka is handcrafted in a small distillery near Cambridge. 

Carefully selected East Anglian sugar beet and pure Yorkshire spring water are distilled in small batches, using a handmade copper still. Our master distiller also adheres to the authentic method of a single distillation, to produce a smooth and luxurious taste. 

A taste that’s won IWSC Silver Outstanding and the prestigious Master Medal at the Global Spirits Masters Awards

Our new English Rose vodka

Renaissance English Rose builds beautifully on the smooth, luxurious finish of the original. 

Distilled with hand-cut English roses taken from the grounds of a 14th Century hall near Cambridge, it is rich, yet delicate and subtly perfumed – perfect for any martini. 

The natural colour, created by the rose petals, also completely redefines the idea of a pink spirit. 

Our Craft

To create the perfect vodka we looked East. To East Anglia. 

The Ingredients

Vodka originated in either Russia or Poland, depending on who you ask, and it can be made from all manner of ingredients. 

The original varieties were made from rye, wheat, potato and sugar beet, bringing us neatly to East Anglia – for centuries the home of the finest sugar beet. 

Many vodkas are made with the cheapest ingredients shipped from far and wide. Why do that when we have all we need here? At our distillery in Cambridgeshire we combine East Anglian sugar beet with mineral-rich spring water from ancient aquifers in Harrogate, Yorkshire. 

Using a single distillation process we then produce a rich, smooth vodka that’s quite unlike anything else. 

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Single Distillation

Don’t believe everything you’re told about triple distilling. 

This is because of the high production volume of mass-market vodka means it can’t be made in the optimum conditions for one, finely controlled distillation. 

Ironically, ‘three times distilled’ actually means ‘mass-produced vodka that we can’t get right first time…’ 

Renaissance, on the other hand, is distilled only once in handmade copper stills. 

This is the original method of making vodka, which our Master Distiller has spent years refining to produce the rich, smooth finish of Renaissance. 

The craft

The distillation process is as much an art as a science, so although we can’t explain everything, here’s a snifter. 

First we make a ‘mash’ from the sugar beet and spring water. This is then distilled once in a handmade copper still. 

The first and last parts of the distillation, called the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’, are discarded, leaving the perfect, pure ‘heart’. Careful ‘cutting’ of the heads and tails ensures that only the very finest vodka emerges for bottling.

A precise boiling point is also crucial and varies depending on air pressure and humidity. This means each distillation has to be adapted to that day’s temperature and a number of other variables also. 

Handcrafted in every sense. 

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The Difference

The refined nature of Renaissance is simply due to the care we take. 

This delivers a smooth, rich English vodka. 

Wonderful on its own with a single ice cube, but also in cocktails – adding notes all of its own to the mix. 

Cocktails

In the hands of our mixologist friends Renaissance also makes delicious cocktails. Discover some of their secrets in these films and recipes. 

By Antonio Del Monte 

  1. Take a mixing glass with ice blocks

  2. Drain melted water

  3. Add 60ml of Renaissance Vodka, 5ml of Noilly Pratt vermouth, 2 drops of Orange bitters

  4. Stir in with the ice for 10-15 seconds

  5. Peel a thick lemon twist over the glass and garnish

  6. Make a Lemon balm and bitter infusion by infusing Lemon balm with vodka for 3 hours.

  7. Strain the compound and add to some orange bitters before spraying over the glass

By Francesco Lombardi:

  1. Pour 35ml of  Renaissance vodka
  2. Add 15ml of Apricot liqueur
  3. Add 15ml of Passion fruit puree
  4. Add 35ml of Cloudy Apple juice
  5. Add 15ml of Zibrowka bison grass vodka
  6. With 5ml of Gomme syrup

 

By Antonio Del Monte 

  1. Pour 50 ml of Renaissance vodka into a cocktail shaker
  2. Make 100ml Bloody Mary mix
  3. Add Tomato juice, salt, lemon juice, Worcester sauce & Tabasco to the shaker with ½ a bar spoon Pink Peppercorn or black pepper
  4. Murdle gently & leave to sit briefly
  5. Put a stick of celery in a tall glass
  6. Fill with Ice cubes to the top
  7. Pour the mix from the shaker into the glass
  8. Garnish with a cucumber slice
 

By Antonio Del Monte

  1. Pour 50ml of Renaissance Vodka into a cocktail shaker
  2. Add 25ml of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  3. Add 20ml of simple syrup
  4. Dissolve a 50/50 mix of caster sugar and water together stored in the fridge
  5. Add 1/2 an Egg White
  6. Add A couple of ice cubes and dry Shake in the shaker
  7. Then fill the shaker with ice and shake
  8. Pour into the glass
  9. And garnish with Lemon Thyme

By Riccardo Gambino: 

  1. Pour 60ml of Renaissance Vodka
  2. Add Leek infusion
  3. Add Pear Williams Mancini secco
  4. Add 1 drop Absinth
  5. Add 2 drops Lemongrass bitters

By Francesco Pittala:

  1. Pour 70ml of Renaissance vodka
  2. Add Rhubarb brine

Where to Drink

We’re proud to be served in some of the best bars, hotels and restaurants in London. Renaissance is the quality ingredient in many amazing cocktails across the capital. And with our East Anglian roots, we are also in a growing number of venues across the East of England, including Norwich City Football Club.

Some of our Customers

Partnerships

We’re delighted to be a partner of Franklin & Sons tonics, to have sponsored The Brit List and the opening of Tom Dixon’s Manzoni restaurant in Milan. 

And we are particularly proud to be the official Vodka partner of Norwich City Football Club.

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With our close links to East Anglia, we couldn’t think of anyone more fitting to support at this vital time than East Anglian Air Ambulance. We’ll donate 10% of the purchase price of each bottle ordered to help supply essential PPE to the crew. Helping them stay safe while keeping all of us safe. 

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