Distillery

About us

Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe is a distillery with over 135 years of history.

The alcoholic beverages produced here before World War I were known and awarded in Europe, they also made their way to Africa and Asia as well. Today, in the buildings that remember those times, we continue the work of the founders of the Torun distillery and the centuries-old tradition of Polish vodka production – as one of the last producers with domestic capital.

Polmos Toruń - producent alkoholi Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe
Polmos Toruń - producent alkoholi Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe

About us

Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe is a distillery with over 135 years of history.

The alcoholic beverages produced here before World War I were known and awarded in Europe, they also made their way to Africa and Asia as well. Today, in the buildings that remember those times, we continue the work of the founders of the Torun distillery and the centuries-old tradition of Polish vodka production – as one of the last producers with domestic capital.

Jakość - producent alkoholi Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe

Our quality

At our distillery we use water from our own well, selected distillates and macerates produced on the basis of original recipes. The high quality of alcohol we are famous for is due to our five-column distillation machine, unique on a European scale, and our experienced staff.
The range of brands and products, which we are proud to present in this catalog is constantly developing – taking the best from tradition. We want to create the future of the Polish and global strong alcohol market.

Jakość - producent alkoholi Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe

Our quality

At our distillery we use water from our own well, selected distillates and macerates produced on the basis of original recipes. The high quality of alcohol we are famous for is due to our five-column distillation machine, unique on a European scale, and our experienced staff.
The range of brands and products, which we are proud to present in this catalog is constantly developing – taking the best from tradition. We want to create the future of the Polish and global strong alcohol market.

Awards

The high quality of our products is recognized in national and international tasting competitions conducted by experienced tasters.

Warsaw Spirit Competition 2018

Tasting Competition

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Warsaw Spirit Competition 2020

Tasting Competition

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2020 v1

Degustacja Wódek Rynki Alkoholowe 2021

Tasting Competition

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Warsaw Spirit Competition 2021

Tasting Competition

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2021 v1

San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2022

International Tasting Competition

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2022 v1

Konkurs Polskich Wódek i Okowit Ziemniaczanych 2022

Tasting Competition

Ziemniaczana srebro
Ziemniaczana złoto

Warsaw Spirit Competition 2018

Warsaw Spirit Competition 2020

Degustacja Wódek Rynki Alkoholowe 2021

Warsaw Spirit Competition 2021

San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2022

Konkurs Polskich Wódek i Okowit Ziemniaczanych 2022

History

The rich history of our distillery is not just 134 years of tradition in the manufacture of vodka, but also the story of every person who has taken part in the process. It’s the hard work of people who have put their hearts and souls into what they do. It’s a wonderful story which emanates from the walls of the distillery. Learn more about Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe.

Mysterious beginnings

Already in the 1850s, alcoholic beverages were being produced on a semi-industrial scale in Mokre district of Toruń. The beginning of our factory was given by Jewish entrepreneurs Georg and Natan Hirschfeld.

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1884

The distillery on today’s Olbracht St., modern for its time, was opened in 1884, and this date is considered the date of its beginning.

The spirits produced there were not only known in Europe, but they also made their way to Africa and Asia as well. They also won numerous awards at international exhibitions in Melbourne, Graz and Königsberg.

 

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1890

In 1890 the factory was taken over by Wolf Sultan, a Toruń distillery magnate, lover of literature and fine beverages.

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1919

Sultan continued the dynamic development of the distillery, and after that the distillery was taken over in 1919 by the Gdańsk merchant Hermann Winkelhausen, who already owned a distillery in Starogard Gdańsk.

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1925

As part of the nationalization of the alcohol industry in 1925, the Torun distillery became the property of the National Treasury and has been operating under the Polmos sign since then.

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The World War II

The World War II did not cause any damage to the distillery, so you can still admire the factory buildings, which are an example of well-preserved 19th-century industrial architecture.

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The 50s

After the war, production was resumed, and the distinctive feature of the Toruń distillery was the high-quality spirit, which was also used by Polmos branches in other cities.

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1995

In 1995, the rectification stills and equipment were modernised and the use of coal at the facility was discontinued, making it environmentally friendly. The distillery has its own deep well water intake, which is extracted from our chalk deposits at a depth of 220 metres.

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2014

In 2014, under the brand name of Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe, the factory entered the next stage of development and along with the new name we introduced a series of exceptional products that are embedded in our tradition and distinguished by their high-quality and refined taste. Behind this enterprise stands the experience of many generations, experience which we proudly use in the creation of exceptional beverages. Our distillery itself is a complex of historic buildings more than a century old, which are still used in the production process and The distillery itself is a complex of historic buildings more than 100 years old which are still being used in the production process and which form a living museum of the history of Polish spirits distillation.

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2018

The range of alcohols produced by Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe is expanding dynamically. The Toruńska line of vodkas, our flagship product, has just been joined by new flavours which draw on the wealth of Polish tradition. Another line of limited products of an artisanal character has also been launched: Śliwowica with 55% strength and single-grain vodkas from rye, wheat, barley and potato spirits.

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Mysterious beginnings

Already in the 1850s, alcoholic beverages were being produced on a semi-industrial scale in Mokre district of Toruń. The beginning of our factory was given by Jewish entrepreneurs Georg and Natan Hirschfeld.

1884

The distillery on today’s Olbracht St., modern for its time, was opened in 1884, and this date is considered the date of its beginning.

The spirits produced there were not only known in Europe, but they also made their way to Africa and Asia as well. They also won numerous awards at international exhibitions in Melbourne, Graz and Königsberg.

 

1890

In 1890 the factory was taken over by Wolf Sultan, a Toruń distillery magnate, lover of literature and fine beverages.

1919

Sultan continued the dynamic development of the distillery, and after that the distillery was taken over in 1919 by the Gdańsk merchant Hermann Winkelhausen, who already owned a distillery in Starogard Gdańsk.

1925

As part of the nationalization of the alcohol industry in 1925, the Torun distillery became the property of the National Treasury and has been operating under the Polmos sign since then.

The World War II

The World War II did not cause any damage to the distillery, so you can still admire the factory buildings, which are an example of well-preserved 19th-century industrial architecture.

The 50s

After the war, production was resumed, and the distinctive feature of the Toruń distillery was the high-quality spirit, which was also used by Polmos branches in other cities.

1995

In 1995, the rectification stills and equipment were modernised and the use of coal at the facility was discontinued, making it environmentally friendly. The distillery has its own deep well water intake, which is extracted from our chalk deposits at a depth of 220 metres.

2014

In 2014, under the brand name of Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe, the factory entered the next stage of development and along with the new name we introduced a series of exceptional products that are embedded in our tradition and distinguished by their high-quality and refined taste. Behind this enterprise stands the experience of many generations, experience which we proudly use in the creation of exceptional beverages. Our distillery itself is a complex of historic buildings more than a century old, which are still used in the production process and The distillery itself is a complex of historic buildings more than 100 years old which are still being used in the production process and which form a living museum of the history of Polish spirits distillation.

2018

The range of alcohols produced by Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe is expanding dynamically. The Toruńska line of vodkas, our flagship product, has just been joined by new flavours which draw on the wealth of Polish tradition. Another line of limited products of an artisanal character has also been launched: Śliwowica with 55% strength and single-grain vodkas from rye, wheat, barley and potato spirits.