ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe is a distillery where from the very beginning alcohol has been made with passion. For the last 134 years, we have been producing vodkas of the highest quality

The water used for the creation of our vodkas comes from deep water wells located far beneath the distillery. But that’s not all! We also use in our production process carefully selected grains and macerates based on traditional recipes.

Vodkas collection

VALUES

And just as a tree cut off from its roots slowly dries up and dies, so a vodka cut off from its tradition loses its soul. Our history is the embodiment of the history of Pomerania and of Toruń, but also of the 500-year story of vodka distillation in Poland. We are one of the last remaining Polish vodka producers with strictly native capital. And behind the high quality of our products stands a 130-year-long tradition and the experience of generations of Toruń craftsmen. Natural ingredients and high-quality spirits give our beverages an inimitable flavour. Tradition demands respect, and with quality there is no negotiating.

VALUES

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. Discover Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe

VISITING THE FACTORY

MYSTERIOUS BEGINNINGS

As early as the 1850s, spirits were being produced on an industrial scale in the Mokre district of Toruń. The founders of the operation were two Jewish entrepreneurs, Georg and Natan Hirschfeld.

1884

1884

A state-of-the-art for the times distillery was opened on what is now Olbrachta Street in 1884, and that date is recognised as the founding of Toruńska The alcoholic beverages produced there were known not only in Europe, but made their way to Africa and Asia as well, winning many awards and distinctions worldwide. Our products have also won numerous awards at international events in Melbourne, Graz and Kaliningrad.

1890

1890

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

1919

1919

Sultan continued the dynamic growth of the plant, after which it was taken over in 1919 by the Gdańsk merchant Herman Winkelhausen, who had previously owned a spirits distillery in Starogard Gdański.

1925

1925

When the distilling industry was nationalised in 1925, the Toruńska Rectified Spirit Distillery became the property of the National Treasury, and from that time onward functioned under the name Polmos.

WORLD WAR II

WORLD WAR II

The Second World War miraculously spared the distillery from destruction, thanks to which we can still today admire the pre-war building which is a model for preservation of 19th century industrial architecture.

THE 50S

THE 50S

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

1995

1995

In 1995, the rectification stills and equipment were modernised and the use of coal was abandoned at the plant, making it environmentally friendly On the premises of the plant itself, there is a deep well water intake that provides the crystal clear water originating from Cretaceous deposits at a depth of 220 metres.

2014

In 2014, under the name Toruńskie Wódki Gatunkowe, the plant entered the next phase of its development and along with the new name introduced a new series of exceptional products which are firmly rooted in local tradition and which feature exceptional quality and sophisticated flavour. Behind this enterprise stands the experience of many generations, experience which we proudly use in the creation of exceptional beverages. 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 and alcohol content pf 55% and single-grain vodkas from rye, wheat, barley and potato spirits.