Bright pink in colour which can be attributed to the Attar of Rose. Lanique has an aroma and flavour that is reminiscent of Turkish Delight. Not overly perfumed, Lanique delivers an initially sweet taste with a warmth spreading over the palate. It has a slight syrupy, liqueur-like texture.
Lanique is made with Attar of Rose which is created by steam distilling thousands of rose petals. The base of Lanique is a spirit grain.
Lanique is the brand name under which Lancut (pronounced 'Wan-tsut') Distillery in southeast Poland exports to the UK. The distillery was founded in 1784 by Princess Lubomirska and it is said that this is where Pierre Smirnoff learnt his trade.
Flavoured Vodka - Poland
Traditionally, vodka is distilled in Poland, Russia, Finland and Sweden. It is unclear whether the first vodka was made in Russia or Poland; both countries claim that they are inventors and used the cereal-based distillates as medicine. The first appearance of the word is from the Polish court documents from the Palatinate of Sandomierz written in 1405. The percentage of early vodka was not high, and often it was often flavoured with herbs, roots, flowers or fruit.