Chopin Vodka and Vera Wang have announced the upcoming release of a limited-edition collaboration – Vera Wang x Chopin. The project between the luxury spirits brand and iconic designer is set to launch this spring.
Hand-crafted from farm to bottle, Vera Wang personally selected a special variety of young potato for Vera Wang x Chopin that has never been on the market. The potatoes used for the product are sustainably grown and sourced without chemicals or pesticides in the village of Krzesk, Poland, where the Chopin Vodka distillery is located. The resulting spirit is naturally gluten-free and has distinct taste, aroma, complexity and character.
While Vodka has always been Wang’s spirit of choice, over the past two years she has learned much about its subtleties while co-creating her own. She is grateful to have learned about the vodka process from Tad Dorda, founder and CEO of Chopin Vodka, whom she refers to as the ‘Master of Vodka.’ She adds that she, “will never ever look at a potato the same way again.”
“Working with Chopin Vodka was one of the most educational, fascinating and collaborative experiences I’ve ever had, learning how vodka is made and the various nuances of taste and texture. I am so grateful for the opportunity to co-create a spirit I adore so much, with such a storied and respected distiller,” said Vera Wang. “It is the culmination of my long love affair with vodka in the most personal and expressive way.”
During the creative process, Wang was determined to retain the Chopin bottle’s iconic shape, with a modern, architectural, and sophisticated iteration for the Vera Wang fashion/lifestyle brand. From the matte bi-color bottle to her personal messaging, she describes this project as being an “amazing journey.” The poem on the back of the bottle is an “ode” to Wang’s unique and highly personal relationship with Vodka: how it makes her feel, the memories it evokes, and the emotion, sensuality, and romance Vodka represents to her.
“Vera Wang’s personal touches on this project make it a truly authentic partnership. She has been actively involved in the entire process with her mind, heart, and sophisticated taste,” said Dorda. “We are honored to have our first artist-designed collaboration with legendary Vera Wang, who is so passionate about the discovery of vodka and is a sincere Chopin Vodka connoisseur.”
The limited-edition collaboration will be available for presale on March 8 exclusively on Chopin’s official website at 10 a.m. EST. It will be available in the weeks following in select retailers throughout the United States for the price of $99 per 1 liter bottle.
Last week, Tad Dorda’s daughter, Alexandra Dorda, launched Kasama, a new, small-batch Rum brand that aims to redefine the next generation of both Rum drinkers and spirits makers.