You may have heard of many brands of wine, Arak, and beer produced in Lebanon. But you definitely haven’t heard of any purely Lebanese vodka brand. Well, here it is now, a 100% Lebanese produced vodka!
Colonel eco-friendly microbrewery has been producing high-quality craft beer locally since 2014. In the summer of 2018, it invested around $300,000 in the distillery and started producing Gin.
Recently, it took the initiative to produce the very first 100% Lebanese vodka using Lebanese grains provided by our local farmers. The vodka is produced following the same production process the distillery uses to make its Gin.
Colonel was founded by Jamil Haddad, a young ambitious Lebanese entrepreneur. His creative production project of a high-quality craft beer earned him in 2016 the BLC Brilliant Lebanese Awards (BLA2016) – The Business of the Year.
Worth mentioning that the BLC Brilliant Lebanese Awards is a first unique banking award in Lebanon that highlights and honors entrepreneurs of both genders who have proven to be successful in their fields.
Colonel has the capacity to produce 500 bottles of vodka per day, which amounts to 700 milliliters each day.
Mr. Haddad is not the first to produce vodka in Lebanon. In 2013, the J2 vodka brand was launched by a Lebanese using the natural spring water of Lebanon. However, unlike the 100% Lebanese Secretterre vodka of Mr. Haddad’s distillery, the J2 vodka is distilled and bottled in Poland.
With Secretterre, Lebanon now has its first Vodka brand that is fully produced in Lebanon, from its raw materials to its last drop and label!