The Russian term is Chernozem. Translated it means Black Earth Region. Here the soils are deep, and named for their unmistakable black color, the richest found anywhere on earth.
This soil contains very high levels of humus, and other important organic minerals such as phosphorus. The depth of the black earth has been measured as deep as two hundred and fifty inches. Because it very fertile and does not require any fertilizer, it is considered the finest soil in the world for growing winter wheat.
Winter wheat is the soul of Hammer + Sickle. Only from this place do we select our wheat. Our distillers transform this harvest into a pure, delicious vodka true to its Russian heritage.