Belvedere Vodka is a brand of Polish rye vodka produced and distributed by LVMH. It is named after Belweder, the Polish presidential palace in Warsaw, whose illustration appears on its bottles. It is produced in the town of Żyrardów in Poland.
The brand was launched in the United States in 1996 as a “luxury” liquor and is marketed as the world’s first super premium vodka. Since entering the U.S. market Belvedere has partnered with a number of celebrities including Chelsea Handler, Usher and John Legend. In 2015, the brand was chosen as the official vodka of the 24th James Bond film, Spectre.T he distillery that produces Belvedere was constructed in 1910. Production began in 1993 at the facility located at Polmos Żyrardów, Poland. In 2002, 40% of Millennium was acquired by the luxury goods group LVMH and in April 2005 this stake was raised to 100%. The brand was endorsed by Chelsea Handler and sponsored her Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang comedy tour based on her book of the same name in 2010. In 2011, Belvedere Vodka began a partnership with Product Red featuring R&B singer Usher to release a limited edition, specially branded bottle and donating up to 50% of the profits to the Global Fund, which fights HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. As part of Belvedere’s ongoing partnership with Product Red, John Legend was featured in the brand’s 2016 campaign to donate to the Global Fund which included limited edition bottles designed by Esther Mahlangu. In 2015, Belvedere Vodka was chosen to be the official vodka brand of the 24th James Bond film, Spectre.
Belvedere was named the Vodka Producer of the Year for the third consecutive year at the International Spirits Challenge in July 2017. In September 2017, the Belvedere announced it would cease production on its ‘Unfiltered’ version of its vodka and release the Single Estate Rye series.