As far as taste and quality are concerned, it would not be much of an exaggeration to say that products by Gomel Distillery compare to none. Gomel-made vodkas and liquors owe their unique organoleptic characteristics to the marriage of centuries-old recipes and contemporary filtration technologies.
The use of 100% natural components, including water that passes a multi-level filtration system, have been there to ensure highest safety standards. Natural water, which is vodka’s major ingredient, passes several cycles of multi-level filtration to acquire its authentic spring-water taste before it is mixed with premium-class
alcohol. It is water quality that vodka owes its soft taste to, so Gomels distilling experts are in a constant search for ideas how to further improve natural waters organoleptic characteristics. In 2004 the company launched a four-level water filtration station by RainSoft, which includes the following: 1. removing mineral admixtures with a silicon filter; 2. deironing with Manganese Green Sand; 3. softening with sulfonated coal and removing hardness salts; 4. deordorization, i.e. removing organic admixtures. Multi-level filtration improves quality and pushes water hardness levels below 0.05 millimole/decimetre3 (which is four times lower than the traditional 0.2 millimole/decimetre3 requirement). High-quality purified water is mixed with grain alcohol Deluxe or premium-class Polesse alcohol produced by the Polesse distilling branch of the enterprise. The company uses a two-stage silver filtration method to reach perfect vodka taste. For that purpose they use filters containing coal enriched with silver ions.Gomel Distillery was the first vodka producing company in Belarus to start using that technology. Silver-impregnated active charcoal sports impressive intake characteristics, while silver softens vodkas taste and deprives alcohol of its burning side effect. Then the mixture of water and alcohol passes through a coal filter with cocoanut shell elements impregnated with silver. The mixture is enriched with natural flavours in line with the centuries-old recipies. Now that the company has retooled its distilling facilities, with new tanks installed, every single sort of vodka is produced in stored in a separate tank. There is a two-cascade multi-cartridge filtration station that all vodkas pass for final polishing filtration before they get bottled. The polishers make Gomel vodkas crystal transparent. At the moment, there are 3 foreign-made bottling lines to offer vodka, tare capacity ranging from 0.25 to 1 litre. The bottling lines comply with the EU standards.Gomel uses an Italian-made corking facility that simultaneously installs a dispenser. Willett Inkjet Printers are used to carefully mark the bottling date on all vodkas. The storage facilities are equipped with up-to-date transportation and electronic registration machinery to facilitate instant fulfilment of customer orders.Every bottle leaving the bottling stations conveyer belt passes a series of inspections and tests at a certified laboratory. There is a quality control system spanning the entire production cycle, including raw materials supply. For final quality control they use a Hewlett Packard 6890 chromatograph that makes it possible to determine toxic admixture content in the water-alcohol mixture within a spectre of 9 parameters.