The basis of Hanácká Vodka is crystal clear water from deep wells in the Haná region and a variety of wheat that has ripened under the sun in fertile fields, giving the vodka its delicious fine taste.
The oldest Slavic vodka has been made in the town of Prostějov for centuries – since 1518. The first known distiller was Mates of Prostějov, the founding father of the craft in the town. The vodka was made according to a strict standard of honest craftsmanship; to achieve the optimal alcohol content of 40.13%, he used a simple method by measuring it with a silver Prague groschen coin in a hydrometer. The remarkably pure drink was referred to as “vodička” (little water), later shortened to vodka. That is why Hanácká is the oldest vodka in the world.
Hanácká Vodka has always been associated with traditional merriment and fun. The crystal-clear vodka soon became fashionable and spread beyond Prostějov to the neighbouring countries too.