To most people, Siberia is a remote and mysterious land that stretches from the Urals to the Pacific and from the borders of China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan to the Arctic.
Few have experienced its uncommonly wild and haunting beauty, unspoiled forests, lakes, rivers, and the Altai Mountains.
The Itkul Distillery is Siberia’s oldest distillery, founded in 1868 at the River Itkul, Altai Region. Konstantin Platonov, a wealthy Russian scientist from St. Petersburg, founded the distillery together with Gregoriy Badyn, a merchant of the second guild. Today, the Itkul Distillery is the only distillery in the whole of Russia to produce alcohol from pure white winter wheat.
In 2002, the Yukagir Mammoth was unearthed in Yakutia, Arctic Siberia, having spent 18,000 years in the ice and it was this Mammoth’s tusk that inspired the shape of the Mamont bottle.
Nomadic, like man, the Mammoth is known to have travelled thousands of kilometres across a vast region that would be their homeland: Wild Siberia.
Celebrated in legends, they have played a significant role in Russian culture and heritage.