Bistro Vodka

The Spiritique Story

Stephane Aussel, Laurent Berriat, and Olivier Hidier (left to right)
Stephane Aussel, Laurent Berriat, and Olivier Hidier (left to right)

Spiritique began when three veterans of the spirit business decided to get together and create a company that specializes in quality French Spirits made from the best ingredients, presented in really handsome packaging. 


Every Spiritique product is carefully crafted in France, respecting tradition while embracing innovation. 

A Parisian Tradition Born in Montmartre

 In 1814 the Russian army was in Paris. Although they were not allowed to drink in pubs, they were served vodka when they asked for a quick drink. “Quick” being “быстро” (bistro) in Russian. Thus the Parisian “Bistro,” a place to have a quick drink or light meal was born. 


The Bistro Recipe:

Bistro Vodka is made from top quality French wheat. Distilled five times in a triple pot still. The results are a perfectly balanced, clean and light vodka with an ABV of 40%.


Tasting Notes:

A well rounded and highly refined nose, somewhat floral, with a nice freshness. Clean, crisp, and delicate on the palate, with soft aromatic nuances and a light lingering finish. No bitterness or afterburn.



94 points. Finalist. Excellent/Highly Recommended. "Clean and peppery aromas with plenty of minerals and subtle lime zest make for a refreshing nose. The pillowy soft texture enhances the gentle sweetness, reminiscent of honeydew. The finish is clean and subtly floral." (Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2023) 


Gold Medal (Bartender Spirits Awards, 2021)


95 points, Gold Medal "Citrus lime scented with a sappy pine lifted lilt and some earthiness. Smooth, creamy and rich on the palate with coffee, white chocolate and vanilla, culminating in a clean, dry, sparkling finish."  (International Wine & Spirit Challenge, 2020)


Double Gold Medal, Taste (John Barleycorn Awards, 2019)


Double Gold, Design (John Barleycorn Awards, 2019)

Bistro is a world-famous French word with a Russian origin. It originally meant «quick». That’s what Russian soldiers used to ask Parisian bartenders back in the 

19th century: "a vodka, quick!"