The Story of Held Vodka
Berlin in the twenties was a pulsating metropolis, the creative stronghold
The city had its own laws and indulgence was everything.
The Berlin art and culture scenes gave the city an eccentric nightlife central ingredients to the excess were illegal drugs and alcohol. Held Vodka established itself on the scene as a popular drink it was known as pure, honest and very drinkable.
The Meisner family founded their brewery and spirit factory in Upper Silesia in 1906. In 1921 - the beginning of the Roaring Twenties , the Berlin residents of the founding family developed the recipe for Held Vodka.
Held Vodka was distilled and sold in small amounts in a Berlin backyard for many years. When the wild times of the twenties came to an end, the recipe was put on the shelf.
In the war years of 1944/45, the Meisner family
fled with their entire knowledge via Hamburg to Heide in Schleswig-Holstein. After re-founding the Robert Meisner Spirit and Liqueur Factory there in 1952, they have successfully been producing regional spirits. In 2005, through a fortunate coincidence, two Berliners by choice approached the Meisner family with the idea of re-launching Held Vodka.
Thus, following the original Berlin formula, the Held Vodka renaissance began.
According to the 1921 tradition, the primary raw material is sugar beet mash. Triple distilled and specially filtered, Held Vodka is pure and unadulterated, therefore perfect to enjoy straight and non-chilled.