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Our Roots

CÎROC is a truly modern vodka, filled with flavour and style that brings celebration to every vodka cocktail. Lusciously smooth, playfully sophisticated and cheekily going against the grain, CÎROC vodka is a commitment to superior taste, quality and a fun-loving lifestyle.

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Born from generations of wine makers and distillers dating back to the 16th century, Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, the Master Distiller of CÎROC has the art of distilling in his veins. Jean-Sébastien is based in Villevert, France in the renowned wine region of Cognac.

Jean-Sébastien earned his Oenology diploma in 1988, and a Masters in Law, Economics and Management of the Wine Industry in 1990. He combined his distilling expertise and his skill as an oenologist to create CÎROC Vodka in 2003. Jean-Sébastien has been recognized by the Great Council of Bordeaux Wines as ‘Commandeur de Bordeaux,’ in acknowledgement of his resolve for high quality, superior and honest products. Now let us take you to where we’re celebrating today.

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Unlike most vodkas, which are made from grain, CÎROC Vodka is distilled from fine French grapes; a process inspired by over a century of wine-making expertise and craftsmanship. It is the fine French grapes and the fifth distillation at the historic Maison Villevert Distillery in the South of France that gives CÎROC Vodka a distinctive flavour with an exceptionally fresh, citrus taste.

Fine French grapes are specially selected for harvest and made into a wine. The wine is distilled four times in column stills. In the fifth distillation, CÎROC Vodka is truly created in a traditional, tailor-made copper pot still at Maison Villevert Salles d’Angles in the south of France.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is CÎROC vodka made from?

While some vodkas originate from wheat or other grains (there are even some potato-based vodkas), CÎROC is five-times distilled from fine French grapes giving it a distinct and fruity taste.