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Medoyeff Starka


"The Vodka for Whiskey Lovers" Pinot noir and rye barrels give Bull Run Distillery's starka creamy texture, with hints of subtle spice and lingering grape. The brandy-like character is perfect in a Sazerac or old-fashioned.

- Men's Journal

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There is a tradition in Eastern Europe of filling barrels with vodka and burying them at the birth of a child.


The barrels lay hidden in the earth for years, only to be opened at that child’s wedding.


This unusual tradition inspired us to create our Medoyeff Starka. 


Our Starka begins by taking our Medoyeff Vodka at high proof and filling it in well-seasoned Oregon Pinot Noir barrels.


We then age it for years, which yields an exquisite spirit that you can enjoy without having to dig anything up in your backyard.

The Taste

Cream with hints of toasted vanilla and fruit, finishing with subtle spice and lingering flavors of grape and vanilla.

Serving notes

We recommend using our Starka to replace whiskey in classic cocktails like Sazeracs and Old Fashions, or enjoy it neat, straight from the freezer.


Bittersweet chocolate, chai tea and pecan.



Check Oregon Liquor Search for participating stores, or ask for it at your local liquor store.

Pretty Cocktail

Starka Strawberry Smash

~ 1 oz. Starka
~ 1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
~ 2 Muddled Strawberries
~ Stir
~ Top with Soda Water

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