Born in 1660, count Gabriel Ivanovitch Golovkine was one of the most influential statesman of the Russian empire. As minister of Foreign Affairs from 1706 to his death on January 20th 1734, this astute diplomat, full of measurement attracted the imperial Family’s attention. In doing so, count Golovkine formed a sincere friendship with Tsar Peter le Grand which would notably bestow him the honour of organising the most sumptuous parties for the emperor.
As master of the Tsar’s ceremonies, Grand Chancellor and eternal ambassador of Russia to Louis XIV in Versailles, the Count is an emblem of the union between France and Russia.
Today, the prestigious Golovkine vodka combines quintessential Russian tradition with French elegance in a true embodiment of ‘Savoir Faire’: Hence our motto: “The most Russian of French vodkas”.