Spirits importer Emporia has donated 40 cases of the ultra-premium Ukrainian vodka Staritsky Levitsky Private Cellar to help raise £20,000 of funds for the British Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal.

The Staritsky Levitsky vodka, distilled near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, is being donated to The Cocktail Club and used across their 13 venues between 18 and 20 March.

Each Staritsky Levitsky cocktail will cost £10 with all proceeds going to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Additionally, Emporia is partnering with some of the UK’s leading cocktail bars including Nightcap, Panda & Sons, Hey Palu, The Voyage of Buck, Draffens, 45 West and The Gadabout in Leicester with 100% of the money from the sales of these drinks being donated directly to the British Red Cross in Ukraine. 

 Master of Malt has also announced that it will be selling the donated stock for £50 a bottle with all proceeds going to the appeal from 18 March. 

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 “Like everyone else, we are feeling helpless at the situation unfolding in Ukraine and my wife and I want to support in any way we can,” said Emporia chief executive James Rackham who, alongside his wife Ukrainian wife Lyubov have family near Lviv.

“With Staritsky Levitsky vodka we have a way to help here in the UK, which is very important to us.”

For added support, on 20 March The Covent Garden Social Club will host an industry event with Staritsky Levitsky to raise money for the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. Tickets are available from Design My Night.