In 2004, GUM company started to produce Shiguderi milk vodka by combining traditional methods of distilling vodka with modern technology in order to introduce the nomadic Mongolian heritage to the world.
Mongolian way of distilling alcoholic beverages has never been changed over the centuries, for it has already been perfected by the nomads. Distilled vodka or milk vodka is much more beneficial for health compared to regular vodka distilled from wheat. This vodka is distilled from dairy products. Mongolian vodka is served warm with various different kinds of dairy products. Mixed with melted butter or molasses, it helps the stomach to digest food easily. It can heal scurvy, and relieve back pain. Milk vodka is mainly used for remedies and served before sleeping.
By heating Shiguderi vodka along with honey, it will help increase your immune system.
5 Steps of making Shiguderi
First checking the milk quality and receiving
The main ingredient of the Shiguderi vodka is liquid raw cow’s milk. Milk is a valuable biological product that contains an optimal amount of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. The quality of raw milk directly depends on how herders and farmers meet the hygiene and sanitation requirements during the initial stages of milk production. Therefore our company conduct regular consultation and training to contracted farmers, to produce milk that has been properly processed and guaranteed. We check and receive our milk in accordance with the “Raw animal milk and technical requirements MNS 4229: 2011” standard.
Strictly following the correct time and temperature of fermenting process is the main key to produce good quality milk vodka. The vodka is then churning regularly to stimulate air in it. Lactose and other compounds that are found only in the airag and yogurd is activated during the process.
Third distillation process
It is also necessary to follow the right distillation temperature regime. During the distillation process, some substances that are harmful to the human body are extracted out in a very precise manner, while others are left to create the important properties of the alcohol.
The filtration process is carried out to separate the protein, fatty sediments and large molecules from the distilled alcohol. This prolongs the shelf life and has a positive effect on the growth process of the product.
The finished vodka is poured to the glass bottle which has been washed and sterilized by three times. Then they are transferred to the warehouse after checking their bottle sealing.