BMC Imports welcomed a new product edition in time for holiday shoppers at retail, now available in Connecticut: Jewel of Russia Ultra Vodka, limited-edition authentic Russian vodka. Each bottle offers a choice of unique, hand-painted Russian scenes signed by individual Russian artists. The offering has a total U.S. availability of 5,000 bottles. Jewel of Russia Ultra Vodka, which has accumulated numerous accolades over the years including Food & Wine Magazine 2005 Vodka of the Year, uses only natural ingredients with a mission to preserve the distinctive and authentic character of traditional Russian vodka to achieve the highest level of smoothness. Russian hard winter wheat and rye and pure deep-well artesian water are used in creating this full-bodied premium Russian vodka as well as using a special five-step slow-flow filtration process. Centuries-old Russian recipes are followed to ensure the authenticity of the “Drink of the Czars.” BMC Imports Brand Ambassador Lisa Saguirian visited several retail accounts throughout the state in October, including Red Grape Wine & Spirits in New Canaan.