Frequently Asked Questions

Other vodkas are distilled from one ingredient, usually corn or wheat.

AVIV 613 is distilled from wheat, barley, olives, figs, dates, grapes, and pomegranates.

These seven ingredients give AVIV 613 its unique bouquet of flavor notes. Its similar to the difference between the scent of one flower and a bouquet of seven different flowers.

AVIV's distillery is in Haifa, Israel.

The distillery was originally founded in Tzfat, Israel. (Tzfat is spelled Safed on many maps) and is located just north of the Sea of Galilee.

AVIV in Hebrew means "Spring" in the context of "renewal of spirit."


Every element of AVIV 613 has a physical and spiritual meaning.

Physically, as Hebrew reads from right to left, 316 refers to the process of how AVIV is crafted. AVIV 613's fruits and grains are each distilled 3 times. The fruit alcohol and grain alcohol is then blended and distilled 1 more time. Then AVIV 613 is filtered 6 times.

Spiritually, 613 is the number of laws in the Bible.


There are over 100 hidden spiritual elements of AVIV 613.

All seven elements of AVIV are spiritual... its ingredients, source of water, the glass makeup of the bottle, its bottle architecture, the messages on the bottle, its cap, and its ritual.

To learn what all of them mean please download the AVIV 613 Guide from our homepage.

The ancestors of the family of artisans who craft AVIV 613 to this day founded their distillery in the town of Tzfat in 1824 in the Holy Land 124 years before Israel was established.

The family immigrated to the Holy Land from the Russian Empire where they made vodka.

The art of crafting perfection has been passed down from generation to generation since 1824.

Sip AVIV 613 neat at room temperature to fully experience the bouquet of flavor notes from AVIV 613's seven ingredients -- wheat, barley, olives, figs, dates, grapes, and pomegranates.


Yes. The Sea of Galilee is actually a very large lake located in the northeast area of Israel.

The Sea of Galilee is the lowest elevated source of fresh water in the world. It is fed by the tributaries from the mountains surrounding it on the north and east sides.

The Sea of Galilee is rich in minerals and contributes to AVIV 613's taste and smoothness.

No. Home freezers are usually set at at temperature of 0°F (-18°C).

AVIV 613 is 80 proof vodka (40% alcohol) which freezes at a temperature of -11.2°F (-24°C).

It's called Crystallization. What may look like white flakes or sediment in your bottle of AVIV 613 are calcium minerals that have crystalized due to a naturally occurring phenomenon. While the appearance of these crystals might seem unusual, they have no significant impact on taste and pose no health or safety risk. AVIV 613 Vodka is made with water from the Sea of Galilee, the lowest elevated fresh water in the world enriched with many minerals including dissolved calcium, resulting in a subtle salinity and minerality. When the liquid has been exposed to a wide array of temperature changes, some minerals (especially calcium) may crystalize.

For example, if bottles are put in cold or freezing temperatures and then warmed again, there is a possibility of this crystallization occurring. This could occur when bottles leave the facility and are in transit.

This naturally occurring phenomenon may not be immediate and, in most bottles, it does not show up at all. In fact, if you do have some crystallization, enjoy the fact that your bottle of AVIV was made with water from the lowest elevated fresh water source in the world.

However, If you have one of these bottles with crystals and it impacts your satisfaction, please email us at [email protected] and include a photo of the product, so we contact you.