The Vestor group is to begin construction of a US$5m distillery in the Moscow area, the company's president, Marina Soboleva, has announced.

The new facility will be able to produce 2m decalitres of vodka per annum as well as 600,000 decalitres of wine. The brands to be produced at the new distillery will include Vestora, Kreshchenskaya, Tsarev Kabak, Tsarskaya Potekha and Boyarskaya Okhot as well as the wine brand, Russkoye Naslediye. The unit is expected to be in production by the end of the year.