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ABOUT US
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Imperial Caviar was established in 1991, to offer the finest selections of Iranian and Russian Caviars, drawing on three generations of family experience in the Caviar world.

Marketing caviar is not simply about pricing and packaging but more is an entrusted heritage. With four decades of family experience, starting originally in Iran (Persia).

In 1993 Imperial Caviar set up the worlds very first website to offer caviar online, which is a historical fact.

Should you happen to come across a website claiming to be the oldest UK Caviar website set up in 2003, these claims must be taken with a pinch of Cornish salt.

Imperial Caviar is a registered CITES Caviar plant (The governments animal health department) and operate under the guidelines of AHLVA, DEFRA and EU directives.

Being awarded the maximum rating over consecutive years by environmental health, demonstrating excellent consistent high standards in food hygiene.

Imperial Caviar are suppliers of the finest sustainable Caviars sourced from ethical producers selected and packed here in the United Kingdom, delivered direct to your door.

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ALL ABOUT CAVIAR
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Caviar History

Caspian Sea - home of the majestic Caspian Sea sturgeon is the largest land-locked body of water in the world. The salinity of the water is approximately a quarter of that present in other Oceans. It is over five million years old and is said that, when Alexander the Great, during his invasion of the Persian Empire reached its southern shores, believed he had reached the end of the world. 

Caspian Sea is home to 75 species of wildlife endemic to its waters and nowhere else. Caspian Sea Caviar was always recognised as being the finest Caviar in the world, whether it was Iranian Caviar or Russian Caviar.

Sturgeon fishing in Iran was never an industry, but more a skill set drawing on generations of know how, expertise passed from one to the next. Ramin of Imperial Caviar was bestowed this honour by his uncle Davood , an inspirational tutor of Caviar who in turn was entrusted by this knowledge from Ramin’s grandfather Hossein. The mantle will eventually pass to nephew Armon to continue the dynasty!

Caviar Production

The Caviar processing plant would extract the roe from the Sturgeon and process it to some of the finest Caviar in the capable hands of the Iranian Caviar masters; with too much salt the fragile balance between salt and roe would be spoiled; not enough salt and the Caviar would mature too early, and it would be sold on the market as Cheap Caviar. Farmed Caviar is now available from the shores of the Caspian Sea and Imperial Caviar is one of the first companies to offer this Fine Caviar. Consumers are be able to buy Caviar Online from Imperial Caviar and select this sustainable Beluga Caviar. 

An average of 25% of the female Sturgeon’s weight is Caviar. Every type of Caviar has its own unique taste, aroma and very importantly aftertaste. All the Caviar selected by Imperial Caviar arrive in the original large size tins that have to be re-packed at our plant into smaller marketable size tins. When you Buy Caviar Online you are sure to receive our finest selection and whether ordering Caviar online or buying Caviar from one of our prestigious retailers you will enjoy the Best Caviar. The very best Caviar selected whether it is Wild Caviar or Farmed Caviar is ideally produced in spring and autumn. 

Traditionally, Russian Caviar was well known for its long established position, which was later surpassed in the connoisseur’s choice by Fine Iranian Caviar during the 1980’s.  

The European consumer price for Russian Caviar had always been higher than Iranian Caviar, until fine Iranian Caviar was recognised by the Caviar connoisseur to be the ultimate caviar.

Love of Caviar

Caviar creates chemistry; it transforms conversations and eludes success. It indicates mystique here, good taste there and elegance everywhere. It astounds some, bemuses others and consistently forges a long-lasting impact. It is Caviar! Rarely a commodity has climbed the summit of the luxury pyramid without promotion, a marketing stunt or a business-plan forecasting its outcome. Finest Caviar, a dinner tables talisman. 

The Shah of Persia and Tsars of Russia all enjoyed the King of foods for years and this became a symbol and credential of affluence. Finest Caviar, the ultimate demonstration of worldly achievement and suave attitude to life was a high-ranking consumer product for the ecstatic few.

The moment Caviar appears and served at large functions, there is a major transformation in the atmosphere, the guest often all of a sudden become different, jovial, more affable and so much more fun. The mood of the room will be that of a party, and all troubles seem trivial, affirming the host’s decision to Buy Caviar. Caviar has a tendency to bring out the best in peoples attitude, it leaves few indifferent, with a mere mention of “Beluga Caviar”, “Imperial Oscietra” or even “Sevruga Caviar” evokes luxury, royalty and prominence.

Fine Caviar requires no accompaniments, just a Mother of Pearl Spoon, a glass of champagne, a little of delightful company, accompanied by a dash of relaxing music.

Types of Caviar

Beluga Caviar a product of its own rarity and exquisite flavour, hints at luxury and royalty, with its perfect balance of salt and creamy flavour in harmony, is simply outstanding Fresh Caviar. Buying Beluga Caviar, and opting for Sustainable Caviar, one is sure to experience this and feel ethical.

The Imperial Oscietra occasionally referred to as Golden Osetra, or The Shah's Caviar with its explosion of nutty flavour on the palate creating an aftertaste of sophistication and utter chic.   

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