Top Five Caviars of 2016

To take on the mission of identifying the top five caviars of 2016, Upscale Living headed to New York to meet with Paramount Caviar. Paramount is one of the top purveyors of this delicacy in the country and is widely revered for their commitment to only working with providers who are known for a commitment to sustainability practices. Additionally, they visit each and every one of their vendors to assure a high-quality environment for production and handling—quality indeed!

After much deliberation, here is a list of what we believe to be the best five caviars currently available:

Persicus Osetra

Persicus Osetra  | Latin Name: Acipenser persicus
Pearl Size: Large/Medium
Color: Golden Hues
Flavor Profile: Creamy, Buttery and clean
Status: Imported Farmed – Sustainable


Imperial Golden Hybrid  |  Latin Name: Acipenser gueldenstaedtii
Pearl Size: Medium to large
Color Range: Amber to medium yellow hue
Flavor Profile: Classic nutty flavor
Status: Imported Farmed – Sustainable

Prime Gueldenstaedtii  |  Latin Name: Huso dauricus and Acipenser schrenckii
Pearl Size: Small
Color: Golden Brown
FlavorProfile: Rich, smooth buttery flavor
Status: Impoted Farmed – Sustainable


Latin Name: Acipenser stellatus  |  Pearl Size: Medium – Small
Color: Light to Dark Gray
Flavor Profile: Delicate flavor
Status:Imported Farmed – Sustainable

Top Five Caviars

Amur Classic Schrenckii  |  Latin name: Acipenser schrenckii
Pearl Size: Medium
Color: Medium brown
Flavor Profile: Fine, fruity flavor, with a hint of walnuts.
Status: Imported Farmed – Sustainably