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What is your favorite Polish Vodka?


FISZ 24 | 2,116
30 Nov 2006 #121
Didn't you ever do that to a Snapple or any other bottle of juice? You were expecting more of an interesting answer?
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544
30 Nov 2006 #122
It's just a tradition. :)
miranda
30 Nov 2006 #123
oops Martyjasz - you haven't done your research:)
FISZ 24 | 2,116
30 Nov 2006 #124
It's just a tradition

But really has no significant meaning. Everyone I ask anyway.... unless they just don't know.
miranda
30 Nov 2006 #125
I think they don't. I remember that at one point the bottle was difficult to open and that helped. With time the packaging improved a great deal and it was not needed anymore, however the custom remained.
FISZ 24 | 2,116
30 Nov 2006 #126
I remember that at one point the bottle was difficult to open and that helped

That's what I said :) There wasn't anything else they knew about why....just was :)

Quoting: wozzy, Post #144
Why the ceremony of thumping the base of a new bottle of wodka on the forearm before opening ...........is it to wake the devil inside or what?............

To open easier

Matyjasz 2 | 1,544
30 Nov 2006 #127
Well, it has a very significant meaning when it comes to cheap wine for example. The thumping the base of a new bottle on the forearm before opening helps distribute equally the amounts of so called "siara" (sulfur) in the bottle, so that the taste would be a little bit less awful. Some people may try to convince you that similar thing is happening wit the pure spirit in a bottle of vodka, but I think that it's just a tradition. :)

oops Martyjasz - you haven't done your research

Is it better now Miranda? :)

PS: You don’t have to use forearm. I knew a guy that used to do this with his forehead. :) He wasn’t the sharpest pencil in the box though. :)

I think they don't. I remember that at one point the bottle was difficult to open and that helped. With time the packagiong improved a great deal and it was not needed anymore, havever the custom remained.

Also possible. :)
miranda
30 Nov 2006 #128
"siara"

thank you Matyjasz, that's much better:)
You just let some people in on wine drinking history of Poland:)
FISZ 24 | 2,116
30 Nov 2006 #129
PS: You don’t have to use forearm

Back of elbow :)
ROZ 2 | 93
5 Jan 2007 #130
Cîroc.. NOt Polish, but it's really good :)
Scotland
12 Jan 2007 #131
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Kamyk 2 | 61
21 Jan 2007 #132
just coming back to the original topic :) Very recently I started to love Zoladkowka vodka. It's fabolous, good for stomach and so on.. by the way, how do you guys dring Zobrowke? with apple or cherry juice? thx
Nosmo
25 Jan 2007 #133
Hi, I would like to find out how to make my own vodka, I Love the stuff! and would drink it all day and night if I could make it here at home.....anyone have any suggestions???

hi girls and guys; this is my first time on a site like this, so please bear with me, it is rather entertaining to read the messages and I have been having quite a grin. i was in the usa for 11 years, where vodka was cheap, not like australia, so i'd like to find out how to make my own vodka at home?????? any hints?? also how to make kielbasa pickled sausage....the two go down very smoothly, the smell coming from you doesn't, but what the heck....we're only here once !
FISZ 24 | 2,116
26 Jan 2007 #134
Hi, I would like to find out how to make my own vodka

Well, you can but spiritus add 1/2 parts water, add some honey and a clove let it sit for a few months and you'll have your own honey vodka :) or you can soak it in with other fruit and make sth different.

Very recently I started to love Zoladkowka vodka. It's fabolous, good for stomach and so on.. by the way, how do you guys dring Zobrowke? with apple or cherry juice? thx

żołądkowa "bitter stomach" :) is awesome. Have you tried the other flavors? I like the original but I think theres mint and sth else. I dring Zubrowka shots. I don't really like it with apple but Zuberek is ok to add. its a sprt of apple flavor and cinnamon around the shot edge.
Oscypek - | 107
26 Jan 2007 #135
What does everyone think of Luksusowa?
FISZ 24 | 2,116
26 Jan 2007 #136
:) Yes...it's ok and not too pricy
Oscypek - | 107
26 Jan 2007 #137
Excellent! Żubrówka is my favorite, but there aren't too many types of Polish vodkas to chose from in US stores.

Luksusowa is usually easy to find.

I've noticed that the Żubrówka sold in the US doesn't taste as good as it does in Poland and I found out why.

"Żubrówka in the United States

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Żubrówka

Because bison grass contains the toxic compound coumarin, which is prohibited as a food additive by the Food and Drug Administration, imports of Żubrówka into the United States have been banned since 1978. When produced according to traditional methods (between one and two kilograms of grass per thousand liters of alcohol), Żubrówka contains approximately 12 milligrams of coumarin per liter. In 1999, Polish distilleries introduced reformulated US-export versions of the product, sometimes using artificial flavors and colors, always with the emblematic blade of grass in every bottle, but "neutralized" and coumarin-free."
FISZ 24 | 2,116
26 Jan 2007 #138
Excellent! Żubrówka is my favorite, but there aren't too many types of Polish vodkas to chose from in US stores.

There are many PL vodkas in the US...where I am anyway :)
Chopin, Belevedere, Wybrowka, Alchemy, Harnas, Jazz (comes in the shape of a trumpet), Sniper..lol looks like an AK :), sobieski..more

Where in the US are you?

I don't know how true that is for the zubrowka..it's just a wiki. I'm not sure if neutralizing the grass would even take the flavor out. I'll tell you what. I have a bottle that I just brought back from PL and I'll go to the liquor store and buy one here to see if there's a difference. Keep in mind that there are a couple different bottles of zubrowka.
Oscypek - | 107
26 Jan 2007 #139
I'm around DC.

A friend shared some Chopin with us... (actually, nevermind - they brought that back from Poland). It was Very good! I've seen it in the US - not cheap, nice bottle, probably very good--as long as no changes were made.

The US imported Żubrówka wasn't bad, but was expensive and really not the same (different brand of Bison Vodka too). We did find the same brand at a place in Baltimore, but haven't opened it yet.

It would be interesting to hear what you think of it.
FISZ 24 | 2,116
26 Jan 2007 #140
I will let you know soon...not too sure when it'll be opened. Probably this weekend.

The US imported Żubrówka wasn't bad, but was expensive and really not the same (different brand of Bison Vodka too).

Was in a green bottle? I've heard the same about that one. I get the same as they have in PL from a store in NJ.
Oscypek - | 107
26 Jan 2007 #141
Sounds good.

It was a green bottle (the one bought here).

I did a quick google image search and that one looked like this:

The other one bought here also, that looked like the ones from PL (almost a tan color), look like this:
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554
29 Jan 2007 #142
They tasted exactly the same :) I also had someone bring a bottle of the green one over. That one tastes the most different.

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Oscypek - | 107
30 Jan 2007 #143
Very interesting. I checked the cabinet and haven't opened the 2nd one bought in the US. There's still some left from PL, so I'll wait until that gets lower and try the two together then. That Bison grass looks like useful stuff with a lot of good flavors--the wiki said it's even used in pipe tobacco.
sledz 23 | 2,250
30 Jan 2007 #144
Whats a good Polish Vodka I can buy in the States?
globetrotter 3 | 106
30 Jan 2007 #145
What is you favorite Polish Vodka?

The next one....

Na Zdrowie
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554
31 Jan 2007 #146
I like dębowa. It's also a very good vodka. Can't buy it in the US though..haven't seen it anywhere anyway.
FISZ 24 | 2,116
31 Jan 2007 #147
Pan Tadeusz Vodka is also very good as well as Ultimat black cherry
globetrotter 3 | 106
31 Jan 2007 #148
I once (vaguely) remember drinking some black vodka. Tasted a bit of liquorice. Any clues to what that might be?
svengoola - | 69
31 Jan 2007 #150
I drank something black once. Had no idea what it was either...?
But, man was it good!!!


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