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Russia vs Poland Vodka war

PennBoy 76 | 2,432
11 Aug 2010 #61
The taxi driver barely speak Russian to say nothing about English. :)

I'm guessing Uzbek or Kirghiz ?? what do you think?
Buggsy 8 | 98
4 Jul 2012 #62
[Moved from]: In which countries is Polish vodka very popular?

I know for sure in The UK,The Netherlands,Brazil and Australia they love Polish vodka especially Żubrówka.
Are there any countries you guys have been to where they love Polish vodka?
Thank you.
emielia theresa - | 2
5 Jul 2012 #63
I live in the USA, and I've seen many people buy Polish vodka. All of my grandparents were born in Poland, but it seems that they preferred beer. My parents also preferred beer. I myself can't drink vodka because it makes me act "crazy" (but maybe deep down inside I am).
Polonius3 994 | 12,367
10 Aug 2015 #64
Merged: Vodka is Polish, not Russian!

Poland is the birthplace of vodka (and not Russia as W.V. Pokhlyobkin desperately tried to prove). The word 'vodka' was recorded for the first time in 1405 in "Akta Grodzkie" - the court documents from the Voivodship of Sandomierz in Poland. Moreover, for decades, Poland was synonymous with the best vodkas that had higher quality than the Russian and Swedish vodkas.

"The three most astonishing things in the past half-century were Blues, Cubism and...Polish Vodka." (Pablo Picasso)
"After research, I concluded that Poland is the motherland of vodka and authenticity is critical to marketing and brand strategy." (Terry Olson, Michigan-based entrepreneur and producer of 'Zim's Vodka')
Polsyr 6 | 760
11 Aug 2015 #65

What is the difference between vodka and neutral spirit other than concentration? Both start off exactly the same, and one is distilled further to achieve a higher alcohol concentration. Am I missing any part of the equation?

Personally, I love and appreciate Polish potato vodka (eg. Luksusowa). I don't mind grain vodkas, but simply prefer the potato based ones.
Polonius3 994 | 12,367
11 Aug 2015 #66
vodka and neutral spirit

Basically vodka is neutral spirit diluted with water. Flavour differences come from the substance from which it was distilled (potatoes, grain, fruit, etc.) and obviously any added flavouring. Charcoal filtering removes the rough edges found in cheaper vodkas.
Polsyr 6 | 760
11 Aug 2015 #67
Charcoal filtering removes the rough edges found in cheaper vodkas.

And adds cost, therefore cheaper vodkas skip this step. Looking forward to the next excuse to drink :)
Kennyboy 1 | 47
25 Sep 2015 #68
Polsyr, take a drink my friend, reason, hmm It's Friday.
Alien 20 | 4,966
28 Jun 2022 #69
Belvedere is the smoothest vodka of the world. Bv. unfitlered (black bottle) is even better.
amiga500 4 | 1,540
28 Jun 2022 #70
yep drinking belvedere and zybrowka last night. two pieces of ice and a slice of lime. goes down fine.

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