Polish vodka can be traced back to the 15th century when it was first made in Poland by monks. Since then, it has become a symbol of Polish culture and heritage. The popularization of vodka as an alcoholic beverage was due to its medicinal benefits as well as its ability to keep for long periods without spoiling or going bad.
Polish vodka has been in the market for a long time. It is the most consumed type of vodka in Poland and one of the most popular types of vodka in Europe. Despite its popularity, there are many people who believe that Polish vodka does not taste better than other types of vodkas. This is due to the fact that it is made from potatoes and wheat instead of distilled alcohol.
Vodka is part of Polish culture and social tradition, and has always been present at Polish festivals, parties and weddings. In fact, in Poland it is hard to imagine a party without a few bottles of vodka. Some argue that vodka is somehow associated with Polish national identity. No wonder Poland is one of the largest producers of this popular drink. Polish vodka is made from fermented grain or potatoes. One of Poland’s favourite ways to drink vodka is straight and frozen in a chilled shot glass. Of course, making cocktails and mixing them is also very popular.
Ubrówka, also known in English as Bison Grass Vodka, is a brand of herb-flavoured dry vodka distilled from rye and bottled at 40% alcohol by volume. Its flavour is unique and has been described as woody, vanilla, coconut and almond. The name of their vodka comes from the grass that Polish bison eat (Zubr – bison), and each bottle contains a piece of bison grass. Although this piece of grass may be used mainly for decorative purposes, in mass production the spirit is infused with a lot of grass to give the drink a yellowish flavour and colour.
Lubrowka goes best with apple juice (my favourite way to drink it is to add a slice of cucumber, a slice of lime and some mint leaves, put over ice).
The vodka is named after the 17th century Polish king Jan III Sobieski. It is made from the Dankow rye grain, which has been known for centuries for its special character. Combined with the crystal-clear water of the Oligocene springs, this noble spirit takes on a silky tone. It is then continuously distilled, creating one of the purest and smoothest vodkas in the world. It comes in different flavours such as original, vanilla, melon, citron, peach, etc. Sobieski vodka was declared the No. 1 vodka by the Beverage Tasting Institute in 2007, and an interesting fact is that Bruce Willis is the spokesman and co-owner of the vodka.
Named after the famous national epic ‘Pan Tadeusz’ by the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz. The composition of Pan Tadeusz is designed so that the product is associated with good old Polish vodka. It belongs to the group of luxurious pure vodkas made from selected rye grains, combining the long tradition of Polish alcohol with a modern distillation process. Both factors guarantee the highest quality of the product.
Premium whole grain vodka with a subtle sweetness and a smooth, clean aftertaste, distilled 4 times in pot stills, the optimum amount to bring out its full character. It is a vodka that combines over 600 years of vodka production experience with an uncompromising commitment to quality and heritage. Belvedere takes its name from the Polish presidential palace located in the capital, Warsaw.
Chopin is named after the world famous Polish composer Frederic Chopin. From the integrity of the natural ingredients to the pride of the process, Chopin vodka distinguishes itself among premium brands. Chopin vodka is made from three other ingredients, giving us three different types and flavours of vodka. Chopin Potato Vodka has a seductive aroma with subtle notes of vanilla and green apple. Chopin Rye is unusually silky, medium-bodied, with a rich, balanced aftertaste and lively notes of spice. And Chopin Weat – a delicate nose of bread dough, initial notes of honey on the front palate, finishing with notes of toffee and honey.
The name translates as ‘bitter vodka for the stomach’. Despite its name, it is a sweet amber-coloured vodka with a unique spicy aroma and herbal taste. It is also produced in five flavour variants: traditional, classic, special herbal, bitter vodka, vodka with mint, vodka with honey, clear/white and vodka with bison grass.
Luksusowa , which means ‘luxury’ in Polish, has an excellent taste thanks to its potato base. Luksusowa vodka is distilled three times from potatoes over charcoal. The unique distillation process removes all unwanted fermentation by-products, resulting in a perfectly smooth product with a richer taste and the world’s No. 1 potato vodka. It is also produced in citron and forest berry flavours.
“Polish oak vodka” A vodka of the highest quality and exquisite taste, following a traditional recipe, has recently become very popular. The most striking thing about Debowa vodka is its special wooden packaging or the bottles, decorated with wooden details, and it is successfully promoted all over the world.
Wyborowa is made from rye grain, which provides an incredible natural sweetness, using a two-stage distillation process. Wyborowa is the Polish word for “Exquisite”, with a rich, round and well-balanced nutty flavour, creamy notes and a velvety texture. Vodka made with lemon, peach or apple flavours, it is perfect for your favourite cocktails.
Krupnik is an ancient Polish liqueur dating back to the 1300s. It has therefore been a traditional drink in Poland for centuries. Honey and spices make up its taste and aroma, prepared according to an authentic old south-eastern Polish recipe from carefully selected varieties of honey. The vodka base allows the honey to penetrate with a pleasant herbal flavour.
The best way to store your vodka is in the freezer, but if you want to enjoy your drink sooner, then storing it in the fridge would be better.
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