- Vodka is Poland’s national drink and the Polish word ‘wodka’
can be traced back to the 14th century. Allegedly, during the period of soviet dominance, evidence of vodka’s
Polish origin was covered up. Rye is the most popular grain from which Polish vodka is produced, but Poland is also noted
for the distillation of vodka from potatoes. Most families prepared vodkas, often flavoring them with fruits and herbs.
brands: Chopin, Belvedere, Cracovia, Cytrynowka, Starka, Wyborowa, Zubrowka.
- Russians are believed to have been producing a kind
of spirit as early as the end of the 9th century- like the Poles, probably by freezing wine or mead. Distillation
appears to have reached Russia in the mid-15th century, after a Russian delegation visited Italian monasteries
to learn the secrets of the monks. The first quality Russian vodkas were produced in 1780 when the Russian Tsar hired a chemist,
Theodore Lowitz, to make the national drink more hygienic. He invented a technique for purifying the spirit by filtration
Outstanding brands: Moskovskaya, Rodnik, Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, Stoli Razberri, Stoli Vanilla, Stoli
- Outstanding brands: Absolute,
Absolute Citron, Absolute Mandarin, Svensk, Seriously.
- Outstanding brands: Grey
Goose, Grey goose L’Orange, Vertical Vodka.
- Outstanding brands: Ketel
One, Ketel One Citron.
- Outstanding brands: Finlandia.
Outstanding brands: Polstar.
Outstanding brands: Skyy, Hanger One, Ciroc, Mezzaluna, Rain.
- Outstanding brands: Danzka.
Outstanding brands: Boru Vodka.
brands: Tanqueray Vodka, Blavod.