The origins of Vodka and, for that matter, its name have long been disputed, especially between the Russians and Poles. What is known is that the art of distillation moved from Europe around the 12th century, and is likely to have reached the grain-growing region that now embraces Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and into Western Russia. So technically vodka probably got to Poland first. During the 12th century it was being distilled for medicinal purposes, but a taste was soon acquired for its use as a spirit.
Post the premium vodka boom in the USA in 1996 led by Belvedere, Sidney Frank hand crafted the brand Grey Goose in 1997. He changed the rule book by looking to Cognac in France to distill the product for the American market.
There’s something unique about Snow Leopard. It’s not that it uses only the finest Spelt grain all of which is grown without the use of pesticides, nor is it that it’s distilled 6 times using natural spring water to maximise its purity
Uluvka is a true artisanal Vodka crafted by a famous alchemist at the court of King Sigismund III of Poland in the late 16th century. The bottle design has a very unique serene swan like neck that catches the eye.
20 December 2012
I have been hoping since the day Pernod Ricard acquired Absolut Vodka we would see a revolutionary pack re-design for the famous Spirits brand…
19 December 2012
I have to admit I am unaware of Devotion Vodka, but they have teamed up with LA Lakers veteran Shaquille O’Neal…
31 October 2012
What can you do at zero gravity? The mind boggles and the imagination runs riot heah…
29 October 2012
At Christmas time we always tend to see some new products launched into the market place and this festive season is no different…
15 October 2012
Christmas is a time for launching new Spirits products into a market place where drinkers are very open minded to try new things…