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Absolut: Vodka as a Concept

ABSOLUT: VODKA AS A CONCEPT The history of Absolut Vodka is doubtlessly one of the most fascinating in the long history of spirits. It serves as proof that, beyond the intrinsic qualities of the product, advertising and marketing are today … Continue reading

28. April 2013 by admin
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Kosher Vodka

KOSHER VODKA In spite of the size of the Polish Jewish community before its extermination by the Nazis, kosher vodkas are a relatively recent invention, with the exception of an episodic history in Silesia, where the distillation of plum eau-de-vie … Continue reading

27. April 2013 by admin
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Vodka in Poland: Authenticity and Diversity

POLAND: AUTHENTICITY AND DIVERSITY Along with its powerful neighbour, Russia, Poland is the “other” vodka-producing country, where vodka holds just as important a place in the history, culture, and daily life of the people. This is a country with a … Continue reading

26. April 2013 by admin
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Vodka Industrialization and Monopoly

INDUSTRIALIZATION AND MONOPOLY In the nineteenth century, the new technique of continuous distillation was introduced, making possible the production of purer vodka at much lower prices. The first continuous still was installed in 1871 at the Starogard distillery, which had … Continue reading

25. April 2013 by admin
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Vodka Making Countries

Outside of Europe The development of vodka outside of Northern Europe, where it originated, is relatively recent, coming far later than that of other spirits like cognac and whiskey. It was only after World War II that vodka began to … Continue reading

23. April 2013 by admin
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