Vodka in Poland has been produced since the early Middle Ages, with local traditions as varied as the production of Cognac in France or Scottish whisky.
The world’s first written mention of the drink and of the word “Vodka” was in 1405 from Akta Grodzkie recorder of deeds, in the court documents from the Palatinate of Sandomierzin Poland at the end of the 16th century, initially at Krakow, whence spirits where exported to Silesia before 1550.
Vodka is mainly made from grain, corn, rye and potatoes, wheat or barley.
Today Poland is the largest producer and third largest exporter of Vodka in the world.
The best taste of Vodka is when you take the drink pure, because of its distinctive flavours.
Recently a lot of producers adding fruit flavours in their products to give the taste a touch of sweetness, what is in favour for the younger cosumers.