Poland or Russia: Who Invented Vodka?
Bourbon comes from America, Scotch comes from Scotland, and Tequila comes from Mexico. These are pretty obvious, but what about Vodka? Vodka is one of the most popular spirits in the world right now. People, from all over, drink it straight, make martinis, and mix it into countless cocktails. But what country is known for inventing it? Well, it pretty much comes down to 2 countries…Poland or Russia. There is no definitive proof from either country, but experts agree it is probably one of these Eastern European regions. Vodka is recorded in early Polish and Russian texts and dictionaries, but there is no exact country that officially takes the credit for the origin of the spirit. Although, if you ask anyone who has Russian or Polish blood, I’m sure you’ll get a much more definitive, enthusiastic, answer. The fact of the matter is, no one really knows…That’s why i want to tally it up! We probably will never know for sure but i thought it would be cool to COMMENT UNDER THIS BLOG whether you believe Poland or Russia are the true owners of the spirit, and we’ll see who gets the most votes.
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