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What do you know about Polish Vodka?

Polish Vodka is high-proof alcoholic beverage (usually from about 40%) consisting of an alcoholic distillate diluted with water in a ratio of approximately 2:3. First historically certified alcohol distillation has Zosimos of Panapolis around the year 400 AD. This ability spread in the Arab world, but spirits were used mainly for medical purposes. In the twelfth century, vodka came to Europe with returning from the Crusades, so was born the Italian grape. Polish vodka brewed from wheat probably invented in Germany in the fourteenth century (Latin aqua vitae, the water of life) – the Polish “spirit”. For the first time in Polish literature, the word “vodka” was used in 1405 in Sandomierz court documents. Initially, the Polish vodka was produced in pharmacies and used as medicine. It was so even in the sixteenth century, Stefan Falimierz in his herbal Fri “The herbs and their power” of 1534 lists as many as 72 species of herbal vodka, prescribed for various ailments. In Poland, one of the first producers of vodka on an industrial scale, and the initiator of the mass export of Polish vodka was industrialist Joseph Baczewski Lviv.

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