As mentioned, Poland is famous for being home to many of the most premium and sought after vodka brands in the world.
Some of these include Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka, Belvedere Vodka, Chopin Vodka, and Wyborowa Vodka.
Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka is distilled from rye and enters the market as a flavoured vodka due to the fact that it is flavoured with bison grass that grows in a native forest in Poland, with it tasting distinctly of apple pie when mixed with apple juice.
This article explores more on why this vodka is one of the most popular flavoured vodka products available to bartenders worldwide.
Belvedere Vodka, named after the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, is another vodka distilled from rye that sits at the premium end due, in part, to its quadruple distillation and superior quality.
Various bottles of Chopin Vodka exist, each being distilled from different grains, including wheat or rye, and potatoes, making the brand one of the best premium vodkas available with perhaps the greatest range of products.
Finally, Wyborowa Vodka is one of the most well known vodka brands to come out of Poland and, similar to Chopin Vodka, can be produced from a variety of organic materials, including rye, wheat, or potatoes.
Pairing Food with Polish Vodka
As is common right throughout all of Eastern Europe, people from Poland tend to drink their vodka neat or chilled from the freezer rather than mixed within a cocktail or mixer.
The advantage of serving vodka chilled is that it increases the viscosity, or texture, of the spirit and softens the flavours and aromas present in the bottle.
This makes it more prevalent to freeze lower quality vodkas and reserve the more premium and higher quality products to be consumed at a warmer temperature.
Other than neat or over ice, it is possible to combine bottles of Polish vodka into many cocktails, such as the Vodka Martini or Vodka & Cranberry, or mixers, including lemonade, cola, or orange juice.