About Polish SPIRITS

There is documented evidence that vodka can be traced back to the early 1400s in Poland; today, vodka is as popular as ever in this country. Poland is known for its distinctive vodkas that are not flavorless, but quite unique, as several of them are distilled from potatoes or rye. Quality overall is very high; some are luxury vodkas that are are on the back bars of tope clubs and restaurants in London and Las Vegas, while other lesser-known examples are ideal for artisan cocktails; some of these are fruit-flavored, made with cherries or oranges.

Fruit-based liqueurs, known as Nalewki, made from apricots, cherries and other assorted fruits are among other popular spirits made in Poland.
Top Picks for Poland
Cherry Cordial Liqueur
Dark maroon color. Lively, fruity aromas of dried cherries, honey, and praline with an even, tangy, moderately sweet medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long cherry berry compote finish. A pure and delicious cherry liqueur that will mix well and be quite versatile.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Gorzka Herb Liqueur
Gold color. Citrusy, clean woody aromas of honeyed dried fruits, grassy herbs and dried spices, and root beer float with a velvety, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long smoked peppercorns, roots, pepper, and cherry pit finish. A alluring herbal liqueur with a warming, peppery finish.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Krupnik Honey Liqueur
Light gold color. Bright, exotic, meaty aromas of waxy wild honeycomb, marinated pork and cabbage, dried fruits, and peppery vapor with a silky, lively, sour medium-to-full body and a peppery, captivating, medium-long rich peppery spices, herbs, nuts, and birch bark finish. A intricately layered sweet, savory and peppery liqueur that will be fun to mix with.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab