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
211300
FASHION VODKA
Luxury Collection
Clear color. Muted aromas of grain, nuts, and citrus pastry with a supple, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long chalk, cream, fig bread, and pepper finish. A great combination of precision and liveliness.
96 points $31.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218658
Sobieski
Estate 100% Dankowski Single Rye Vodka
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of violet candy, grapefruit, and nutmeg with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, brisk finish. A vodka for pineapple cocktails on a back patio in the summer night.
94 points $23 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214097
Snow Leopard
Vodka
Clear color. Delicate aromas and flavors of tarragon, custard, and scone with a silky, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length figs in sweet cream, nut oil, powdered sugar, and minerals finish. A smooth and supple, well balanced sipping vodka.
94 points $34.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211190
Stumbras
Vodka Jagiello
Clear color. Faint aromas of nougat and cereal with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length sweet cream, dried fruit, pepper, and saline finish. A rock solid vodka with a nice texture and tingle.
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218659
Sobieski
Cytron Vodka
Clear color. Exotic aromas and flavors of lime juice, galangal, coconut water, and melon balls with a lean, crisp, dry thin body and a warming, snappy key lime pie and lemon Danish finish. Pair this vodka’s delicate lime flavors with high quality tonic water.
93 points $11 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218657
Sobieski
100% Pure Dankowski Rye Vodka
Clear color. Medicinal, nutty aromas of almond skin with a velvety, soft, light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long roasted almond, cocoa powder, candied ginger, and lemon cream finish. A great spicy vodka to try in the 20th-century cocktail.
93 points $11 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214083
Poniatowski
Vodka
Clear color. Faint aromas and flavors of porcelain, tarragon, shredded wheat, and cream with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, elegant, long coconut water, flan, nougat, and limestone finish. A remarkable flavorful and vibrant vodka for all applications.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211296
Wyborowa
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of whipped cream and minerals with a satiny, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length nutskin, pepper, and honeyed citrus finish. A nice vodka for mixing.
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207107
Blue Label
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of banana bread, custard, and dried fruit with a Silky, Dry-yet-Fruity Light-to-Medium body and a Smooth mineral, pepper, and mint finish. A rock solid vodka for a wide variety of cocktails or neat.
93 points $39.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204321
Oddka
Original Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors suggest salty teriyaki almonds, dried citrus, and grainy fig pastry with a soft, dryish medium body and creme brulee, nougat, and fine chalk finish. Very expressive, savory, and stylish.
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab