About Vodka from Poland

About Vodka from Poland
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


Polugar No. 3 Caraway Vodka
96 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of white melon, roasted tea, steamed sweet potato, juniper, and malted rye with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, long finish with notes of persimmon, fruity bell pepper, and fennel. A nuanced, distinctive, flavorful vodka that offers delicious new experiences.
Zubrówka Bison Grass Flavored Vodka
94 points
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of coconut cream, chamomile tea with honeycomb, caramel candies, and spiced apples with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy finish displaying notes of french lavender and shortbread finish. A mildly flavored vodka to add weight and texture to cocktails.
94 points $24.26
Hustle Vodka
91 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of porcelain, sweet cream, nougat, and white pepper with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, long finish that exhibits accents of spiced candied citrus peels, pepper jelly on toast, and minerals. An creamy, spicy, full-bodied vodka with a nice tingle that will cut through brilliantly in cocktails.
Lenark Vodka
87 points
Clear color. Aromas of moss, wet stones, lime peel, and hints of noyaux with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a sleek, quick mixed peppercorns finish. A mineral-forward, stony Vodka for the cocktail enthusiast.