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Vodka

If you are looking to make vodka cocktails from popular vodka brands, or you’re just looking for premium vodka near 02445, visit any vodka store in Brookline. Vodka is a popular spirit, originating from Eastern Europe. It’s made from fermenting and distilling simple sugars from a mash comprised of pale grain or vegetal matter. Vodka can be made from grain, potatoes, molasses, beets and other plants. The best tasting vodkas are made from wheat in Russia, while Polish producers prefer rye mash. Polish and Russian producers also disagree on the quality of vodka from potatoes. Polish producers hold potatoes in high-esteem, while Russian producers look down on it.

Because vodka is a neutral spirit, it is often used for blending and fortifying other flavors. Vodka can fortify wines such as Port and Sherry. Originally, the first vodkas were primitive and had a rough taste. From the start, flavored vodka was created in order to mask that strong taste. Flavored vodkas have gained much fame, developing into its current state. The six best known types of flavored vodka are Kubanskaya, limonnaya, okhotnichya, pertsovka, starka, and zubrovka. These vodkas gain their flavors from citrus, sugar, spices, spicy peppers, fruit, and bison grass. Flavored vodka can be used in unique ways to make interesting vodka cocktails.

If you're visiting a vodka store in Brookline, you may be searching for premium vodka near 02445. During the early years of the 1900s, vodka was first imported into the United States. Vodka companies then ran into difficulties caused by the national prohibition. However, after the prohibition was appealed in 1933, vodka returned to the United States. Vodka brands were struggling in sales at first, until it was reintroduced as ‘white whiskey’ — no taste, no smell. Sales finally began to improve and vodka was on its way to achieving marketing success.

The best tasting vodka is said to be from its homeland, Eastern Europe. Every country in Eastern Europe is known to produce vodka, each having local flavored specialties. Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus are each argued to be the birthplace of vodka, as well as Poland. Poland mainly produces and imports grain and potato based vodkas, while Finland and the Baltic states make vodkas from wheat. The United States and Canadian production of non-flavored vodka is typically from various grains and from molasses. Surprisingly, the Caribbean produces a large quantity of vodka, all from molasses. It is exported to other countries to be blended and bottled.

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Foley's Liquors
228 Cypress Street, Brookline, MA  02445
Phone: (617) 277-6100

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