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Szambelan Polish Vodka

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  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010

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Szambelan vodka is made from Polish rye--one of the great traditions of Polish vodka-making.
Szambelan vodka claims heritage back to the 17th century and the court of Polish King Stainslaw August Poniatowski who they say used Szambelan vodka for his "Thursday Dinners." Today, the vodka is made from 100% "heart-of-the-shaft" Polish rye with and artesian well water.
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This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (334)
Rating: 4.0 (2010-09-26)
I'm a bit old school in my vodka tastes- it should taste like something - grain, water (minerals in it not rainwater) and a sense of terroir.

Too many vodkas these days have none of these. It's like sex with a full body condom on- you don't feel or taste anything. This is happily not the case with this vodka. Lots of texture taste and mouthfeel. Lets you know you are drinking a good vodka with an identifiable pedigree.

It's what vodka used to taste like when it was drunk by real men (and women). Not sissy sans flavor alcohol with distilled water. Also a excellent value for the money. Smooth, well made, and quite good for the price point. Forget the goose and buy this one.

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