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Bison Grass Vodka

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so i read about it and was like hmm....
and then I got a bottle and was like I get it...
i tried it and was like i dont get it...
later i was like i get it...
but i realized i was drunk and didnt get it...
of course as a good polak, i like this...
do i get it? how should i feel about this...
any uses other than apple juce?

i have a new favorite cocktail.
 

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sounds like you've had a few, recently, like in the past few minutes.
 

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter
sounds like you've had a few, recently, like in the past few minutes.

dont judge. i honestly dont know what to think. cant turn my back on heritage. but at the same time seems to be tasty as fuck. but it seems like it takes the easy way out to please. don't know.
 

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we still talking about liquor?
 

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I tried a couple made-in-Poland vodkas that turned out an utter shyte.
One grain-based, the other potato-based. The latter was particularly awful.
Polish dill pickles are ridiculously awesome and blow the German stuff and NYC-style kosher pickles out of the water. (Though in fairness, a few times I did have seriously sick kosher pickles of molosol variety.)
As irony would have it, Polish sauerkraut tends to taste better than all the German ones I've tried.
 

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That "Zubrovka" stuff has artificial flavors in it, no?
 

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I will forever be greatfull to this fine Vodka. My father had a cellar full of it when I was a kid. I naturally took the opportunity to expand my burgeoning desire for capitalism to sell this to all of my highschool classmates. My God how they would puke. Cash in the pocket and embarassment for my classmates, fine times, fine times indeed!
 

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I like the long blades of grass in the bottle. It's supposed to mellow the Vodka out a bit, and I guess it does, but you're too plowed to think about it after awhile.
 

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Originally Posted by Christofuh
I tried a couple made-in-Poland vodkas that turned out an utter shyte.
One grain-based, the other potato-based. The latter was particularly awful.
Polish dill pickles are ridiculously awesome and blow the German stuff and NYC-style kosher pickles out of the water. (Though in fairness, a few times I did have seriously sick kosher pickles of molosol variety.)
As irony would have it, Polish sauerkraut tends to taste better than all the German ones I've tried.

This is correct, Polish vodka doesn't taste good. But in Poland we say 'it shouldn't taste it should knock you about'. Drinking it is a part of tradition but one can always make it better by mixing a drink.

As far as dill pickles, it's kind of a speciality in here and I agree it's great in taste.
Also, generally speaking, original Polish cuisine has some really great stuff worth trying.

Originally Posted by HORNS
That "Zubrovka" stuff has artificial flavors in it, no?

It does not. It's just mixed with some grass potion, as far as I know.
 

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Try "Palinka" vodka from Hungary. It is official vodka of VASSH.
 

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter
we still talking about liquor?

Yes.

Originally Posted by HORNS
That "Zubrovka" stuff has artificial flavors in it, no?

No clue. Did have an odd, artificiall-y taste to it at times.

Originally Posted by willpower
I like the long blades of grass in the bottle. It's supposed to mellow the Vodka out a bit, and I guess it does, but you're too plowed to think about it after awhile.

Read that the grass doesn't do anything. Does look BAMF though.

Originally Posted by p_b
This is correct, Polish vodka doesn't taste good. But in Poland we say 'it shouldn't taste it should knock you about'. Drinking it is a part of tradition but one can always make it better by mixing a drink.

As far as dill pickles, it's kind of a speciality in here and I agree it's great in taste.
Also, generally speaking, original Polish cuisine has some really great stuff worth trying.



It does not. It's just mixed with some grass potion, as far as I know.


Are you a fellow Polak? Witamy!
 

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From Wikipedia:

Żubrówka in the United States:

Because bison grass contains the toxic compound coumarin, which is prohibited as a food additive by the Food and Drug Administration, importing of Żubrówka into the United States was banned in 1978 by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

When produced according to traditional methods (between one and two kilograms of grass per thousand litres of alcohol), Żubrówka contains approximately 12 milligrams of coumarin per litre. In 1999, Polish distilleries introduced reformulated U.S.-export versions of the product, sometimes using artificial flavours and colours, always with the emblematic blade of grass in every bottle, but "neutralised" and coumarin-free.
Too bad I didn't know it was just the U.S. version that was artificially flavored/colored, because I would have gotten some bottles abroad and tried them. I don't like the stuff sold here in the U.S.
 

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Originally Posted by HORNS
From Wikipedia:



Too bad I didn't know it was just the U.S. version that was artificially flavored/colored, because I would have gotten some bottles abroad and tried them. I don't like the stuff sold here in the U.S.


Is that literally the only Zubrowka sold in the U.S.?
 

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Palinka is NOT vodka. It's Palinka. That's like saying Grappa is vodka. hülye vagy!
 

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Originally Posted by edinatlanta
Is that literally the only Zubrowka sold in the U.S.?

According to Wiki it is.
 

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