While walking through the Polmos Bialystock distillery in Eastern Poland, a relic from Poland's communist era was discovered, Wodka Vodka. Polmos was a Polish state-owned monopoly that controlled the spirits market. Founded in the late 1920s, it was the leading vodka producer in Poland, mostly because the communist authorities forced all distilleries to become a part of the monopoly.
The bottle that was found was pale blue with a tattered paper label indicating, simply "Wodka". Although the generic label, "Wodka" meaning Vodka in Polish, is similar to what American's would consider a blue label brand, Wodka is a traditional formula founded on the backs of the true founders of Vodka, the Polish people. This simple design and off-center, hand-stamped price screamed "old work and authentic" - a minimalism that led to the creation of a new brand of "Wodka".
This crisp, clean vodka displays noticeable flavours of rye with a touch of minerality. This is definitely a solid vodka at an excellent value. The Red Curtain had the unsurpassed ability to drain the life force out of almost every living creature behind it; Wodka Vodka had the strength and quality to survive.