The gentleman who offered to help me was wearing a kilt, so the chances were good that I could find out about Polish whiskey here. They do indeed carry one label of Polish whiskey, but it was out of stock at the moment. So sorry, but would I be interested in Starka instead? Starka is a spirit that originated in the 15th century in what came to be the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the area that is now Poland, Lithuania and western Russia.
Throughout my travels, I am constantly asked two questions with regard to vodka. The first, what is my favorite vodka? The second question, where did vodka originate?
There is a tradition in Eastern Europe of filling barrels with vodka and burying them at the birth of a child. Our Starka begins by taking our Medoyeff Vodka at high proof and filling it in well-seasoned Oregon Pinot Noir barrels. We then age it for a year, which yields an exquisite spirit that you can enjoy without having to dig anything up in your backyard.