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Inside the Polish Vodka Museum

15. Juni 2018

Poland’s and the world’s only Museum devoted entirely to the national alcoholic drink. The historic building also houses the Vodka Academy Bar, where tastings and educational workshops on the principles of serving Polish Vodka and pairing it with dishes will take place.

Once the most famous vodka factory in Poland

The Polish Vodka Museum is located at 1 Konesera Square in a 19th century historic rectification plant within the premises of the former Warsaw Vodka Factory “Koneser”. No other location would fit the purpose better, because this is where one of the most famous vodka factories in Poland was built at the end of the 19th century to develop its own recipes of Polish Vodkas. The Museum has five thematic exhibitions and a screening room. A tour of the Museum and several centuries of the history of the Polish drink will begin with a screening and take about an hour to complete. A modern multimedia installations seamlessly merged with the historic interiors.

Andrzej Szumowski, CEO of the Polish Vodka Foundation, emphasized that Poles should know the heritage of our national drink and be proud of it: “Polish Vodka is inseparable from Polish culture and customs. Polish Vodka, one of the staple Polish exports renowned for its exquisite flavour and high quality all over the world, has joined French Cognac and Scotch whisky on the list of Protected Geographical Indications. We want the Polish Vodka Museum to reveal to its visitors the centuries-long and rich history, tradition and production methods of Polish Vodka. During educational workshops on Polish Vodka, our visitors will have the opportunity to discover various flavours and aromas of Polish vodkas made from traditional Polish cereals and potatoes,” he said.

The historic building also houses the Vodka Academy Bar, where tastings and educational workshops on the principles of serving Polish Vodka and pairing it with dishes will take place. To savour delicious cocktails, some of which based on Polish Vodka, visitors can go to elegant “¾” bar located on the third and fourth floors. The Museum will also include WuWu 24/7 bistro, and restaurant ZONI where visitors will sit at the tables above the huge historic kilns of the former vodka factory. For dessert, visitors can go to a Wedel Chocolate Lounge next to the Museum lobby.

Images: Vodka Museum

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