Nations define themselves in all sorts of grandiose ways -- cultural hegemony, technological dominance, gymnastics -- but if they really wanted to impress, they'd define themselves by what they drink. Poland does, and its spirit is Sobieski.
The #1 premium vodka in the country where vodka was born, this exceptionally smooth work of alcoholic art is named after Jan III Sobieski, the Polish king who upon defeating the overwhelming Turkish army, was widely hailed as the "Savior of Western European civilization" (not to mention "Most Kissable Hand in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth"). The production process defies all gimmickry: Sobieski's distilled from Poland itself, starting with golden Dankowski rye from the fields of Mazowse -- widely recognized for its superior quality and character, you'll come to know it as your "main grain". Its crystalline water hails from underground springs that date back 34,000,000 years to the Oligocene epoch, when men weren't men, but Mesohippus was Mesohippus.
Shockingly, Sobieski retails at a reasonable price. More importantly, it passes the strict scrutiny of its motherland's Product Origin Control System -- because if a vodka really wants to impress, it better be able to legally call itself Polish.
Please enjoy Sobieski responsibly. SOBIESKI® VODKA, 40% alc./vol. (80 Proof). Product of Poland. ©2008 Imported by Imperial Brands, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens, FL