Soplica Polska Wodka 70cl

Soplica Polska Wodka 70cl
Stock code:
1164
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£15.82
(£13.18 ex VAT)
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Further Information

Country:
Poland
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Region:
Oborniki
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Brand:
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Size:
70cl
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ABV:
40%
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Product Description

Soplica has no need for pretences. It is Polish in name and Polish in spirit. And, unlike many other wódkas, it is also entirely genuine.

Today, Soplica is produced in an award winning, state-of-the-art distillery in Oborniki, Poland. However, it was first produced in 1891 in Gniezno, the original medieval capital of Poland. Soplica still uses the original recipe which combines a perfect balance of golden grains from Western Poland where soils are rich in minerals and the warmer climate allows the grain to fully ripen before harvest to provide an unmistaken richness.

Rye is the grain traditionally used for wódka in Poland and Soplica's unique appeal comes from blending this with wheat to create a pleasing softness and mildness. Soplica is distinctively smooth, pure in taste and has gentle aroma.

Background: Soplica's four stage production method is precise and sophisticated and includes a 4-column distillation process. A filtration sequence where it passes gradually through a vast series of chambers across active carbon guarantees the highest quality spirit. Water used for Soplica, is already clear and fresh but it is then subjected to 5 different types of filtering to ensure extreme purity. The result is absolute perfection and the creation a distinctively smooth wódka which is pure in taste with a gentle aroma.

Soplica not only tastes distinctive but also looks the part. It's newly designed transparent label with silver highlights brings it into the modern world but it still retains it's traditional characteristics with the hero Soplica depicted on horseback. It's sleek bottle shape with moulded chevrons at the shoulder have been a part of the bottle design for 5 years.

18% of Polish wódka drinkers drink Soplica and, as Poles are very discerning wódka drinkers, they are justly proud of Soplica - which they prefer to Wyborowa and Smirnoff*.

* ACNielsen

Land of Discovery - Poland: Contrary to popular belief, historians believe it was the Poles who discovered wódka before the 8th Century - long before the Russians. However, wódka, as we know it today, was first produced in Poland in 1405. At that time it was made from grain, which was very plentiful in Poland. In documented evidence, papers found in the city of Ejrogola on the Dubissa river dating back to the reign of Jan I Olbracht (1459-1501) detail city revenues from distilling wódka.

Wódka - The Name: In the mid-15th Century, wódka was known as "aqua vitae", a life-extending elixir (or gorzalka from gorzala woda - flammable water). In the early 15th century, it became known as "woda" (water) and by the beginning of the 18th century in Poland, the name "vodka", a transformation of the Latin "aqua vitae", came into general use. But it wasn't until the 19th century that "vodka" came to occupy a permanent place in our dictionary. The old-Polish word "wódka" has been accepted as the origin of the name of this spirit in the various countries that produce it. Therefore, it's not authentically Polish unless it's Wódka with a W.