That's the problem with a lot of the historical accounts - national
pride distorts the facts. But it does indicate that alcoholic
beverages are definitely an ingrained part of a nation's culture. The
non Russian peoples of the former Soviet Union had to bear a
Russo-centric point of view on even mundane things like vodka, and now
are venting their suppressed emotions! Quite a minefield...
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Thomas <whosbrewing@y...> wrote:
> Amusing and hair raising accounts!
> I quote:
> "The Ukrainians in the 17th century learned how to
> distil vodka from Lithuanians". How did they persuade
> them into the boiler?
> But seriously, the first reference is spitting bile
> with almost every racist opinion going in that part of
> the world. I gave up looking for the "meat"
> Working through the second now!
> --- waljaco <waljaco@h...> wrote:
> > A Lithuanian point of view -
> > Lithuanian Vodka History
> > http://www.hbhjuozas.lt/?en=1103006956
> > 15th Century Lithuanian Drinks
> > http://www.hbhjuozas.lt/?en=1103006969
> > New pipeline to Lithuania
> > wal
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