Re: [sig] Origins of vodka?
> A while ago I stated that vodka wasn't used in Russia as a drink until postWell, _Bread and Salt_ R.E.F. Smith and David Christian. (NY: Cambridge
> 16th cnetury, and that it was invented outside of Russia (Danes or Swedes).
University Press, 1984) talks about government-controlled vodka drinkshops
in the 1500's. Whether it was vodka as we know it would be up for grabs.
Certainly, multiply-distilled aqua vitae with a grain base was known in
Europe at that time.
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