Nectar Heaven: Russia Has 300 Vodka Distilleries
The collapse of the Soviet government and its monopoly on distilling is perhaps the ultimate reason for this surge. Add to that the recent American craze for premium vodkas from all sorts of places -- France (Grey Goose), Scandinavia (Finlandia), even Alameda, Calif. (Hangar One). Why not go to the source?
Comment: I'll be in Russia from April 18 to 27 and plan to do some research and taste tasting there on Russia's premium "nectar of the Gods." By the way, I'll be joined by best-selling author and Hoover research fellow Peter Schweizer as a guest blogger on CD during the time I'm traveling to Russia, since I might not have regular Internet access during my travels. Stay tuned for more information on CD's first-ever guest blogger!
(Vodka HT: Craig Newmark)