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zubrowka bison grass vodka

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Topic created by Vodkadrinker
on Mon, 12 Apr 2010 at 10:19

Vodkadrinker said on Mon, 12 Apr 2010 at 10:19...

anyone tried bison grass? There is a ref in Somerset Maugham's novel The Razor's Edge; Sophie, falls out of favour after after drinking Zubrovka (Bison Grass Vodka that is) The ingredient bison grass is like thujone wormwood and it is banned in the US. Any ideas about this from you hard drinking folk?

Sophie ends up on opium + sleeps around, and then she gets murdered. Baudelaire and Rimbaud get mentioned as well :-)

ty9 said on Wed, 14 Apr 2010 at 13:36...

I have never even heard of bison grass vodka! Thanks for the tip

La Fee Vertigo said on Thu, 15 Apr 2010 at 08:07...

You must have had a sheltered life :-) it is Polish.

ty9 said on Sun, 18 Apr 2010 at 09:57...

Yes, I rarely go out. Do you have anything constructive to say?

Old Nick said on Sat, 24 Apr 2010 at 16:52...

Bison Grass vodka -- aka Buffalo Grass vodka -- contains coumarin and that it is banned in the US (by the FDA) since the late 1970s. Coumarin is to zubrowka what thujone is to absinthe.

THEABSINTHEPROFESSOR said on Tue, 8 Jun 2010 at 08:47...

Anyone knwow what the name of that very high proof Polish spirit is? I forgot, not bison grass though.

Kadaicha said on Thu, 17 Jan 2013 at 04:51...

High proof polish spirit is called Spirytus Rektyfikowany - about 96% a.b.v.

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