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What You Should Know About Vodka
   
An outdoor exhibition of 16 charts in Warsaw’s Praga district offers an insight into the history of vodka, regarded by many as Poland’s national alcoholic drink.

Entitled Did You Know That..., the exhibition charts have been mounted on the fence of the Koneser Praga Center, the former site of a famous vodka factory called Koneser.

The exhibition has been organized by the Polish Vodka Association, a partner of the Polish Vodka Museum that is being built on the site.

The charts contain facts such as how long vodka has been made in Poland, what it is made of and what makes Polish vodka unique.

The history of Polish vodka dates back six centuries. According to El˝bieta Kwiecińska-Prysłopska from the Polish Vodka Association, even though Polish vodka is inseparably linked with Polish culture and tradition, Poles generally know very little about it. “Through this miniature exhibition, we want to let people in on all the secrets and share some interesting vodka-related facts,” says Kwiecińska-Prysłopska.

The country’s first Polish Vodka Museum will open at the former Koneser Vodka Factory in the Praga district in 2017. It will be modeled after national museums of alcoholic beverages that have been running in other countries for years. The long history of vodka-making in Poland will be told through modern, interactive exhibits in five galleries. Visitors will be able to learn the ins and out of the production process, find out about the ingredients used and uncover the many ties between vodka and Polish culture, history and art.

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Until Nov. 30
Koneser Praga Center, along Zàbkowska Street; Free admission