Definition of ‘Polish vodka’ to be changed

on 07/06/11 at 10:32 am

Spirits

Work is currently in progress at the Ministry of Agriculture on amending legislation concerning the production of spirit-based beverages.

The recently-published proposed legislation suggests that the right to use the name “Polska Wódka” (“Polish vodka”) will be granted only to those producers in Poland that use domestically grown rye, wheat, barley, oats or potatoes, Puls Biznesu reports.

Up until now, the use of other domestic grains has been allowed. The proposed change could potentially be a disadvantage to producers who, due to sudden shortages or price increases, may wish to produce spirit from other grains, such as corn or triticale.

SOURCE: Warsaw Buisiness Journal

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