Digestifs Delight Vodka Gift Basket
A digestif is an alcoholic beverage served after a meal, in theory, to aid digestion. When served after a coffee course, it may be called pousse-café. Our Digestifs Delight Vodka Gift Basket is the perfect aid to both of these theories. In a wooden embossed container, a bottle of Pravda Espresso sits with an array of cookies and chocolates. This array can include sugar cookies, biscottis, chocolate chip, and salted caramel chocolate cookies as well as cappuccino truffles, peppermint truffles, Godiva chocolates, or even chocolate covered marshmallow bears. The embossed container can be re-purposed as a center piece in your living room, a key holder, or even a mail catcher. The bottle is even it’s own statement piece that can be used as a vase long after the vodka is enjoyed. The stone enhancement brings a fancy twist to any room.
It was a time of high refinement, honor and patriotism in Poland. King Augustus III presided over the royal court. Respected throughout Europe, the Polish nobility were renowned for their culture, good taste and, most of all, their extravagant hospitality. Particularly, when it came to their favorite vodka. The Royal Decree of 1572 had given the nobility exclusive rights to distill and sell vodka. The distilleries were managed by local elders who were entrusted with developing and perfecting the finest vodkas for their noble’s table. Thus came about a great dynasty of distillers throughout the kingdom. In 1743, deep in Southern Poland at the slopes of the Carpathian Mountains, this particular group of elders discovered that the secret of fine vodka was determined by a unique five-step distillation process using sweet, late-harvest rye from the nearby Wielkopolska fields. This gave a softer, mellower taste than traditional grains. They combined the superb distillate with water from a nearby mountain spring which was exceptionally pure and soft. The careful blending of the distillate with this water produced Pravda – the smoothest vodka ever produced.