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Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka: Really hard to find


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Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka: Really hard to find

Hershey Bomar | Sep 6, 2003 12:13 AM

I read W. Somerset Maugham's novel THE RAZOR'S EDGE in college. The heroine falls from grace after consuming a bottle of Zubrovka and well it intrigued me so I went hunting. I was living in NYC so I tried Sheep’s Head Bay in Brooklyn. No luck.
Then I moved to L.A. and tried Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. No luck.
Than out of the blue about three years ago, I found a bottle in Los Feliz, Hollywood, a package store just behind Birds. The owner said the import was hindered for decades by the fact that the bison grass ingredient was not approved for health reasons. Each bottle contains a large blade of bison grass which gives the vodka a greenish tint.
Then, poof, they, we banned Zubrovka again.
Vacationing in French Polynesia, 2 summers ago I found and bought several bottles. Now I’m running out.
Anyone know what’s going on?

Zubrovka is pretty good stuff, kind of tastes of pepper and vanilla. The bottles I have left are from Poland, but I thought it was a Russian drink. Let me know. Thanks in advance.


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