Why make vodka from potatoes?
It might strike some as a trifle odd that you would want to make vodka from potatoes when spirits are traditionally made from grain or grapes. The use of the potato has always traditionally been a Polish oddity. Centuries ago makers of vodka simply looked for the most widely available form of starch. In Russia that meant wheat and rye, in Sweden wheat and in Poland it meant on occasion rye but also potatoes. To us it may seem an extremely low-grade ingredient for a premium spirit. But in reality that is far from the case. Many fantastic creamy, smooth vodkas are made from potatoes such as Luksusowa.