Spirytus

Talk about anything here as long as it is not against the rules.
Post Reply
Kijek
Passionate
Passionate
Posts: 427
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 16:05
Location: Stamford, Connecticut

Spirytus

Post by Kijek » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:18

I was looking at the alcohol section in Wedliny Domowe web site and saw "Spirytus"
Can any of my Polish brothers out there help me get a bottle? :lol:
User avatar
Bob K
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2031
Joined: Sun Jun 02, 2013 15:16
Location: Northwest Ct

Post by Bob K » Thu Mar 01, 2018 13:26

Grain alcohol is available at most Ct Package stores. If you want the stuff that is imported from Poland not sure. I would make a few phone calls to P. stores in New Britain. You would actually be closer to Greenpoint Brooklyn
User avatar
StefanS
Passionate
Passionate
Posts: 312
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2015 00:12
Location: Mass

Post by StefanS » Thu Mar 01, 2018 14:59

IMO it is possible to get it in Packed stores in Bridgeport, Stamford. Most packed stores in Mass. carry it.
Kijek
Passionate
Passionate
Posts: 427
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 16:05
Location: Stamford, Connecticut

Post by Kijek » Thu Mar 01, 2018 15:07

Oh I thought this was this brand that you can only get in Poland, now that's the good stuff.
User avatar
redzed
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3241
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 06:29
Location: Vancouver Island

Post by redzed » Thu Mar 01, 2018 16:15

Spirytus is not a brand name but type of alcohol which is ethanol distilled a number of times and with an alcohol content of 95-96%. Polmos is the most popular and available brand, but there are others.
User avatar
jjnurk
User
User
Posts: 91
Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2015 19:32
Location: saskatchewan

Post by jjnurk » Thu Mar 01, 2018 16:26

Spirytus has been known to be the strongest alcohol in the world @96% followed by the US Everclear @ 95. The die hard Poles say that it tastes better than the US brand, however once you start getting to that high level of alcohol it becomes a dare to drink it vs trying to determine the taste. I've used both for making infusions and didn't notice any difference. So for me it comes down to price.
JjNUrK
Kijek
Passionate
Passionate
Posts: 427
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 16:05
Location: Stamford, Connecticut

Post by Kijek » Thu Mar 01, 2018 17:51

it becomes a dare to drink
That's what I remember about the stuff, daring people to do a shot of it. :mrgreen:

The stuff I remember was from Poland, I think it's spelled similarly.
I gonna spell it the way it sounds, " Spititus " I'm sure that's wrong but that's how it sounds.
User avatar
redzed
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3241
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 06:29
Location: Vancouver Island

Post by redzed » Thu Mar 01, 2018 19:05

Reminds of reading Bulgakov's Master and Margarita when in university many eons ago.

"Is that vodka?" Margarita asked weakly.
The cat jumped up in his seat with indignation.
"I beg pardon, my queen," he rasped, "Would I ever allow myself to offer vodka to a lady? This is pure spirytus!"
― Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
Kijek
Passionate
Passionate
Posts: 427
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 16:05
Location: Stamford, Connecticut

Post by Kijek » Thu Mar 01, 2018 20:05

Too bad I'm reading "The Art of Sausage Making"
User avatar
redzed
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3241
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 06:29
Location: Vancouver Island

Post by redzed » Thu Mar 01, 2018 21:13

Kijek wrote:Too bad I'm reading "The Art of Sausage Making"
Mr. Marianski is no Bulgakov when it comes to writing. In fact, I take out my red pen almost every time I read his prose. But then, he does know a thing or two about sausage making. :lol:
Kijek
Passionate
Passionate
Posts: 427
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 16:05
Location: Stamford, Connecticut

Post by Kijek » Thu Mar 01, 2018 22:18

Somehow I get the feeling that maybe you, or BobK is Mr. Mariansk and is stead of answering all my stupid questions, you both convinced me to buy the book.
How many Porsches do you own now anyway? :cool:
Post Reply