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Q: What is samogon and how is it made?
A: Often dubbed as Russian moonshine, samogon is a potent drink that can be distilled from virtually anything, but the most common base ingredients include grains, corn, beets, sugar, potatoes, bread, or various fruits. The name of this centuries-old drink roughly translates as self-distilled.
Q: What is samogon moonshine?
A: Russia is synonymous with Vodka, but travel out of the cities and down to the back woods and a different drink challenges Vodka as the tipple of choice. It’s called Samogon, Russian moonshine. It comes in many flavours, is distilled from many ingredients and is often of near atomic strength.
Q: What is kosogorov samogon?
A: So called “Kosogorov Samogon” is a legalized brand of the drink competing for a place on bars alongside its old rival, Vodka. And sales are reportedly doing well, with the brand hitting on the idea of the rebel backyard booze and turning it into a commodity for those perhaps not willing to risk the real thing.
Q: Is samogon the new vodka?
A: Since the start of the new millennium Samogon, which has hidden in the shadows for so long, may be moving into fashionability. So called “Kosogorov Samogon” is a legalized brand of the drink competing for a place on bars alongside its old rival, Vodka.