People’s relationship to alcohol has always been a substantial indication of a country’s culture. Stockholm’s Museum of Spirits is focused exactly on this relationship between Swedish and booze. Located on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm, Spritmuseum is a live example of how an afternoon’s visit in a museum could turn into an unforgettable experience.
There are many times, that people – and especially bartenders – try debasing white spirits by comparing them with vodka. “This rum smells like vodka” or “That white rum is a molassa vodka” or “gin is just a juniper flavored vodka” are common phrases of using vodka as “the underestimated” spirit. But how many things do they really know about vodka? Is finally vodka an indifferent spirit? Are all vodkas the same? Does it really matters which vodka one uses as a base spirit in a cocktail? And should bartenders show their true love in more “premium” vodkas?