Vodka Speech - Intro- The origins of the worlds most...

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Intro- T he origins of the worlds most popular spirits or (distilled alcoholic liquor) also known as vodka cannot be traced exactly, although it is believed to have originated in the Northern European Region of either Russia or Poland. Transition: Today I’d like to give you a brief peek of the background and the steps leading to the production of Vodka that we drink today. Body: History Both the Polish and the Russians claim to have invented Vodka for Medicinal uses, however the first documented use was by the polish in 1405, and was believed to be a medicine to increase fertility and awaken lust in men and women. This alcohol used for medicinal purposes was low grade and low percent alcohol. The Russians who actually gave Vodka its name after their work VODA meaning (water) were the first to distill o r( purify and condense) in the 12 th century because they found that it cleaned out oils used in making. This process is what makes high percentage alcohol.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMST 102 taught by Professor Idk during the Spring '07 term at Washington State University .

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