Status Drink: Message In A Bottle

Wyborowa single estate vodka is a difficult thing to grasp. Not intellectually speaking--by now, spending $30 a bottle for an essentially odorless, flavorless liquid is considered a sign of excellent taste--but the bottle is hard to grip. The top twists away from the base, knocking it off balance in one's hand, making every pour an adventure and giving it the appearance of a Frank Gehry creation.

Actually, it is a Gehry creation. And he is just the tip of this vodka's pedigree. Each bottle is the product of a single farm in Poland, where the rye is grown, harvested and distilled...

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