10 Surprising Spirits from Around the World

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While the Russians and Polish may stake claim to having invented vodka, they certainly don’t hold the exclusivity to making it anymore. Today, the Swedish, French, Canadians, and most recently, the Japanese, have gotten into the game, too, turning out quality swill that rivals the original makers. But those aren't the only surprises when it comes to spirits. Did you know that Mexico produces fabulous wines? And have you ever sampled premium sake from the U.S.? We’ve scoured the globe to round up a selection of excellent spirits that are currently making a splash in some surprising locations.—Kathleen Squires

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