Sand Origin

Neman riverbank close to Nikolaevshchina

Random Sand Fact

When you think of Belarus, vodka might come to mind, but sand? Unlikely. 

The Belarusians take their vodka seriously; most drink it straight and unflavored. Prepare for the connection: the finest Belarusian vodka owes its clarity and smoothness to sand.

Part of the production process is filtering the vodka and, voilà, the finest vodka, often via layers of specially selected sand. 

Lacking a coastline doesn’t stop Belarus from enjoying sand.

If you raise a glass of fine vodka, why not toast to the unsung hero: sand, filtering not only vodka but water all over the globe. 

Cheers to the power of sand! ;-)

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