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Shanghai’s Slozky Vodka, 1930s

Posted: February 21st, 2019 | No Comments »

A little mystery here – an advert in Shanghai for Slozky Vodka from the 1930s. The usual sort of marketing – the ‘best’, ‘ask for’ etc. However, I can find no other references to Slozky Vodka from the 1930s or any other time period?

I don’t know the supposed manufacurers – Atlantic Company either. Could it be that someone was brewing up backdoor hooch and selling its as Russian/Polish/whatever vodka in Shanghai to unsuspecting boozers? I know Russian emigres were cooking up various bootleg samogen for their own consumption – but selling it as a branded product?

Any information gratefully received…

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