Stumbras Museum, Kaunas

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AB Stumbras is the oldest and largest producer of strong alcoholic drinks in Kaunas, Lithuania. The company began operations in 1906. It is also the largest exporter of strong alcoholic beverages and one of the biggest taxpayers in Lithuania. The company's most famous brands include "Lithuanian vodka" (vodka), "999" (bitter), "Gloria" (brandy), "Stumbro Starka" (bitter), "Krupnikas" (liqueur) and "Poema" (liqueur). The company name translates as Wisent.
Tsarist RussiaThe origins of "Stumbras" lie in an 1894 law on monopolizing alcohol production by state-owned enterprises in the Russian Empire. The law was expected to increase budget revenues and to improve the quality of produced vodka. The government of Kaunas acquired a suitable plot of land in 1903 for a high price of 52,200 Russian rubles. The buildings were finished and production started at the end of 1906. The official name of the company was "Kazionyj Nr.1 vinyj očistnyj sklad" (State wine warehouse No. 1). The city's name was later included in the title. The site included an electric power station, charcoal burner (for filtration purposes), canalisation, evaporation heating, three-dimensional water supply system, six artesian wells, and a rail connection.
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  • They do have a small museum which was nice. Really interesting tour in side The factoty of Stumbras where you can see all The procese from mixing The tastes of The bitters and vodka, then aging them i...  more »
  • Well... I don't like Vodka, and this is a vodka factory. But I must admit, I learned quite a few things from that drink and it's worth watching your museum
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  • Lithuanians drink a lot and commit suicide a lot so a vodka factory really is a cultural place since a lot of suicide happen while drunk on vodka. Nice idea of a museum. And the building itself is historic af
  • Must to visit in Kaunas. This distillery has a broad history, and the lady who makes the tour is terrific.
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