“Budmo is a key component of a true Ukrainian vodka experience,” says Dima Deinega, founder of Dima`s Vodka. Budmo (pronounced Bood–more) is at the heart of all Ukrainian celebrations and encompasses far more than just saying cheers. Translating as ‘let us be,` it the shortest and the most popular Ukrainian toast. Ukrainians are earnest toastmasters, and a party is not a celebration without a series of toasts, which follow a strict hierarchy: the first is usually proposed by the host, for the meeting; the second is usually raised for friends; the third, for women, is given by men while standing. The last toast of the evening is always “Na Konya!” (Literally translated as “on the horse”). It is the Ukrainian equivalent of ” one for the road” and comes from the time when the Cossacks would have had a last drink before galloping away.
We are delighted to list Dima`s Triple Grain Vodka, sourced from high quality barley, wheat and rye and distilled in the Ukraine. Crystal clear, pure and creamily textured, this is an excellent sipping vodka, and equally delicious when mixed. “We always serve Dima’s with a pickle, which is the traditional serving in Ukraine.” we were told. “Its saltiness perfectly complements the sweet smoothness of our vodka.”
£1 from every bottle sold goes towards first aid kits for the Ukraine.