Arevatsag: the homeland of potatoes and plum vodka
22 April 2021
If you have been to Arevatsag (Ghachaghan), you are likely to have heard “ջրչոր եղած ղաչաղանցի” phrase that means the people of Ghachaghan are anhydrous. They say due to the lack of water here, nearby villagers weren’t inclined to let their daughters get married in Ghachaghan.
The village is famous not only for its legends but also for potatoes and plums.
The fame of local plums goes beyond the Lori region. Here people mainly distill vodka from plum and encourage guests to come back in fall, the perfect season for distilling vodka.
If vodka is more for own consumption and treating, potatoes and wheat are the “local currency” of Arevatsag. Here they buy, sell and exchange things with potatoes and wheat.