Here at the Emporium we thought we should give you a little a reminder of the best new spirits released over the last couple of months. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on some of these wonderful drinks, so here are our ten of the best.
Absolut Elyx Vodka
ABSOLUT ELYX is the first market launch of a new high-end vodka from ABSOLUT.
Inspired by 500 years of vodka-making expertise, ABSOLUT has spent the last decade inventing a new vodka. Crafted from hand-selected estate wheat, and blended with soft and naturally filtered water, ABSOLUT ELYX is a true expression of quality. It is a small-scale vodka, produced according to craft techniques, in an authentic 1929 copper rectification still. The result: a handcrafted super premium vodka with an elegant, silky texture.
“Aroma and flavour are the obvious and most immediately striking characteristics of vodka. ABSOLUT ELYX goes beyond that. It has a clean and fresh taste with subtle floral and fruity tones, but its most defining quality lies in the texture. Not detectable by the nose or taste buds, texture determines how the vodka feels in your mouth. ABSOLUT ELYX is elegant and incredibly soft, and leaves you with a silky feeling in your mouth. Try it on its own, and your mouth will know the difference”, says Krister Asplund, master distiller at The Absolut Company.
To create ABSOLUT ELYX, Krister Asplund returned to the roots of vodka making, while still addressing contemporary demands of traceability and innovation. He sourced the finest wheat and water, put a 1929 rectification still back into use, and refined copper catalyzation. These four factors are equally important in the production of this exceptional vodka, and they are outlined in the ABSOLUT ELYX manifesto, which guarantees long-term quality and an everlasting commitment to perfection.
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Chase Late Harvest Raspberry Vodka
Chase Distillery Late Harvest Raspberry Vodka 70cl is the latest Limited Edition release from The Chase Distillery. This run is limited to 3000 bottles and will be a sure-fire hit.
Late Harvest Raspberry Vodka is made using Herefordshire’s Pixley raspberries. They are left on the vine for as long as possible, to extract the greatest amount of natural sweetness. They are then harvested and left to steep in Chase Distillery’s award winning vodka before being macerated and re-distilled through a copper pot still and column.
Then blended with fresh raspberry juice, this unique process ensures the natural taste of raspberries along with the smoothness of Chase Distillery’s 40% Vodka.
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Black Cow Vodka
Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka, the world’s first vodka made from pure cows milk and nothing else.
Black Cow Vodka is the invention of West Dorset dairy farmer Jason Barber. His inspiration came from a desire to diversify the produce from his 250 strong dairy herd and his deep personal interest in vodka.
The milk is separated into curds and whey. The curds are used to make cheese, the whey is fermented into a beer using a special yeast that converts the milk sugar into alcohol. This milk beer is then distilled and treated using a secret blending process. The vodka is then triple filtered and finished, before being hand bottled.
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Chase Seville Orange Gin
The Seville Orange Gin is a unique and delicious drink, made with Chase Distillery’s very own cider apples Chase create the base spirit, then slowly infuse with a delicate range of carefully selected botanicals including; Herefordshire elderflower, lemon and, of course, juniper berries.
Finally, it’s carefully distilled with sweet Seville Orange peel to gently infuse the Gin to create this distinctly divine Seville Orange Gin.
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Stoli Hot is the only pepper vodka on the market with significant mouth-heat, Stoli® Hot opens with a subtle hint of smoke, rounded out with spicy jalapeño. Mixers like pineapple and lime quell the heat somewhat with their tartness, yet still allow the complex flavours to shine.
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Stoli® Sticki™ offers a honey and herb-inspired palate, with lightly sweet and floral undertones. Given its versatile yet distinctive flavour profile, the base pairs well with everything from citrus and ginger to vanilla and berries.
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Williams Best of Britain Gin
Williams Chase Great British Gin is a new super-premium gin from the Chase Distillery.
Williams GB Gin is heavily juniper-led in taste, producing an extra dry style to this gin. Other botanicals include cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, almond, coriander, cardamom, cloves, liquorish and lemon.
At 40% ABV, Williams Chase GB gin is more everyday than it’s 48% ABV sister – the original Williams Chase gin.
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OVAL have developed a patented ‘structured’ production process which strips out all impurities after distillation, meaning that water and alcohol are treated separately during the process.
The end result is a stunning Vodka, extremely smooth with a warm spicy finish. It is recommended to be consumed neat, at room temperature. The unique, award-winning bottle reflects the molecular shape of the spirit inside.
There is an unusual background to the shape of the OVAL bottle: The form of the bottle, which was designed by the internationally renowned LUCY.D Design Studio, corresponds with the structure of the vodka and its molecules. Both have a tetrahedral form. It can be said that the bottle and OVAL Vodka form a mutual physical construction.
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Deaths Door Gin
Death’s Door Gin has a surprisingly simple botanical mix of organic juniper berries, coriander and fennel.
Using juniper berries that grow wild on Washington Island with coriander and fennel sourced from within the state, Death’s Door Spirits are able to showcase how complimentary and complex simple expressions can be. Death’s Door Gin employs a base of organic Washington Island wheat and organic malted barley from Chilton, Wisconsin.
Death’s Door Gin has a full London Dry flavour without all of the bitterness because of the extraction process and the base spirit used (i.e. Death’s Door Vodka). In fact, you can taste all three botanicals: loaded juniper berries up front; spicy, citrusy notes from the coriander seeds in the mid-palate; and a soft, cooling finish provided by the fennel seeds. Death’s Door Gin is big enough to stand up to classic or vintage cocktail treatment, but soft enough to be enjoyed on the rocks or as a dry martini. It truly is the “utility” gin of our time.
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Beluga Vodka is one of the most luxurious vodkas in the world.
It has a limited edition due to more complicated and prolonged production process. Each bottle has an individual number.
This malt spirit is produced in Russia, and fermented with natural enzymes, not with the synthetic additives used in other vodkas. All ingredients are 100% natural, which makes it ‘the best tasting vodka on the market’.
The cork is sealed with wax and a hammer is supplied to remove the wax.
The bottle was designed by French Cognac Masters, and includes a beluga fish metallic label
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