Chase offer up some intriguing new vodkas for 2012
Chase Distillery have always liked to experiment with some weird and wonderful ideas. No one can really predict what they will bottle next and they didn’t break with tradition here when I heard about the Kentucky Bourbon Vodka that they had been working on. Chase went with two whisky influenced bottlings, Kentucky Bourbon Vodka and also Islay Vodka. Unfortunately I haven’t been lucky enough to try the Chase Islay Vodka as it had all gone! Both have a strictly limited bottling of only 500 that are individually numbered. On top of this another vodka has been unveiled by Chase, this time using a typically British fruit, Rhubarb. Once again this is a limited run that numbers 2000 bottles.
The Kentucky vodka itself comes in at a massive 62.4% ABV which, as Chase drinkers know, is not the standard!
When pouring a glass of this Chase Kentucky Vodka you notice what can be described a butterscotch maybe fudge like aroma that is present. You have a fantastic light colouring that as mentioned earlier originates from the time spent in the barrel. When it comes to the taste its no surprise to get a light buttery fudge taste that sits nicely on the palate. The Kentucky Bourbon Vodka has a very distinct Peppery finish.
Chase Rhubarb Vodka
When we had our latest delivery from the Chase Distillery we recieved stock of two new limited edition products. Out of the two, I was looking forward to trying the Rhubarb Vodka, mainly due to the great British flavours produced before by Chase. The previous offerings such as Chase Marmalade and the Chase Bramley Apple Vodka were absolute class leaders when it comes to flavoured vodka. I’m pleased to say that Chase didn’t disappoint as they have produced another stunning vodka.
2000 bottles were produced in this batch and I’m sure that it will soon disappear from the shelves.
The first thing you notice is the lovely cool pink colour of the vodka itself.
Open the bottle and you find a nice sweet aroma that isn’t overpowering and a little reminiscent of stewed rhubarb.
I’m glad to say that the vodka was a great experience. I was a bit concerned that it maybe too sweet for my liking, but have to say that it sits just right. Unlike some of the poor quality flavoured vodkas on the market, Chase Rhubarb really does taste like freshly stewed rhubarb. The finish gives you a slight twist of pepper which means you don’t get left with an overpowering sweetness.