It has been a quiet start to 2010 when it comes to new Vodka’s being released for us to add to our extensive selection.
Well it appears that the ball is well and truly rolling now with new Vodka’s hitting our virtual shelves.
Smoked Chase Vodka
To get us started this month we have a Limited Edition from the English favourite, Chase Distilleries. Their latest offering is the intriguing Smoked Chase Vodka which has a run of only 500 bottles.
Based on the classic Chase Vodka this variant has been smoked with English Oak that brings out a unique tasting Vodka that reminds you of a top end Reposado Tequila.
As you would expect with Chase the Vodka is five times distilled and maintains the use of potatoes grown on the farm at the distillery.
The only thing we would say is don’t hang about if you want to try it! With such a limited run it really is not worth missing out on. Sit back and relish this rare offering.
The second of our new Vodka’s this month is from the biggest Vodka producer in the world. Smirnoff have added a third flavour to the range after the hugely successful launch of Smirnoff Apple and Smirnoff Lime in 2009. There really is little to disappoint in this latest offering as by now the majority of Vodka drinkers know what to expect with Smirnoff, it really is a no nonsense decent drink. Smirnoff Blueberry makes a great little drink with a mix of lemonade and is surprisingly smooth, offering a nice twist to the standard offering.
This month we are going to finish on an offering that is completely different to the previous and in fact most Vodka’s out there.
The Vodka in question is the Czech vodka, Babicka. This is based on a 500 year old witches brew recipe!
Babicka is distilled with the curative qualities of Wormwood and a further mix of herbs.
The outcome is one that is a fairly smooth vodka that has a not unlikeable aftertaste. Just think of sweet aniseed and a hint of vanilla. Sounds a bit odd but is really quite pleasant.
There is nothing similar in the price bracket of Babicka vodka and if you fancy something different but not a sweet flavour that overpowers, then Babicka is definitely worth a try.
As ever we love to hear your feedback on any Vodka you have tried as well as your thoughts on any we’ve mentioned.
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