Vodka has become the most successful spirit in the last few years because it's the most versatile, mixing more readily with a wider range of ingredients than any other spirit. Vodka offers more cocktails, and inspires more new cocktails, than any other spirit, and it is cocktails that drive vodka's popularity. Read More »
The old presentation of Blavod Vodka – a black vodka distilled from molasses and coloured with a tannin-rich Southern Asian herb called catechu which does not affect the flavour, but is claimed to make the taste smoother.
An excellent sweet tea infused vodka, made at the Firefly distillery on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina and perfect for long drinks. Distilled four times, the spirit is infused with tea grown just five miles from the distillery and then blended with sugar cane from Louisiana.
A bottle of Grasovka's Bisongrass vodka, made using the bison grass that grows in the Bialowieza national park on the border between Poland and Belarus. Best served in the traditional way, chilled and mixed with apple juice.
Flavoured with pear, strawberry and mint, Aivy (pronounced 'eye-vee') has a tasty complexity of flavour and is best served well chilled, in Caiparoskas, or on the rocks. 'French Bay' vodka is a translation of Franska Bukten in Stockholm, where creators Cariel came up with Aivy.
Launched in August 2013, Stolichnaya Salted Caramel combines their vodka combined with buttery caramel and a hint of salt. This release adds to the recent trend of combining salt and caramel flavours - long known to chefs, especially those in France and America. The combination has now become mainstream, in part due to Mr Blumenthal.
"We force bees to exclusively collect raw materials from the fragrant blossoms of the Manuka tree, to produce a rich Manuka Honey essence which is then infused into pure 42 Below vodka. These bees don't really get paid and often die on the job". More gems like this on wwww.42below.com - highly recommended.