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 »
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.
Perhaps unsurprising that a New Zealand vodka would be the first to come up with a kiwi flavoured variant. This is good stuff made with an all-natural production method, with no additives or artificial flavourings.
A special edition from Absolut, named for the fact that every bottle in the range is 'unique' - each has a numbered label and the same bottle shape, but other than that they are painted with different colours and shapes making each one different.
Please note that due to the nature of the bottle yours will not look like the one in the picture.
Pincer is a 100% grain vodka, made with Scottish mountain water and flavoured with botanical extacts of Milk Thistle (believed to aid the liver, although possibly not in this guise) and Wild Elderflower. Sounds intriguing.
Alchemia Imbirowa is a very premium Polish rye vodka infused with Imbirowa - the Polish word for natural ginger root. Note that this is a natural infusion/macreation rather than simply adding essences, extracts or other flavourings. Amazing packaging on this range.
A very high quality clear vodka from Koskenkorva in Finland. Distilled over 250 times (no not an error), this is produced from glacier water and barley from the distillery's own fields, resulting in an exceedingly pure vodka.
A bottle of Smirnoff Black in a special outer canister in the shape of a traditional Russian matrioshka doll. The vodka is produced in a pot still and then filtered through an incredible seven tons of charcoal.