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 »
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.
Fashioned with the feijoa, a fruit grown in New Zealand. According to the marketing stuff, the taste is similar to a combination of guava & pineapple. Curiously attractive and as with all 42 Below stuff, made to very high production specifications.
"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.
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.
A bottle of Imperial collection's Gold vodka. Using their own grown golden wheat and pure glacial water from Lake Ladoga near the Arctic circle and a 12 stage filtration process, this is an elegant, clean and fresh vodka.
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.