Flavoured vodkas have only recently become fashionable, but the earliest vodkas were always flavoured, though that was entirely due to necessity. When commercial distillation got underway, during the 14-15th centuries, the original technology was obviously crude, and distillers lacked the ability to rectify ('purify') the spirit.
An interesting limited edition vodka from Chase, redistilling their Naked Chase apple based vodka with some sharp Bramleys in the still to produce this tangy creation. They recommend trying it with their pressed apple juice for a double hit of appley goodness.
Part joke, part dissection of a gin, this is a single botanical spirit using solely juniper as a flavour. As such it's legally a gin, as well as a flavoured vodka - the folks at Williams Chase have put on two labels, one for each designation to allow you to decide which you think it is.
A limited edition horseradish vodka from Chase, originally created for the cocktail bar of the Savoy hotel using the distillery's award winning English potato vodka. Please note, this product does contain pieces of fresh horseradish in the bottle.
A limited edition vodka from Chase, aged in casks that previously held smoky Islay whisky from the Laphroaig distillery. A very interesting experiment from the award-winning maverick Hereford distillers, who have also released a bourbon-cask-aged vodka at the same time as this one.
A 1 litre bottle of an interestingly flavoured vodka from Absolut - Chinese oolong tea combined with Swedish Elderflower. Great in cocktails, on its own or as something to add a bit of kick to a cup of tea.
A remarkable vodka, flavoured with the Périgord truffle, known as the 'Black Diamond' in the world of very expensive fungi. Black Moth has a genuine claim to that much-abused phrase 'taste sensation' - we've never tried anything like it.
A limited edition of Absolut Vodka, styled with sunshine, palm trees and waves as a show what Miami is known for. Flavoured with Passionfruit & Orange blossum, this one sounds perfect for sipping out in the sun.