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. Read More »
A recreation of the historic Polugar originally produced in 19th century Russia, but today produced in Poland. No.4 uses a combination of rye and wheat, and is flavoured with natural essential oils of honey and allspice.
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 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 50cl bottle of Vichie Pitia Caraway - an old school vodka using 18th century ideas, copper pot stills, multiple distillations and excellent ingredients. The spirit is then flavoured with caraway before bottling at a healthy 58% ABV.
A 50cl bottle of Viche Pitia Lemon and Milk Vodka – made by a collaboration using Russian recipes, but French equipment in the cognac region. Made using 18th century methods, this is an intriguing vodka. World Drinks Awards 2014: World's Best Flavoured Vodka
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 crisp flavoured vodka from the folks at Anchor Distilling, using two different hops from the Yakima valley to create a fresh and aromatic spirit. Great as a base for a bloody mary or in a vesper martini.
A new line extension for US vodka Cold River - Blueberry. Sounds good. 'World famous' Wyman's Wild Maine Blueberries, which are smaller and intensely flavoured are steeped in alcohol, mixed with water and a very small amount of sugar (1%) and mixed with Cold River vodka.
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.
A special limited edition litre bottle of Absolut Boston, which has been flavoured with an intriguing combination of black tea and elderflower. Absolut Boston is the third in the company's 'Cities' range, following Absolut New Orleans and Absolut Brooklyn
A delicious blend of Ultimat Polish vodka. Made with three base ingredients - wheat for smoothness, rye for complexity and potato for richness. This is then blended with black cherry flavours to produce this expression, presented in a red crystal decanter.
Viche Pitia Lemon and Milk Vodka is made by a collaboration using Russian recipes, but French equipment in the cognac region. Made using 18th century methods, this is an intriguing vodka. World Drinks Awards 2014: World's Best Flavoured Vodka
Viche Pitia Caraway vodka is made using Russian recipes and technologies (copper pot stills) dating from the 18th century. Due to the fact that very little experience of these stills exists in Russia today, it is produced in the Cognac region. A very interesting vodka.