Product of: United Kingdom
Oak Smoked was the first flavour released by Chase in 2010 and from the start this artisanal potato vodka seemed to suit being smoked. The fourth batch saw the introduction of a new Herefordshire smoke house able to guarantee the local origin of the oak used. Distilled and hand-bottled on the farm.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 09/06/2012
(Fourth Batch, bottle No. 807 of 1000) Crystal clear.
Compared to the first batch this seems to have gotten smokier. It retains smoky bacon aromas reminiscent of Frazzles (bacon-flavoured corn based snacks) but now with more motes of smouldering oak fire in small room than out and bacon.
Smoked streaky bacon palate with oaky dryness, but not overpoweringly smoky, served with freshly grated black pepper.
Lingering slightly salty, bacon, savoury finish.