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Wasabi Vodka - 50cl

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Our own English wasabi

Get some inspiration from some of our recipes that use this as an ingredient:

This small-batch vodka captures the elusive flavour of fresh wasabi like never before. We create wasabi vodka by carefully distilling fresh English wasabi in copper pot stills, with an artisanal small-batch vodka. This Wasabi Company creation was a 2020 Great Taste Award winner.

Single-distilled and unfiltered, the spirit retains a natural creamy smoothness. Buttery at the start, brassica flavours of sweet mustard and radish give way to high notes of star anise and pepper, followed by a complex, lingering warmth.

Distillation

Fresh wasabi paste, straight from our Dorset and Hampshire farms, is used for maximum flavour and to bring the distinctive heat of real wasabi. Under the expert hand of award-winning master distiller Dr John Walters, an innovative distillation technique draws out the true flavour of wasabi into our vodka. The result? The enigmatic flavour and pungent heat of fresh wasabi, captured like never before.

The wasabi paste is vacuum-distilled to carefully extract and retain the wasabi flavour: principally by not exposing the wasabi to excessive heat. This prevents the volatile compound, allyl isothiocyanate, from breaking down, preserving pungency and accompanying brassica flavour notes. The usual method of distilling a vodka, or even a gin, would destroy these flavours.

It is extremely rare to find single-distilled vodka, as the technique is very difficult to accomplish. By carefully distilling the vodka in one shot, to avoid impurities in the first place, a harsh filtration process is avoided and the unique quality and texture are retained.

How to enjoy wasabi vodka

For true wasabi lovers, we recommend enjoying our wasabi vodka neat or over ice - however, the flavour profile is perfectly suited to a Bloody Mary. It can also be enjoyed in a dirty martini or classic vodka martini recipe for a fiery adaptation, or simply with soda water or your choice of mixer.

For more ideas, click the 'How to use' tab above.

Abv: 40%

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Here's what to expect from our fiery Wasabi Vodka, as demonstrated by Alan Titchmarsh on ITV's Love Your Weekend program: