UK distillery, Portobello Road, has created a farm to bottle limited-edition British Asparagus vodka, which it claims is the “world’s first”.
Coming 7 years after the brand released its Asparagus Gin, the Asparagus Vodka has a more intense flavour and features no filtration or additives, to up-scale classic cocktails such as the Negroni or Martini.
“The fact that it was a gin and therefore required to be juniper-led meant the actual asparagus flavour was quite subtle,” said Portobello Road Distillery co-founder Jake Burger. ” So when we stepped into vodka production, we wanted to revisit the ingredient, but this time in a product where the flavour could really stand out and sing in mixed drinks”.
With an “earthiness and nuttiness” to the vodka’s flavour, the flavour of asparagus arrives early and lingers long, with a surprising amount of sweetness.
Burger added: “We’re really excited to bring this world-first to bartenders and introduce a flavour that isn’t widely used. We are seeing a real desire from customers for more savoury drinks. It is something that we have noticed in our West London venue, The Distillery, and it is perhaps in response to the overly sweet, sugary spirits that have flooded the market in recent years.”
Expected to be released annually, at the start of asparagus season, the expression has been released in a limited run of 600 bottles.
For more information go to portobelloroadgin.com