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Blavod Black Vodka

Blavod Black Vodka is a unique, smooth black vodka distilled exclusively in the UK. Blavod Black Vodka gets its very distinct blackish-violet hue from Black Catechu which is extracted from the heartwood of Burmese catechu acacia trees. The marketing for the vodka states that the Black Catechu imparts no additional flavour or odour to the vodka.

As cocktail bartenders across the country strive to create more unique and exotic looking cocktails, to meet the requirement of an increasingly demanding audience, Blavod Black Vodka has become increasingly found in UK cocktail bars and also as an ingredient in several elaborate and colourful cocktails, such as the October Screwdriver and the Black Widow.

Although there are now many flavoured vodkas on the market (peach vodka, chilli vodka, apple vodka) championed by major vodka brands such as Absolut and Smirnoff, there was a gap in the market for a vodka producer to add colour to the famously clear spirit – without tampering with the flavour characteristics of a standard quality vodka. Blavod Black Vodka was able to fill that gap and is still the only premium black vodka on the market.

Blavod Black Vodka has nice fresh undertones of dark berries and a sweet flowery, citrus aroma. The drink can be consumed neat (needs to be chilled), on the rocks or more commonly as a cocktail ingredient. Blavod have marketed the fact that the black colouring has no effect on the taste of the vodka, however, most drinkers will testify that there is indeed a fairly strong herbal, even medicinal, aftertaste, which is not found in standard vodkas.