Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka is the first of its kind to be made purely from the dairy produce of grass grazed cattle.
With another artisan gin announced almost daily it’s rather refreshing to find a new vodka to rave about – and one made in Britain… but with cows?
Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka does away with potatoes and instead employs the services of grass grazing Dorset livestock. The result is said to be a smooth, creamy alcoholic kick coming in at a 40 per cent volume.
It’s the invention of British farmer Jason Barber who wanted to diversify the produce from his 250-strong dairy herd and struck upon a cool way to create vodka that can be enjoyed (in moderation) until the cows come home.
Fresh milk is firstly separated into curds and whey. The curds are then used to make cheese while the whey contains a sugar which can be added to a special yeast and fermented to make a milky beer. This is then distilled, blended and filtered using a top secret method before being bottled.
The crystal clear tipple is primed for long drinks or can be consumed neat. If you require some inspiration, jolly farmer Barber has added some salivating cocktail recipes to the Black Cow website, including the cheekily titled ‘Dirty Cow’, ‘Skinny Cow’ and ‘Nutty Cow’. Charming.
Black Cow cheddar is also available as the perfect accompaniment and we’ve herd is pretty moo-rish.