Arbikie Highland Estate has launched a new limited edition strawberry vodka for the festive period, which packs a punch at 50% abv.
In a departure from their potato vodka, Arbikie has created a wheat vodka for its latest expression which is distilled using fresh strawberries grown on a family farm next to the distillery.
Arbikie’s Distillers, Christian Perez and Kirsty Black have spent the past year perfecting the Strawberry Vodka.
Christian Perez said, “We were keen to create a unique a vodka using only fresh produce with local strawberries. We used wheat grown on the farm to make the vodka that provides distinctive notes of butterscotch and biscuit characteristics.
“At 50% ABV not only do you get a great base spirit for cocktails but an incredibly smooth and fresh tasting vodka.”
According to Arbikie, each release has its own unique vintage as the fresh strawberries used change subtly in flavour each year depending on the season’s weather.
Arbikie Global Brand Ambassador Alex Forsyth added, “The feedback we received at the world-renowned London Cocktail Week was overwhelming, everyone commented how unique the vodka is. There is this fresh strawberry aroma which lends itself to great martini and champagne cocktails!”
Arbikie has a growing reputation for innovation and true farm-to-bottle provenance as they grow the ingredients on their Estate to ensure full traceability.
In 2014, the distillery created the first Scottish potato vodka, followed by the launch of ‘Kirsty’s Gin’ using locally-foraged botanicals and then a chilli vodka made using fresh chillies from Scotland’s first chilli farm.
Arbikie’s suggested serve is a twist on a classic martini with black pepper and fresh mint.
Arbikie Strawberry Vodka is priced RRP £45 per 50cl bottle.