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Milk Money Vodka

Milk Money Vodka


By Robert Plotkin

A vodka has got to be something genuinely unique to be considered as a hit in today's market. Innovation plays big behind the bar, and if its intrinsic difference can't be articulated in a matter of seconds, then honestly what chance does a new brand have tenaciously clinging to place behind the bar.

If it's uniqueness you're looking for, say hello to Milk Money Vodka, a new import from New Zealand. The vodka is likely the most unusual spirit you'll come across for quite some time. It's distilled from 100% fresh dairy milk. More specifically, the vodka is double distilled from the lactose in the milk, a sugar that differs from conventional glucose. Because the process converts the lactose into a fermentable sugar, the vodka is completely grain-free, gluten-free and lactose-free. It is bottled at 40% alcohol (80 proof).

Milk Money is more than just a clever name and a great looking package. The vodka is crystal clear with a light ethereal body and a bouquet laced with fruit and floral aromas. The aromatic signature is clean and inviting. Its entry on to the palate is cool and gentle as it slowly expands filling the mouth with the flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, black cherries, anise and cacao. The medium length finish is crisp and creamy. For a neutral vodka, there's a great deal going on.

Before you go and start making cocktails with Milk Money Vodka, make sure you spend a few minutes with it served neat or slightly chilled. Your patience will be well rewarded. Other than that it is cleared for use in any vodka-based cocktail or mixed drink.

Milk Money Vodka is surprisingly elegant and luxurious, a cosmopolitan spirit that drinks nothing like the name would suggest. As the company says, "from the titty to the city."