Disclosure: I was provided with a product sample so that I could provide an honest, if not drunken, review of said product. (Yeah, I gotta start putting these disclosures at the top but I promise to keep them amusing. **Waves to the FCC**)
Is it weird that I'm totally the blogger for headphones and vodka?
There are worse things. Believe me.
What do you do when you buy a new bottle of vodka? Put it out on the bar? Store it in a cabinet? Because mine immediately goes into the freezer. Where I typically keep a few bottles in different flavors along with a chilled martini glass at all times.
Here is the new kid in school. VDKA 6100 is a remarkably pure and smooth premium vodka that I've very much been enjoying. Even with my new favorite bloody mary mix. This whey-based vodka is from the far distant land of New Zealand. (You could say it's the whey to go...!)
I'm not sure I've ever had a whey-based vodka before so I was excited to try it. Simply put - and please don't get squeamish - whey is the watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds. Think about the ricotta cheese in your lasagna. It's actually a really healthy form of protein - it is considered a "complete protein" and contains all 9 essential amino acids and is low in lactose content.
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He's making you an offer you can't refuse...
I must also tell you that my crappy iPhone photo doesn't do the bottle justice. It's really quite elegant. The clear glass sort of gradiates up to a frosted glass, which becomes, at the bottle's neck, a matte, white glass. And it's not a screw-top, it's a cork-cap -- it's a nice touch to make it a more high-end brand. I'm a sucker for good packaging. Click here for a high-res. image for the whole bottle!
VDKA 6100 launched in February in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut with more locations to come soon. It is available in two sizes, 750ml, retailing for $34.99, and a 1-liter bottle for $44.99. For more info, visit their website.