Black Cow vodka has a truly unique origin story. A pair of dairy farmers with over 300 years of cheesemaking experience in their ancestry began to notice how much was left to waste in the cheesemaking process, specifically the liquid whey leftovers.
According to the brand, the two founders took inspiration from Genghis Khan's famous question - 'can you make alcohol out of milk?' In 2011 they began to experiment with such a concept, taking notes from both ancient Mongolian methods of turning milk to alcohol and the European tradition of clean, clear, high proof vodka production.
In West Dorset, the grazing cows around the Black Cow distillery produce milk which is made into award-winning cheeses. Whey is leftover and would normally go to waste, but instead, it is masterfully turned into a high-quality and sustainable milk vodka.
This vodka has subtle aromas of vanilla followed by creamy sweet cinnamon on the palate. Its warming and clean finish is a real treat, and best enjoyed neat at room temperature. Delicious in mixed drinks and cocktails as well. This vodka really is too exciting to miss.