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Anyone for an English Breakfast martini?

Chase Distillery in the UK, owned by Tyrrells crisps founder William Chase, has responded to the fashion for marmalade as a cocktail ingredient with the release of a limited edition English Breakfast Marmalade Vodka.

This is the second limited edition batch to be released by Chase, the first being English Oak Smoked Vodka that sold out within a few weeks.

William Chase comments: “When we made the first batch of vodka from our potatoes I was so impressed with the quality that I was proud to put my name on it. We decided to produce these unusual and small limited edition batches because we don’t want to become a ‘me too’ business. We have all of the raw materials and equipment here on the farm to create any spirit we like - we even put a Christmas pudding in the still in December to make a festive vodka for our staff party. This is all really new stuff for us and I am really looking forward to seeing what cocktails can be made with it.”

The Marmalade Vodka is made using traditional methods; by gently distilling and marinating the marmalade with the award winning potato vodka in Chase’s Carter Head style copper pot still to capture the true, naturally rich flavour and orange colour of this typically English conserve – using no artificial ingredients. The 40% ABV vodka is bottled stopped and labelled on the farm all by hand.

As well as their original Chase vodka the distillery also produces Naked Chase and Williams Gin, both distilled from their own Herefordshire cider apples. Chase also has a range of vodka distilled fresh fruit liqueurs that include Rhubarb and Elderflower - the latter having also won an award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition this year.

William continues, “Our recent award in San Francisco for the world’s ‘Best Vodka’ is a fantastic recognition and a reminder that even a boutique business like ours can more than compete with larger distillers from across the world by producing quality not quantity.”

The English Breakfast Marmalade Vodka is available to the trade with an RRP from £32.95.



1 April 2010 - Felicity Murray