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Is this the world’s hottest chilli vodka?

Master of Malt is claiming to have created the world’s hottest chilli vodka, which comes with a warning not to drink it.

World's hottest chilli vodka? Master of Malt
Is this the world’s hottest chilli vodka? Master of Malt thinks so.

The 250,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka has been created by The ‘Hot Enough’ Vodka Co, part of the Master of Malt company, using English vodka and Naga Jolokia chillies – the hottest in the world.

Available from 1 October, the vodka is a ‘step up’ from Master of Malt’s existing 100,000 Scovilles, which launched last year.

The 250,000 Scovilles release comes in a new bottle design featuring industrial-grade sealing wire and a lead security seal embossed with a skull and crossbones. The company claims purchasers will need a pair of wire cutters to open it.

The vodka is so intense that it not only comes with several warnings about handling it responsibly, but Master of Malt has gone one step further and suggested consumers do not buy or drink it.

“This is the world’s hottest chilli vodka as far as we know,” said Angus Martin, online editor for Master of Malt. “On the nose is a musty chilli smell, but the taste is just pure fire.”

When asked whether the company intended to continue releasing hotter vodkas in the future, he said: “I’m not sure how far we intend to go. The first one is undrinkable as it is.”

The 250,000 Scovilles Naga Jolokia vodka is available to pre-order now at


A video of British This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield naively drinking the 100,000 Scolvilles vodka went viral on YouTube earlier this year.

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