‘First’ Slovakian vodka launches in UKBy Annie Hayes
Slovakia-based Gas Familia Distillery has partnered with spirits distributor Karla & Co. Spirits to introduce Goral Vodka Master, the “first” Slovakian vodka in the UK market.
The distillery, which is the second largest producer of alcoholic beverages in Slovakia, named the expression in homage to the Gorals; a group of indigenous people who live in the highest peaks of Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains, and who are said to “excel in physical strength as well as spiritual purity”.
Goral Vodka Master is created from select durum wheat varieties that undergo seven column distillations through a “special blend” of natural materials, before water from the nearby Tatra Springs is added.
Jan Krak, Gas Familia’s master distiller, said: “I strived to perfect the distilling process to produce smooth, clean and timeless tasting vodka.”
The expression is said to be “clean and light on the nose”, with “mineral aromas mixed with subtle notes of mild pepper and caramel”.
On the palate it offers a “creamy taste” with “notes of sugar candy, followed by hints of spice and citrus”.
Goral Vodka Master is bottled at 40% abv, and will be available from April 2016 in wholesale and retail stockists at an RRP of £30 per 700ml bottle.