Vodka fans beware, something from the depths of the underworld has arisen – The Beast! Sometimes you just have to love the quirky and unique when it comes to your spirits. Whether they’re housed within skulls, reportedly give you an hallucination of green fairies or a hop-skip you to creating a classic, you’re sure to find something that will float your boat.
The Beast though is a little different.
At a whopping 66.6% abv it’s marketed as ‘NOT for the fainted hearted’. Four times distilled in Poland, it is infused with blood-red cherry and housed within a unique hand crafted devil shaped bottle.
Sounds devilishly delicious, but how does it fare? Well below, I give to you my tasting notes –
The Beast – 66.6%
Subtle cherry notes on the nose, with it becoming more dominant on the palate. A growing warmth, with a developing spice that coats your mouth. A sweet finish that lingers with the cherry aromas. Each sip gives you that hit of warmth that you expect.
Not as bad as you may think on its own, but as you would imagine, there are some rather unique recipes, with the following standing out –
25 ml The Beast
25 ml Martini Rosso
12.5 ml Amaretto
50 ml lemonade
Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass half-filled with broken ice. Add lemonade, and serve.
Something different to the usual flavoured vodka’s in the market, and expect to see this in bars frequented by young adults very soon. Its odd, its wild, and it works. Perfect for a Halloween after-party too!
“Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred, threescore and six.”
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