Vodka is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in the world. It is made from wheat, a rye mash or other grains. Black Cow is a milk vodka. Meet it here.
Vodka is an alcoholic beverage that emerged between Russia and Poland in the 14th century and it is believed that its distilling process is based on the teachings of the fermentation of rice, made by the Chinese for more than 2000 years. In Russia it is made mainly from wheat while in Poland, uses rye mash.
The grains or even potatoes and other agricultural products are fermented and then distilled to obtain the desired flavor and aroma intensity. It passes then by a filter with activated carbon, followed by dilution in water until it reaches the alcoholic content you want and this is the final product. As there is diversity in the raw material, the end products have the most diverse characteristics.
And therein begins the story of the farmer Jason Barber, of Southwest England, the creator of milk vodka. He wanted to diversify the production of his dairy herd. His inspiration came when he learned about the techniques that the Mongols used to make alcohol from animal raw material and adapted to his farm, which then has originated Black Cow, made entirely of milk.
This is how it’s done: the milk is separated into curds and whey. The curd is used for producing cheddar cheese and only the serum is fermented, distilled and filtered 3 times to make vodka. The final flavor isn’t milky but is slightly creamy and harmonises perfectly with the cheddar cheese, according to the producer. To learn more about the milk vodka, watch this video:
The milk vodka is only sold in the United Kingdom and in Singapore so far, but soon it will reach other countries. And now, will you say that you never made friends at the bar drinking milk?