REVIEWED: BLACK MOTH TRUFFLE VODKA
The mighty truffle mushroom has long been the go to ingredient for chefs wanting to ‘sex up’ (read: bump up the price) of their signature dishes on the menu- however truffles have now made their way into the world of spirits with Black Moth Truffle Vodka.
Black Moth is a 40% ABV five times distilled vodka that has been infused with the ultra rare Perigord truffle. On the nose, Black Moth is unmistakably mushroomey and makes me reminisce about some of my favourite dining experiences. Initially I tried Black Moth on the rocks, and although the smoothness is unquestionable, the truffle flavouring leaves a slightly odd taste on the tongue, which altogether wasn’t to my liking.
However, when mixed it is a totally different story. The truffle flavour really comes alive in a vodka & tonic, offering a subtle alternative to the classic and it is much the same with citrus juices. Fruit based cocktails are given that something a little bit extra but be warned, I found that Black Moth does tend to dominate other flavours, often conflicting with strong ingredients, so steer well clear of a vodka Negroni!
Black Moth is also exceptional in cooking, and there are a number of recipes on the website to try out. I’m no expert in the kitchen, so I stuck to creating a new ice cream flavour (which was rather good if I do say so myself).
At around £40 for a 70cl bottle, Black Moth is not the cheapest infusion on the market, but it is the most unique, and for that reason, it deserves a space on the mantle of even the most casual of vodka fans.
For stockists and to buy online, visit www.blackmothvodka.com
Black Moth Truffle Vodka 40% ABV, £40.80 inc VAT / 70cl