REVIEWED: SKORPPIO VODKA
I could talk about the crisp, clean flavours or how well it creates a vodka Martini – but really and truthfully, the true USP of Skorppio is the real scorpion which resides at the bottom of the bottle. Skorppio is a five distilled, 37.5% grain vodka produced in Britain, and is the first vodka I’ve come across to go down the dead insect root.
Tequila producers have long been adding an agave worm to the spirit to add flavour and some say it has aphrodisiac properties, but alas, I have found no such correlation between scorpions and vodka. With the vodka market becoming more and more crowded by the day, I don’t blame the creators for coming up with this novel idea to differentiate, but it doesn’t actually add anything to the taste. The scorpion is not just for show either, and their advertising campaign (embedded below) highlights the scorpion almost as a sex symbol once ingested.
It’s a pity that it is so hard for small distillers to get noticed amongst the larger brands because Skorppio is a good product that’s smooth enough to be enjoyed neat. At around £20, it’s not the cheapest on the market, but with the hours of fun you could have scaring friends, it’s well worth the money![youtube clip_id=”ghjRtbWsx34″]
Skorppio Vodka, 37.5% ABV. RRP £19.22 / 70cl
For more information and to order online, visit http://www.skorppio-vodka.com