The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy has now launched its own spirit – Beaufort Bar Vodka – which is available to order at the bar.
In recent years, gin and whisky have undergone a flourishing renaissance in the U.K., while vodka has trailed behind and is still underrated by many. Countering this trend, the Beaufort Bar team has noted that vodka is surprisingly the bar’s bestselling spirit. This discovery prompted the team to think creatively about designing their own expression to be served exclusively to guests at the Beaufort Bar.
Partnering with top distillery The Boatyard Distillery in Ireland, the team has created a distinctive and flavourful vodka that offers guests an elevated drinking experience. The organic spirit comprises wheat, Champagne yeast and water and the excellent provenance of each ingredient is reflected in the full-bodied finish of the final spirit. A highly pronounced vodka on the nose, the mouth feel presents a uniquely creamy smooth character with a blend of sweet savoury flavours and notes of beeswax. The elegant bottle design is adorned with a matte black label with a deep crimson embossed design that echoes the bar’s dramatic Art Deco interiors.
Vodka has often been overlooked as a basic cocktail ingredient, rather than a serious sipping drink. Through the creation of Beaufort Bar Vodka, the team has striven to create a spirit that is a characterful addition to mixed drinks, such as a distinguished Martini, while also able to stand alone confidently and be enjoyed at room temperature. The Beaufort Bar Vodka has been bottled at a slightly higher than average abv of 43%, resulting in a stronger spirit that can hold its own, both when mixed and enjoyed neat. Breaking with convention, the team are also developing a new highball serve to let the flavour of the spirit sing.
Elon Soddu, Head Bartender at the Beaufort Bar, comments:
“The objective was to create an expression that really fulfils vodka’s potential. We believe that luxury service should work to excite our guests, therefore we have taken what is often an underrated spirit and created a new vodka which we hope will surprise our guests. We believe that flavoured vodkas are going to be a thing of the past and will be replaced by vodkas with flavour.”