Blackdown Silver Birch Vodka
Hailing from the beautiful surroundings of Blackdown Hill in West Sussex, our award-winning Vodka owes its extraordinary depth of flavour to a curated blend of wheat & Silver Birch Sap.
The first vodka to be produced in Sussex, is distilled seven times to ensure smoothness and refinement, Blackdown Silver Birch Vodka is charcoal filtered before being infused with silver birch sap, which is sourced from the 40 acres of woodlands that surround our distillery once a year during spring.
Finally, the distillate is brought to bottling strength, using pure Sussex water which runs beneath the distillery.
To fully appreciate its singular taste, Blackdown Silver Birch Vodka is best enjoyed neat, with a lemon twist, as a Martini with Blackdown Silver Birch Vermouth, or enjoy as a Vodka & Tonic with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water with a slice of grapefruit.
‘The original spirit of Sussex’
37.5% ABV | Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans & Gluten Free
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2014 The Spirit Business Vodka Masters Master Premium
2014 IWSC Silver
“Blackdown Silver Birch Vodka is a perfect example of how vodka needn’t be bland and boring anymore. This is a big, bold spirit that’s full of flavour and thoroughly deserving of one of our coveted and rare Master medals.” Becky Paskin, Editor - The Spirits Business
APPEARANCE: A clear, bright liquid
NOSE: A delicate Vodka, with traditional woody aromas; the predominant notes of Citrus & Silver Birch
TASTE: Full of flavour and slightly sweet with a very smooth and refined mouth feel.
FINISH: Traditional citrus finish, a smooth and refined on the palate.
Silver Birch facts
Silver Birch Syrup is a rare gourmet ingredient, and one of the most difficult to produce, often referred to as “white gold” it takes and average of 100 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup with the sap only containing 1-1.5% sugar (fructose). When the sap is being tapped it looks and tastes much like water.
Silver Birch sap is generally harvested between in the UK between March and April when the sap is rising in early spring. The season can last anything between 2-6 weeks, which varies from season to season. In 2017 we tapped over 300 trees, with an average tree providing 5 gallons a day collecting over 1,500 gallons producing 15 gallons of pure syrup.