Archive for Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Salmon latest vodka flavor

June 30, 2010


— Prepare your palate for carnivorous cocktails.

The Alaska Distillery in Wasilla just recently launched its Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka, about a year after the Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits introduced a bacon-flavored vodka.

Both savory spirits were intended to complement Bloody Marys, but are finding wider uses among mixologists.

“I think there was some madness and some drunkenness involved, honestly,” said Toby Foster, an Alaska Distillery partner and the one charged with coming up with new flavors with Alaska themes.

Foster’s intent was to market a local vodka that would stand out among the numerous other bottles on the liquor store shelves.

Foster and Scotti MacDonald, another partner, said the current formula took 48 tries, and some of the first 47 attempts were downright disgusting.

“Definitely the first few times we had our heave bucket close by,” MacDonald said. “It was pretty bad, and you know, greasy.”


Maddy Griffin 7 years ago

Why would anyone want to screw up the flavor of Salmon with vodka or vice-versa?

Randall Barnes 7 years ago

how about anchovy flavor or horse manure ?

Ron Holzwarth 7 years ago

What's next? Whiskey flavored vodka?

Ricky_Vaughn 7 years ago

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...

ivalueamerica 7 years ago

Caribou Barbie Vomit, Vodka Salmon flavored

jonas_opines 7 years ago

This sounds horrible, but it does give me a great idea for a new drink.

The Cold Fish Martini.

jonas_opines 7 years ago

We'll save that one for the Salmon flavored Bourbon.

estespark 7 years ago

Drink like a fish.

Not drink fish.

wmathews 7 years ago

The comment was removed for the b-word, which was not allowed as a verb or noun under Jonathan's reign and is not allowed under mine. If you see it, flag it and I'll remove it.

And my name is Whitney.

jehovah_bob 7 years ago


Jehovah_bob ♥'s Whitney.

jehovah_bob 7 years ago


Jehovah_bob ♥'s Whitney.

bad_dog 7 years ago

Whitney: Try using an Eminem rap cadence when you say that...

My name is, my name is, my name is...

Maddy Griffin 7 years ago

Oooohhh jkealing I'm really liking the new girl! She's smart as a whip and knows how to make it sting!

Kyle Reed 7 years ago

A simple search of this very website shows lots of examples of the "b" word being used exactly as you're saying it's not allowed. Pretty weak.

Jonathan Kealing 7 years ago

Easy there Tom. If someone flags a comment with the b word, we'll take it down. And/or if you flag someone calling you a whore or a gigolo, we'll take those down as well. We always have. We honestly could care less whether you're a liberal or a conservative. It doesn't even enter our discussion.

All that said, we don't deactivate accounts at user's requests. The only way we deactivate an account is for violations of our terms of service.

Katara 7 years ago

It is hard to sell ad space if your numbers start to decrease. Advertisers might start asking why users' are requesting to have their accounts deleted and may rethink their decision about whether or not their online ads will get the number of eyeballs they want on them.

beatrice 7 years ago

"bye bye!" Now that is a "b" word I can support!

beatrice 7 years ago

You had Lindsey on the brain?

I feel sorry for Lindsey.

bad_dog 7 years ago

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Kathy Theis-Getto 7 years ago

Ahhh - a villanelle for Tom? Such a simple verse for a complex kinda guy. :-) Seriously though, Tom, the gist of the poem is so fitting - don't give up so easily, man.

bad_dog 7 years ago

Careful there, KG. You run the risk of being labeled an intellectual elitist lefty using big French words like that...

BigAl 7 years ago

I would hate to see Tom leave these message boards. Although I rarely agree with him, his views are just as important as anyone else. Even in this little rant he has going, a person must remember that Tom thinks that any media that doesn't constantly bash Obama and all things Democrat, are far left. The most corrupt news media organization are the ones that promote hate, fear and division. We all know who that is.

Tom, I would hate to see you go.

jehovah_bob 7 years ago

I'm pretty sure that's an asian delicacy.

jonas_opines 7 years ago

Whoa, somebody call the Whhaaaambulance.

Maddy Griffin 7 years ago

I'm feeling a high-five coming on.

Steven Berger 7 years ago

Serving smoked along with chilled vodka is a great pairing for those of you who have never tried it, just like lox and bagels. I don’t think I would use it as a mixer for a martini though. I would much rather drink this than a bacon flavored vodka.

KUnlv13 7 years ago

Continuing with Restaurant_Man's comments:

From a food pairing perspective I could see this vodka being useful. Not the first to hit the bacon or smoked salmon route though, as Alaskan Smoked Porter has been brewed for about a decade now. From Alaskan Brewing Company, and even better if aged for a year or two, you'll get amazing flavors of roasted malt, bacon, smoked salmon, and slight mesquite from this brew. Perfect for next to a campfire on a cool night following a fishing trip...mmm!

bad_dog 7 years ago

Hmmm, I wonder if Snap will copy/paste this exit speech every time Tom posts in the future...

Snap-worth repeating?

bad_dog 7 years ago

That's a pretty crappie pun, Py ;-)

bad_dog 7 years ago

Now that's a "reel" line for ya...

This article does make me wonder whether you can get salmonella from drinking this vodka.

whats_going_on 7 years ago


I must say, this LJW story and comment section is making my afternoon.

beatrice 7 years ago

Four out of five bears prefer Salmon Vodka over regular vodka!

beatrice 7 years ago

Grey Goose: I never realized other vodkas taste like fowl.

Autie, that is some "right thinking" on the Shewmon subject.

rbwaa 7 years ago

anybody see the blog about the disappearededed request?

Rex Russell 7 years ago

I don't plan on ever cheating on my wife. However, the>"And my name is Whitney."< moment, made me fall in love all over again.

Kontum1972 7 years ago

hey...! Col. Klink.....was that a HIT?

new vodka flavor...."Gulf Oil" flavored...

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