Folks who fancy vodka over their stronger counterparts, you're in for a (boozy) treat. We don't have to resort to foreign brands anymore for getting our fix of delightful distillations. Smoke Vodka, an umbrella venture of Smoke Labs, prides itself on creating the country's first premium homegrown vodka.
In an attempt at making India more recognizable on the global front when it comes to liquor, Varun Jain, the brains behind this brand, launched the divine tasting Smoke Vodka. These gluten-free spirits are made using high-quality Indian Basmati rice and 5x distilled with ultra-modern charcoal filtration. What's super is the fact that there's zero carbon footprint during the production. These come in two flavours - Smoke Vodka Classic, and Aniseed with pleasant notes of fennel and liquorice. Given how instrumental Vodka can be when it comes to creating fun cocktails, we just cannot wait to stir these up with some fun concoctions of our own. These will surely deliver a crisp, refreshing riff on the palette and we won't shy away from asking for a refill. While you're at it, you may want to check out Smoke Wear - their contemporary and gender-neutral (a concept we strongly believe in) clothing line.
At the moment, Smoke Vodka is available at select liquor stores in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Goa. However, they're soon going to expand to other major cities as well. The Smoke Classic Vodka is priced at INR 2,080 and the Aniseed variant costs INR 2,600.