Looking for the perfect vodka for a Bloody Mary? You've found it. The St. George Green Chile Vodka packs a vibrant, evocative and subtly spicy punch. To make it, the Californian distillers fill their still with crushed jalapeño peppers, lime peel and a non-GMO base spirit and distil it through a carter head layers with fresh coriander ("cilantro" to them). They separately infuse serrano, habanero, red and yellow peppers, blend all of these with the jalapeño/lime/coriander distillate, give it a pepper infusion and filter out impurities. With a good balance of sweet and savoury, as we said before, this is exactly what you need for a Bloody Mary.
Nose: Ooh - lots of fragrant chile here. Jalapeño at the fore, vegetal and juicy, with spicier habanero simmering in the background.
Palate: Ridiculously unique. Crystal clear flavours of fresh chillies, cooled down slightly by the herbaceous coriander. Puts us in mind of good Mexican food.
Finish: Surprisingly refreshing for something with the word 'chile' in its name!
-- Masters of Malt