Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka (40.0%)

Other Spirits, Vodka

My very first vodka review! This is a spirit which to be fair deserves a far greater reputation that it enjoys and I’m really excited to try this fantastic re-imagination of this under-appreciated drink!

The brain child of Dorset based dairy farmer Jason Barber, Black Cow is the world’s first pure milk vodka, made from nothing but pure whole milk from his 250 strong dairy herd.

The vodka is made by milk which is separated into curds and whey. The curds are used to produce award winning cheese, while the whey is fermented into a beer using a special yeast. This beer is then distilled, triple filtered and finished before hand bottling.


I poured this vodka in to a glencairn glass and left it to develop in the glass for ten minutes. As usual for the review of a clear spirit I haven’t added any water or other mixers as I want to judge this spirit raw.

The nose is quite soft with light notes of citrus and soft spice coming forward. There sweeter notes of vanilla coming through along with fresh mint in the very background.

The taste is an burst of spirit sweetness, followed by a rush of cinnamon and candied mint. This is followed by a soft citrus and a huge wash of creamy vanilla. Just superb and very nicely rounded flavour which keeps developing long after drinking. Tangs of a bright almost herb like dill sweetness linger long after drinking.

The finish is warm and clean with a lingering creamy sensation on the tongue.

This is the first vodka I have tried in a rather long time and has completely switched me on to this fantastic spirit!

Black Cow is available directly from their website HERE!!

Go buy some you will not be disappointed!