Tasting Altamura Vodka

Altamura Vodka

Altamura Vodka launches in the UK

Italy isn’t normally known for vodka, more likely the bold flavours of amari-based cocktails and wine.  This may soon change with the arrival of Altamura Vodka.  Read on to find out more about this new premium vodka.

Altamura Vodka

Where is Altamura Vodka from?

Altamura Vodka is made from 100% Altamura wheat grown in Altamura,  an area within the Puglia region of Italy – the heel of the boot of Italy.

What is Altamura wheat normally used for?

This wheat is normally used to make Pane di Altamura, a PDO (Protected Designation of  Origin) bread.  Did you know that this bread must be produced according to a range of strict conditions including using particular varieties of durum wheat, a certain specification of water, a consistent production method, and a crust that is at least 3 mm thick.

Altamura Vodka

What does it taste like?

This is a smooth and crisp vodka.  It reminded me a lot of Russian vodka, perfect straight out of the freezer and ice cold.  There is a slight lemon zest taste as well as a hint of black pepper in there as well.   This vodka mixes well with some aperitivo and vermouth, giving a smooth and enjoyable cocktail experience.

Where can you buy Altamura Vodka?

The vodka is available to purchase via Master of Malt.

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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