In principle, that’s a hard bit of logic with which to find fault.
But even as a self-professed bacon aficionado, I struggled with the idea of the new bacon-infused offering that made its appearance at the Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival, which ran Oct. 12 – 13.
Bakon Vodka, courtesy of Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits, quite genuinely tastes like bacon.
At the suggestion of Black Rock’s vendors, I opted for their signature recipe with the meaty libation — a Bacon Caesar.
It was certainly … baconey.
While concoction has earned rave reviews, including a gold medal and a 92-point score by the Beverage Testing Institute’s International Review of Spirits in 2010, I found it difficult to enjoy the drink with the overwhelming, smokey taste on my palate.
Of course we live in an age in which bacon has invaded pastry, condiments, ice cream, and now booze.
But, it is worth a try.
The flavour is most definitely spot on. And if you’re a caesar fan, it gives the famed cocktail an extra meaty kick.
It’s available at several liquor stores in Calgary