We are pleased to review a Canadian vodka. Made in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Hounds Black Vodka is black alright. Pitch black. This vodka is infused with minerals in order to achieve absorption of all colours of the visible spectrum. If we were prop artists, we’d pour this in the martini glass of Mads Mikkelsen, for the scene where he plays poker against James Bond in Casino Royale. As we review this vodka, we channel Le Chiffre, ready to show down a full house.
The nose is zesty, with a hint of orange. There is a sweetness to the taste, and it is fairly smooth. It is a tasty vodka, which will allow bartenders to outshine competition by darkening the mixed drinks.