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BrewDog Distilling Co. launch new Scottish 'single malt' craft vodka Rogue Wave

BrewDog Distilling Co. has announced the launch of a new Scottish 'single malt' craft vodka. 

Published: September 11, 2019
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The distilling company, which is based at BrewDog's Aberdeenshire HQ, has created the vodka in honour of the cousin of the company's founder James Watt.

Rogue Wave is a tribute to Alex, who lost his arm in a freak fishing accident in the North Sea, with the vibrant orange colour on the bottle inspired by the oil skins he wears.

A spokesperson for the brand said: "Filtered just once so the spirit keeps its soul. Crisp and clean with subtle notes of icing sugar and vanilla, Rogue Wave is created by passing vapour through the world’s first triple-bubble copper pot still, before it hits a 19-metre rectification column. The higher it goes, the purer it gets, maximising copper contact to give uncompromising quality."

Priced at £22 for 700ml (40% abv) the new spirit is made with just water, malted barley, malted wheat and ale yeast, the distilling team say the new vodka is best served in a Moscow Mule:


• 50 ml
• 150 ml ginger beer
• 5 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
• 0.5 lime, cut into wedges
Dash of Aromatic Bitters


Add cubed ice to a glass/mug, pour over the vodka, ginger beer and lime juice, stir thoroughly, garnish with lime wedge and bitters.

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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