Bakon Vodka Debuts Industry's First Individually-Assigned QR Codes to New Bottles of Award-Winning Spirit
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November 30, 2011 - The Seattle TimesDigitally claim your liquor, the bacon flavored stuff
Perhaps someday they'll be able to earn offline prizes as well, such as a free Costco hot dog with every three bottles. I can hear it now: "Make mine a Bakon dog!"
Aug 30, 2011 - Behind The BurnerDrink of the Day: The Elvis Presley
"Very few liquors impress me... but I was truly tickled pink by Bakon Vodka. Not your dad's sipping drink, this gem of a liquor smells, tastes, but does not look like the pork product itself. While a Bloody Mary would compliment this clear booze to a Bloody, I vastly prefer the almost sweet, but death-defyingly delicious, Elvis Presley. No matter what the occasion, the King of Rock & Roll does not disappoint with a smoky flavor, hint of sweet and the desire to keep consuming until the cows come home."
Aug 23, 2011 - Tailgating IdeasBakon Vodka Review
"It's tastes as if crumbled up a crisp strip of bacon and sprinkled it on top of my bloody mary...
We liked it. Check that. We loved it... We were happy to learn that bacon and vodka not only play well together but we are wondering how this combination was not thought of before."
Jul, 2011 - Night Club & Bar MagazineInfused and Enthused: New Cocktail-Friendly Flavored Vodkas are Palate- and Profit-Pleasing
"Carnivores will find new Bakon Vodka absolutely irresistible. The vodka is quadruple-distilled entirely from Idaho Russet Burbank potatoes and pristine spring water drawn from a 200-foot-deep aquifer. The final step is re-distilling the vodka with a proprietary bacon infusion. The result is a silky smooth 80 proof spirit that smells and tastes like crisp peppered bacon straight off the griddle."
Mar, 2011 - InStyleWhat's Now! The Vodka Diet
"Sounds weird but it's delicious in a Bloody Mary!"
Jan, 2011 - Top trends for 2011: Bloody Mary's and Bacon-infused cocktailsRestaurants show off Bakon as a key ingredient in popular 'build-your-own bloody mary' bars
Trend watchers and bloggers are predicting that the Bloody Mary and bacon-infused cocktails will be top-10 trends for 2011. New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni noted last summer "the city is in a bloody mary craze like never before right now."
Dec, 2010 - Tasting Panel 2010 Yearbook of Outstanding SpiritsBakon Vodka selected as "Most Well Rounded" Spirit of 2010
"Versatility is Bakon's middle name. It rocks a Bloody Mary like Buddy Holly rocking the senior prom, but don't hestitate to slurp it up in one of the brand's 'carnivorous cocktails'. It mingles well with chocolate and fruit flavors such as orange and pineapple, too. If there's anything Bakon can't do, we haven't found it, putting this one at the head of the class for both uniqueness and versatility."
Nov, 2010 - Beverage Testing InstituteBakon Vodka earns Gold Medal at prestigious BTI International Spirits Competition,
scores 92 points.
"Clear. Convincing aromas of fatty smoked maple bacon with a supple dryish medium body and a caramelized bacon, fig, and limestone finish. Mmm bacon. A must try for Bloody Marys."
Sep, 2010 - Florida Bartender Wins Top Prize in National Cocktail Competition Using Bakon VodkaCongratulations to Florida bartender Scot Newell for winning the "Palm Springs Cocktail Challenge"!
After winning a regional competition held Aug. 16th in Ft. Lauderdale, Scot became of eight bartenders flown out to Palm Springs to compete head to head on national TV. Scot's signature cocktail and shot entries (the 'Palm-egranate' Lemonade and a S'mores Shot) wowed the crowds. Scot then clinched first place with his "BLT Martini" using Bakon Vodka.
Sep, 2010 - Tasting Panel MagazineBakon Vodka selected as a "Publisher's Pick", scores 93 points
The Tasting Panel, the most widely circulated trade publication in the beverage industry, gives Bakon a score of 93 points.
July 25, 2010 - National Public RadioWould You Like A Little Bacon In That Martini?
At restaurants across the country, the dinner menu has been bleeding not so subtly onto the cocktail list. Brown butter rum, chorizo margaritas, foie gras brandy and, of course, bacon.
June 2010 - Beverage World MagazineBevStar Awards
Bakon Vodka selected as the 2010 Silver Medal winner in the Wine and Spirits category.
June 11, 2010 - Today Show with Hoda and Kathie LeeFather's Day Buying Guide
"We win, right here!" says Hoda, pointing at the Bakon Mary's they're about to sample. Bakon Vodka is recommended as the perfect Father's Day gift for Dad to make the "Ultimate Bloody Mary".
Apr 10, 2010 - Food and Beverage WorldGeorge's Rants: Bakon Vodka Review
"[I was] amazed at the mouthfeel. It was warm and had more substance than just vodka alone, and it actually tasted like the bacon I had last Sunday morning! It also reminded me of smoked pork. Swallowing it clinched the deal. It was among the smoothest vodkas I have ever had with absolutely no bite... It gave the drink a hint of smokiness and of course a subtle bacon flavor that really, really worked well."
Mar 24, 2010 - Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jay jokes in the monologue:
Mar 23, 2010 - Asylum8 Vodkas That are Weirdly Awesome
"...once ideas for cocktails and mixed drinks enter your mind, [Bakon Vodka] starts to sound 100 percent awesome."
Mar 18, 2010 - Fox BYO Spirits ReviewMmm Bacon...Flavored Vodka? by Richard Goldsmith
"Not surprisingly, it makes for what is quite possibly the best Bloody Mary of all time!"
Dec 19, 2009 - Chicago TribuneFood trends: 5 to look for in 2010 - Bacon and sardines lead the way, ad agency says
"[According to ad agency JWT] here are five of the top trends compiled by the agency, which counts food giants Nestle, Kellogg's and Kraft among its clients. Bacon is no longer just for BLT sandwiches: The pork product is showing up in cocktails made with bacon-infused liquor or the new Bakon Vodka."
Oct 2009 - Maxim MagazineBacon Porn: Bakon Vodka
"Create the best Sunday-football-watching Bloody Mary ever: Combine Bakon Vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, celery salt, black pepper, Tabasco, Worcestershire, and horseradish. Hut, hut, hike!"
Aug 24, 2009 - Crispy On the Outside BlogA meaty Martini - by Jacob Grier
"In some bacon flavored spirits smoke becomes the dominant taste, but this actually has a meaty flavor to it...I tried out a simple. This turned out pretty well, with the bacon flavor coming out more strongly than I thought it would and lending an additional savory note to the drink. If there's a killer app for bacon vodka, [the Bakon Bloody Mary] is definitely it."
June 10, 2009 - The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Conan introduces a new segment called "Andy Will Try It!" Andy Richter tries Bakon Vodka straight, grimaces and says "What were they thinking!?", but continues to finish the whole bottle.
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June 3, 2009 - The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Conan jokes in the monologue: "A Seattle company is making bacon-flavored vodka. The hardest part of making it? Getting the pig drunk."
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May 26, 2009 - CNNBakon Vodka Sales Sizzle
Story about the initial sales of Bakon Vodka - internationally syndicated.
May 9, 2009 - Fox NewsBakon Vodka Launches in Seattle
Story about the launch of Bakon Vodka - internationally syndicated.