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Headlines and News for Bakon Vodka

Press Releases

Bakon Vodka Debuts Industry's First Individually-Assigned QR Codes to New Bottles of Award-Winning Spirit
Seattle, WA - November, 2011

PDF (100 KB) - Bakon Vodka Signs with SWS and Expands Relationship with RNDC As Sales Approach One Million Dollars
Seattle, WA - June, 2011

PDF (128 KB) - Bakon Vodka earns Gold Medal at prestigious BTI International Spirits Competition, scores 92 points.
Seattle, WA - November, 2010

PDF (232 KB) - Bakon Vodka Toasts Success of First Year with Expansion, Awards, and the Acclaimed "Bakon Mary"
Seattle, WA - June 15th, 2010

PDF (32 KB) - Bakon Vodka - The World's First Bacon Flavored Vodka
Seattle, WA - May 2009

November 30, 2011 - The Seattle Times

Digitally 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!"
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behind the burner

Aug 30, 2011 - Behind The Burner

Drink 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."
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Tailgating ideas

Aug 23, 2011 - Tailgating Ideas

Bakon 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."
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Nightclub and Bar Magazine

Jul, 2011 - Night Club & Bar Magazine

Infused 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."
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InSytle Magazine

Mar, 2011 - InStyle

What's Now! The Vodka Diet

"Sounds weird but it's delicious in a Bloody Mary!"
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The Ultimate Bloody Mary - Bakon Mary

Jan, 2011 - Top trends for 2011: Bloody Mary's and Bacon-infused cocktails

Restaurants 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."

Video: Portland CBS 6 (KOIN) interviews a restaurant that lets customers build a bloody mary using Bakon Vodka, a choice of tomato puree, condiments including pickled okra, red curried carrots and a wide selection of hot sauces.

The Tasting Panel Yearbook

Dec, 2010 - Tasting Panel 2010 Yearbook of Outstanding Spirits

Bakon 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."

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BTI International Spirits Competition

Nov, 2010 - Beverage Testing Institute

Bakon 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."

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Palm Springs Cocktail Challenge

Sep, 2010 - Florida Bartender Wins Top Prize in National Cocktail Competition Using Bakon Vodka

Congratulations 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.

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See the video of Scot making the BLT Martini

Tasting Panel Magazine

Sep, 2010 - Tasting Panel Magazine

Bakon 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.

"The smoky bacon nose is not at all contrived; in fact, it's tempting as all get-out. The palate is just as authentic: clean and slightly sweet with a how-did-they-do-it authenticity. No heat at all, merely slightly peppered and delectable."  Press Release

National Public Radio

July 25, 2010 - National Public Radio

Would 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.

Listen here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128755367

Beverage World Magazine

June 2010 - Beverage World Magazine

BevStar Awards

Bakon Vodka selected as the 2010 Silver Medal winner in the Wine and Spirits category.
Beverage World Magazine - 2010 Silver Medal Winner

Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee

June 11, 2010 - Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee

Father'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".

Food and Beverage World

Apr 10, 2010 - Food and Beverage World

George'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."


Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Mar 24, 2010 - Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Jay jokes in the monologue:
"A liquor company called Black Rock Spirits introduced a new bacon-flavored vodka. Bacon-flavored vodka. How fat and lazy are we getting in this country? Vodka and orange juice wasn't "breakfasty" enough? Are we going to have the 'Grey Goose Grand Slam' breakfast now?"


Mar 23, 2010 - Asylum

8 Vodkas That are Weirdly Awesome

"...once ideas for cocktails and mixed drinks enter your mind, [Bakon Vodka] starts to sound 100 percent awesome."


Fox BYO Spirits Review

Mar 18, 2010 - Fox BYO Spirits Review

Mmm Bacon...Flavored Vodka? by Richard Goldsmith

"Not surprisingly, it makes for what is quite possibly the best Bloody Mary of all time!"


Chicago Tribune

Dec 19, 2009 - Chicago Tribune

Food 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."


Maxim Magazine

Oct 2009 - Maxim Magazine

Bacon 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!"

Crispy On the Outside Blog

Aug 24, 2009 - Crispy On the Outside Blog

A 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."


The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

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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The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

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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CNN Headling news

May 26, 2009 - CNN

Bakon Vodka Sales Sizzle

Story about the initial sales of Bakon Vodka - internationally syndicated.

Faux News

May 9, 2009 - Fox News

Bakon Vodka Launches in Seattle

Story about the launch of Bakon Vodka - internationally syndicated.