Vodka, beer, wine, cognac, champagne are probably the most common drinks on the shelves of our stores. Whiskey, vermouth, liqueur, and similar beverages can also be easily found in any major stores around the world. But what if you want something completely exclusive? Well, first you can just read this list and then look for ways to buy the drink you like.
Swedish Vodka from Potatoes
Karlsson’s Vodka is a Swedish vodka made exclusively from local potatoes. This drink is made in the same way as wine because the location, species of potatoes, and year of harvest are the main factors. This vodka was invented by one of the creators of Absolut vodka Borje Karlsson. Different variations of this vodka are produced from several types of potatoes. Each bottle is numbered and accompanied by a leaflet indicating where the potatoes were grown, the characteristics of the species, the history of the farm and the weather conditions of the year of the harvest. So far, Karlsson’s Vodka is just beginning to conquer the global market but has already made a name for itself in New York, where it is served in some trendy East Village bars. One bottle of this drink costs about $40.
Wine of Rats
Traditionally, rat wine is made in China. It could be 40-60 percentage of alcohol, and it is matured on newborn rats. These newborns are drowned in rice vodka and sealed in a glass jar for a year. There is a belief that this drink might have miraculous powers and cures any illness from simple runny nose to kidney disease. According to the traditional recipe, it is very important that the newborn rats do not have time to open their eyes until they are drowned. The taste is not special because it basically is the cheap rice vodka with an unpleasantly bitter spice. The price for a bottle might be from $20 up to a few hundreds.
Milk Beer from Japan
Brewers from the island of Hokkaido in Japan produce beer that has a one-third of milk in the overall substance. The drink was made by one manager of an alcohol shop in the village of Nakasibecu when there was produced too much milk by dairy farms in Hokkaido in March of 2006. The young man decided to rectify the situation and made an agreement with the Abashiri Beer brewery. This brewery was already known for some extraordinary production such as colorful beer of blue, green, and red colors.
Beer with milk, for the production of which a rather complicated recipe was devised (the cooking temperature of milk must be low and the starch content is high enough, so it proved difficult to replace it with water), the locals received it incredibly warm. For them, milk beer turned out to be a light, pleasant drink, as a result, the excess milk was saved that year, and the whole world suddenly found out about Bilk. The bottle of this beer costs about $3.