It sounds like bottled baked potato with bacon topping. It kinda skeezes me out, yet intrigues. But, given the growing fascination with all things pork and cured, we should have expected it: A potato-based vodka with a "savory bacon flavor" has been invented in Seattle.
Created by Black Rock Spirits after two years of testing, Bakon Vodka celebrates the renaissance of our favorite salty slab. With no tongue-in-cheek, they are "bringing home the bacon."
The Web site says: "Our vodka is column-distilled using a single heating process that doesn't 'bruise' the alcohol like the multiple heating cycles needed to make a typical pot-still vodka. No tinge or burn on the tongue, no obnoxious smoky or chemical flavors, just a clean refreshing potato vodka with delicious savory bacon flavor."
The Web site has recipes like Bakon Chocolate Martini and Bakon Vodka Marinated Steaks, which sound pretty tasty. But we'll have to wait for it to arrive in our parts: It's only available in the Pacific Northwest for now but NY Magazine says it's heading east.