Three Olives focus on making luxury vodka, with bold and intense flavours. Combing super-premium vodka with fun flavours, Three Olives strive to make a vodka which is both high quality and fun to drink. The Three Olives flavours available to purchase in our shop include such delights as Root Beer vodka, Triple Shot Espresso vodka, Coconut Water vodka, Cake vodka, S'mores vodka, Pomegranate vodka, Strawberry vodka, and finally Dude vodka, which is flavoured - not of dudes! - but of lemon and lime.
Three Olives are known for their one-of-a-kind flavoured vodkas
Three Olives Vodka is made in the United Kingdom, from winter wheat which is harvested in England. It is distilled four times for a smooth, mellow natural taste which is enhanced by the addition of Three Olive's unique flavours. In fact, Three Olives is so good that it has been awarded a Superb/Highly Recommended rating from the prestigious Wine Enthusiast for two of its flavours (Vanilla and Orange), with three more flavours (Cherry, Chocolate, and Green Apple) receiving a Very Good/Recommended rating.
Three Olives have made a splash with their branding too. Known for their collaborations with celebrities, they have been making an impact on the drinks scene. Rapper Lil' Kim is a fan of their grape-flavoured Purple vodka, and she was the face of the flavour's launch in 2010. More recently in 2013, actor Clive Owen, known for hit films like "Sin City" and "Closer", was the star of Three Olive's advertising campaign which featured him in various locations around London. The campaign highlighted Three Olive's English roots and its cosmopolitan style. For this innovative work, Three Olives won an Impact Hot Brand award for six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2010, recognising their role in popularising and promoting flavoured vodkas.
The making of a flavoured vodka: Three Olives' infusion process
The flavouring of vodkas began to be popularised in earnest in the 1980s. Whilst before that, flavouring vodka had been done in order to conceal unpleasant flavours, later it became used just to impart an interesting or pleasant taste to the spirit. Vodka is a popular spirit to flavour due to its natural purity and lack of a strong taste of its own. It is a neutral medium to which interesting flavour combinations can be added - as anyone who has ever made skittles vodka at home can attest! But the art of combining flavours in just the right way is a difficult one, which is why Three Olives have been so successful with their unique flavour combinations.
To add flavours to vodka, traditionally it is macerated or infused - that is, the fruits, herbs, or other ingredients are soaked in the vodka in order to extract their flavours. However, Three Olives use the alternative circulation method, in which one liquid flows into another to marry their flavours together. The circulation method allows for more consistent quality control over large batches, meaning that every bottle of Three Olives Vodka maintains a high standard of quality. Purchase a bottle from our shop and try out their unique flavours for yourself!