Last night (Tuesday December 3), I attended a tasting of Balblair vintages. We tasted five whiskies, 2003, 1997, 1990, 1983 and 1969, prefaced by a glass of Balblairs base spirit.
While most vodkas use heat to remove impurities, Frīs is chilled to -10C (14 F). The process is said to allow impurities to be frozen and extracted. The result is described as a smooth, dynamic vodka that captures the spirit of Scandinavia.
Frīs is also to launch in three new flavours Orange Freeze and Citrus Freeze - available beginning in September and Frīs Whipped Freeze, to be introduced in 2013. Frīs vodka will be available in 375ml, 750ml, 1 litre and 1.75 litre sizes with a suggested retail price of $10.99/750ml; $19.99/1.75 litre.