In 2012, English company Master of Malt scorched mouths and livers with the world’s hottest vodka. Rated to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units (a unit used to measure the heat of chillies), you’d want to chase it with an iceberg. Then, those awful people at The ‘Hot Enough’ Vodka Co. have conjured up another monster – 250,000 Scovilles vodka. And now, they’ve done it again. Warning – here is a monster twice as terrifying and evil as before! 500,000 Scovilles Chilli Vodka is approximately 200 times hotter than Tabasco Sauce and twice as hot as anything they’ve previously released.
Described by Phillip Schofield on ITV’s This Morning as “unbelievable”, the vodkas are made using nothing but pure wheat spirit and Naga Jolokia chillies, which are so intense they are used by the Indian armed forces as a key ingredient in their chilli-based tear gas grenades. That’s why the 250,000 Scovilles vodka has industrial-grade wire sealing each bottle and the new 500,000 Scovilles release comes in a canister that’s specifically designed to keep people out. “Don’t try and open it”, it warns, “No good will come of it.”
The launch also sees redesigned packaging created by Australian artist Nick Sheehy for the existing 250,000 Scovilles, priced at £32.95 for 50cl and 100,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodkas, priced at £32.95 for 70cl.
The award-winning vodkas were already the world’s hottest, and have received wide acclaim, featuring on national television and in the Telegraph and the Daily Mail as well as being featured as a Firebox challenge. Fans of ‘nice things’ (as opposed to deeply unsettling, and almost completely undrinkable things) should probably run while they can. You have been warned.
500,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka is available at all retailers willing to stock this abomination, including Amazon, Firebox and Master of Malt, priced at £32.95 ($50) for 20cl.