Perhaps it’s time for bloody mary’s to step aside, at least in Kansas. This week, Kansas City just introduced the ultimate flavored vodka to honor its Kansas City roots—360 Vodka just announced the release of its spicy and sweet, tangy and true, 360 KC Barbecue Flavored Vodka, as described on its website.
Kansas City Barbecue has a heritage that dates back to the early 1900’s, when the “Father of Kansas City Barbecue,” Henry Perry first sold slow-smoked meats wrapped in newspaper for twenty-five cents in the city’s Garment District and opened the city’s first barbecue restaurant in an old trolley barn.
360 Vodka is a premium brand of McCormick Distilling Co. in Weston, Missouri. Founded in 1856 and home to the historic Holladay Distillery, McCormick Distilling Co. is the oldest business in the Kansas City area. The brand recently announced a landmark local partnership in becoming the Official Vodka of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Weston, Missouri-based distillery, which opened in 1856, is the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi that is at the same location it first opened.
“We are very proud of our Kansas City roots and love the traditions of this great city,” said Patrick Fee, Vice President of Marketing, McCormick Distilling Co. in their press-release.
“360 KC Barbeque gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to Kansas City with a flavor that no one has ever done before but that makes all the sense in the world to us.”
It’s not the first time 360 Vodka has come up with crafty flavors — they’ve also introduced us to products such as Double Chocolate and Buttered Popcorn in the past.
In its initial launch, 360 KC Barbeque will be a limited release available solely throughout the Kansas City Metro area and is expected to hit shelves this week. The vodka is 35 percent alcohol by volume.