'World's hottest chilli vodka' launched

18 January, 2012

Online retailer and bottler Master of Malt has launched what it says is the world’s hottest chilli vodka.

100,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka is made by infusing vodka with the world’s hottest chilli, the Naga Jolokia. 

Scovilles are the unit used to measure the heat of chillies, and each Scoville unit denotes how many times the chilli must be diluted by its own mass of water until the heat is only just detectable.

A jalapeño has around 5,000 Scovilles, while the Naga Jolokia can exceed 1 million Scovilles – “more than most law enforcement-grade pepper spray”, according to Master of Malt. 

The vodka is on sale at £31.95 and is being sold with the following warning:

“By purchasing this bottle, you agree that: 

1. I have been warned and fully understand that this product contains extreme heat and should be used and handled responsibly.

2. I use this product entirely at my own risk and I understand the potential danger if used or handled irresponsibly. If I give this product as a gift I will make the recipient aware of the potential danger if used or handled irresponsibly. 

3. I accept that the retailer and manufacturer of this product will, under no circumstances, be responsible for, or liable for, any claims of injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product and by purchasing this product, whether for myself or as a gift, I acknowledge and agree to this fact without question. 

4. I am not inebriated or of unsound mind and am fully able to make a rational decision to purchase this product.”




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