JJ Whitley Bottle
So apparently, 5-a-day isn’t quite what I thought it was. I do admit it has taken me thirty-eight years to figure it out, but I got there in the end. To explain, I assumed 5 glasses of orange juice a-day would suffice, but alas the government scientists nutritionists government who came up with this arbitary figure didn’t mean five of the same fruit or vegetables each day. They expected us to mix it up a bit. They want them all different.

Talk about moving the goal posts.

So anyway, in trying to keep in line with government scientists nutritionists government I’m adding rhubarb into the mix. My father always swears by rhubarb for its beneficial health attributes, no less because apparently it makes you fart more. And as I have aged, I can only determine that anything that increases the ventilation requirements must mean it is good for the body.

So yes, rhubarb vodka is being guzzled along with grapefruit vodka, citrus vodka and all mixed with fruit juice and/or smoothies made from whatever vegetables I can crush, squeeze and blend. All helped along with Skittles, Jelly Babies and/or Fruit Pastilles, because they all contain real fruit juices.

What’s that you say? You don’t think this is what they meant. But…? But…?

Tasting Notes

Yeah, I never thought I’d say tasting notes either.

Holy schmoly, JJ Whitley’s Rhubarb Vodka is sweet. Wow! I wasn’t expecting the sugar kick, I must admit.

I opened and took a nose, but couldn’t smell much. I was starting to wonder if this was going to be a tasteless let-down. Then I took a sip of neat, and that was my initial impression, just wow! Sweetness overload.

Being a Brit, I’ve added some lemonade to try and zing out the sweet and it is easing itself a little better. But wow, it is sweet, too sweet for me.

I’ve now sliced a lemon and added. It’s getting easier, which is to say, less sweet.