If you are looking for something new to add to your home bar, then this week bring four new spirits and liqueurs that will certainly add some interesting flavours to your next cocktail.
Licor 43 Baristo
While it would be easy to describe Licor 43’s new release as a Coffee Liqueur, the brand points out that its “complex and sophisticated” nature goes far beyond that descriptor.
Thomas Clamens, managing director for parent group Zamora Company said “The liquid is like no other, offering consumers a completely different drink experience, the best of Licor 43 and the rare and special Canary Island coffee.”
The expression offers a flavour of freshly roasted coffee with the “botanic, citric, floral and vanilla notes of Licor 43 Original”.
Containing “rare” Arabica Typica coffee grown in the Agaete Valley, in Gran Canaria, Spain. The coffee plantation is said to be one of the few in existence in Europe.
Licor 43 Baristo, is priced at €17.90 (US$21) and is at present available through limited release, with global distribution expanding next year.
78 Degrees Sunset Gin
Adelaide Hills Distillery have released a new pink Gin inspired by remote Australian sunsets.
The flavour profile of the gin has bursting tones of strawberry gum, bush apple which adds an herbaceous tang and floral undertones of raspberries, rhubarb and plum for complexity.
Designed to be slightly lighter than traditional dry Gins, due to the reduced amount of juniper, the new Sunset Gin has a taste similar to rosé making it ideal for a day tipple.
Co-founder of Adelaide Hills Distillery Tobias Kline says the distillery’s latest experimentation is the result of increased interest in new gin types.
“This gin also adds another consumption occasion into our portfolio, as 78 Degrees Sunset Gin is perfect for drinking during the day as a more floral and spice option, as well as ideal for sundowner sips,”
78 Degrees Sunset Gin will be available in July at $74.99 RRP.
Cîroc VS Fine French Brandy
Boutique Vodka company Cîroc have announced that they are now in the Brandy business.
Brand partner and rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, announced the release this week, saying “CÎROC consumers drink aged brown spirits alongside CÎROC Vodka, so it was obvious that it was time to take CÎROC further than it had ever gone. CÎROC VS is changing the game.”
Masterfully blended using exceptional aged brandies, the resulting spirit has a luxurious taste profile, featuring rich notes of fresh fruit, vanilla and a hint of French oak.
Produced in the South of France, under the direction of master distiller, Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, the Brandy echoes the iconic spirit brand’s history of innovation and the continued development of the CÎROC lifestyle.
Cîroc VS Fine French Brandy will retail for US$35.99 and will have an initial release later this month in NY.
Averna Riserva Don Salvatore
Gruppo Campari is celebrating the 150th anniversary of amaro brand Averna with the launch of a new aged expression.
The ancient Averna recipe is aged in small selected oak casks for 18 months, producing a mature liquid and rich Mediterranean bouquet inspired by Don Salvatore Averna, who received the secret recipe as a gift from Frà Girolamo, a Benedictine monk of Caltanissetta, Sicily, 150 years ago.
While the exact recipe for Averna Riserva Don Salvatore is a closely guarded secret, the oak barrel ageing is said to “awaken the deepest dried-fruits and resin notes of the original herbal infusion to deliver a velvety warmth on top of the signature Averna”.
Andrea Neri, managing director for Italian icons and gin at Campari Group, said: “We are very proud of Averna’s authentic legacy and raise a toast to the next 150 years as we celebrate everything that is known and loved about the iconic amaro.”