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OUR/NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH RETHINK FOOD TO CREATE BASIL VODKA Into The Mix

OUR/NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH RETHINK FOOD TO CREATE BASIL VODKA

April 22,2021

New York distillery Our/Vodka is unveiling its innovative basil-infused vodka, created with real basil sourced locally in New York City for a limited run of 1,800 bottles. 

Using surplus basil from Brooklyn-based urban farm Square Roots, the expression has been created in partnership with non-profit Rethink Food, whose mission is to create a more sustainable and equitable food system by transforming excess food into nutritious meals for communities impacted by food insecurity.

“We’re thrilled to align with local partners to repurpose this beautiful ingredient and use it to create something truly unique – a ‘sustainable spirit’,” said Dave Ortiz, local partner of Our/New York. “Working with a fresh ingredient like basil is an intricate process, requiring a lot of time and care to get just right. It’s a complex, yet familiar flavour that makes for a really compelling drink on its own or in any number of cocktails.”

To create Our/New York Basil, the basil is hand-chopped and added to a mixture of base spirit and water, before allowing it to infuse for 24 hours. The infused liquid is filtered and distilled then blended with triple-filtered New York City water and a corn-based neutral spirit; and finally, hand-bottled, all in their distillery on 26th Street.

Our/New York is the first distillery in Manhattan since Prohibition and is part of the Our/Vodka family of urban micro-distilleries. The distillery plans to unveil additional collaborations in the future, with the goal of creating compelling products through partnerships with local artists, urban farms and everything in between.

For more information, go to ournewyorkvodka.com

OUR/NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH RETHINK FOOD TO CREATE BASIL VODKA Into The Mix

ARDGOWAN DISTILLERY DEBUTS SHIPWRIGHT WHISKY

May 14,2021

Scottish producer Ardgowan Distillery has released Shipwright, a blend of single malts sourced from Speyside and Highland distilleries.

The second whisky in its Clydebuilt series, Shipwright has been matured in first-fill oloroso Sherry casks and offers scents of leather, marzipan, tobacco and sandalwood.

Distillery chief executive, Martin McAdam, said: “The feedback we’ve had from Coppersmith gives us great confidence in our ability to craft premium whisky with broad appeal. I think it is our best dram yet.”

The Ardgowan Distillery Clydebuilt series showcases the skills of master whisky maker, Max McFarlane: “It is a truly sumptuous dram, made to ignite your imagination of far off lands.

On the nose, warm aromas come in waves, bringing to mind the precious cargoes of the East, with scents of marzipan, leather, Ceylon tea, dried spices, tobacco and sandalwood.

This journey continues on the palate, as bright complexities of orange peel and rich dark notes of black cherries and treacle come to the fore.

Shipwright then settles gently, dry at first, then gliding into lingering spicy notes with hints of an old leather armchair. A wonderful elegant whisky to savour alone or share with friends.”

For more information, go to shop.ardgowandistillery.com

 

OUR/NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH RETHINK FOOD TO CREATE BASIL VODKA Into The Mix

TIA MARIA RELEASES MATCHA CREAM LIQUEUR IN US

May 13,2021

International coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria has introduced an indulgent creamy liqueur with the distinctive flavours and natural caffeine of Japanese green Matcha tea extract

With an ABV of 17%, Tia Maria Matcha is made using Japanese green tea extract, which provides ‘caffeine and a floral twist’ to the liquid.

“Matcha is extremely popular in coffee shops and it is known around the world for its earthy notes and natural caffeine, so pairing it with our premium Tia Maria flavour was a complimentary fit,” said Ignacio Llaneza, vice president of brand and trade marketing at Disaronno International.

Tia Maria Matcha encourages consumers to slow down from busy schedules and “take your matcha time.” Reinforced with the hashtag #takeyourmatchatime. Tia Maria Matchaproposes a new ritual by mixing two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of matcha powder in a dish and rimming the glass of their Tia Maria Matcha serve.

“Tia Maria continues to strive to meet a younger consumer audience and we’re looking forward to introducing the concept of a mindful Matcha ritual through Tia Maria Matcha,” Llaneza continued.

The perfect Tia Maria Matcha serves include:

Tia Maria Matcha Ritual

Mix two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of matcha powder in a dish. Chill your glass for 10 minutes or wait until you have moisture on the glass. Dip the glass rim into the mix of matcha powder and sugar. Fill the glass with ice and add Tia Maria Matcha

Matcha-Tini

Ingredients:

Instructions

Create your perfect green matcha rim on half of a coupe or martini glass. Pour Tia Maria Matcha and vodka into a cocktail shaker. Top up the shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients together. Pour in the contents of the shaker using a strainer and sieve into the glass.

The new liqueur is available now through the US and will be available in the UK later this summer

For more information, go to tiamaria.com

OUR/NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH RETHINK FOOD TO CREATE BASIL VODKA Into The Mix

HAYMAN’S INTRODUCES EXOTIC CITRUS GIN

May 13,2021

UK gin distillery Hayman’s has released a new expression infused with exotic citrus flavours that include notes of kumquat, pomelo, Persian lime and mandarin.

“As the first London gin distilling family to include citrus as a key botanical, we are simply adding a delicious exotic citrus flavour to our style of gin, said Hayman’s co-owner James Hayman.

“At a time when the consumer is increasingly more conscious about natural ingredients, this is a gin with additional flavour that is naturally distilled from botanicals. The flavour profile of Exotic Citrus derives from the hand-peeled and sundried fruit,” Hayman continued.

The 41.1% ABV gin is made using a two-day process, whereby the peels’ citrusy flavours and oils are distilled to complement the citrus-forward style of the family-run distillery’s signature London Distilled Gin.

The brand suggests that the Hayman’s Exotic Citrus is best enjoyed over ice with premium tonic water, and garnished with a slice of fresh orange and sprig of fresh basil.

With a distilling heritage stretching back to the 18th century, Hayman’s is one of the oldest names in UK gin. After a spell making its spirits in Essex, the brand moved to a new home in Balham, southwest London, in 2018.

For more information, go to haymansgin.com where the gin is available through the brand’s online store

OUR/NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH RETHINK FOOD TO CREATE BASIL VODKA Into The Mix

Lagavulin Has Launched Second Nick Offerman Expression

May 12,2021

Scottish Single Malt distillery Lagavulin has yet again teamed up with US actor Nick Offerman, this time launching an 11-year-old whisky finished in Guinness beer casks.

Ahead of World Whisky Day (15 May) & Father’s Day (20 June – US & UK), the limited-edition 11-year-old Lagavulin Offerman Edition. was aged for four months in former Guinness beer casks from Ireland’s Open Gate Brewery.

The expression has notes of ‘intense peat and charred wood’ along with hints of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and caramel from the Guinness casks.

To celebrate its launch, Offerman has unveiled the fifth instalment in his Lavagulin: My Tales of Whisky video series.

Titled ‘Nick Offerman’s Father’s Day Part Five’, the new video stars Offerman and his father Ric, and playfully highlights how the whisky was created before concluding with the duo enjoying a dram in a pub.

“The opportunity to collaborate on this truly sublime, smoky giggle-juice renews my gratitude for the simple things in life, like a father’s love, and the good manners he taught me,” said Offerman.

Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish is available in the US, through Reserve Bar and Drizly.

OUR/NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH RETHINK FOOD TO CREATE BASIL VODKA Into The Mix

JIM BEAM RELEASES READY-TO-DRINK HIGHBALL COCKTAILS

May 5,2021

Global whiskey brand Jim Beam is launching two ready-to-drink cocktails made with a bourbon base: the Jim Beam Classic Highball and the Jim Beam Ginger Highball.

The Jim Beam Classic Highball combines Jim Beam Bourbon, bubbly seltzer and a hint of citrus, while the Jim Beam Ginger Highball combines Jim Beam Bourbon and crisp ginger ale, for a bold and balanced taste.

The canned cocktails are inspired by the sessionable, cult-favourite handmade Highball cocktails, which is made by mixing chilled Jim Beam Bourbon with ice and ice-cold, highly carbonated soda water or ginger ale.

“We know that so many drinkers get tired of beer and crave something refreshing, lighter and more balanced,” said Malini Patel, Managing Director for the James B. Beam Distilling Co. at Beam Suntory. “Our new ready-to-drink Highballs are the perfect way to enjoy Jim Beam in a new, refreshing way – whether you’re a bourbon fan or you’re trying bourbon for the first time.”

The new releases come in at 5 percent ABV each and are available as a four-pack or as single 355ml slender cans

For more information, go to jimbeam.com or follow the brand on Twitter  and Instagram

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