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SYDNEY BAR DULCIE'S RELEASES SPIRITED GIN EXPRESSION Into The Mix

SYDNEY BAR DULCIE'S RELEASES SPIRITED GIN EXPRESSION

December 16,2021

Kings Cross based Bohemian bar, Dulcie’s has celebrated its third birthday with the release of its first gin expression, Darling Gin.

Created in collaboration with Mobius Distillery, the gin has been designed as a bartender’s gin to work in gin-forward drinks like the Martini and other classic gin cocktails.

Bottled at 44% (which is the street number along Darlinghurst Rd where the bar is located), the gin offers a different approach.

“This gin may not be for everyone but we wanted to create a spirit that showed that gin does always need to be delicate,” said owner, Brandon Martignago. “It’s a gin that sings, no matter what drink it’s in, due to its bolder, gourmatic flavours, with smoky, oily undertones.

Reflecting the nature of the street after which its named, the Darling Gin has been made in a London Dry style with Elderflower, Lavender, fresh Orange peel, Macadamia and Cardamom.

For more information, go to dulcieskingscross.com.au

SYDNEY BAR DULCIE'S RELEASES SPIRITED GIN EXPRESSION Into The Mix

PORTOBELLO ROAD DISTILLERY CREATES WORLD FIRST ASPARAGUS VODKA

May 17,2022

UK distillery, Portobello Road, has created a farm to bottle limited-edition British Asparagus vodka, which it claims is the “world’s first”.

Coming 7 years after the brand released its Asparagus Gin, the Asparagus Vodka has a more intense flavour and features no filtration or additives, to up-scale classic cocktails such as the Negroni or Martini.

“The fact that it was a gin and therefore required to be juniper-led meant the actual asparagus flavour was quite subtle,” said Portobello Road Distillery co-founder Jake Burger. ” So when we stepped into vodka production, we wanted to revisit the ingredient, but this time in a product where the flavour could really stand out and sing in mixed drinks”.

With an “earthiness and nuttiness” to the vodka’s flavour, the flavour of asparagus arrives early and lingers long, with a surprising amount of sweetness.

Burger added: “We’re really excited to bring this world-first to bartenders and introduce a flavour that isn’t widely used. We are seeing a real desire from customers for more savoury drinks. It is something that we have noticed in our West London venue, The Distillery, and it is perhaps in response to the overly sweet, sugary spirits that have flooded the market in recent years.”

Expected to be released annually, at the start of asparagus season, the expression has been released in a limited run of 600 bottles.

For more information go to portobelloroadgin.com

SYDNEY BAR DULCIE'S RELEASES SPIRITED GIN EXPRESSION Into The Mix

CHICKEN COCK KICKS OFF THE “SUMMER OF THE ROOSTER”

May 16,2022

Chicken Cock, the famous old brand since 1856, is kicking off the “Summer of the Rooster” with a bold new limited-edition release of Island Rooster Rum Barrel Rye. The new expression starts with Chicken Cock’s Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and is finished in Caribbean rum casks for at least six months.

Island Rooster has a 95% rye and 5% malted barley mash bill, which is bottled at 95 proof (47.5% ABV) in an apothecary-style embossed bottle featuring a premium metal cup cap – perfect for pouring while outside this summer.

With a rich, dark amber colour, the Island Rooster has a tremendous complexity that mixes spice, vanilla, butterscotch and pepper, which is beautifully complemented by just enough rum sweetness.

Island Rooster was inspired by a trip to the Caribbean, where roosters announce the coming day. With this new release, Chicken Cock is announcing its “Summer of the Rooster” program where the brand will showcase its bold, confidence, and expressive take on the iconic Chicken Cock rooster.

“Summer is the ideal season for Chicken Cock to take traditional indoor whiskey-drinking occasions outside and Island Rooster’s rum barrel finish makes this a whiskey you’ll want to throw in your pack as you head outdoors,” said Matti Anttila, founder of Grain & Barrel Spirits, which owns Chicken Cock.

Awarded a Gold Medal at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Island Rooster was produced in a limited edition with only 25 barrels.

For more information, go to chickencockwhiskey.com

 

SYDNEY BAR DULCIE'S RELEASES SPIRITED GIN EXPRESSION Into The Mix

JACK DANIEL’S INTRODUCES BONDED SERIES WITH TWO NEW WHISKEYS

May 6,2022

Tennessee Whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s has launched its first super-premium line extension in 25 years, with the introduction of its Bonded Series with the launch of two bottled-in-bond whiskeys.

Unvailed as permanent expressions with the new Bonded Series, Jack Daniel’s Bonded Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Blended Straight Whiskey, have been created to celebrate whiskey making at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Jack Daniel’s Bonded features a mashbill of 80% corn, 12% malted barley, and 8% rye. Barrels were hand-selected for having a deeper colour, flavour and aroma, leading to a “darker, richer, and more oak-forward character.” The resulting expression has notes of caramel, rich oak, and spice.

Triple Mash, meanwhile, is a blend of three straight bottled-in-bond whiskeys: 60% Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, 20% of the flagship whiskey, and 20% of the brand’s American Malt expression. It delivers hints of honey, malt and soft oak, leading to a well-rounded finish.

“The Jack Daniel Distillery has been making exceptional American whiskey to the highest standards for generations, before and after the Bottled in Bond Act, dating back to the days of Mr Jack himself,” said Chris Fletcher, the brand’s master distiller.

“Bonded and Triple Mash are a nod to our heritage with a touch of innovation and craftsmanship. These whiskeys are another opportunity for both our friends and new drinkers to explore and discover everything Jack Daniel’s has to offer.”

For more information, go to jackdaniels.com

SYDNEY BAR DULCIE'S RELEASES SPIRITED GIN EXPRESSION Into The Mix

MIJENTA TEQUILA LAUNCHES 18-MONTH AGED ULTRA-PREMIUM AÑEJO

May 6,2022

Mijenta, the award-winning, sustainable tequila from the Highlands of Jalisco, has announced the release of its most exclusive and refined expression to date, Mijenta Añejo Gran Reserva. Aged for 18 months in a series of hand-selected casks to create its unique and sophisticated flavour profile, the ultra-premium small-batch spirit launched in the United States on May 2, 2022. The first release is limited to 2,160 bottles.

The Añejo comes on the heels of Mijenta’s highly acclaimed Blanco and Reposado expressions and is produced using the award-winning Blanco as its base, before undergoing an intricate 18-month ageing process during which it matures in four different types of hand-selected casks, each of which brings a unique property to the final expression.

This ageing process creates a complex, intense and refined profile distinct from other añejo tequilas, which comes through on the nose with notes of cacao, butterscotch and tobacco. The palate is presented with a beautiful cornucopia of dried stone fruits and elegant spices, including mace, anise and saffron. Flavours of soft caramelized cooked agave expand joyfully on the tongue, along with elegant vanilla and subtle coffee notes that come from the individually selected variety of barrels.

From sourcing the best agave and hand-selecting bespoke barrels to ageing and bottling the spirit, the entire development process of the Añejo was overseen by Ana Maria Romero Mena. “We developed a unique approach to create Mijenta Añejo Gran Reserva that makes it, unlike any other aged tequila,” she said. “The process begins by allowing the tequila to mature in American white oak barrels before it is transferred to French oak barrels, which begin to develop its flavour profile and texture.”

Further ageing in acacia barrels enhances the body while adding a light herbal and citrus note before the final two months are completed in cherry oak casks – as opposed to the more traditional sherry casks – which enhances the fruity notes. Importantly, Mijenta tequila never includes additional sweeteners or flavours – its taste profile comes entirely from the agave, traditional distillation methods and time spent maturing to perfection.”

“I’m thrilled that the Blanco and Reposado have resonated with such an ardent community of tequila-lovers, and it’s incredibly exciting to share our long-anticipated Añejo,” said Co-Founder and Lead Investor Mike Dolan. “The care, artistry and innovation shine through in a way that makes this Añejo unlike anything else on the market. While each expression of our tequila is completely unique, the true soul of Mijenta is the core set of values that flow through all aspects of the company, including the tequila itself, the packaging and our commitment to the community.”

Created by Co-Founder and Director of Sustainability, Elise Som, Mijenta Añejo Gran Reserva’s packaging design is inspired by the midnight blue sky in the highlands of Arandas where the Centzon Totochtin folk story is depicted under a glowing crescent moon.

For more information, go to mijenta-tequila.com or follow Mijenta Tequila on Instagram.

SYDNEY BAR DULCIE'S RELEASES SPIRITED GIN EXPRESSION Into The Mix

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE RELEASES PREMIER CRU IN AUSTRALIA

May 5,2022

Global gin brand, Bombay Sapphire, has released its higher ABV (47%) expression Cru, in Australia.

Created as a celebration of craftsmanship, people, and provenance, Cru utilises a combination of lemons, mandarins and sweet Navel oranges, all sourced from the region of Murcia in Spain, for a bittersweet yet balanced taste that is bold and bright while remaining remarkably smooth and refined.

With a complex yet balanced flavour profile providing a unique citrus foundation for a variety of creative cocktails, Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru is the perfect gin to transform any occasion into something truly special.

Ivano Tonutti, Bombay Sapphire Master of Botanicals works closely with suppliers across the globe to source the highest quality ingredients.

“I am delighted to showcase the work of our suppliers and farmers in Murcia, many of whom I’ve known personally for over 20 years,” Tonutti said. “Each lemon has been hand-picked at its ripest moment in small quantities during the late harvest season, using skilful techniques passed down from generation to generation.”

Each small batch is personally and precisely cut by Master Distiller, Dr Anne Brock, showcasing the best of the harvest and ensuring every bottle is consistent year on year – a fitting tribute to Murcia, the suppliers and farmers’ craftsmanship. This London Dry Gin contains no artificial flavours or essences and draws all its flavour solely from the botanicals and the distillation process alone.

Bombay Sapphire’s Master Distiller, Dr Anne Brock said, “We are delighted that gin fans will soon be trying this stunning new expression, which is a multifaceted celebration of renowned Murcian citrus.

“I am incredibly proud of the meticulous processes used to produce Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru, from the skilled sourcing and preparation of botanicals to my role in carefully adapting every small batch of gin to bring out the nuances of the late harvest during distillation, amplifying the unique characteristics and finest flavours into a consistent flavour profile every year.

Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru is sure to impress and delight gin lovers everywhere with its distinct, yet subtle citrus flavour profile that shines in a wide array of cocktails, lending itself beautifully to iconic drinks such as the French 75 or a classic martini cocktail with a lemon twist.

For more information, go to bombaysapphire.com

 

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