from gin to herbal vaporizers
Latin Gin, a new ultra-premium gin, makes its US debut this month.
The spirit offers four expressions: Latin Spice, Latin Lover, Latin Secco and Latin Beach. Each is inspired by elements of the Latin lifestyle and all are available for purchase throughout Florida through Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Latin Gin is also available in Spain and the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca and can be shipped to select US cities via online ordering.
Created by co-founder Ivania Sher, Latin Gin was designed as an ideal choice for modern-day gin drinkers. Sher grew up in El Salvador in a family of international diplomats; she watched her parents entertain guests from all over the world with beautiful, inventive cocktails. With this catalyst, she decided to create a premium gin from a feminine and worldly perspective.
The result is “a sweet and vibrant spirit, which can be drunk pure, with ice cubes, or transformed into creative drinks”, and which is distilled in the foothills of the Italian Alps.
Alcohol-free Highland Malt
Soft drink company Lyre’s has launched Highland Malt, Australia’s first whiskey-style soft drink.
Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Highland Malt has been “incredibly crafted to capture the essence of a blended malt whisky, one of the world’s most revered spirits, with distinct and contemporary flavours”.
Showcasing a clear and inviting hue of honey, Highland Malt leads with earthiness and a sweet bouquet, with light grain cereals, stone fruits and almonds to complement every sip. Subtle additions of sea spray and lightly charred oak add further complexity. A pleasant and rewarding depth of flavor can be found with a natural influence of seasoned oak, nutty grains and warm spices. Plus, the welcoming smoke helps elevate the soft palate.
Highland Malt was created by Lyre’s flavor architect, David Murphy. “Although Lyre’s spirits are true to taste, they have their own distinction as a premium soft drink, and Therefore, understanding the popularity of whiskey, we wanted to offer the same delicious taste but with a difference.
“Whether served neat or in mixers, whiskey is a favorite for many people around the world and, understanding this, we have worked tirelessly to research the aromas and tastes that whiskey lovers enjoy most, to offer Highland Malt.
“People who appreciate the taste of a fine whiskey can experience our non-alcoholic version on occasions where it would otherwise only present the alcoholic equivalents – this extends the opportunity to more people more often.”
The 700ml bottle will be available from mid-May 2022 at Dan Murphy’s, liquor retailers and via Lyre’s online.
KeVita Herbal Vaporizer
KeVita has launched a new line of herbal vaporizers with three new sparkling probiotic drinks in the United States.
Available at Whole Foods stores nationwide, the Herbal Spritzer line offers lightly fermented beverages with live probiotics and a subtle hint of fruit and herbal extracts: providing a refreshing drink for the summer, especially for people looking for non-alcoholic options.
The drinks are:
- Harmony Peach Elderflower: Elderflower and peach harmonize with vitamin C in a fragrant, refreshing taste (15.2 oz/bottle, SRP$3.29)
- Refreshing Orange Sage: Sunshine-infused orange and earthy sage with vitamin C refresh and enliven taste buds (15.2 oz/bottle, SRP$3.29)
- Serene Chamomile Lavender: Our serene blend of chamomile and lavender with magnesium tastes deliciously uplifting (15.2 oz/bottle, SRP$3.29)
Simply Spicy Lemonade
Simply Spiked Lemonade, a Molson Coors and Coca-Cola collaboration, will be available in the United States next month.
The drink comes in four flavors made with real fruit juice for a “bright, bold, and refreshing taste,” at 5% ABV:
- Signature Lemonade: Bright and refreshing, with the perfect balance of sweet lemonade and fresh, lemony acidity
- Strawberry Lemonade: Notes of ripe, jammy strawberries combined with a zesty, tangy lemonade finish
- Blueberry Lemonade: Unique and refreshing, with hints of ripe blueberries blended with a sweet lemonade flavor
- Watermelon Lemonade: The sweetness of watermelon complemented by a luminous balance of lemon juice
Kingfisher beer is rebranding in the UK
KBE Drinks, a global premium beer and cider company, announces a major new rebrand and repositioning for its largest brand – Kingfisher – in the UK.
The “bold new look” provides a more upscale and modern feel to the brand and will support its continued drive to penetrate wider sales channels. The rebranding will include a new look for labels and outer packaging, as well as new glassware, font and point-of-sale material for commerce.
As the number one beer in India, Kingfisher has found huge success in the Indian restaurant chain due to its quality and authentic Indian heritage. However, KBE Drinks says the trend for premium global beers has exploded in recent years and the company has seeded the brand out of this opportunity.
It is now served in pubs and bars across the country, is the official beer of Premier League Southampton FC, has been sold at festivals such as Bestival, Isle of Wight and Taste of London and is a huge commercial success. take-out, both in the grocery and convenience chains, where its sales have increased 65% since 2019 (total beer sales have only increased by 15% during this period).
Kingfisher taps into all relevant consumer trends impacting global beer, including health (it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians), premiumisation, authenticity and experience. It is a clean, crisp and refreshing lager that uses Saaz hops to give the beer its slight bitterness and earthy herbal notes.
Shaun Goode, COO of KBE Drinks comments, “We are immensely proud of Kingfisher’s Indian heritage, and we have reflected this in our colorful and dynamic new creative brand.
“Kingfisher is a brand that so many consumers already know and love, so we’re sure they’ll love the rebrand and be delighted to find it increasingly stocked in their local pub, supermarket or convenience store, as well as in their favorite indian restaurant.the restaurant.
“This new look and feel will really maximize its appeal to consumers looking for an authentic, premium lager with a real story.
“Finally, we’re really excited to bring the whole brand change to life with our ‘Look up and see the beauty’ marketing campaign, which will encourage consumers to think about their well-being, digital detox and appreciate the world around them by enjoying real-life experiences that improve mental and physical health, which should really resonate with our target audience.
Raspberry Edition Gin
Leicestershire distillery Burleighs Gin has ventured into the flavored gin category for the first time, with the launch of its Raspberry Edition Gin.
Available in time for Spring and Summer in the UK, the gin is produced by steeping Burleighs signature gin recipe in raspberries and peaches. The blush-colored drink is a “fresh and fruity yet delicate gin, which is delicious on its own with a tonic, or as a base for cocktails”.
Created by Chief Distiller Charlie Hendon on his Messy Bessy copper pot still, the latest launch is available now from the distillery’s website for £32.50 for 70cl (37.5% ABV), offering gin lovers trendy flavors and vibrant color.
For the perfect service, Burleighs recommends accompanying 50ml of Raspberry Edition Gin with a premium tonic, plenty of ice, fresh or frozen raspberries and a spring of mint.
Water in cans
British family business Wenlock Spring releases its natural spring water in aluminum canisters.
The still and sparkling water, which is drawn from a spring below Wenlock Edge in Shropshire, is available in the new canned format.
The company says the launch is part of its commitment to sustainable practices that help protect the environment and reduce its carbon footprint.
Matthew Orme, director of Wenlock Spring, said he has seen an increase in customer demand for the cans as more venues and events want to remove plastic from their shelves. “The benefit of choosing cans over plastic is the power to recycle them,”he said. “They can be recycled and turned into new cans in just 60 days – it’s a real closed loop. Recycling aluminum to make new cans uses 95% less energy than using raw materials, making it a great choice.
Over the past 6 years, more than half of the glass used to make Wenlock’s glass bottles has been recycled. In 2018, the company launched a new PET plastic bottle made from over 50% recycled plastic, which uses 79% less energy in its production than new plastic. All bottles, cans, caps, labels and packaging are all 100% recyclable.
Wenlock Spring 330ml flat and fizzy aluminum cans are available in cases of 24 and pallets of 120.