Malfy Gin adds con Arancia variant
Malfy Gin has added a new Sicilian blood orange variant to its portfolio.
Malfy Gin con Arancia joins the producer’s Originale and con Limone variants, and is designed to bolster the brand’s links to its Italian heritage.
Con Arancia is distilled with Sicilian blood oranges, which have been awarded Protected Geographical Status.
The newcomer is made using the peel of the oranges blended with Italian juniper and infused in Italian grain spirit for 36 hours. Five additional botanicals: lemon peel, grapefruit peel, angelica root, orris root and coriander; are then distilled in a stainless steel vacuum still for five hours.
Master distiller, Beppe Ronco, said: “We have created a completely unique taste profile bursting with citrus flavours throughout. The experience begins with orange blossom enveloping the nose while on the palate crisp, citrus-forward, raspberry-like flavours are nicely balanced by classic herbal notes. To finish, a final burst of sweet orange zest offers a surprisingly smooth, well-rounded mouth-feel.”
Elwyn Gladstone, founder and owner of Biggar & Leith, the owners of Malfy Gin, said: “After months of experimentation and hard work, we are excited to introduce Malfy Gin con Arancia to the UK. Not only is this expression incredibly versatile, offering consumers further choice in both long serves and cocktails, its frosted glass bottle is unique to the gin category and will impress and delight gin-lovers and those new to the category alike.
“It’s important to us that Malfy Gin offers consumers an authentic, impressive taste of Italy anywhere in the world and Maly Gin con Arancia, as with all expressions in the range, continues to champion both Italy’s heritage as the founding country of gin and Italy’s unparalleled produce.”
Malfy Gin con Arancia is now available in the UK from When We Are Giants, part of the Drinksology Group, priced at £28 for 70cl.