Cîroc launches limited edition flavour

By Rebecca Weller

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New products: this week's round-up features new serves from Grey Goose, Monkey Shoulder and Cîroc
New products: this week's round-up features new serves from Grey Goose, Monkey Shoulder and Cîroc

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It's a spirits and cocktails heavy offering for this week's round-up with new serves from Cîroc, Monkey Shoulder and Grey Goose alongside a new twist on a classic cocktail to embrace the recent Autumnal weather.

Cîroc releases limited edition serve 

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Cîroc has announced the launch of its latest variant in the flavoured spirits category, Passion, a 37.5% ABV tropical tasting spirit.

Available while stocks last from wholesalers such as Master of Malt in 70cl bottles, Cîroc Passion, RRP £38, offers a refreshing, exotic flavour with notes of pineapple, mango, citrus, and hibiscus.    

Diageo brand manager for Cîroc Nick Pearson said: “Cîroc vodka is renowned for its super-premium quality and diverse portfolio which caters to celebratory and social occasions.

“We are extremely excited to launch limited-edition, Cîroc Passion and are confident the combination of the flavour and the brand will be a hit.

“New flavours are crucial for retailers and operators alike, who are looking to get customers excited about their drinks range, and this is no exception”.

Kocktail announces new twist on a modern classic


September has arrived and with it brings the promise of cosy nights, autumn walks and of course, pumpkin spice season. 

With that in mind, the announcement of Kocktail’s latest variant, Pumpkin Spices Espresso Martini, is well timed.

Available exclusively at John Lewis from Thursday 22 September, the new offering, which is vegan friendly, has been designed by award-winning bartender and chief Kocktail curator Neil Donachie.

Kocktail co-founder Andrew Hutchinson said: “The Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini is pure autumn magic. 

“Made using the same recipe as our original Espresso Martini but with the addition of pumpkin spiced syrup, the slightly warm spiciness lifts the coffee notes for a perfectly balanced twist on the modern classic.” 

Grey Goose enters RTD category 

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Premium French vodka brand, Grey Goose, has entered the ready to drink (RTD) category with the release of its spritz range, Essences, in cans.

Originally launched earlier this year in bottle format, Grey Goose Essences contain natural flavours, real fruit, and distilled botanicals, offering a lighter alternative to other RTDs or beer at just 79 calories per serve.

The new canned offering can be enjoyed in two flavours, Watermelon and Strawberry (both 4.5% ABV), availble now in 12x250ml packs from Amazon at RRP £24.50.

Grey Goose’s Watermelon Spritz offers notes of juicy watermelons with garden-picked peppery basil for a bright and refreshing taste, while the Strawberry Spritz variant contains notes of strawberries and lemongrass with a touch of citrus to create an aromatic serve.

Monkey Shoulder announces new spirit offering 


Monkey Shoulder, the made-for-mixing whisky, has announced the launch of a new spirit, Fresh Monkey.

A first for the brand, Fresh Monkey is a blended grain spirit, a unique mix of three new make spirits, two grain spirits and one Speyside malt spirit, blended together unaged, straight off the still, and specifically selected to deliver a fresh and balanced flavour. 

The new release offers the versatility of a light rum but with the delicate chocolatey and malty finish Monkey Shoulder is traditionally known for.

Fresh Monkey breaks new ground for the brand by combining the richness of classic malt notes with vibrant tropical flavours and joins Monkey Shoulder’ portfolio of spirits including Original and Smokey Monkey.

The new variant is availble now from Drink Supermarket in 70cl bottles at RRP £43.99.

Italian gin liqueur launches in the UK

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UK spirits distributor, Hi-Spirits, has announced the UK launch of Kranebet Italian Gin Liqueur.

Produced in Italy by Rossi d’Asiago distillers since 1924, Kranebet is an award-winning, aromatic liqueur rich in juniper, crafted using carefully selected ingredients and artisanal distillation to create a harmonious spirit, free from artificial flavouring and colours.

Kranebet is made through the slow distillation of hand-picked juniper berries, using a traditional copper still at the Rossi d’Asiago distillery, with a bain-marie system.

Other botanicals include gentian root, roman absinthe, coriander seeds and quassia bark, which bring delicate bitter and herbaceous notes with hints of wood, best enjoyed neat, chilled on the rocks, or mixed with a premium tonic.

Pentire releases new canned serves 


Botanical non-alcoholic spirit brand, Pentire, has announced the release of its new canned serves, available now direct from the company’s webshop in 330ml formats at RRP £3.

New Pentire and Tonic cans, available in two flavours, have been in development for more than a year and aim to offer consumers the chance to unwind with a refined, low sugar, low calorie, and alcohol-free spirit, avoiding the undesirable effects of alcohol the next morning.

The brand’s first flavour, Adrift, offers top notes of lemon citrus layered with herbaceous coastal flavours, while the second, Seaward, is zesty, verdant, and bright with leading notes of pink grapefruit combined with refreshing green natural tones from the Pentire plant blend.

If you have any new products being released to the on-trade, email the details with high resolution images before Thursday at midday for potential inclusion on Friday’s article to Erorppn.jryyre@jeoz.pbz​​​​.

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