New Puerto De Indias variant launches in the UK

By Rebecca Weller

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New products round-up: this weeks feature includes new serves from Puerto De Indias and Asahi
New products round-up: this weeks feature includes new serves from Puerto De Indias and Asahi

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This week's round-up features new gins from Puerto De Indias and Jaisalmer alongside the latest offerings from Asahi and Glenallachie.

Puerto De Indias Blackberry variant launches in the UK

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Spanish gin brand Puerto De Indias has announced the UK launch of its Blackberry flavour gin variant. 

Translucent white in appearance, Puerto De Indias' new offering, which officially launched at London Cocktail Week last month, offers notes of blackberry with hints of violet caramel and fresh citrus on the nose followed by a smooth finish with a hint of cinnamon. 

Puerto De Indias global consumer director Laura Noguera said: "After years of experience in this constantly evolving sector, we wanted to stay true to our innovative character and create this new flavour. With it, we hope to continue on our journey of revolutionising the way gin is produced and keep delivering on the excellent taste we are known for.”

“We have already seen great success exporting our Puerto de Indias Strawberry gin from our Sevillian distillery to the rest of the world, and we are hoping to repeat that same success and strengthen the Spanish Spirit with our Blackberry flavour.”

Produced in Seville, Spain, the Blackberry gin, which is distributed by Amber Beverage UK, is best served as a G&T with blackberries to garnish. 

Amber Beverage UK head of brands Craig Chapman said: “I’m really excited about bringing the new Blackberry flavour to the UK consumer. Puerto de Indias, with its strawberry gin, is synonymous with flavour, so to be able to build on that with another incredible gin that allows us to broaden our range and offer a more autumnal offering is a great step forwards for the brand. We’re seeing excellent growth this year, and the addition of Blackberry will only help us accelerate even faster.

“Puerto de Indias took the Spanish Spirit over Covent Garden as part of the Little Cocktail Village and served up delicious cocktails as well as giving those in attendance the opportunity to be the first in the UK to taste our new Blackberry gin, which is now available for listings”.

Puerto De Indias Blackberry Gin (37.5% ABV) is availble now in 70cl bottles from Master of Malt at RRP £26.95.

Asahi announces 0.0% variant 


Asahi is set to launch its Super Dry 0.0% beer variant to the UK market in January 2023 ahead of a global release. 

Following the UK and Ireland launch, Asahi Super Dry 0.0% is set to be rolled out in Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada and France from March 2023.

The Japanese brand said the launch is a further step towards Asahi Europe & International’s Legacy 2030 ambition that 20% of its portfolio will comprise of alcohol-free products by the end of the decade.

Asahi UK marketing director Sam Rhodes said: “The world of beer is changing. With 53% of consumers trialling new no and low alcohol brands this year, we know UK beer lovers are seeking high-quality beers that can be enjoyed in and out of the home without compromising refreshment, and taste.

“Asahi Super Dry 0.0% is crafted to match the flavour profile of its original signature Super Dry taste, offering expanded choice and options for moderation. Based on extensive research and trialling, we’re confident this will become a highly attractive, premium 0.0% beer of choice for all occasions.”

Read more here​.

Glenallachie 10-year old now available to the on-trade

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Glenallachie has expanded its portfolio with the launch of its 10 year-old Cask Strength Batch 8 (57.2% ABV), now available to the on-trade from House of Malt in 70cl bottles at RRP £64.95.

Rich mahogany in colour, the new whisky has been crafted by whisky maker Billy Walker and is a marriage of single malt matured in Pedro Ximénez with Oloroso Sherry, Roija red wine and virgin oak casks.

Without added colouring or chill filtration, the result is a Scotch whisky with notes of orange, mocha, molasses, ginger, dark chocolate, nutmeg, walnut oil and sweet cinnamon. 

Jaisalmer announces second craft gin


Indian drinks brand, Radico Khaitan, has announced the launch of its second craft gin in its Jaisalmer range, distributed in the UK by Lighthouse brands.

Produced in the foothills of the Himalayas and distilled at one of India's oldest distilleries, the new serve is infused with 18 handpicked botanicals, 14 of which are sourced from India, including coriander and saffron from Jaisalmer itself, Darjeeling green tea, Nagpur orange peel, Nutmeg from Karnataka, juniper berries, caraway, lemongrass, liquorice root and locally sourced rose petals from around the distillery. 

The 43% ABV gin is also enhanced by gold filtration, a unique production process wherein the gin slowly passes through a filter made of intertwined golden silk filament, enriching the gin with gold ions and providing a smooth and balanced taste, presented in a gold gin bottle inspired by the architecture of the palaces and windows carved out of the yellow sandstone in Jaisalmer. 

Radico Khaitan president of international business Sanjeev Banga said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the second luxury gin in the Jaisalmer Range, steeped in Indian history and tradition.

"Jaisalmer Gold Gin is distilled using the finest quality Indian botanicals including saffron and enhanced by gold filtration, it is a refreshing burst of India on your palate.” 

The new serve is available now from Master of Malt in 500ml bottles at RRP £39.

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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