Vermouth brand Regal Rogue has added two flavours to its collection – Regal Rogue Daring Dry and Regal Rogue Wild Rose.
The latest additions continue Regal Rogue’s dedication to artisanal vermouth production and its obsession with Australian flavours and a lower sugar content than traditional vermouths. New world wines are married with native herbs and spices from Australia’s outback.
Regal Rogue presents a creative incarnation of a classic category with Regal Rogue Daring Dry – “savoury dry with a hint of saltiness”. Sauvignon Blanc wine is partnered with anise myrtle, quandong and thyme, followed up with white pepper, olive leaf and juniper, creating a super dry vermouth.
Regal Rogue Wild Rose has “tropical fruit with a hint of anise and a subtle dry finish”. It marries the quality of a Shiraz Rose blush with native illawara plums, rosella and strawberry gum with rhubarb and kina.
As Australia’s first native vermouth, Regal Rogue has been leading the charge in the increasing trend for artisanal vermouth production. “Channelling charm with a slight preposition for mischief”, Regal Rogue Daring Dry and Regal Rogue Wild Rose make complimentary and contrasting additions to the existing Regal Rogue Bold Red and Regal Rogue Lively White varieties.
The Regal Rogue range of vermouths is available in New Zealand and Australia and launched in the UK in October last year - see news item Regal Rogue makes UK debut - with a RRP of £18.99 per 50cl bottle. The distributor in UK for is Regal Rogue is Coe Vintners.
5 August 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor