Scottish potato vodka producer Ogilvy Spirits has launched a line of bottled vodka-based cocktail mixes that can be blended with tonic, lemonade, ginger beer or Prosecco to create the Perfect Pour.
A blend of potato vodka, fresh fruit juices and herbs, Perfect Pour is a new product range from distillery founders Graeme and Caroline Jarron who launched their signature potato vodka January 2015.
Perfect Pour is priced at £20.00 and is bottled at 20% ABV at the Jarron’s farm in Forfar, a stone’s throw from where the potatoes are planted, grown and harvested.
Three flavours are currently available in the range, which will change seasonally with different options:
The idea for Perfect Pour came about in November 2015 after Graeme and Caroline Jarron attended the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham. Says Graeme: “We attend dozens of trade shows each year and while in Birmingham in November, we were pleasantly surprised at the positive reaction we received about our sample cocktails. There is a huge appetite out there for cocktails which you can make yourself and the idea for Perfect Pour came about as a direct result of this.
“We believe the price point, brand and versatility of the range will be very appealing to consumers who are so much more focused on provenance and quality of the craft spirits they drink than ever before.”
Soft-launched at Foodies Festival in Edinburgh this month, Perfect Pour is already stocked in a number of farm shops and premium drinks retailers across the UK and with a distributer in place, the Jarron’s are confident of a good customer base across the country.
Caroline says: “At Ogilvy we’re all about provenance. Now, more than ever consumers want to know and trust where their food and drink comes from.
“The ingredients used to create Perfect Pour are sourced by us and we have tried to work closely with local suppliers as much as possible. The raspberries and elderflower are grown and pressed locally here in Angus. The raspberries are actually grown in nearby walled gardens, not polytunnels, which gives them a fantastic natural flavour and colour.
“The great reception we have had for our cocktails at the various shows we have attended has shown people want to be able to create excellent quality cocktails at home.”
Ogilvy Spirits was created by Graeme and Caroline Jarron in 2014 after Graeme saw an opportunity to diversify their farm’s operations. Ogilvy’s potatoes grow a short tractor ride from where they’re transformed into vodka. Everything is undertaken on Hatton of Ogilvy Farm to form a small-batch local liquor of international quality.
31 August 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor