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Malfy Gin launches Con Arancia expression

Biggar and Leith, owners of Malfy Gin, has announced the release of Malfy Gin con Arancia, which will join the con Limone and Gin Originale expressions.

Available across the UK, con Arancia is distilled with Sicilian blood oranges which have been awarded Protected Geographical Status.

Biggar and Leith claims that Con Arancia introduces a first to the gin category with the liquid presented in a frosted bottle, set to stand out on shelf both in-store and behind the bar. The bottle’s branding is bright and adorned with five rings, representing the all-important orange peel ingredient.

The peel of the freshest, most-flavoursome Sicilian blood oranges, and the finest Italian juniper are selected and infused in Italian grain spirit for 36 hours. Five additional botanicals; lemon peel, grapefruit peel, angelica root, orris root and coriander are then expertly distilled in a stainless steel vacuum still for five hours.

Master distillers, duo Beppe Ronco and Denis Muni are confident the finished result is fulfilling.

Ronco says: “We have created a completely unique taste profile bursting with citrus flavours throughout. The experience begins with orange blossom enveloping the nose whilst 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 says: “After months of experimentation and hard work, we’re 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 Malfy 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.

“The timing of this release is a direct response to the UK’s particular interest in discovering and experimenting with Italian culture and produce, with gin at the very heart of that. Further afield, Malfy Gin has grown to become one of the fastest growing super-premium gin brands in the world, with our range now available in over 50 countries.”

Malfy Gin con Arancia is now available in the UK in 70cl format from When We Are Giants part of the Drinksology Group.

RRP £28.00 for 70cl and 41% ABV.

9 April 2018 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor