Malfy Gin taps into growth of pink gin with new Rosa expression
Malfy Gin is introducing a new pink variant to the UK market.
The Malfy Gin Rosa expression will join Malfy Gin con Limone, con Arancia and Originale, and it is available in the UK from now.
The newcomer is distilled using the peel of Sicilian pink grapefruits and rhubarb as well as Italian juniper and five other botanicals: lemon peel, grapefruit peel, angelica root, orris root and coriander.
Elwyn Gladstone, founder and owner of Biggar & Leith, the owners of Malfy Gin, said: “We are excited to introduce Malfy Gin Rosa to the UK. Taking its name from the Italian word for pink, it is a fresh and natural gin with an Italian juniper base. Our team at Torino Distillati, Beppe Ronco and Denis Muni bought in a huge quantity of Sicilian Pink Grapefruit – which we macerated in spirit and then distilled. We blend this distillate with juniper and re-distill in our vacuum still to get a delicious, fresh tasting expression of this fruit.
“We also add in a small amount of rhubarb distillate. Rabarbaro (rhubarb) is an Italian speciality – and is used a great deal in famous Italian drinks such as Aperol – it rounds the flavour and gives is some nice complexity with the other botanicals such as juniper and coriander (which is an excellent botanical for making the citrus flavour come forward – and thus we use lots of it!”
Malfy Gin Rosa is available in the UK at 31Dover.com and will be rolling out to the on and off trade in 70cl and 5cl formats.