Pink Grapefruit & Sicilian Blood Orange Gins Join MALFY
By FBWorld Team
Gin, the largest premium gin distilled in Italy, is pleased
to introduce of MALFY Gin Rosa and MALFY Con Arancia to the
U.S., joining the existing offerings, MALFY Originale and MALFY
Gin Con Limone, each in a unique, eye-catching frosted bottle.
is considered the birthplace of gin, invented by monks on the
Salerno Coast in the 11th century. MALFY Gin is produced at
family-owned Torino Distillati (est. 1906), just outside of
Turin, an area famed for its production of wine and spirits.
Gin Rosa and MALFY Con Arancia are two exciting new products
which continue to celebrate Italian heritage, produce and technique.
Master distillers, duo Beppe Ronco and Denis Muni are confident
that the finished result for each new expression is uniquely
Gin Rosa is a fresh and bright gin distilled using the peel
of sun-ripened Sicilian pink grapefruits, grown in citrus groves
on the Mediterranean coast where the mountains greet the sea.
It is then combined with the finest Italian juniper 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. The result is a pale, pink gin bursting with
fresh, citrus notes.
Rosa, Elwyn Gladstone, founder and owner of Biggar & Leith,
the owners of Malfy Gin says: "We also add in a small amount
of Rhubarb distillate. Rabarbaro (Rhubarb) is an Italian specialty
- and is used a great deal in famous Italian drinks such as
Aperol - it rounds the flavor and gives some nice complexity
with the other botanicals such as juniper and coriander (which
is an excellent botanical for making the citrus flavor come
forward - and thus we use lots of it!)"
Con Arancia is the first of its kind - it is distilled with
Sicilian blood oranges which have been awarded Protected Geographical
Status. Using the same distillation method as Rosa, the Sicilian
blood oranges are combined with Italian juniper and infused
with Italian grain spirit for 36 hours, before five additional
botanicals are added then distilled in a stainless-steel vacuum
still for five hours. The result is a vibrant, dark orange-colored
gin bursting with zesty, citrus notes.
the Con Arancia, Ronco says: "We have created a completely
unique taste profile bursting with citrus flavors throughout.
The experience begins with orange blossom enveloping the nose
whilst on the palate crisp, citrus-forward, raspberry-like flavors
are nicely balanced by classic herbal notes. To finish, a final
burst of sweet orange zest offers a surprisingly smooth, well-rounded
MALFY Rosa and MALFY Con Arancia are ideal when mixed simply
with tonic, Prosecco or fresh lemonade. Each will be distributed
nationally at an average SRP of $29.99 per 750 ml.