Craft vermouth brand El Bandarra has launched Barcelona’s latest obsession at Imbibe Live 2019 – a new Vermut Rosé which is now available via Love Drinks.
Joining the Red and White in the colourful El Bandarra range, the beautifully pink El Bandarra Vermut Rosé offers sumptuous summer-time refreshment and is the lightest and freshest of the trio, containing 30% less sugar.
Made with locally grown and harvested Rosé Grenache, macerated red fruit and fresh herbs including thyme and rosemary, the new Vermut Rosé is available in a stylish 1 litre swing top bottle, a 15 litre Bag in Box and 30 litre kegs.
The El Bandarra trio are showcased in classic Catalonian tradition – straight up over ice, with olives and a slice but a Bandarra Rosé & Tonic (B&T) is also now being tipped as a ‘drink for the summer’. Refreshing, citric and sweet with intense aromas and layers of complex flavour, the B&T also makes a great option for a lower ABV serve.
El Bandarra Vermut Rosé – 15% ABV
It tastes like summer should. Starting with vanilla flavours on the tip of the tongue, followed by layers of strawberries and ripe cherries on the palate and finishing with a beautiful acidity from the altitude of the grapes.
Alex Virgili, El Bandarra’s Co-Founder, said: “We won’t rest until vermut is being celebrated across the world so we have a lot of big plans to continue stealing more drinkers away from other drinks categories and to ensure the vermouth category is the most exciting around. Our unique Vermut fountain is on its way to the UK, the Vermouth Van is good to go and this new Rosé, which has been two years in the making, is the cherry on top! Sweet, refreshing and so very moreish, it’s going to be HUGE!”
Love Drinks’ Founder Kirsty Loveday said: “As a company we love to challenge the status quo and disrupt so it’s fantastic to work with likeminded spirits such as the El Bandarra crew. They are doing a brilliant job showcasing vermouth as the fun adventurous drink that it is, so we’re so excited about the summer ahead. The new Rosé is a brilliant example of El Bandarra’s innovative team and further strengthens our offering as the buzz for vermouth and all things pink increases.”
About El Bandarra Vermut
El Bandarra is the brainchild of the Virgili brothers – the sixth generation from the Casa Berger Winery, which was set up in 1878 to the west of Barcelona and is one of the oldest wineries in Spain.
For 57 years the family sold their much-loved, craft vermouth in barrels to small neighbourhood cellars before in 2014, the brothers decided to bottle it, brand it and launch it to the world.
Fusing heritage with craft production, the Virgili Brothers use their own locally grown and harvested grapes plus a selection of native botanicals to make El Bandarra, using the same recipe that their grandparents created in 1962. For the El Bandarra Red there are up to 50 herbs and spices that go into the fortification process.
The brothers aim was to pay homage to the nostalgic golden age of vermouth in the 50s, whilst also showcasing the winery’s modern approach, vermouth’s versatility and the ‘good time’ positioning it has garnered among the young and old as ‘Barcelona’s Drink’.
The visually impressive bottles are recyclable and the branding reflects vermouth’s heritage in Barcelona, where daily tapas were colourfully scrawled and promoted on the windows of bars and restaurants.
El Bandarra is popping up more and more across the U.K. Find it in authentic Spanish bodegas like Bar Tozino in Maltby Street Market, in shrines to vermouth like El Vermut in Nunhead and in Vermuteria in Coal Drops Yard, as well as restaurants ranging from Rovi to Moro and to bars such as Mare Street Market in London, Flok in Manchester and Terroir in Bournemouth.
The Vermut Van, the Bandarra Fountain and the many other weapons in the Bandarra arsenal will also be featuring throughout the summer at places like Walthamstow Foodie Festival and Netil House Open Studios.
About Love Drinks
Love Drinks is an independent import, distribution and marketing company for premium quality spirits, liqueurs and craft beers. Their portfolio represents quality, craft-distilled and family-owned brands that have a rich provenance, heritage and history.
Founded by Kirsty Loveday BEM in 2007, Love Drinks represent Abelha Organic Cachaça, Brighton Gin, The Bitter Truth Cocktail Range of Bitters and Liqueurs, Einstök Icelandic Craft Beers, El Bandarra Vermut, El Dorado Demerara Rums, Gosling’s Bermuda Rums, Hernö Gins, Kamm & Sons and Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur.
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