STOCKHOLM’S FIRST CRAFT GIN LAUNCHED IN THE UK
EMPORIA BRANDS HAS LAUNCHED THE RANGE OF THREE AWARD-WINNING ORGANIC GINS FROM STOCKHOLM’S FIRST CRAFT GIN DISTILLERY; STOCKHOLMS BRÄNNERI.
The distillery is situated in an old Jaguar workshop on the island of Södermalm, close to the historic heart of Stockholm. Here they produce gin inspired by their Nordic surroundings with subtle and delicate character. The production small scale, hands on and created from organically produced botanicals, including some, such as heather and lingonberries with a local origin. There are three gins available in the UK: Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin (Silver Medal at IWSC 2018 and silver at San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018), Stockholms Bränneri Pink Gin (Silver Outstanding at IWSC 2018) and Stockholms Bränneri Oak Gin (Silver Outstanding at IWSC 2018 & Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018). “We are very excited to start working together with the dedicated and professional team at Emporia Brands for our UK launch, and we are very excited to bring our Scandinavian take on gin to the motherland of gin” - Calle Wikner, Co-founder of Stockholms Bränneri. Emporia Brands’ Managing Director Jack Rackham said: “We are delighted to welcome the Stockholms Bränneri range of gins to our portfolio. It has everything we look for, the highest reputation for quality and authenticity, with the added bonus of being a family owned business like Emporia. We look forward to working with Calle and Anna to develop the reputations of these exceptional organic gins in the UK.”
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Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin (40% ABV 50cl) is a Nordic take on a traditional dry gin that gets its characteristics from seven organic botanicals: juniper berries, coriander seeds, Angelica root, lemon peel, heather, elderflower and rosemary. This blend gives the gin a delicate flowery taste which compliments the classic juniper and citrus notes. This makes it perfect for the classic cocktails, but it is also idea to appreciate neat or in a Dry Martini.
Stockholms Bränneri Pink Gin (40% ABV 50cl) is a floral but none the less dry gin, infused with rose petals and rhubarb. Foraged lingonberries are steeped in the gin post distillation and this gives the gin its subtle pink colour and some fruitiness. It makes a great gin & tonic and is also perfect for cocktails such as a Rhubarb 75. The taste of Swedish summer made for enjoying during long summer evenings.
Stockholms Bränneri Oak Gin (45% ABV 50cl) is distilled with orange peel and the distinctive spice long pepper, and is rested in ex-bourbon barrels to achieve a smooth marriage between the classic gin tones with orange and the vanilla tones for the bourbon casks. This is very much a sipping gin, best enjoyed neat on ice.
Emporia Brands is a spirits importer, exporter and innovator which is relentless in seeking, around the world distillers who respect artisan traditions of quality, in both the ingredients and process, and shun industrial short-cuts in the pursuit of truly great drinks. We have made many friends among these producers, in some cases now over three generations. and these brands all have great reputations as a result of their craft methods of production. Our record of innovation is in bringing most of our brands to the UK market for the first time and in our collaboration with bartenders and retail partners developing exciting new spirit libations.