Thought nothing could match your summertime rosé obsession? Well, meet Wolffer’s new pink gin. Yes, Wolffer is the one that makes that rosé you love. And the same grapes are actually used to make their new pretty pink gin, too.
Well, actually, what starts as wine is turned to gin thanks to a distillation process that includes hand picked and Estate grown Juniper berries and just the right amount of anise, fennel, coriander, cumin and cardamom. A bit of garden-fresh mint is also added for brightness of flavor. Anise, fennel, coriander, cumin, and cardamom are also added, along with fresh mint from the garden.
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The fact that wine is their main business makes this boozy side project even more special. Winemaker Roman Roth uses a copper still to distill the rosé, creating a pure alcohol that is unlike any other gin on the market.
“Using our Rosé wine as the base gives us a clear advantage over grain-based gins. The aroma is much more playful and fruit-driven, and because of our strict and more generous cuts, we have a fine gin! Because distilling isn’t our main business, we can afford to distill at a slow pace and use only the purest and best alcohol, discarding the rest. A small amount of grape skin extract creates the beautiful pink color.”
The brand shares the shelf with already-pink gins Pinkster, Fresha and Gordon’s. Have you seen the blue gin that turns pink with a splash of tonic?