Audemus Spirits have expanded their portfolio with the addition of a new gin. The most recent expansion may alter the definition of gin, offering consumers a very different taste to what they may have experienced before. Through infusing unique ingredients to create a savoury – or umami – flavour.
Coming from hand-picked Sicilian capers, Umami Gin’s base flavour is achieved through a distillation process which occurs when the main ingredient is developed under vacuum at 45 degrees. They are then combined with an infusion of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Italian parmesan cheese, which is glutamate-rich – the molecule which is responsible for the tongues’ ability to taste umami.
The liquid is then blended with bergamot and juniper distillates and then left to rest in an old cognac barrel for several months. The result is a unique, fresh and lightly savoury quality with an entirely unique flavour profile.
Umami Gin was born from a desire to create a spirit that offers a different expression of juniper and gin through combining modern techniques and traditional methods.
Speaking of the new gin, founder and distiller, Miko Abouaf said:
“When creating Umami Gin, we wanted to make a spirit which expresses gin and juniper in a different way to what has been done classically and what people are used to trying. Our mission at Audemus Spirits is to showcase spirits in new and innovative ways for consumers and bartenders alike to enjoy their favourite drinks in a new light. We looked forward to seeing some experimentation with our Umami Gin”
Umami Gin can be enjoyed in a classic Gin & Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic or, as created by Hamish Denny of Spirtland in London, in a Gibson. It’s also delicious in a Bloody Mary, further enriching the existing umami flavours in the classic cocktail.
Umami Gin is being distributed and marketed by BBB Drinks. It will be available exclusively at The Spirits Kiosk for a month starting on 18th May. After this, it will be widely available via other key retailers later in the year.
The new variant can also be enjoyed at selected on-trade partners, including Holborn Dining Rooms, Spiritland and Publiq.
Learn more about Audemus Spirits and Umamu Gin at audemus-spirits.com