Australian multi-beverage company, Global Beverage Brands (GBB), has added to its portfolio of premium imported spirits and mixers with Bareksten Botanical Gin, Bumbu Rum and Double Dutch Mixers.

Bareksten Gin is a super-premium botanical gin hand-crafted in Norway, using Nordic, natural and organic ingredients as the botanicals.

GBB said of the gin: “The product represents the essence of Norway, in both taste and character – dark, wild, breathtaking and dramatic while the liquid is romantic and playful. The complexity and the botanicals summon the senses and are deliciously potent.”

Bumbu Rum is hand-crafted in small batches on Barbados, using sugarcane from sustainable farms from eight countries throughout the Caribbean and South America. The rum is distilled using two continuous stills and is aged up to 15 years in Grade A oak barrels from Kentucky which helps to create “an effortlessly smooth and balanced rum with complexity and depth”.

Double Dutch is a range of mixers which offers innovative flavours along with some of the more traditional ones. These include Cucumber & Watermelon, Pomegranate & Basil, Ginger Beer, Cranberry Tonic, Indian Tonic, Skinny Tonic and Soda Water. Double Dutch is founded by a pair of young, dynamic twin sisters, who are proudly Dutch. The premium mixers are made from 100 per cent natural ingredients and are also low in calories.

Speaking about how they came up with the flavours, co-founder Joyce De Haas said: “At first we approached the issue by talking to mixologists to hear their views on potential spirit enhancers. After a couple of conversations, we were introduced to flavour pairing techniques. That led us to the initial development of our first two flavours: Pomegranate & Basil and Cucumber & Watermelon.”

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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