Carpano Botanic Bitter to be launched in the UK next month

Robyn Black

Robyn Black

29 January 2020

It will join Carpano Bianco, Classico and Dry vermouths in the Hi-Spirits portfolio

The company says the launch will bring 'a new dimension to classic cocktails such as the Negroni, Americano and Boulevardier'.

Carpano Botanic Bitter is made with 10 botanicals including saffron, sandalwood, fresh green orange peel, bitter orange peel, cinchona, rhubarb, zedoaria, gentian, myrrh and wormwood. It is said to have a fragrant aroma, a balanced sweet and spicy flavour, and a long bitter finish.

Owned by Fratelli Branca Distillerie, the Carpano brand dates back to 1786.

Nicola Olianas, Branca Distillerie global ambassador, said: ‘Carpano Botanic Bitter adds further breadth to the Carpano range, with a unique recipe that combines the Carpano tradition with a contemporary complexity.

‘With cocktail sales set for further strong growth in the UK, Carpano Botanic Bitter meets the need for continued innovation at the premium end of the market.’

Cocktail recipes to showcase the Botanical Bitter have been created by Wet & Dry’s Russell Burgess and Harry Gerakis and will be served at the Imbibe Personality of the Year Awards on 10 February.

They include:

Perfect Negroni
Glass: Rocks
Garnish: Lemon 

30ml Carpano Botanic Bitter
30ml Brooklyn Gin
30ml Punt e Mes

Americano
Glass: Rocks
Garnish: Grapefruit

40ml Carpano Botanic Bitter
20ml Carpano Antica Formula
Topped with tonic 

Irish Boulevardier
Glass: Rocks
Garnish: Lemon

30ml Carpano Botanic Bitter
30ml Paddy Irish Whiskey
30ml Carpano Antica Formula

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