De Kuyper creates liqueur for Old Fashioneds

Dutch firm De Kuyper has released a new liqueur designed to simplify how to make Old Fashioned cocktails at home. The Old Fashioned cocktail is typically made by stirring Bourbon, sugar and Angostura Bitters in a glass, before garnishing the drink with an orange peel. The new De Kuyper Ol’ Fashion Liqueur offers a “two-step solution” to making the classic cocktail by simplifying the method to combining the new expression with Bourbon and stirring. The…

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Leading bartenders on co-creating liqueurs and bitters

Bartenders are making their own bitters, liqueurs and other ingredients, fuelled by a desire to bring new flavours to old favourites. SB speaks to industry experts to find out why the trend has become so prevalent. *This feature was originally published in the November 2019 issue of The Spirits Business New menus call for new flavours and this drive to innovate has seen bartenders create their own products to use behind the bar. From in‐house‐produced…

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De Kuyper launches Acqua Bianca liqueur in UK

Dutch drinks firm De Kuyper and bartender Salvatore Calabrese have released “aromatic” liqueur brand Acqua Bianca in the UK through distributor Cellar Trends. Acqua Bianca, which was unveiled by De Kuyper and Calabrese in October, is created using ingredients such as lemon, bergamot, peppermint and rose, as well as essence of ambergris, which is traditionally used in perfumery. The 24% ABV liqueur will launch in the UK this month. Calabrese said: “My idea was to…

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Calabrese creates aromatic liqueur with De Kuyper

Dutch drinks firm De Kuyper has teamed up with bartenders Salvatore Calabrese and Joerg Meyer to launch two new “modern” liqueurs designed to “innovate and premiumise the category”. The two liqueurs, called Acqua Bianca and Dutch Cacao, were unveiled at the Bar Convent Berlin show this week (7-9 October). Described as “one of the most aromatic liqueurs available on the market”, Acqua Bianca was developed by Calabrese of The Donovan Bar at luxury London hotel…

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De Kuyper names Van de Ven global commercial director

Dutch drinks producer De Kuyper Royal Distillers has appointed Erik Van de Ven as its new global commercial director. Prior to taking on the role of global commercial director, Van de Ven began his career at Diageo and Japan Tobacco International. He later joined soft drinks firm Britvic as director of global premium in 2017 and has held positions at Heineken. Mark de Witte, CEO of De Kuyper Royal Distillers, said: “We are very happy…

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