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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Muyu liqueurs to showcase at Wine & Spirits Show

De Kuyper’s new Muyu liqueurs range, created in collaboration with leading bartenders Alex Kratena, Monica Berg and Simone Caporale, will be available to taste at The Wine & Spirits Show in London next month. Launched in collaboration between The Spirits Business and the drinks business magazines, The Wine & Spirits Show will return to The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London on 12 and 13 April. Spirits exhibitors already confirmed include independent Scotch whisky producer Angus Dundee Distillers and…

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Kratena, Berg and Caporale ‘redefine’ liqueurs

Bartending luminaries Alex Kratena, Monica Berg and Simone Caporale have teamed up with Dutch drinks firm De Kuyper to launch a new liqueurs range inspired by the Amazon rainforest and made with natural ingredients. The brand, called Muyu, is inspired by a trip the trio took to the Amazon and will focus on responsible sourcing, with a share of the profits from each bottle donated to NGOs in the region. Kratena, Berg and Caporale each…

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De Kuyper signs Three Sixty Vodka distribution deal

Dutch drinks group De Kuyper Royal Distillers has agreed to distribute Three Sixty Vodka in the Netherlands. Effective from 1 January 2019, the partnership builds on Three Sixty Vodka-owner Friedrich Schwarze’s plans to expand across Europe. Three Sixty Vodka is made from German wheat and is bottled at 37.5% abv. The vodka undergoes four distillations and a patented diamond filtration. Mark de Witte, CEO of De Kuyper Royal Distillers, said: “Vodka is growing as a…

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