Asterley Bros grows crowdfunding goal to £150,000

Vermouth and amaro producer Asterley Bros has extended its crowdfunding target to £150,000 (US$186,800) after reaching its initial goal of £100,000 (US$123,000) ahead of schedule. Asterley Bros launched a Crowdcube campaign on 9 September, securing 50% of its £100,000 goal in just 24 hours. The company will use the initial target funding to upgrade facilities and increase the company’s production capacity, as well as to support new product development. Some of the money will also…

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Innovation and classic cocktails drive vermouth’s revival

Vermouth is enjoying a resurgence, and Italian producers have banded together to ensure quality remains paramount. The Spirits Business looks at how a perfect storm of consumer trends means the time is ripe for the category to truly take of. *This feature was originally published in the July 2019 issue of The Spirits Business There’s a ‘national’ day to toast every spirit and cocktail you could imagine – and there’s even a World Cucumber Day,…

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Asterley Bros launches crowdfunding drive

London-based spirits producer Asterley Bros is hoping to raise £100,000 (US$122,000) through crowdfunding to increase production capacity and has hired bartender Joe Schofield to create a new range of “everyday” vermouths. Asterley Bros, which produces amaro and vermouth, has launched a Crowdcube campaign for the development of new products, and to support sales and marketing. Asterley Bros was founded in 2014 by brothers Rob and Jim Berry. In 2017, the producer launched its Dispense Amaro,…

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Top seven best-selling speciality spirits

The burgeoning movement towards low-alcohol and the apéritif occasion have helped take speciality spirits global. We look at the brands taking the category by storm. Speciality spirits are finding their fame on the world stage as consumers start to become more health-conscious, paving the way for bitters and vermouth brands to shine as the star ingredient of cocktails. Bright orange apéritif Aperol continued to witness double-digit increases, benefitting from trends relating to lower-­alcohol serves, al…

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Trinchero Family Estates moves into vermouth

Winery Trinchero Family Estates has created a line of dry and sweet vermouths that were inspired by a 120-year-old family recipe. Trincheri Vermouth is based on an 1890s recipe from Piedmont, Italy. Trincheri Rosso is made with grapes from the Trinchero vineyards, including Barbera from Amador County and Chardonnay from Napa Valley. Trincheri Dry is made with French Colombard grapes sourced from the company’s Bullfrog Vineyard in Central Valley. Both expressions are infused with Roman…

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