Blue Ribbon

27 August, 2008
Page 14 
Brand owner Oposit Wines & Spirits

Produced in France

Sizes 5cl, 70cl, 75cl, 1 litre, 1.75 litre

Price £24, E20, US$33

Abv 40

Markets worldwide and travel retail

Contact sebastien.folloppe@

oposit-wines-spirits.com

This new gin in its striking packaging won a Gold medal at last month's Drinks International Gin Challenge. Launched at the Duty-Free Show of the Americas earlier this year and at the London Distil event in May, Blue Ribbon will see a global roll-out following the start of industrial bottling this month.

Export manager Sébastien Folloppe says orders have been placed in Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Iceland, and the company is in negotiation with distributors in the US, Canada, Russia, UK, Ireland, Japan and Spain.

Blue Ribbon, a London Dry Gin distillation containing 14 botanicals, is said to be "a new breed of gin with a delicate and subtle bouquet of thyme, juniper, lime and Jamaican pepper".

The DI Gin Challenge judges noted: "fantastic anise and citrus nose, oily rich and complex"; "spicy, ginger, quince and cand ied peel, complex, rich and long", and "exotic spices, fruits and herbs on the nose, nice balance of flavours and persistent length of finish."

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