Halewood-owned North Wales’ whisky distillery Aber Falls has created an “accessible” spirits range called Breindal, comprising a vodka and gin.
The new range has been specifically developed to target bartenders and extend the brand’s presence in the on-trade.
Aber Falls’ Breindal Vodka marks the distillery’s first entry into the vodka category. Produced using a handmade copper still, it leads with a “bright, citrus aroma” which is complemented by “floral notes of rose and heather, shadowed by a smooth, creamy finish.”
The new Breindal Gin has “notes of freshly cut grass, accompanied by piney juniper berries upfront and tailed with subtle orange flavours, before spicy notes of clove and star anise surface to finish”.
Designed for maximum stand-out on the bar, both bottles feature traditional colours to celebrate Welsh culture.
James Wright, managing director at Aber Falls Whisky Distillery, said: “Since the launch of Aber Falls, we have been committed to inspiring bartenders to create new serves, cocktails and experiences for their customers to enjoy, and the Breindal duo is perfectly placed for this, in which both liquids are incredibly versatile and highly mixable.”
Cardiff’s Lab 22 Bartender and consultant Alex Mills, who partnered with Aber Falls to produce a series of perfect serves for the new expressions, added: “From a bartenders’ perspective, the Briendal Vodka is powerful enough to stand up in most cocktails, while being a particularly brilliant base for martini and vodka soda recipes, as it’s slightly more delicate in taste.
“The Gin is very versatile, suited to negroni cocktails, which shine a spotlight on its spicier notes, or in a French 75, highlighting its floral and citrusy charms.
“Furthermore, it’s excellent that Aber Falls has brought these exceptional yet accessible Welsh spirits to the market.
“It’s equally exciting to see a spate of distilleries emerge across our home country; something which we’ve drawn upon within our latest menu, which truly champion’s Welsh producers and local ingredients.”
Breindal perfect serves by Alex Mills
50ml Breindal Vodka
20ml Raspberry cordial
35ml ginger ale
In a large pitcher, mix together the Breindal Vodka, Aperol, raspberry cordial and ginger ale then garnish with a mint sprig.
Breindal Vodka Soda
50ml Briendal Vodka
Fill a glass with ice, then add the vodka and soda water and stir, before garnishing with the lemon twist.
25ml Briendal Gin
10ml Italicus Bergamot
10ml Lemon juice
60ml Prosecco and orange blossom spritz
Shake the gin, Italicus and lemon, before straining into a champagne coupe and topping with prosecco.
Breindal Gin & Tonic
50ml Briendal Gin
Fill a glass with ice, pour in the gin then top with tonic, before garnishing with an orange twist.