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The Vesper Cocktail – Cocktail Manufacturer sends open letter to Britains Top Spy
The Vesper Cocktail
25 October 2012

Online retailer Master of Malt announces the release of a brand new ready-to-drink Vesper Cocktail from the 'Experimental Series' bottled by The Handmade Cocktail Company.

Online retailer Master of Malt have recently sent an open letter to Britain's top spy detailing the release of the Vesper Cocktail from The Handmade Cocktail Company, to address a very pressing issue indeed, that he had switched from martinis to lager. They expressed their dismay in this open letter here.

The Vesper Martini was made famous by Britain’s most celebrated fictional spy and is a delicate balance of Gin, Vodka and, originally, Kina Lillet (although a secret blend of vermouths, aromatic wines and Lillet Blanc are used in this version to approximate the flavour of the sadly defunct Kina Lillet). The Vesper Cocktail is best served stirred over ice with a twist of lemon peel to garnish.

The Handmade Cocktail Company has produced vintage ready-to-drink cocktails since its launch in 2011, and in February 2012 the ‘Experimental Series’ was launched to allow the consumer to influence future releases. Popular bottlings in the Series will then join the full range of products produced by the Handmade Cocktail Company.

Vesper Cocktail – 43% abv – 20cl – £12.95

Nose: The nose opens with a bouquet of heady juniper and zingy vodka with the floral dimension of the vermouth swiftly following.

Palate: The palate displays supreme elegance with the vodka laying a refreshing citrus quality on top of the delicate botanical balance of the gin, beneath this there is an underlying honeyed sweetness leading to drying notes of pine resin.

Finish: The finish retains floral juniper notes, with a hint of quinine bitterness, and lingers for a surprising long time with notes of juniper, cream and a slight herbaceousness.

Overall: The key to this cocktail is balance. The Gin, Vodka and Vermouth play-off each other to create a sum greater than the total of their parts. It is easy to see why this cocktail is needed after a mission defending Queen and Country!

The Vesper Cocktail is now available from Master of Malt.

About Master of Malt:
- Established in 1985
- Master of Malt is one of the UK’s leading Online Spirits Merchants, with a huge range of whiskies, rum, brandies, gins, cocktails and many other fine spirits.
- UK Next Day Delivery from £6.95

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For more information contact:
Ben Ellefsen: +44 (0)7816 661657

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