Scotland’s first potato vodka producer unveils line of cocktail mixes
Forfar-based Ogilvy Spirits, has launched a brand new range of vodka-based cocktail mixes called Perfect Pour. These can be blended with tonic, lemonade, ginger beer or Prosecco to create the perfect homemade cocktail.
A blend of award-winning Ogilvy Potato Vodka, fresh fruit juices and herbs, to give a natural sweet taste, Perfect Pour is a follow-up to the brand’s signature potato vodka which was launched in January 2015 by husband and wife team Graeme and Caroline Jarron.
Three blends are currently available in the range, which will change seasonally with different flavour options: 001 Milton Mule which is a mix of Ogilvy Potato Vodka, Scottish raspberry juice and lime; 002 Ogilvy Orchard, a mix of Ogilvy Potato Vodka, Apple and Elderflower, and 003 Cottarhouse Cooler, a mix Ogilvy Potato Vodka, lemon, lime and mint.
Perfect Pour is priced at £20.00 and is bottled at 20% ABV at the Jarron’s farm in Angus, a stone’s throw from where the potatoes are planted, grown and harvested.
The idea for Perfect Pour came about in November 2015 after Graeme and Caroline Jarron attended the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham.
Speaking of the launch, Graeme said: “After two years of hard work it’s great to be able to launch Ogilvy Spirits’ second product. There is a huge appetite out there for cocktails which you can create yourself and the idea for Perfect Pour came about as a direct result of this.
“We know consumers are much more focused on provenance and quality of the craft spirits they drink than ever before. They want to know and trust where their food and drink comes from.”
Launched at Foodies Festival in Edinburgh this month, Perfect Pour is already stocked in a number of farm shops and premium drinks retailers across the UK and with a distributer in place, the Jarron’s are confident of a good customer base across the country.
Graeme continues: “The ingredients used to create Perfect Pour are sourced by us and we have tried to work closely with local suppliers as much as possible as well as looking further afield. The raspberries and elderflower are grown and pressed locally here in Angus. The raspberries are actually grown in nearby walled gardens, not polytunnels, which gives them a fantastic natural flavor and colour.
“The great reaction we have had for our cocktails at the various shows we have attended has shown people that they can create excellent quality cocktails at home.”
Full details available on the website www.ogilvyspirits.com