If you've ever visited our distillery and savoured a refreshing G&T with grapefruit tonic, you know we're fans of East Imperial's exceptional product range. But did you know they also have a range of other great products, including a delightful Yuzu Lemonade? We had the pleasure of experimenting with some, and after days of tinkering, our Production Queen Mica hit upon the brilliant idea of creating Yuzu Mead.
Not to be mistaken for our previous Yuzucello Release, Mead is often referred to as "honey wine". It's one of the oldest fermented beverages in the world, commonly called "Nectar of the Gods". This spirit has a rich and storied history and has been enjoyed by people around the world for centuries.
Our Yuzu Mead is a unique and refreshing take on this classic drink. Cracking open over 1,000 cans of Yuzu Lemonade, Mica blended it with honey to create a sweet base for fermentation. Once distilled, this mead wine produced a one-of-a-kind, funky clear spirit. To balance the flavours with sour and sweet notes, we then blended the spirit with Yuzu Juice and Honey Water, reducing it to 40% ABV.
As a result, we have crafted a spirit that embodies the essence of mead-making while incorporating the bold and zesty flavours of Yuzu. This deliciously complex drink is perfect for enjoying as a mixer with a premium tonic & citrus garnish or in our complex milk punch cocktail.
We hope you enjoy this release as much as we loved making it.
Nose: Sour Yuzu with a touch of Bush Honey
Palate: Big and Bold smack of sour Yuzu, followed by warm and silky honey
Ingredients: Fresh Yuzu Juice, Honey, Yuzu Lemonade
Signature cocktail: I Love Yuzu Much (each purchase includes a complimentary tasting card and cocktail recipe)
Available from: Thursday, 23rd March 2023 - 12pm from the Miami, Gold Coast Tasting Room only. All orders will be processed and available for pickup after the release date. Please check your inbox for tracking and order updates. Only while stocks last.
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