Presented in the same iconic bottle as BLOOM Original but with a colour palette reflecting the floral flavours of the gin, the BLOOM Jasmine & Rose bottle neck tag will feature the new expression’s key serve – over ice in a balloon glass with a premium tonic, fresh mint and blackberries. For a limited period, BLOOM Jasmine & Rose will also be sold in select retailers with a pouch of edible rose buds to garnish, priced at £22.50
Available exclusively in Asda stores nationwide from 18th June, BLOOM Jasmine & Rose will be rolled out across other retailers (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Morrisons) from July. The launch of BLOOM Jasmine & Rose will be accompanied by a high-profile marketing campaign across the UK that positions BLOOM Jasmine & Rose as a cut above other pink gins with the campaign strapline, Pink Differently. The marketing campaign will include digital and experiential activations, as well as UK wide on-trade activations throughout the summer.
The launch of BLOOM Jasmine & Rose comes as the pink gin phenomenon continues to gather momentum in key gin markets worldwide. The flavoured gin category has been growing at +350% (52 weeks to 25 March 2018) in the UK Off-Trade with pink gin driving nearly three quarters of total flavoured gin growth and accounting for over 60% of total flavoured gin sales. The gin category as a whole is also still performing strongly in the UK at +38% in the UK Off-Trade, with BLOOM leading the way growing at over two and half times that rate.
Elaine Maher, International Brand Director for BLOOM Gin at Quintessential Brands Group, comments, “The pink gin category has really taken off in the last year, but with BLOOM Jasmine & Rose, we wanted to give our customers something more – something different – to other pink gins in the market to really help to drive value into the category. ‘Pink Differently’ encapsulates this difference and also conveys the simple message that life is more enjoyable and fulfilling if you embrace a positive, can-do attitude, which is a great uplifting message to be sharing with our audience. We’re delighted with the interest BLOOM Jasmine & Rose is generating amongst our trade customers so we’re excited to see the reaction from consumers this summer as we activate across the UK.”
BLOOM Jasmine & Rose will also be rolled out to markets internationally from July.
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About BLOOM Gin
Master Distiller Joanne Moore created BLOOM London Dry Gin as a light and floral gin. With a unique and slightly sweet taste, BLOOM Gin is made from a blend of three botanicals: honeysuckle, chamomile and pomelo, carefully selected to create a subtle gin, inspired by the true beauty of nature. The citrus notes from pomelo bring a light freshness to the flavour, the edible nectar of the honeysuckle provides a rich smoothness, while chamomile brings a gentle floral calmness to the taste.
BLOOM Jasmine & Rose tasting notes
Appearance: An enticing gentle pink colour
Aroma: Distinctive aromas of jasmine flowers and rose petals, combining to create a beautifully floral and earthy fragrance.
Taste: Smooth, sophisticated with a touch of sweetness, complemented by floral notes that add a rich complexity elevating this above other pink gins.
ABOUT QUINTESSENTIAL BRANDS GROUP
Quintessential Brands is an award-winning international spirits company, dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally. Pioneering spirits of the industry, inspired since 1761 by their founder, Thomas Dakin, Quintessential Brands Group delivers a diverse portfolio of award-winning, best-selling spirits with unrivalled heritage and craftsmanship.
Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands Group owns world-class manufacturing facilities across Europe including G&J Distillers, the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; First Ireland Spirits and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which is part owned by Stock Spirits and scheduled to open in late 2018. Renowned for its white spirits expertise at G&J Distillers, Quintessential Brands has won International Spirit Challenge Gin Producer of the Year three times and is fast winning a reputation as one of the most exciting new Irish whiskey producers to emerge on the scene.
Quintessential Brands’ award-winning premium brands portfolio includes Greenall’s The Original Handcrafted Gin, BLOOM London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Opihr Gin. Its Irish brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur and O’Mara’s Irish Country Cream. Liqueurs in the portfolio include Alizé and Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur. The company is also a leader in contract bottling and own label & private label spirits, working with retail partners across the world to provide unrivalled spirits solutions.