Exciting news! Strawbar’s UK team will be at the International Drinks Expo at ExCel in London on 19-20 November 2019. It presents IDE guests with one of the first opportunities to taste the two expressions of Strawbar, the first spirit of its kind in the market.

Strawbar will be presented to try neat, as a cocktail or in a unique serve mixed with Double Dutch ginger ale. UK representative Nigel Locker will be presenting both Origin and Platinum alongside Strawbar brand ambassador Ben Franks.

The International Drinks Expo provides the trade with an opportunity to taste everything new and innovative on the market. The Strawbar team will be on stand D43 throughout the show. If you’d like to prebook a meeting, please get in touch with Nigel using our contact details.

Introducing Strawbar to guests at IDE19, lead distiller Maria Gougousi says:

“We were originally inspired to make a distillate using an overlooked strain of nutrient-rich strawberries that specifically grow in the north west region of Greece – an area that is currently experiencing a period of high unemployment and financial instability. We particularly wanted to support and promote the local produce that nature has provided while helping the local economy.

“Following an intense period of research and development, Strawbar combines the properties of a distilled product with the flavour and aftertaste of strawberries, which we believe makes it unique. We are delighted with the feedback Strawbar has received so far, and believe that we are on a very fruitful journey that will take our original inspiration to many discerning individuals and bars around the world.”

Commenting on the style of the two expressions, brand ambassador Ben Franks told IDE:

“Strawbar Origin is a smoky, textured, eau de vie spirit with intense aromatics and a finish of sweet berry compote. The flavour is unlike anything else I’ve seen on the market. It would work perfectly paired with a quality mixer or as a modern twist to your favourite cocktail.

“Strawbar Platinum is a racy, tangy spirit with pungent jammy aromas, pepper spice and a rich characterful mouth feel; for me Platinum is a sipping experience for the discerning drinker.”

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