Novato, CA (November 4, 2014) Square One Organic Spirits, recognized as a pioneer of innovative organic spirits, launches Square One Bergamot and for the first time since the company was founded, Square One applies its distinctive organic and multi-botanical approach to citrus-based spirits. Square One Bergamot is a tantalizing, unfiltered expression of bright tangy orange with gentle ginger, coriander and juniper spice that demonstrates, once again, Square One’s creative ingenuity that is welcomed by mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts alike.
To create Square One Bergamot, the vibrant taste of organic bergamot citrus is layered with the essential oils of pressed organic mandarin, navel and tangerine oranges and the essences of organic ginger, coriander and juniper botanicals. The aroma is freshly peeled orange with subtle green wild flower. On the palate, floral bergamot is wrapped in delectable orange and pleasant bitterness from mandarin orange. The finish is warm and lingering from the medley of bergamot, ginger and juniper spice. Unfiltered to keep the delicious essential oils in the bottle, Square One Bergamot is a surprisingly complex, yet approachable expression of an orange-based spirit.
Bergamot orange is a hidden gem among citrus fruits. Predominantly grown in southern Italy and along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, bergamot is cultivated primarily for its peel and best known for its role in Earl Grey tea. “I chose the distinctive bergamot because, as a sour orange, its peel has remarkable grassy, floral and tangy qualities,” explains Allison Evanow, Founder and CEO of Square One Organic Spirits, “ Using our approach of layering multiple botanicals in spirits, we take this fruit out of obscurity and create an orange based clear spirit with greater depth and character than what is typically found among singularly flavored orange vodkas.”
The Unfiltered Truth™
Square One uses organic fruits, herbs and other botanicals to get the genuine taste that you experience in all Square One spirits. With Square One Bergamot, Square One goes a step further by keeping the delightful citrus oils in the spirit, rather than filter them out. Unfiltered, there’s a touch of haze in the spirit and the essential oils will look cloudy when exposed to low temperatures, such as when placed in the freezer or mixed with ice. This is normal and desirable! When the bottle is back at room temperature, it will begin to clear. “With Square One Bergamot you get the full expression of orange with the added depth of flavor that comes from the ginger, coriander and juniper botanicals,” says H. Joseph Ehrmann, “Square One has an imaginative approach to spirits that advances how flavored vodka can be made and what it can bring to cocktails.”
Visit SquareOneOrganicSpirits.com for more cocktail recipe ideas. Visit our media page for high resolution images. Square One Bergamot is available now in California, Illinois and Missouri and across the U.S. starting February 2015. Square One Bergamot is available in standard 750ml size bottles (SRP $35) and 50ml mini-sized bottles (SRP $4.99) packaged in the same stylish Square One square bottle.
About Square One Organic Spirits
Square One Organic Spirits, a pioneer in organic spirits, is a female-owned boutique spirits company founded with the sole mission of creating innovative organic spirits with an ecoconscious mindset. Made with 100% organic American-grown rye and pristine water originating in the Teton Mountains, the distinctive and exclusively organic spirit portfolio is of the highest quality. Square One’s business philosophy includes seeking out eco-friendly choices in all parts of the business. Just a few green examples include using soy inks, FSC certified and carbon neutral face labels, wind-power at the distillery and designing a bottle that is stylish enough to be reused. Social Media handles: Facebook: Square One Organic Vodka; Twitter: Square One Spirits; Instagram: SquareOneOrganicSpirits.