Kina L'Aéro d'Or Apéritif Wine
Awarded 98 points and the Chairman’s Trophy at the Ultimate Wine Challenge, Tempus Fugit Spirits’ Kina L'Aéro d'Or is a white wine based bittersweet apéritif. It was made in an Alps-Provence style using Cortese grapes from Piedmont, plus cinchona bark, orange peel, wormwood and a myriad of other exotic spices. They’ve achieved the perfect balance of bitter and sweet, with the sharp bite of quinine and wormwood tempered by notes of sun-kissed quince, elderflower and marmalade. Without a doubt, this is the finest replacement for the sadly discontinued Kina Lillet that we’ve ever tasted. So, any Vesper fans should be all over this.
Towards the end of the 19th Century, France was creating exceptional apéritif wines called “quinquinas” or “kinas”, crafted to make the quinine more palatable. Tempus Fugit Spirits have lovingly resurrected this long-lost style to dramatic effect. The Golden Aeroplane on the label pays homage to the moustachioed Louis Blériot’s first flight across the English Channel in 1909, using the world’s first working monoplane.
Tempus Fugit means “time flies”, and it certainly does when you’re drinking cocktails made with these beautifully packaged Swiss spirits. Tempus Fugit Spirits are dedicated to the art of the well-made cocktail. While most of us are prone to focus on the quality of the “main” spirit in a cocktail, such as gin, vodka, whisky, rum, etc., Tempus Fugit dedicate themselves to the rarer spirits or “modifiers” from the pre-Prohibition era, and these are the ones that can really make or break the classic cocktails. Many lesser producers often use unnatural colouring, industrial methods and artificial flavours knowing full well that most people won’t drink them neat and realise that they’re awful. But Tempus Fugit aren’t like that, they seek out long lost, centuries-old recipes and rare, high-quality ingredients, and lovingly combine them in a very old-school, small-batch production, just as it would have been done back in the day. This is the spirit of history.£5 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3112880
Style No.: 770163
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