New Reyka Bitters made with foraged botanicalsBy Becky Paskin
William Grant & Sons has developed a limited edition Reyka Bitters using botanicals foraged from Iceland.
An extension of the Reyka Icelandic vodka brand, Reyka Bitters has been created by master distiller Lesley Gracie using botanicals such as Icelandic moss, angelica leaf and crowberry juice.
The first small batch of 300 bottles will be available to UK bartenders only.
William Grant recommends the bitters is used in simplistic serves such as Reyka vodka over ice with a dash of bitters, to “get the full effect of both Reyka Vodka and the unique flavour profile of the Icelandic bitters”.
To coincide with the launch of Reyka Bitters, William Grant ran a foraging expedition to Iceland with Reyka brand ambassador Joe Petch, for a group of British bartenders.
“Icelanders are incredibly resourceful; it’s part of their everyday life,” said Gracie. “We wanted to celebrate this shared trait and I believe we have come up with something that inspires them to unleash their imagination in a new way.”
Additional foraging expeditions to Iceland will be held in the future. Bartenders interested in participating can contacte Joe Petch at email@example.com.