Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2019: 20-11

21st January, 2020 by Melita Kiely

16: Muyu

The liqueur category has been endeavouring to diversify its offerings the past few years, and in 2019 leading bartenders Alex Kratena, Monica Berg and Simone Caporale launched their own line – Muyu.

Created in partnership with Dutch company De Kuyper, the three Muyu expressions were inspired by the Amazon rainforest and focus on responsible sourcing of ingredients.

A share of the profits from each bottle sold is donated to NGOs in the Amazon. Kratena produced Muyu Vetiver Gris (22% ABV), while Berg designed Muyu Jasmine Verte (24% ABV) and Caporale made Muyu Chinotto Nero (24% ABV).

Each variant is made by extracting flavour from its main ingredient. The other ingredients are then chosen to complement the predominant flavour, and the final essence is blended with alcohol, sugar, acids and water. Techniques used to create the liqueurs include enfleurage, steam distillation, CO2 extraction and resinoids.

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