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Quayside Distillery unveils ‘trio of cellos’

Exeter-based Quayside Distillery has released three handcrafted cellos: Limoncello, Naracello and Limecello.

Quayside cellos
Quayside’s three cello expression are made with hand-grated zest

The three liqueur varieties join the English distillery’s growing portfolio of spirits and liqueurs, which includes Coastal Gin and Verbena Vodka. Each liqueur is made with the hand-grated zest of the ‘finest fresh fruit’ by head distiller Tom Cook.

George Nightingale, Quayside Distillery owner, said: “These cellos have spent a lot of time in the making, and we are proud to offer a unique, flavoursome experience to our customers with the trio of cellos.”

The centrepiece of the collection, Limoncello, is said to offer the drinker a vibrant burst of citrusy lemons, with a ‘tongue-tingling balance of punchy and tangy flavours’.

Narancello is produced with oranges, and delivers a ‘sweet and refreshing’ citrus experience, while Limecello is said to capture the essence of freshly picked limes.

Described as the perfect apéritif for any occasion, the cellos can be served chilled on their own or mixed with other spirits to form cocktails.

By championing a ‘less waste, more taste’ ethos, the distillery said it has minimised waste across production and maximised the full potential of every lemon, lime and orange used.

The cellos are each available to purchase for RRP £20 ($26) per 500ml bottle. They are all presented at 22% ABV.

To celebrate the launch, Quayside Distillery is offering free delivery to those in the EX1 and EX2 postcodes for a limited time.

The Spirits Business has previously explored the consumer perception of liqueurs such as limoncello.

Last year, limoncello producer Chelly launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise US$1.07 million to support its US expansion plans.

In The Liqueur Masters 2022, several cellos walked away with medals.

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