Mar 27 2020
Soli Gin Launch Update March 2020
Our Soli Gin is ready!
Rather like Goldilocks, we have spent the last few months, ensuring that everything is just right. The bottles, the branding, but most importantly; the Gin. We have reached the stage where we are ready and eager to launch Soli Gin in the market. We are thrilled to think that our dreams have become a reality and that we have a product everyone may enjoy.
Along with the rest of the world, we have to postpone our launch plans due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
The government of Cyprus is doing its utmost to protect its citizens from the virus, and we respect and adhere to their decision…
Mar 09 2020
What are Botanicals?
First and foremost, Gin is an alcoholic spirit which is predominantly flavoured by juniper (botanicals). That is a legal requirement!
Produced using purified neutral alcohol of roughly 96% Gin can be formulated from grain or a by-product of grapes or molasses. Botanicals are wrapped in muslin or similar material, using time-honoured techniques. It is then steeped in the base alcohol inside a traditional copper still, for up to 48 hours before the distillation process commences.Once distilled, Soli Gin is cut with locally sourced natural spring water from the Paphos region to attain the legal alcohol percentage for bottling.
The real Gin heroes are, of course, the botanicals. Soli Gin has developed a unique recipe…
Mar 08 2020
A Brief History of Gin
Over a thousand years ago Benedictine monks were infusing wine with juniper berries, the essential botanical in gin giving it its distinct flavour and aroma, producing a tonic wine. However, the benefits gained from this particular tonic wine have not been substantiated.
A precursor however to the malt wine infused with a generous number of junipers produced by the Dutch in the 17th century called Genever. Once again it was touted as having some health benefits, and it is thought the juniper berries were used to disguise the harsh quality of the alcohol. Urban legend has it that William of Orange (William III) was responsible for introducing Genever to the masses of…
Mar 07 2020
An enterprising Cypriot and the founder of Kean soft drinks named Takis Christodoulou is renowned for assisting in the defeat of Rommel at El Alamein by Field Marshall Montgomery.
Cyprus was already involved in the story of the desert campaign. Cypriot donkeys aided with the logistics of moving supplies across this hostile environment. One essential item was sadly missing. Montgomery was rumoured to have done his best thinking after a gin and tonic (or two.)
Due to blockades and the presence of u-boats, London gin could not reach the Sahara! Here, Takis valiantly comes to the rescue. First, he uses his soft drinks knowledge to produce a quinine enriched tonic.
Takis then tackled…