Posted: 13/11/2019

Rosebud celebrates 30th anniversary with new liqueur

Rosebud Preserves has created a Seville orange marmalade distilled gin liqueur to celebrate its 30 years of trading.

The Masham-based producer unveiled the drink at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair in Olympia, London, last month. It has a trade price of £18.60 per 35cl bottle and 20% ABV (RRP £29.95). 

The liqueur is a combination of bitter orange, molasses sugar and a botanical-led gin created in partnership with the Spirit of Masham Distillery, also based in North Yorkshire. 

When thinking of what to create to celebrate the business’s 30th birthday, owner Elspeth Biltoft said she decided to go back to some of the original items she made when she first started the business. 

“We looked at what are popular combinations in terms of flavours today, and alcohol with fruit kept coming up,” said Biltoft. “Our Seville orange marmalade has been a popular product since 1989, so we thought it would work well.”

She added that the marmalade is still made to the same recipe with Seville oranges that lend a “sweet bitterness” to the marmalade and new liqueur.

The new product was awarded two-stars in this year’s Great Taste, where judges commended its balance of “caramel molasses and subtle spice”.

This story appeared in the October-November issue of Fine Food Digest. You can read more on the digital edition here.

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