Silver - 2021 World Premix Awards
Curation of the world's greatest cocktails requires an unending pursuit of the finest spirits, and liqueurs from around the globe. To create this classic Negroni in the Italian style we sourced Mancino Vermouth, a wonderfully balanced vermouth made in the old method, along with Gold Medal awarded Never Never Distilling Co's Triple Juniper Gin, whose poignantly botanic notes pair perfectly with the iconic Campari flavour profile.
Curatif's Never Never Distilling Co Negroni is a masterclass in balance, a perfectly blended homage to the monarch of classic Italian aperitifs. The unmistakable, irreplaceable bitter orange profile of Campari - without which a Negroni may not be made - acts perfectly as the foundation for the elegant and refined Mancino Vermouth Rosso, created by superstar bartender Giancarlo Mancino, to flex it's complexity borne of the 38 botanicals employed in it's creation. The sweetness and luxury of Mancino's Vermouth is tempered by the inclusion of juniper elements, which are matched and elevated perfectly by Never Never Distilling Co's multi Gold Medal winning Triple Juniper Gin, whose length and complexity brings together an incredible harmony of depth, texture, balance, and flavour to create an unparalleled Negroni.
The colour: Bright and vibrant, luminescent cherry-red in the glass.
The nose: Intensely aromatic, with aromas of red berries and brushed pine mingling with warm wooded spices.
The taste: Rich and luxurious, notes of juniper and bitter orange are tempered by earthy angelica root and lengthened by pepperberry spice.
The finish: Viscous and mouth-filling, the finish is long and full flavoured.