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WILLIAMS & HUMBERT LAUNCH CANASTA 20

Under the same Brand, leader in its category, a new Canasta aged for 20 years in the Solera and Criaderas system

Williams & Humbert launches Canasta 20 on the market; a new sherry the Bodega adds to its range of VOS wines. Under the same brand as the Bodega’s emblematic sweet wine, national market leader in its category, this new Canasta is aged for 20 years in the Soleras and Criadera system.

Originating in the ancient soleras of the centuries old Bodegas Williams & Humbert, this new sherry is aimed at the consumer lover of Canasta, who may now taste their favourite sweet oloroso with a greater degree of ageing. As Paola Medina, the Williams & Humbert oenologist, states, “Canasta 20 is an exclusive wine, as the number wines currently existing on the market of a similar type and degree of ageing are extremely limited. Its production process follows the same line as other special soleras of the winery. It is also a wine bottled “en rama”, only lightly filtered.”

Canasta 20 is presented in an exclusive format designed by Bodegas Williams & Humbert, in a 50cl heavy glass bottle of the highest quality and excellent materials, such as its vinyl label with high relief gold printing and a natural cork closure. “The design follows the line of the Williams & Humbert VOS and VORS wines, although in this case in a more simplified minimalist version”, states the Williams & Humbert Marketing Director, Miguel Ángel Medina.

Williams & Humbert launches a limited edition of its vintage sherry

The new vintages that Williams & Humbert have launched recently onto the market are part of the current collection vintage sherry which is comprised of biological aged vintages and oxidative aged vintage: Fino 2009, Oloroso 2009, Oloroso 2003 and Amontillado 2003.

The Williams & Humbert vintage collection dates back to 1920, the oldest and most complete of the Jerez region. These vintage wines has been featured in numerous reference books and bibliographies and used by the Regulating Council to certify the age of other vintage wines from the Region.

This collection is made up of single cask vintages, biological aged vintages and oxidative aged vintages. Pioneer in biologically aged vintage sherry, Williams & Humbert has been a pioneer in biologically aged vintage sherry, having being the first winery in Jerez Region to launch a vintage Fino and now a vintage Amontillado.

The vintage sherry from the current collection has received high scores from the Robert Parker Guide and from other international events like International Wine Challenge. The Williams & Humbert´s Single Cask vintage sherry have been auctioned by Christie’s in London

JALIFA, “THE BEST OF THE BEST”

Amontillado Jalifa Solera Especial 30yrs VORS, has achieved the TOP 1 position, with 98.5 points, on the Akatavino Ranking of the 10 Best Sweet and Fortified Wines in Spain, a selection made by 35 of the best Sommeliers in our country. Together with this amontillado, the Williams & Humbert palo cortado, “Dos Cortados” Solera especial 20yrs VOS, is also included in this TOP 10, in sixth position having obtained 96 points.

NEW IMAGE FOR VERMOUTH CANASTA

Vermouth Canasta changes its image with a new label at a time when one of our most typical beverages returns in force thanks to a new generation of followers.

Launched in 2008 this vermouth of Williams & Humbert is characterised by its unique production process, as its base is the sweet oloroso “Canasta”, a sherry of reference in its category, which is mixed with the elegant aromas of flowers, fruit, roots, wood and bark.

The unique features of this exceptional vermouth have been mentioned in a series of prestigious magazines published over the past two years at the hand of outstanding experts and as a result of the renaissance of this very genuine beverage: “In the late 19th century vermouth was being produced in Jerez, but currently this facet of the Jerez wineries seems to have almost disappeared. One exception: the Canasta vermouth launched by bodegas Williams & Humbert in 2008”. Indeed, over eight years ago W&H decided to recuperate the tradition, as François Monti points out in his “Gran Libro del Vermut,” thus rescuing one of the most typical of our gastronomic traditions with this Canasta vermouth. “A curious product, half-way between a sherry and a vermouth” is how this Belgian international journalist and writer, specialist in spirits and cocktails, describes it.

The prestigious and recent “Guía del Vermut” edited by Planeta and put together by the wine-making sector consultant and Ambassador of the International Wine Challenge, Esther Bachs, highlights the character and stamp of the sherry present in the Canasta vermouth. Esther Bachs, who states in her guide that to speak of Bodegas Williams & Humbert “is to speak of sherry in capital letters and in a big way” defines Canasta as a vermouth “powerful and generous, well-balanced between maturity and depth, perfect”.

Bright amber in colour, the Canasta vermouth possesses aromas extracted from the maceration of wine with fruits and plants. A unique beverage given its particular and painstaking production process that results in a vermouth with hints of sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Perfect to drink on its own or with ice, mixed with fruit juice or as an ingredient for cocktails; vermouth widens its moments of consumption. More than just a drink, vermouth is a rite, ideal as an aperitif or to accompany tapas – outstanding when paired with pickles – as an after-dinner drink or served in different combinations and cocktails, ideal at any time of the day.

OUTSTANDING SUCCESS OF DRY SACK 15

Dry Sack 15 is yet another of the Williams & Humbert wines to receive the highest of scores in the Robert Parker Guide, obtaining 90 points. This oloroso abocado must also becongratulated having received the Gold Outstanding in the prestigious “International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016”.

Medals for BOTANIC Gin in the IWSC 2016

Both styles of this unique Gin, with its distinctive characteristics of Buddha’s hand lemon, have achieved prestigious Medals in this years’ International Wine & Spirits Competition, London. BOTANIC Ultra Premium was awarded Gold Medal and BOTANIC Premium achieved Silver.

A gin of extraordinary quality distilled at the Langley Distillery, founded in Birmingham in the year 1920 and sited over ancient underground water sources. Botanic London Dry Gin acquires its definitive personality in  Bodegas Williams & Humbert thanks to its fusion with a wide variety of more than ten botanicals, including Buddha’s hand lemon, a rare and very fragrant citrus variety originating in the Far East,.

BOTANIC Ultra Premium is four times distilled in stills of more than one hundred years old.  Intense and delicate aromas with citrus notes of Buddha’s hand and sweet orange, enveloped in a floral finish of orange blossom.

BOTANIC Premium is three times distilled. A light, dry gin, prominent in botanicals with juniper and almond shells, light citrus notes of Buddha’s hand and sweet orange.