Vermouth company Regal Rogue has announced that it has undergone a move to increased sustainability over the last year.
Regal Rogue stated, "Regal Rogue vermouth celebrates its 10 year anniversary in 2021, having undergone a radical move to increased sustainability over the last year. The brand's packaging is now 99.5% recycled, using bespoke recycled glass and paper bearing the Forest Stewardship Council stamp of approval, and the award winning range has moved to 100% organic Australian wine, as well as 80% organic native Aboriginal herbs, farmed under biodynamic practices. Regal Rogue’s new bottles are now available in Ireland this October.
"Australia's first native vermouth was established in 2011, turning traditional vermouth upside down with its everyday quaffing style. The brand has four award-winning varietals - Lively White, Daring Dry, Bold Red and Wild Rosé. Now all four varietals are made with organic Australian wine, using grapes sourced from the renowned organic winemaker Justin Jarrett of See Saw Wines in Orange, New South Wales. Justin has been growing grapes and making cool climate wines for over 25 years, nurturing them using minimal intervention and organic viticulture.
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"Led by the mantra 'fearlessly handcrafted', Regal Rogue is made with more than 17 aromatic herbs with three native Australian spices. The botanicals, some of the oldest foods in the world, are sourced from indigenous communities, ensuring the revenue goes back to the farmers themselves. This ensures the highest quality base and botanicals to each varietal of vermouth, and guarantees minimal intervention or disruption to the grape and the earth, as well as local native communities."
Regal Rogue Founder Statement
Regal Rogue founder Mark Ward, "If the first 10 years of Regal Rogue was about establishing the brand and adding some disruption to the vermouth category, the next 10 years is about giving back and deepening the links to organic partnerships, sustainable practices and directly supporting impoverished Indigenous communities in Australia through programmes that give back and support those communities."
Regal Rogue added, "A fresh alternative to wine and spirits, Regal Rogue's innovative approach is enjoyed for its distinctive flavor profiles, low alcohol content and reduced sugar content over traditional vermouth styles. It's best enjoyed over ice or neat, long with a mixer for a wine aperitif or low ABV spritz, or in vermouth-forward cocktails."
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