Limited summer edition of the THE DUKE FC Bayern Munich Gin
The fact that THE DUKE Distillery and FC Bayern Munich work in perfect harmony was clearly demonstrated in 2020 with the FC Bayern München Edition “Liberalitas Bavarica”. For the summer of 2021, we have therefore once again put our heads together with the German record holding football and developed a limited special edition, which with its fruity, sweet notes is perfect for the hot season. The Munich Summer Edition of our FC Bayern Gin complements the typical juniper berry with other local berries such as raspberries and red currants, as well as floral notes of elderflower and edelweiss.
When a club like FC Bayern München lends its name to a gin, it is obvious that the quality standards are correspondingly high. So in the autumn of last year, after many months of product development in our distillery, the first FC Bayern Munich Gin “Liberalitas Bavarica” was launched on the market. A rounded affair with a strong juniper body and distinct hop notes that express the origin and home of the two Munich originals. This perfect double pass is now followed by the next one, and the Munich Summer Gin was once again developed by hand with the passion of our distillers, the necessary attention to detail and, of course, a lot of love.
The aim of the second, limited FC Bayern Munich edition was to distil a gin that perfectly suits the hot time of year. Raspberries, redcurrants, edelweiss and elderflower, among other things, ended up in the still for Munich Summer Gin. They are all distilled with other classic botanicals such as juniper to create a fruity, harmonious gin with a respectable 42% ABV.
This cheerful, colourful mix of ingredients is also reflected in the label and packaging of the 0.7l bottle: the minimalist colours of the classic FC Bayern Gin have been transformed into a colourful, summery design in which the original is clearly recognisable.
The FC Bayern Summer Edition can be drunk neat, as a gin & tonic with our THE DUKE Tonic Water or in various cocktail variations. Together with Munich bartender Martin Bieringer, who developed the recipes for the signature drinks with the classic FC Bayern Edition, we have once again created a wonderfully refreshing cocktail for the Munich Summer Gin, which is impressive in terms of both taste and colour.
For those who don’t mind a little extra effort when preparing their drink, here’s the fantastic recipe from Martin’s Bavarian Summer Berry:
The Summer Edition of FC Bayern Gin will be available from Thursday, 22 July 2021 in the THE DUKE Online Shop, directly in the distillery shop and in all FC Bayern Stores.
Alcohol content: 42% ABV.
We wish you a wonderful summer!