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August 17, 2021

Biggar & Leith’s Hotel Starlino Elderflower aperitivo – Product Launch

The elderflower-flavoured Italian aperitivo hits the UK in time for the Summer.

By Olly Wehring

  • Category – Aperitif, 17% abv
  • Available – From this Summer
  • Location – The UK, available through selected off-premise outlets and online via Amazon
  • Price – SRP of GBP23 (US$32) per 75cl bottle

Biggar & Leith has added a fourth expression to its Hotel Starlino line of Italian aperitivos.

The company, which offloaded the Malfy gin brand to Pernod Ricard just over two years ago, will roll out Starlino Elderflower in the UK in the coming weeks. The aperitif joins Rosé, Arancione and Rosso, all of which debuted internationally last April.

Made using elderflower sourced from Italy, the expression is packaged, like its forebears, in frosted glass bottles that feature ceramic and wooden closures designed to look like old-style hotel doorknobs.

“We have been really pleased with the reception of Starlino Orange, Rosé and Rosso Vermouth and Aperitivos,” said Biggar & Leith founder Elwyn Gladstone. “We are looking forward to continuing the Summer of the spritz with our new Elderflower Aperitivo.”

The Starlino range is produced at the Hotel Starlino distillery in Piedmonte in the north-east of Italy.

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