THE BOTANICAL SPIRIT – Bareksten Botanical Gin
Bareksten represents the essence of Norway, in both taste and character – dark, wild, breathtaking and dramatic. Clean flavours inspired by ancient craft traditions are the soul of Bareksten`s botanical wonders.
THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE FOREST SPIRITS
In the mighty Norwegian forests where sunlight rarely penetrates. In lonely landscapes inhabited only by the ‘Hulder’ wood nymphs, who live below ground surrounded by the roots of old oaks. This is where Bareksten takes its inspiration from. Nordic, natural and organic ingredients form the basis for its unique flavours.
Very recently, Northsea Singapore PTE Ltd. has joined Singapore Awards 2021 and won a Gold Medal Award in this prestigious competition:
Bareksten Botanical Gin
Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper
Bareksten Botanical Gin is a spirit from Norway and boasts a variety of floral flavors thanks to its composition of 26 botanicals, of which 19 are locally sourced from the Nordic country. Try to differentiate between the distinct tastes from the variety of botanicals such as juniper, rose flowers, rhubarb and lingonberries, with hints.
Packaging: 700ml per bottle
Country of origin: Norway
Storage Instructions: Keep bottles in a place with cool and stable temperatures, preferably between 15-20 degree celcius and away from direct sunlight.
How to use: Enjoy the gin neat or on the rocks with a few ice cubes. Alternatively, you can concoct a mean Gin and Tonic by adding tonic water and a splash of lime juice.
Interview of StigBareksten – Owner/CEO
Question 1: Do you already export to Singapore? If yes, where? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in Singapore?
We do export to Singapore, using a distribution company called NorthSea Singapore LTD, and through them, we export to many different countries throughout Asia.
Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors?
Fortunately, having our production based in Norway, we have access to a range of high-quality raw ingredients that other producers may not. The botanicals we use are sourced locally, as well as the wild berries, which gives the gin its incredible, smooth taste.
The potato-based alcohol used in the distillation has a more soft, creamy texture as opposed to grain-based alcohol, which we think further improves the overall flavour of our gin.
Finally, Norwegians are incredibly lucky that they have some of the cleanest natural water in the world. This water is used in the blending process of Bareksten Gin, providing an extremely pure and smooth final product that represents Norway in every aspect.
Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years?
We began exporting the Bareksten products in 2017. Of course, all companies have felt some effects from the Covid Pandemic, and for us it was a slight set back, but the domestic market in Norway remained very strong with great sales figures. Moving forward, we are always looking for new markets to enter, as well as becoming more efficient in our existing markets we are currently in. We are expecting much more export as the Covid regulations continue to soften.
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