Despite restrictions, we are showing up to outdoor gatherings with our can-do spirit. As a quite literal interpretation of this ethos, artisan distillery Scapegrace has launched a new range of RTDs — that’s ready-to-drink, for the uninitiated — made with its hand-crafted, batch-distilled vodka from Canterbury.
Challenging the traditional way of thinking about canned beverages with a commitment to quality and taste, Scapegrace has created a polished as well as practical sip, with the same craft credentials of its luxury spirit stable. It’s a welcome respite to a recent influx of RTDs that use mass-produced neutral spirits or whey spirits (a by-product from the dairy industry).
After 12-months of serious taste tests, Scapegrace has perfected a balance of fresh flavours, made with 100 percent natural extracts, with its award-winning international vodka. Founders and brother-in-law duo, Mark Neal and Daniel Mclaughlin, knew they wanted to capture three distinct flavours, something that would suit any occasion and every mood.
For something citrus, the classic Hawke’s Bay Lime captures the sunshine-feeling of one of New Zealand’s lushest produce regions. For something more tart, the Pomegranate & Doris Plum is crisp, refined and refreshing. Meanwhile, the Red Delicious Apple & Pear drop is a seasonal libation to lift spirits.
As well as celebrating top-shelf New Zealand vodka, all three options are low in sugar, low in calories, and perfectly balanced with soda. The Scapegrace super-premium vodka RTDs come in a 330ml can 10-pack, and are stocked nationwide at all good liquor stores.