BREWERY HUYGHE LAUNCHES DELIRIUM ... GIN!
Although there are already a lot of gins on the market, the offer of gins based on beer is still quite limited. The reason is obvious: this requires a special distillation process and not everyone dares to venture into it. Nevertheless, Huyghe brewery did find this specific know-how at Rubbens distillery in Wichelen, which - just like Huyghe - has a long tradition.
A number of test brews were made on the basis of the main ingredient Delirium Tremens, juniper berries and other botanicals that the distillery wishes to keep secret, from which the brewery eventually chose 1 'winning' recipe. The result is a 42% gin with a unique taste: the fruity esters and almond notes of Delirium Tremens are recognizable in the smell and are reflected in the taste which is very smooth, spicy with a sweetish touch and a slightly spicy aftertaste.
Alain De Laet, CEO of the brewery, explains the choice for a gin: "Since the creation of Delirium Tremens in 1988, we have steadily expanded this portfolio. In the meantime, the Delirium family already counts 7 members: besides Tremens, there is also Delirium Red, Delirium Nocturnum, Delirium Argentum, Delirium Christmas, Deliria and Delirium Barrel-Aged (Limited Edition Black). We are very happy that we now also have a gin in our portfolio. Hopefully it will - just like Tremens - soon conquer the entire world.”
Brewery Huyghe, which likes to be off the beaten track, therefore deliberately chose a unique bottle shape for the Delirium Gin. They opted for a bronze-coloured glass bottle in the shape of a brewing kettle. A clear reference to the main ingredient of the gin and, according to specialists, never used before. The idea for the bottle originally came from Alexandre De Laet, son of current CEO Alain De Laet, but sometimes there is a gap between idea and reality. It turned out that the shape was not so easy to realize, but Huyghe looked for and found a solution with the Belgian specialist Axa Glass. The rest is history...
As of today, Delirium Gin is for sale (48 Euro) via the webshop on the brewery's website (www.brouwerijhuyghe.be) and also in liquor stores.