Borgomanero, Piemonte, Italy
Glep beverages are Ezio Primatesta and Luca Garofolo from beautiful Lake Orta.
A local restaurateur and a local creative, they first joined forces in 2018. Ezio is a sommelier whose family has been in the hospitality business in Lake Orta for three generations, and Luca is a designer and creative director. Friends for years, these Piemontese pals actually began to meet much earlier than 2018 to taste and dream. And to learn: of course, the art of intoxicating herbal beverages in Italy goes back centuries. They create their products in partnership with Bordiga, a Cuneo distillery famous for its ancient wood-burning alembic.
The spirits are created from botanical herbs and roots in enticing (and sometimes secret) combinations. The list reads like an alchemical dream: rhubarb, carnation, cinnamon, quina, artemisa; cassia, rhubarb, sweet and bitter orange; gentian, yarrow, juniper, peppermint and chamomile.
In addition to making striking botanical spirits from the distinctive herbs of the Occitan Alps, Ezio and Luca like rock and roll and they like animals. Daring animals, that is: lake panthers, feathered wolves, electric tigers and flying hares. They are “pushing it” not just with their wild animal labels but with flavors and aromas that are sizzlingly alive.
"Grinta" Amaro di Erbe (750 ml)
"Spinto" Bitter Rosso (750 ml)
"Vandalo" Vermouth Rosso (750 ml)
THE ROOF TOP
4,5 cl vermouth vandalo
4,5 cl rhubarb liqueur
Top up with chinotto
Low Build Tumbler
3 cl gin Fulmine
3 cl vermouth vandalo
3 cl bitter spinto
Low Build Tumbler
MEXICO & GRINTA
Put the ingredients in the shaker, add ice and shake for about 30 seconds.
Double strain in copa margarita with salt rim
4 cl vermouth vandalo
4 cl bitter spinto ,
Top up with citrus beer whipped with milk frother
Build low tumbler
Glep Bitter Spinto: The London Spirits Competition 2022 - Silver