Poor Toms Imbroglio 500ml
Country of origin: Australia Alcohol content: 25% ABV
Imbroglio: a hot-mess, a cluster-f@#k, a sticky situation.
Australia's answer to Campari (without the additives), Poor Toms' brand new aperitivo amaro has just landed.
This bittersweet Amaro Australiano is right at home in a Negroni, a spritz, or straight over ice. A natural leap for the Poor Toms team, Imbroglio shares much in common with gin—in technique and intent. They individually distill Seville oranges and mandarins plus ten more familiar gin ingredients—juniper, et al. Add to the mix 13 steeped herbs, fruits, and vegetables (including gentian, wormwood, strawberry gum, and beetroot), and the ensuing calamity is a fresh, herbaceous frenzy that will make you forget whether you're coming or going.
A fruity mix of Australian and Italian botanicals, delivering a suitable substitute for a red aperitif bitter like Campari, with a boundary pushing native edge. Citrusy and herbal it’s designed to make sure you don’t know if you’re coming or going.
While working well in a Spritz or an All Aussie Negroni, Imbroglio also adds a floral character to a Jasmine or a Negroni Sbagliato.
Poor Toms is the progeny of two best mates. They share ‘Thomas’ as a middle name, a suspicion of tradition, and a passion to bring real pleasure to people’s lives. In 2014 they joined forces with Marcel Thompson, one of the Trans-Tasman Bubble’s most experienced gin distillers. Marcel earned his stripes by producing both Gordon’s Gin and Tanqueray Gin in New Zealand on the copper pot stills tracing back to pre-war London.
This creative partnership, one part tradition, one part interrogation, would rewrite the gin credo. In the spirit of the flat white, Poor Toms imagined a New World style of London Dry gin that was uniquely Australian. More than making delicious spirits, Poor Toms is in the business of reinterpreting tradition; and to tell their own story over a drink.
Named after King Edgar’s character in Shakespeare’s King Lear, Poor Tom personifies the modern larrikin spirit that is quintessentially Australian. We make drinks that uniquely capture a time and place, driven by curiosity and imagination.
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