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When metal-titans In Flames stepped into the world of gin, success was immediate. Now, In Flames Signature Craft Gin No 13, Batch 2: Elderflower & Cucumber, designed by guitarist Björn Gelotte is released.




The close connection between In Flames and the world of drinks is well documented by now. In Flames Signature Craft Gin, Batch 1: Pink Pepper & Lime, created by vocalist Anders Fridén, sold out completely within a few days and made people aware of the exceptional quality of Swedish craft gin.

The second batch is released now, this time created by Björn Gelotte together with Patrick Holmqvist from Nils Oscar Brewery. As one of the songwriters in In Flames, Björn is used to working creatively, and crafting combinations of flavours becomes a natural progression of that work. As an entrepreneur, Gelotte has also made his mark in the Gothenburg area with his White Guide-listed and highly acclaimed Restaurant 2112.
“When I started thinking of flavouring my own gin, the first thing that popped up was elderflower” Björn Gelotte explains. “In combination with the gentle, refreshing taste from cucumber, it was a perfect mix. Patrick and I soon arrived at this version that I’m very happy with. Try it with some freshly squeezed lemon, and the flavours will develop perfectly.”

Patrick Holmqvist, head brewer at Nils Oscar Brewery says: “Björn knew from the start exactly how his gin ought to taste, and what character is should have, so it was easy to create the gin that would carry his signature. It was an inspiring journey that ended up with In Flames Signature Craft Gin No 13, Batch 2: Elderflower & Cucumber. What else could you expect from one who has a bottle-opener built in to his guitar?”

Sari Wilholm at Brands for Fans: “This gin gives you a big taste-experience! We’re confident that those who discovered how great gin can be with the first batch will love this as well. It’s as much a gin for the fans as for the connoisseurs.”

In Flames Signature Craft Gin No 13, Batch 2: Elderflower & Cucumber is released on November the 13th in a limited edition of 2300 bottles. It will retail for 559 SEK, available through Systembolaget’s ordering assortment.
Experience shows that you need to be quick on ordering to secure a bottle - they’ve got a tendency to disappear fast!

FACTS:
Article number: 78323-1 (2.300 bottles at Systembolaget in Sweden)
Price: SEK 559
Producer: The Nils Oscar Company
Distributor: Brands For Fans Sweden AB
Alcohol: 40.0%
Origin: Sweden

About In Flames Signature Craft Gin No 13, Batch 2: Elderflower & Cucumber
Fresh cucumber and elderflower distilled with juniper berries, coriander, lemon peel, cinnamon, cardamom and based on a fine spirit produced from wheat. The result became exactly what Björn was looking for; a fresh gin with notes of cucumber and a nice aroma of juniper berries and elderflower. Enjoy the gin as it is, or with some freshly squeezed lemon. The gin marries excellently with a fine tonic, topped with some thin slices of lemon peel.

About In Flames
Sweden’s leading metal band has never stopped evolving during the more than 20 years they’ve been performing. The melodic death metal that placed the band on the musical maps has turned into a unique expression, manifested in albums like ‘A Sense of Purpose’, ‘Sounds of a Playground Fading’, ‘Siren Charms’ and the latest release ‘Battles’ recorded in Los Angeles. In Flames tour worldwide, and have been awarded several Grammis, P3 Gold as well as the Swedish governments Export prize. They headlined this year´s Sweden Rock Festival amongst many other major EU rock fests, and will be touring Scandinavia this November and December on a co-headline arena tour with Americans Five Finger Death Punch.

































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New Swedish gin with In Flames

6/21/2017 1:47 PM

Swedish metal giants In Flames unite with Nils Oscar Brewery and release In Flames Signature Craft Gin No13 - based on own spice combination.


Anders Fridén, vocalist of In Flames, has become widely known as a connoisseur within the world of drinks; as an owner of the Frequency Beer Works brewery, the initiator of two sought after whisky bottling’s from Glenfarclas and as a columnist at Swedish whisky magazine Allt om Whisky. Now he takes his band one step further - to gin.

Following the major break-through of malt whisky and later on rum, the world’s focus is now turning towards craft gin. A fine tuned gin has more to offer than just providing spirits for a gin & tonic, which mixologists, bartenders and enthusiasts are delving deeper into.

Together with Patrick Holmqvist, brewmaster at Nils Oscar brewery in Nyköping, Sweden, Anders Fridén has created a unique seasoning to present a craft gin with a powerful character. Pink pepper and lime are the dominant added flavours, while the gin is based on juniper, coriander, lemon peel, cinnamon, cardamon and elderberry flowers.

Anders Fridén on how he arrived at the mix of spices:
— "I’d made an awesome seasoning for salmon, that was based on the trio of pink pepper, juniper and lime, and thought that as gin revolves round juniper, that it ought to make an interesting flavouring. I got a proper kick when I tried the end result: a loose idea of a combination of flavours that turned out as good as I’d hoped, and with Patrick’s fantastic hand at distilling, better than I’d ever dare believe." 

Gin in Sweden can be allocated with a number of it’s own, and the collaboration between In Flames and Nils Oscar is number 13, batch #1: pink pepper and lime. That opens for the possibility that we could see further releases with other flavourings in the future.

Anders Fridén:
— "Patrick Holmqvist and I have collaborated several times previously with beer, and we’re both meticulous with getting every detail right. Everything has to work and be as good as possible, otherwise you could just as well forget about it. When we went to Nils Oscar to start working on the flavouring, both of us were obsessed with finding the perfect balance. I think both seasoned gin drinkers and newcomers will find this bottling rewarding. It stands on it’s own, but works a treat with a good tonic as well."

Patrick Holmqvist at Nils Oscar says:
— "It’s been an amazing journey to create In Flames signature craft gin together with Anders. His huge interest in both distilled malts and beer is well known. It turned out that he had a fine tuned nose for gin as well, which allowed us to quickly work towards a gin we can be proud of. It’s got a big nose, and the pink pepper really grows with the backing of the lime. When you taste the result it’s obvious that it was worth the effort to hand-peel all the fresh lime that went into the batch, instead of using dried lime peel." 

Yvonne Wener of Brands for Fans, who’s led the project says:
— "We’re incredibly happy and proud to be trusted with the launch of this gin together with Anders and In Flames. First and foremost, the gin tastes amazing! Secondly, we’ve gone full circle as one of the reasons that Brands for Fans even exists, is the projects we’ve been working on together in the past. Building on passion and a genuine approach as your main force, you can realise your dreams." 

In Flames Signature Craft Gin no. 13, batch #1: pink pepper and lime is released in a limited edition of 2.300 bottles and will be available in Europe, subject to availability after the Swedish release. It’s released June the 27:th and costs 559 SEK, with the product number 87445-01 at Systembolaget.

About In Flames Signature Craft Gin no. 13
Pink pepper and lime are the dominant flavours, while the gin is based on juniper, coriander, lemon peel, cinnamon, cardamon and elderberry flowers. It’s got a big nose, and the pink pepper really grows with the backing of the lime. When you taste the gin it’s obvious that it was worth the effort to hand-peel all the fresh lime that went into the batch, instead of using dried lime peel. The gin is based on organic spirits from wheat, and the spices are all organic as well. 

To drink it - it stands on it’s own, but works a treat with a good tonic as well.

About In Flames
Sweden’s leading metal band has never stopped evolving during the more than 20 years they’ve been performing. The melodic death metal that placed the band on the musical maps has turned into a unique expression, manifested in albums like A Sense of Purpose, Sounds of a Playground Fading, Siren Charms and the latest release Battles, recorded in Los Angeles.

In Flames tour world-wide, and have been awarded several Grammis, P3 Gold as well as the Swedish governments Export prize. They headlined this years Sweden Rock Festival and will be touring Scandinavia this fall with Americans Five Finger Death Punch.

 




























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