One of Japan’s most highly priced dessert fruits has just been crafted into an exotic liqueur. The limited edition Hoshigaki Gold Liqueur is a world first and is set for an exclusive launch at Montecasino’s trendy 3SIXTY° lounge.
The Hoshigaki dried persimmon fruit is priced at around $48.00 for 450 grams and is known for its unique texture and its toffee-like taste. Even though the Hoshigaki Gold Liqueur represents the flavour profile and aromatics of the dried persimmons fruit, it cannot represent the texture of the fruit.
A Proudly South African Product
Hanns Zimelka, Technical Manager and Owner of Foodtech International (known in the market as FTI) is proud of the fact that his company only uses specially prepared and selected dried persimmons fruit grown in South Africa, making Hoshigaki Gold Liqueur a 100% South African product.
With great respect for this Japanese tradition, Zimelka, known to his colleagues and friends as HMZ, has skilfully mastered the methodology of transferring the ﬂavour proﬁle of the dried persimmon fruit, as closely as possible, into this sensational, completely natural, limited edition Hoshigaki Dried Persimmons Gold Liqueur.
Due to the small production cycles needed for the treatment and preparation of this delicate fruit, experiencing the aromatic ﬂavour and taste of this liqueur, is indeed a great privilege. It pairs well as a mixer with gin, whiskey, bubbly, or simply, on a bed of crushed ice to be sipped for maximum flavour.
Fresh persimmons are red and orange in colour and taste very exotic. The fruit belongs to the genus Diospyros, which in Greek means “the fruit of the gods”. Commenting on the process of drying the fruit, Hoshigaki has been quoted as the “Kobe beef of dried fruit”.
Exclusive Launch and Promotion
3SIXTY° Liquid Lounge, a trendy lounge and restaurant offering some of the best cocktails in Johannesburg, prepared with style and precision by a team of trained mixologists, has secured the rights for an exclusive launch of the Hoshigaki Gold Liqueur on Thursday, 14 November.
The upmarket venue has also secured the rights to promote the Hosigaki Liqueur on their menu until Thursday, 30 January 2020.
Jason Victor, Food and Beverage Manager of Montecasino, says “3SIXTY’s involvement extends beyond just being the launch venue. Our upmarket restaurant is partnering with FTI to expose Montecasino’s visitors to the aromatic flavour and exotic taste of this unique liqueur – delivering yet another memorable experience to our guests. We are very excited to be a part of such a historic event!”