Friday, September 19, 2008

Dry Sack Gift Box

The aperitif is making a comeback. Dry Sack, a popular aperitif from Spain, is offering a special gift box for the holidays containing a full size bottle and two rocks glasses. The retail price for the gift set is $14.99, the same as an individual bottle of Dry Sack.

Derived from the Latin word aperire, meaning to open, aperitifs are meant to prime the palate and spark the appetite. "An aperitif is the perfect transition to enjoy at the end of a long day and to start off the evening. Dry Sack offers a new and stylish way to discover a highly palatable aperitif that is also distinctive and made in an authentic way," said Abbey Glaser, director of marketing for Kindred Spirits USA, exclusive importer for Dry Sack.

What makes Dry Sack an ideal aperitif is its delicate balance and flavor. Dry Sack is a medium dry Sherry, not too dry and not too sweet, with a fragrant toasted bouquet. It is best served chilled, served neat or on the rocks. A dash of soda or sparkling wine provides a light refreshing effervescence. Dry Sack is made from a distinctive blend of Palomino and Pedro Ximenez grapes and aged for a minimum of six years in oak casks under Spain's time honored solera system, of fractional blending, all carefully monitored by the Consejo Regulador. It is produced in Jerez in the region of AndalucĂ­a in southern Spain, the only place in the world where Sherry is produced.

Dry Sack pairs perfectly with many dishes including tapas, meat and cheeses and Asian food. Another way to enjoy Dry Sack is in cocktails and punches.

Sherry Cobbler

4 oz Dry Sack
½ tbsp. simple syrup
4 orange slices

Muddle two orange slices. Combine with Dry Sack and simple syrup in a shaker. Shake, strain and pour over cracked ice in a highball glass Garnish with remaining orange slices

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