National, 9th November 2021 A delightfully strange and seasonal collaboration between Stranger & Sons and The Bombay Canteen, Perry Road Peru is the first of its kind in India – a single-batch, limited edition distilled cocktail. Inspired by the humble and highly seasonal, pink guavas (‘perus’) that line the streets of Bombay twice a year, they found the perfect muse to capture Bombay’s spirit. Fresh, balanced and luscious, it lingers on the palate long enough to take you back to ‘peru’s of days past and leaves you wanting more!
With an intoxicating aroma and a ripe, robust flavour, this limited edition cocktail is the perfect union of the potent peru and the 9 Indian botanicals in Stranger & Sons gin. Handpicked and peeled at their peak, ripe perus are slowly macerated for 6 hours and then distilled for another 18—till every drop is flush with freshness. And in typical Bombay fashion, this seasonal distilled cocktail comes with a generous pinch of chilli-salt mix. It can be enjoyed over ice in a rocks glass or topped up with tonic or soda in a highball, served with a spiced rim!
Balanced in flavour and flamboyant in hue, Perry Road Peru will be launching across the country this year covering Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, Rajasthan and Goa. The bottled cocktail is expected to be available in select retail stores by October 30th, 2021. However, like the pink perus it’s made with, the seasonal Perry Road Peru will also have a limited run in each city! What’s even more exciting? The Bombay Canteen and Stranger & Sons will be stepping into a whole new territory with this collaboration and curating exclusive ‘Perry Road Peru’ experiences across cities with the promise of delectable culinary encounters and certainly, more than a splash of your favourite bottled cocktail.
Perry Road Peru was conceptualized right from the start as an expression of their shared love for local and seasonal and a celebration of the city. Furthermore, it was their thirst for innovation which led the teams at Stranger & Sons & The Bombay Canteen to create something unique and entirely new for India’s cocktail and gin enthusiasts. About the same time last year, Perry Road Peru ushered in the era of bottled cocktails and took the city of Bombay by storm. Cornered by Peru fanatics and overwhelmed by a never-ending sea of requests from cities all over, the folks at Stranger & Sons and The Bombay Canteen just had to come together once again to coax the season’s last harvest out of Bandra’s famed Peru cart!
Speaking on the decision to take Perry Road Peru across the country, Sakshi Saigal, Co-founder & Director of Third Eye Distillery had this to add, “Perry Road Peru caused quite a stir and tons of people resonated with the product in unimaginable ways! From what was planned as an interesting experiment for us to channel our creativity and drive for innovation; after the overwhelming response in Bombay last year, we realized that we just had to create the experience for a larger audience.”
“”As champions of seasonal and local produce, The Bombay Canteen is delighted to join hands with Stranger & Sons for this first of its kind collaboration that celebrates all things Bombay. But Perry Road Peru isn’t just another cocktail in a bottle but an expression of both brands’ love for all things local and nostalgic, and with this collaboration we step into a whole new territory to bring you a celebratory drink to be enjoyed with family and friends this festive season. It is the nostalgia inspired flavour of Bombay in an all-new and unexpected avatar; a bit like the spirit of the city – sweet, sour, spicy and salty all captured in this bottle.” said Sameer Seth, Co-founder of The Bombay Canteen (Hunger Inc. Hospitality) in anticipation of Perry Road Peru hitting markets across cities.
As two India-proud enterprises, they are all set to take their collaboration to the next level and it’s indeed going to be a head-turning, thirst-quenching adventure, especially for those who get to witness it up close!
About Stranger & Sons
The spirit of India in a spirit from India.
Stranger & Sons is a contemporary Indian Gin, the debut spirit from Third Eye Distillery in Goa, founded in 2018 by Rahul Mehra, Sakshi Saigal and Vidur Gupta. Crafted with inherently Indian botanicals including a unique citrus peel mix and warm spices such as pepper, mace and nutmeg, they built a three-dimensional gin that is proudly Indian and true to its origin. With the idea of making a product that represents India on the global gin map, the trio chose Goa with its lush expanse of spice farms as the location for their distillery. Stranger & Sons was created in contemporary India, a country that is diverse, nuanced and eccentric. Inspired by the country’s agricultural wealth, entrepreneurial spirit and rather wonderfully strange traditions, Stranger & Sons was launched as an Indian spirited gin which captures the essence of the sub-continent in every bottle.
Starting out as early innovators in the Indian Gin category, to being declared one of the 8 best gins in the world in 2020 by the International Wine & Spirit Competition to winning the highest honours at The Asian Spirits Masters 2021 and their most recent Gold medal at the Gin Masters 2021, they’ve managed to put Indian Gin on the world map and continue to work towards showcasing India’s diversity to the rest of the world!
*Currently available in Goa, Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka and Rajasthan within India and UK, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, New Zealand and the UAE, internationally.
About The Bombay Canteen
Celebrating India, one dish at a time! The Bombay Canteen (Hunger Inc. Hospitality) located in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, is the perfect place to toast the old times and celebrate the new. The award-winning restaurant and bar, promises you an exciting journey on a plate (and in a glass) as it presents the classic, yet unexplored charm of India’s diverse regional culinary offering, marrying them expertly with familiar flavours; while the bar, has a unique selection of re-imagined classic cocktails with firm Indian roots. Born out of the desire to showcase the wealth of our country’s cuisine, The Bombay Canteen recreates local, seasonal dishes and reinterprets age-old Indian culinary traditions in frequently changing seasonal menus. It is a celebration of everything that we love about India – its food, its culture and of course the people.
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