Kin Spirits has now rebranded it's business to trade as Calentillo Spirits. The Spanish word Calentar means "to warm or heat" and when you replace the end of the word with illo, it means "to warm or heat a little" . All of our products and services are aimed towards adding a little warmth to your evenings, events and special occasions and so we thought it'd be more appropriate to reflect that message in our branding. Somehow the play on Spanish words added a certain sense of intrigue and creativity to our name - something our customers would say sums up our products and services well.
We stumbled into the drinks industry after a trip to Italy in which our meal was rounded off with the presentation of a plate of colourful sugar cubes. We’ve since learned they were actually Zuccherini alcolici. In plain English, sugar cubes soaked in almost pure alcohol along with an infusion of e.g. citrus zests; raspberry leaf, mint and so forth.
We loved this unique experience, so much so that we popped down to the local supermarket and brought some of this super strength alcohol home, replicated the sugar cubes, wowed our friends with them and then subsequently discovered our super strength alcohol was actually neutral grain spirit. Following a trip to a distillery which ended with an opportunity to make gin, we could see that this neutral grain spirit was the base ingredient to make gins, vodkas and other spirits.
And so by combining our knowledge of flavours, herbs, spices and fruits, the journey into creating beautiful spirits began. Our purpose in life now, is to make similar standout memories and moments by applying our own creativity and fun into the creation of spirits for you, your friends, events, and celebrations.