Inspired by Japan and made in South Africa, Hoshigaki Gold Liqueur is made from dried persimmon fruit, a sought-after dessert fruit in Japan. In a world first, it’s been crafted into an exotic liqueur by Hanns Zimelka, Technical Manager and Owner of Foodtech International (known in the market as FTI). Launched at 3SIXTY° in Montecasino, which has exclusive rights to the product until the end of January 2020, Hoshigaki Liqueur 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”. Hoshigaki dried fruit is priced at around $48.00 for 450 grams and is known for its unique texture and its toffee-like taste. FTI only uses specially prepared and selected dried persimmon fruit grown in South Africa. Zimelka 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.

Mr 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!”

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