GSN Review: Cocalero Clásico Resident Evil Infinite Darkness

Cocalero Clásico, the premium South American-inspired botanical spirit, announces the release of a limited edition bottling in collaboration with RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, the popular Netflix anime series. The series takes place in the universe based on the popular Resident Evil game franchise and was created by Capcom with TMS Entertainment handling the production. The collector’s edition bottle is limited to just 1,000 cases and will be sold exclusively online.

Cocalero is a family of premium botanical spirits inspired by the flavors and culture of South America. Since its launch in 2013, Cocalero Clásico has grown to become one of the hottest spirit brands in Asia.

The first Resident Evil game was released in 1996 giving rise to the entirely new gaming genre of “survival horror.” The series has spawned over 140 different titles on consoles, phone apps, and more to become one of Capcom’s most popular brands. With a huge fanbase around the world, more than 100 million total copies from the game series have shipped worldwide.

“How better to salute two such iconic brands than coming together to create the ultimate collectors’ item?” remarked John Ralph, CEO of Intrepid Spirits and Cocalero founder. “Plus, the November release date is perfect timing for those about to shop for gifts this season; we are anticipating a huge holiday demand for this limited edition Cocalero bottling.”

The release celebrates RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, a Netflix special series made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil which first released in 1996.

Cocalero Clásico (58 proof)
Visual: Emerald.
Nose: Lightly bitter and herbal. There is a hint of sweet grass and vanilla.
Taste: Initially quite sweet and in the liqueur category, after a half a minute that fades and a gentle herbal blend comes into play. Nothing aggressive or overwhelming, but rather a mild numbing quality coupled with a tinge of fruitiness.
Finish: Long and pleasant with no medicinal aftertaste.
Overall: I was expecting a more intense herbal quality, but this has a subtle flavor and easily imbibed.
GSN Rating: B

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GSN Review: Cocalero Clásico

Cocalero Clásico pays homage to cocaleros, the traditional coca leaf farmers in the Andes Mountains who have been cultivating the crop for its medicinal properties for centuries. They are an essential part of the rich heritage and history of the area, where the coca leaf is an intrinsic part of the lifestyle—used as a natural remedy for altitude sickness, to combat hunger, and to promote energy and stamina.
“When I was traveling in South America, visiting Bolivia and surrounding countries, I was deeply influenced by how prevalent the coca leaf was in the local culture,” says John Ralph, CEO of Intrepid Spirits. “Further research led me to many historic references of its use in tonics and beverages in Europe and America, and ultimately inspired me to create Cocalero, our own celebration of the coca leaf.”

Cocalero Clásico is infused with a proprietary recipe of 17 natural botanicals and herbs, with notable hints of coca leaf, juniper, guarana, orange peel, ginseng, ginger, green tea and lavender. A specialized steam distillation process pioneered by the perfume industry is used to extract the complex flavor of the coca leaf and the essential oils from the delicate blend of plants. 
Cocalero South American Herbal Spirit (58 proof)
Visual: Emerald.
Nose: Lightly bitter and herbal. There is a hint of sweet grass and vanilla.
Taste: Initially quite sweet and in the liqueur category, after a half a minute that fades and a gentle herbal blend comes into play. Nothing aggressive or overwhelming, but rather a mild numbing quality coupled with a tinge of fruitiness.
Finish: Long and pleasant with no medicinal aftertaste.
Overall: I was expecting a more intense herbal quality, but this has a subtle flavor and easily imbibed.
GSN Rating: B

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