Booze-infused desserts spike Dianne’s Fine Desserts’ fall lineup of indulgent sweet treats
Leading foodservice and in-store manufacturer of premium desserts partners with Wigle Whiskey and Newburyport Brewing Company to debut its Fall offering of award-winning small-batch alcohol infused desserts.
NEWBURYPORT, MA, September 3, 2015 — Dianne’s Fine Desserts (DFD), a top provider of gourmet frozen thaw-and-serve desserts for the foodservice and in-store bakery industry, has kicked it up a notch for Fall with a selection of alcohol infused desserts with regional flavors targeted at the booming ‘foodie’ demographic dominated by millennials.
The new alcohol inspired desserts from Dianne’s include a Wigle Whiskey Saucy Bundt Cake, a Bourbon Pecan Pie, an Individual Butter Rum Cake, a Green Head IPA Almond Cake, and an Irish Cream Cheesecake.
Green Head IPA, an award-winning, assertive, hoppy, craft beer that ‘bites you back’ is made by New England based Newburyport Brewing Company. It’s a perfect counterpoint to DFD’s silky sweet cream batter Almond Cake, layered with a honey mousse and topped with toasted almonds. Recent recipient of Northshore Magazine’s 2015 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award, and next door neighbor to Dianne’s Fine Desserts, Newburyport Brewing Company is one on the fastest growing breweries in the history of U.S. beer production and is a featured craft beer partner for Delta Air Lines’ Northeast Regional Shuttle.
Featuring rye whiskey born in Pittsburgh, the birthplace of American whiskey, Dianne’s Saucy Bundt is infused with Wigle Whiskey’s rich, spicy and robust flagship brand, Monongahela rye; made the same way today as when it was first distilled in the 1700 and 1800’s. Wigle Whiskey, the most awarded craft whiskey in the U.S., is a rare grain-to-bottle distillery that produces every product from local organic grain using on-site, same-day milling.
According to the 2013 Dessert Consumer Trend Report from Technomic, booze-infused desserts are gaining popularity with socially savvy diners who see dessert as an adventurous culinary experience to be shared. Alcohol mentions in baked goods grew by 12.5% on Top 500 dessert menus over the past year with whiskeys, bourbons, Irish creams and craft beers leading the pack, often with triple-digit growth.
Brian Wortham, Marketing Director for Dianne’s Fine Desserts, describes this Fall line of booze-infused desserts as the Company’s commitment to providing on trend, chef-driven, regional and local solutions to foodservice providers, eliminating the need for costly build-outs in individual restaurant kitchens. “Each of these desserts can be fully customized by the chef to create a regionally unique and memorable dining experience that keeps diners coming back,” says Wortham. “In partnering with Wigle Whiskey and Newburyport Brewing Company, we are bringing some of the most celebrated artisanal brands in the country to the dessert table.”
About Dianne’s Fine Desserts
Dianne’s Fine Desserts, headquartered in Newburyport, MA, is the foodservice industry’s leading supplier of frozen brownies/bars, cheesecakes, layer cakes and individual specialty desserts. Dianne’s two manufacturing facilities are state-of-art facilities and fully GFSI certified. The Company recently acquired Daystar Desserts which will operate as a division of Dianne’s Fine Desserts.
More information on these and all the products offered by Dianne’s Fine Desserts Desserts can be found at www.diannesfinedesserts.com
About Newburyport Brewing Company
Newburyport Brewing Company is a privately held craft brewery dedicated to brewing the highest quality craft beers for local and regional consumers. Co-founded in 2012, Newburyport Brewing is Massachusetts’ own exclusive keg and can craft brewery. The company aims to capture the essence of Newburyport’s quaint seaside character across a line of great tasting handcrafted ales. The brewery uses premium quality natural ingredients in its products: Green Head IPA®, Newburyport Pale Ale®, Plum Island Belgian White®, Melt Away Session IPA™ and 1635 Series™ small batch beers. Visit the brewery on the Web at www.nbptbrewing.com, on Facebook at /NewburyportBrewingCo or follow @NBPTbrewing.
About Wigle Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey is named for a man who was sentenced to hang for his love of whiskey. Philip Wigle unwittingly sparked the Whiskey Rebellion, which pitted 1790s Pennsylvania distillers against George Washington’s troops. Since opening in March 2012, Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh’s first distillery since Prohibition, has worked to restore Western Pennsylvania’s legacy as the Rye Whiskey epicenter of the country. The Distillery hosts 70,000 visitors each year, who learn about Whiskey production and its regional history. In 2015, Wigle became the most awarded craft whiskey distillery in the US by the American Craft Spirits Association and won Best Craft Rye Whiskey in America. Wigle makes each of its dozens of spirits, including Whiskeys, Gins, Honey Spirits and Bitters, grain-to-bottle from local, organic ingredients. More information can be found at www.wiglewhiskey.com