Harry Meakin: Interview with the Founder of MONTZI Real Fruit Shots
To celebrate Huski becoming the exclusive online Alpine retailer of the Ski Booze sensation, MONTZI, we caught up with founder, Harry Meakin to hear all about it.
Paddy Griffith (Founder of Huski) meets Harry Meakin (Founder of MONTZI Real Fruit Shots) to talk about how he created this new business and what Montzi is all about. Enjoy.
Interview with Harry Meakin
Paddy from Huski: Harry, it’s a pleasure to have you with us today. Can you share with our audience the inspiration behind MONTZI Real Fruit Shots and how this Alpine-inspired drink came to be?
Harry from Montzi: Thank you! MONTZI was born out of a passion for the mountains and a desire to create a drink that embodies the essence of the European Alps. Growing up surrounded by the stunning landscapes, I wanted to capture the flavors of the alpine flowers and combine them with the sweetness of real pressed fruit. It was a way to share the magic of the mountains in a unique and delicious way.
HI: That sounds incredible! Can you delve a bit more into the organic Alpine flowers and real pressed fruit elements in MONTZI?
Harry: Absolutely! We carefully selected organic Alpine flowers like chamomile, edelweiss, mint, and gentian to infuse our vodka-based shots with a taste that truly reflects the mountain environment. Real pressed fruit, including Sour Cherry, Blackberry, Peach, and Pink Grapefruit, adds a natural sweetness, creating a delightful harmony of flavors that sets MONTZI apart.
HI: The name MONTZI is intriguing. Can you tell us more about its origin and significance?
Harry: Certainly! MONTZI is a combination of the French, Latin, and Italian words for mountain – ‘mont’, ‘mons’, and ‘monti’. It’s a celebration of the European Alps, where the brand was born and crafted. The name reflects our commitment to capturing the spirit of the mountains in every sip.
HI: Beyond the delicious taste, we’ve heard about MONTZI’s dedication to sustainability. Could you share more about the brand’s environmental initiatives?
Harry: Absolutely, sustainability is at the core of MONTZI’s values. Since 2017, we’ve planted over 500,000 trees in collaboration with The Sumatran Orangutan Society, contributing to the fight to save the snow. It’s our way of giving back to the environment that inspires us and ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy the beauty of the mountains.
HI: Fantastic! Now, as ski enthusiasts ourselves, we’re curious – why should skiers and snowboarders choose MONTZI for their next trip?
Harry: MONTZI is designed for those who appreciate the thrill of the slopes and the joy of après-ski celebrations. The 2cl mini bottles are perfect for on-the-go enjoyment – chuck a few in the backpack in the morning and you are a party waiting to happen – wether you’re toasting on the lift, or saving a few quid at the expensive après-ski hotspots, or just back at your accommodation. With a sociable 21% ABV and a taste that captures the Alpine magic, MONTZI adds an extra layer of excitement to the ski experience. It’s not just a drink; it’s a celebration of the mountains.
HI: That’s fantastic, Harry! Thanks for sharing the story behind MONTZI Real Fruit Shots. We’re thrilled to be the exclusive retailer on the Huski website. In fact the Huski team are having an official tasting session this friday!…and from Saturday we will be bringing this Alpine delight directly to our customers’ doorsteps.
So Huski folks, get your orders in now!
Here’s to many more ski adventures with MONTZI! 🍹🏔️ #MontziMagic #SkiSipCelebrate