Cracking cream and lemon zest notes move into freshly baked bread rolls and lemon barley. pepper takes over for a short time until the grains shine through and lead off into a burnt lemon and orange peel finish with a hot pepper flush at the end that soon after leaves a lovely lemon cream taste in the mouth. uLtra good stuff witha quirky bottle. serve from the freezer for the best resuLtr.
Osborne’s 103 white label brandy is a classic brandy de jerez and aged in casks formerly used for sherry, adding a distinctly Spanish flavour to the drink. A young brandy, 103 brings together both the flavours of the Spanish grapes and stronger fruity notes which are brought out during the maturation process. A slight hint of oak ensures the essence of a traditional brandy but with a lightness that makes it popular for long drinks and cocktails.
One of brazil’s favourite cachaça, Velho Barreiro is delicate on the nose but powerful earthy tones come through when you sip. Ripe marrow and fresh orchard fruit aromas are all present in the nose but when enjoyed neat the flavour is crisp and clean, with a rounded flavour profile which once again allows the sweet vegetal notes to shine. This also applies when you add it to your favourite exotic cocktail, unsurprisingly a perfect partner for the other essential ingredients in a caipirinha.
Del maguey vida mezcal is 100% organic and made by hand. this extra care and attention delivers a natural flavour, unblended and surprisingly complex. smokiness and warmth comes through in this mezcal, with peppery notes mellowed by a caramel honey depth. It’s wonderful if you’re mixing or sipping and the aroma, heavy with fruity aromatics, will draw you in on first opening. The finish is long, soft, delicate and above all else, entices you to try another sip.
Virtuous Vodka I san organic rye vodka, The Ginger flavour is created by adding fresh, organic ginger to the unfiltered Virtuous Vodka Blond. Its left to macerate being very gently filtered. The result is a spicy and intense flavour.
A premium Chilean pisco from the Camposano family, now on to their fifth generation in the business. Waqar is made using muscat wine and is distilled in small batches to produce a natural and aromatic pisco.
One of the best sipping gins you’ll find, the smooth flavour of warner edwards harrington dry gin lends itself to a slice of lemon and a little crushed ice. ingredients home-grown in farms in england and wales deliver a dry and lightly aromatic gin, with toffee and vanilla notes coming through first. sharpness from the spicy botanicals come through when sipping but they are soon complimented by sweet ginger and aromatic juniper. versatile as well as simple, warner edwards harrington dry works wonderfully in any number of cocktails.
Warner edwards exceptional gin has been in a new direction with the addition of summery elderflower. relax into your sunny afternoons with freshly elderflower infused gin, which works beautifully with your favourite tonic water, lemon or lime and the wonderful essence of harrington dry gin. warner edwards use only home-grown elderflower, from wales and england to create this summer aperitif that is massively satisfying, refreshing and light. the hardest question will be whether you choose lime or lemon to complement the flavours.
The queen victoria rhubarb has gone from queen victoria’s buckingham palace garden, in the 1800's, to being grown on crown estate property in the 2000's. the farm where it is now grown is a crown estate previously owned by the current grower, who farms it to this day. this rhubarb has always been grown in the traditional victorian kitchen garden style, having lots of organic matter to nourish it. it has not been grown commercially with artificial fertiliser and chemical sprays, so over the years the flavour can be greatly improved. we use ‘curiosity’ to soften the plant and then extract the juice through traditional pressing methods. the fabulous liquid is combined with our global award winning harrington dry gin and just enough sugar to balance the acidity. the resuLtr is a rumbustious gin with a big burst of rhubarb which is a glory on its own and beautiful with either tonic or ginger ale.
Voluptuously fruit-filled and decadent, warner edwards sloe gin is warm and inviting, ideal as a digestif as the colder nights come in. infused with hand-picked sloe berries local to england and wales, the gin is a masterful creation. the rich jammy flavour of sloes is surrounded by other berry notes and hints at the traditional gin flavours of juniper and coriander. almost thick with flavour, each sip of warner edwards sloe is as memorable as the last, a must try.
An incredibly versatile gin. The Luscious raspberries found in Scotland are balanced with juniper notes and has a delicate perfect component to contemporary cocktails for every season and occasion sweetness which rounds this deliciously raspberry gin.
A perfectly balanced gin with a delicate and fruity taste and a lasting citrus, raspberry flavour.
An exceptional gin with African influences, Whitley Neill combines some fascinating flavours in their refined and balanced product. The traditional flavours of gin benefit from two additional African botanicals, the baobab fruit and the cape gooseberry. These flavours combine beautifully to offer a sweet, fruity twist to Whitley Neill gin. Tropical and exotic, this gin still leads with classic juniper but the new flavours linger in a refreshing end note.
Another of those names we all know and love, whyte & mackay’s well-known entry-level blend is popular for a reason! vibrant fruity notes burst from the bottle, dates and figs taking centre stage and the palate too is full-bodied, with sweet malty warmth and intense spice. a medium finish offers up some satisfying oaky flavours to bring the drink to an enjoyable finish. it’s those malt notes you’ll remember and ensure this bottle’s place in the shopping baskets of many.
Wild turkey 101 has been aged for eight years at a much higher proof than they’re traditional bourbon. this delivers a more intense, alcohol-heavy nose but also a deeper, more complex flavour. you wouldn’t know it from the nose as it’s light and unassuming but once you sip you’ll taste the depth of sweetness within this bourbon alongside the toasty alcohol burn. pepper, caramel and honey are stand out flavours in this intense bourbon and it’s certainly one to remember.
The character of Kentucky is strong in this one, wild turkey’s deep amber hues owe their colouring to the heaviest charred oak barrels around. The barrels are newer than your traditional bourbon style and resuLtrs in the flavour of wild turkey being stronger and encapsulated in the barrels, without any flavour being cooked out. Warm hues and a warming flavour, wild turkey is exceptionally smooth and satisfying, the flavours a little subdued but butterscotch coming through in the end. rich and indulgent, wild turkey stands out amongst other bourbons.
The legendary flavour of wild turkey bourbon has been brought out in a new and exciting style with the addition of the sweetest honey. the smoothness is even silkier than before if you can believe it and though we recommend drinking it neat, you could pop it into a creative cocktail. the caramel depth of the traditional bourbon flavour blend together with the rich honey creating a truly delightful warmth and this is further enhanced by bright floral notes and oaky spice.
Wild turkey rare breed is an exceptionally enjoyable, stand-out bourbon which brings together a range of flavours. blending together 6, 8 and 12 year old bourbons creates an intensity of flavour you won’t forget and it’s a wonderful bourbon to serve on ice or chilled. classic toffee notes open the drink and orange comes through too with vanilla striking intensely as you take that second sip. spiced oak and bitter chocolate partner each other wonderfully to create the body of the flavour and draw out a long and satisfying finish.
Woodford reserve is a very specific combination of corn, rye and malt creating a cereal-rich flavour. it’s unusual as its triple distilled and matured for six years, creating a smooth yet punchy flavour which is perfect for bringing out the best in your next old-fashioned cocktail. thick and creamy both in aroma and taste, notes of honey, deep spice, fresh leather and cocoa come together to create a flavour you won’t be able to forget. toast oak spice is your main reminder of the drink when you finish.
Elegant, restrained red fruit opens it up, soon joined by classic woodford reserve notes of vanilla cream, baking spice and leather. big flavours of black forest gâteau, almond butter, dark chocolate and raspberry here. warming oak catches up on the mid-palate. more resinous oak and red berries. quite drying and long.
There are notes of honey and spice, leather, a touch of cocoa, and a little smoke, toasty oak and vanilla cream with a hint of butterscotch. the palate is full. there are notes of espresso beans, winter spices, cereal sweetness, plenty of rye, ground ginger, almond oil, toasted oak and a little rum. the finish is long and mature with notes of cereals and toasty oaken spice.
A classic demerara navy style rum produced in guyana, wood’s 100 blends together a range of young rums. both pot still and continuously distilled rums make their way into the mix and it’s a distinct flavour that’s often used in tiki-style cocktails. prunes, caramel and sweet toffee are the first aromas released on opening and they’re soon joined by nutmeg and cinnamon spiciness. dark chocolate and fudge come through but the spiciness is the flavour that endures.
Not for the faint-hearted wray & nephew overproof is one of jamaica’s finest spirits and packs a punch as soon as you open the bottle. a jamaican legend, wray & nephew is essential for a classic caribbean mai tai and it’s also the secret ingredient which many cocktail masters use to finish their drinks with a flourish. crystal clear and powerfully sharp on the tongue wray & nephew overproof is one of jamaica’s finest exports and is perfectly paired with tropical fruit juice cocktails.
Clean polish vodka that holds its own. bread and butter with dried apple and lemon zest on entry. crushed grains then take over with deep spicy overtones. the mouthfeel is medium bodied and the finish is both flinty and pepper driven. this is really very good for the price and remaons a favourite of the polish, who seem to drink cauldrons of it every weekend.
A spanish gin that is one of only two gins in the world with its own EU designation of origin, Xorigeur is based on an 18th century recipe and was popular with the sailors at that time. The green handled bottle makes it stand out from the crowd but it’s the perfumed flavour and orange-rich character which really make this gin sing. A grape alcohol base gives it a juicy flavour which is peppered with bright herbaceous and spicy notes. Fresh, almost menthol juniper ends each sip, lingering as a quenching aftertaste.
Yamazaki 12 year old is probably the most famous japanese whisky there is. an exceptional single malt, it was one of the first seriously marketed offerings from japan to reach the rest of the world. intensely enjoyable and rich with nut oils and citrus zest, yamazaki 12 year old is smooth in the mouth with biting winter spice providing that classic whisky flavour, with the fruity notes ensuring a rounded finish. a must for first-time japanese whisky drinkers.
A fresh and fruity whisky from yamazaki, full of red fruit and a touch of sherry cask. it's also got some mizunara (japanese oak) matured whisky in the mix, which comes through as a complex spicy and almost incense-like note.
Guatemalan ron zacapa rum includes a wide range of exceptional flavours which work together in perfect harmony. zacapa black label is a 23 year aged rum and its nose is rich with banana, maraschino cherry, caramelised fruit and roasted chestnuts. these flavours then come through strongly when you sip, combined with sweet molasses and smoky wood. hints at chilli chocolate lead into a long finish, deep with toasted nuts and spices.
A truly exceptional guatamalan rum, zacapa centenario xo is a premium offering which doesn’t disappoint when it comes to flavour. beautifully delicate, the flavour of zacapa centenario xo is matured in a mix of bourbon and sherry casks which together deliver a flavour which is exceptionally sweet and sugary, without being sickly. the softness on the palate of this mature rum is surprising and very welcome, with only a hint of smoke coming through in the finish.
Excellent and original grass and herb driven vodka. opens up with freshly mowed grass and green apple notes. these move through into deep yet balanced and complexed herbal notes followed by waves of hay and green apple. the finish is grassy, clean and almost refreshing with a soft lime and herb bite that fades into apples. best served from the fridge and tastes fantastic with freshly pressed apple juice.
Dolin has been made to the same recipe in the Alpine hills around Chambéry since 1821 and was awarded the only Appellation d’Origine for vermouth in 1932. The style is on the lighter and drier side, being sugared to around 130g/l.
The holy island of Lindisfarne brings us more than religious piety, Lindisfarne Mead is a classic, traditional drink which is enjoyed in households around the country. Using honey which is sourced from around the world Lindisfarne Mead is a velvety smooth fortified wine which uses the natural water from an artesian well to develop its flavour. Herbs and fermented grape juice bring out the flavour and aLtrogether a sweet, light flavour is created.