Golden hues welcome you to the vibrant, warm flavours of aalborg jubilaeum aquavit. a few simple aromas work together to create a stunningly effective and endlessly drinkable creation. herby dill works in partnership with coriander to add a depth of flavour to the fruity overtones of the aquavit. citrus notes are particularly strong and combined with exotic star anise to create the rich, botanicals flavour that is wonderfully enjoyable. wonderful when served with fish or chicken.
A classic flavour that anyone with danish blood will be pleased to see. aalborn taffel aquavit is full flavoured and crystal clear, hiding a myriad of tempting flavours within. on opening you’ll be hit with a warm, spiced aroma of caraway and this is just the beginning. the flavour has hints of orange, herbal notes and is a wonderfully mellow flavour which tastes best chilled and in true danish fashion is often teamed with fish.
Distilled in copper potstills from fresh-cut organically-grown sugarcane from the bahia region of brazil, abelha is a cut above many firewater cachaças, boasting an extremely pure and pungent agricole character.
This classic 12 year old aberfeldy is a traditional single malt scotch, distilled up in the highlands. rich and malty in character, aromas of cooked cherries, sherry and a light hint of smoke come through first. the flavour is wonderfully sweet with a clean mouth feel and malty notes coming through consistently. gentle peaty depth reminds you of the quality of this malt and peters off to a gentle finish.
Aberlour is a modern speyside malt which attracts attention from all quarters due to its classic, contemporary flavour. matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks its takes on the character of both spirits, as well as offering up its own character. its aroma is rich in sherry with fleeting hints of toffee and nutty depth. the flavour is full-bodied, like a decadent fruit cake with stick toffee and creamy malts blending beautifully. sweet baking spices linger until the finish, adding warmth and depth.
Burnt pomegranite and blueberry pie notes at the beginning followed by cutting acai and lime zest flavours. crisp apple and lemon zest then move on to a soft squishy beryy finish with both floral and sweet pomegranite notes on the eventual kick. impressive flavour combo here that opens up lots of possibilities for cocktails. best served from freezer.
Easy drinking lemon vodka. big glassy notes of sharp lemon and lime followed by crushed lemon barley sweets and a soft lemon curd finish with a tangy citrus finish. made for the cosmoplitan. great stuff.
Ribena on crack! this one really hits out with a twisted blackcurrant bitter tang at first taste. this moves into a sharp spiked ribena taste before easing of and showing lemon and soft fruit notes. the finish is tangy and sharp. this is the perfect sort of vodka for mixing fruity cocktails. serve from the freezer.
Absolut lime is the second release of a citrus flavoured vodka from the swedish brand after the popular citron. slightly sweet and fruit y, this will make a refreshing v&t. made with fresh natural limes.
Soft yet punchy orange and mandarin notes sing out first followed by singed lemon and orange zest. the finish here is sweet, sharp and bursting with orange citrus goodness. yum when served from freezer.
Tannic mango and apple notes at the kick off. lemon and overipe mango follows this with undercurrents of soft tropical fruits. there is sharpness midway that throws you a bit until the sweet lemon and mango finish with a sharp passion fruit flavour ties it all in at the end. great with um bongo! seriously! try it. serve from freezer.
An excellent pear vodka that opens up with lemon zest and autumnal fruits. the pear takes over soon after and follows all the way through to the bitter sweet finale. a great vodka that opens up myriad cocktail flavour oppurtunities. serve frozen and over ice to get the best out of it.
Sharp black pepper and smoke notes on the entry followed by a breif show of grain and slightly hot spice. finish is long , medium bodied and full of sharp cracked black pepper. a match made in heaven for bloody marys. must be kept in the freezer as a room tempertaure serve can be a bit overwhelming.
Overripe raspberry and sharp strawberry notes at the beginning followed by a sharp tartness that brings on the waves of raspberry and lemon rind. the finish is tart and full off citrus peel and raspberry sherbert with an acidic kick. made to be mixed. shoukld be served fro the freezer.
Lemon and vanilla cake notes on entry followed by a tannic vaniilla wave that moves through into a spicy custard and bsicuit notes. citrus rind and crème anglais finish with a sweey yet firm kick at the end. best served from the freezer. fantastic with apple juice and freshly pressed lemonade.
Ron abuelo translates as grandfather rum and as one of a select few quality offerings from panama, it’s definitely a drink that deserves your attention. aged in white oak ex-bourbon barrels for a minimum of five years, abuelo releases aromas of buttery fudge and then is silky on the palate with tempting notes of praline chocolate, spicy tobacco and banana coming through in tandem. it ends with spiciness at its heart.
Akashi-tai's honjozo sake is made to be slightly lighter in style than other sakes, using high quality rice and a small amount of brewers alcohol to create a crisp, dry and easy to drink sake that's best served at room temperature.
A luxurious plum liqueur made by preserving the fruit in premium sake, softening the spirit and enhancing the plum flavour. this is best served chilled on its own in summer, or with a little hot water in winter.
A distinctive italian liqueur made from soaking fruit rind, herbs and other ingredients in its base spirit before adding caramel for sweetness. amaro averna has a distinctive orange flavour and includes over 33 different herbs including cinnamon and gentian. it can be enjoyed on its own or with a range of soft drink/mixer/mixers including cola and tonic water. the recipe and method of production hasn’t changed in 1868 so each measure of amaro averna has a piece of history within.
Bottled at 35%, amaro di angostura is a deep amber colour, offering aromas of cinnamon, dark chocolate and unmistakeable angostura aromatic bitters. the warm cinnamon and licorice notes are central. the finish is perfectly balanced, exotic, lush and reminiscent of trinidad and tobago’s
A century old recipe guards the secrets of amaro montenegro and produces a tonic liqueur that has been enjoyed regularly throughout this time. ingredients are individually selected for their quality and only the highest quality herbs made it into the final recipe. distinctive and immediately recognisable, amaro montenegro beings with syrupy sweetness and then notes of mild bitters and botanical essences begin to take over, leading to a citrusy end note.
Amer picon is a sweet orange-based liqueur which is usually served as an aperitif or mixed with wine, which may sound a little strange but you’ve got to try it to find out. amer picon has bittersweet notes and includes quinine, genetian and cinchona in addition to the citrus flavours. amer picon is most regularly found in cocktails, including wheat beer cocktails and simply blended with soft drink/mixer/mixers. the sweetness of the orange has a bitter edge provided by the botanicals.
A surprising offering from cyprus, anglias brandy is a light and inviting flavoured drink which has a lower alcohol content than many others on the market. this lower content results in a soft, mellow flavour which is complete with fruity tones and it’s this lightness which makes anglias ideal for punches and cocktails. you may have enjoyed it on a cypriot holiday or you may simply be looking for a different flavour to add to your brandy collection.
Angostura 1824 is the flagship of the company and offers up a delightful array of classic rum flavours, aged for 12 years. highly exclusive, only 60,000 bottles of angostura 1824 are produced each year. the age of the rum is immediately apparently from its deep, inviting aroma with strong notes of raisins, vanilla and cinnamon. these elements also dominate the flavour with a sweet toffee and vanilla delivered that distinctive rum flavour. dry oak lingers, evidence of the long aging process.
Twice filtered and deliciously smooth angostura white reserva rum is a drinkable and refreshing spirit which works wonderfully when simply dashed on the rocks. a blend of light and heavy rums distilled in angostura’s famous five-column continuous still create the distinct flavour of angostura white rum and the 2 year distillation process helps guarantee the sweet yet complex flavour. citrus notes combined with sweet banana and tropical fruits dance on the palate and keep you coming back to angostura white reserva.
The five year old offering initially launched as angostura gold is here and ready to show off the finest features of the popular trinidadian brand. blending together heavy and light molasses-based rums angostura 5 years is intense with pungent treacle and muscovado sugar notes coming through in the nose. the flavour itself is medium with cedar wood and spice playing key roles alongside zesty grapefruit. the citrus notes come through especially well in the aftertaste.
Angostura 1919 is an 8 year old offering from the famous trinidadian distillery that benefits from oaky tones delivered through the ex-bourbon casks it’s matured in. toasted coconut and rich vanilla are released from first opening and the taste is zesty with notes of exotic cumquat, dark sugar and faint herbal notes of eucalyptus and almond. the citrus flavours are the most prominent from beginning to end and give angostura 1919 a refreshing twist.
Another classic from the famous appleton rum distillery, a blend of jamaican rums come together to deliver the flavour of appleton 21 year. matured for that full 21 year period, this appleton rum is a rarity and is only released once a year, making it highly sought after. burnt fruit cake and leathery notes are the most prominent in this rum closely followed by bitter spiced oak, that classic demerara sugar flavour and vanilla and ginger spices. the tannic oak flavour remains long after drinking and is indicative of the premium quality of this rum and its maturity.
Appleton rare 12 year rum brings together rums of ages between 12 and 18 offering one of the finest quality aged rums that jamaica has to offer. the age of this rum is apparent from the moment you open it, with a thick and rich nose packed full of buttery vanilla and nutty spice notes. it is rich and creamy on the palate with an oaky biscuit flavour. the oaky notes are the most prominent to the end.
Appleton special rum is a premium offering from the appleton estate which blends together hand-selected rums which is then aged in jack daniel’s tennessee whisky barrels. there’s a tropical twist to the nose of this rum which works beautifully with the other aromas of cinnamon and ginger. medium bodied and smooth on the palate, those spiced flavours from the nose are released into the mouth and are joined by rich buttery vanilla. a high quality rum which stands up to scrutiny.