Distilled in copper pot stills 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 mouthfeel and malty notes coming through consistently. Gentle peaty depth reminds you of the quality of this malt and peters off to a gentle finish.
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 cosmopolitan. 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 off 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 fruity, 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 overripe mango follow 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 the 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 bittersweet finale. A great vodka that opens up myriad cocktail flavour opportunities. Serve frozen and over ice to get the best out of it.
Overripe raspberry and sharp strawberry note at the beginning followed by a sharp tartness that brings on the waves of raspberry and lemon rind. The finish is tart and fulls off the citrus peel and raspberry sherbert with an acidic kick. Made to be mixed. Should be served fro the freezer.
Lemon and vanilla cake notes on entry followed by a tannic vanilla wave that moves through into a spicy custard and biscuit notes. Citrus rind and crème Anglais finish with a sweet yet firm kick at the end. Best served from the freezer. Fantastic with apple juice and freshly pressed lemonade.
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.
Averna is an authentic Italian after-dinner liqueur, known as amaro or digestivo (bitter or digestif) in Italy, created according to a closely guarded secret recipe originating in the Benedictine abbey of Caltanissetta, Sicily in 1868.
The link between the territory and the drink is clear. The deep brown, red-golden tint of Averna evokes memories of the warm Sicilian atmosphere. The citrus tones that come through are reminiscent of Sicily’s famous oranges and lemons and even the label, with its ochre hue, is carefully selected to replicate that of the sandstone typical of the Caltanissetta region.
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, gentian 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.
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 Reserve.
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 the 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.
It Start’s with Aperol Spritz: The traditional Italian ice-breaker. It’s light, the refreshing bittersweet taste has been starting conversations since 1919. So, celebrate the spirit of Italy and raise a glass to whatever the evening brings. Mix Aperol with Prosecco & Soda.
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 are 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.
15 individually distilled pot and column rums come together to give us Appleton signature. Medium-sweet in flavour with a smoothness on the palate, Appleton vs is perfect on the rocks, is complemented by ginger beer and has a true taste of the Caribbean. Brown sugar, light spices and dried currants and raisins are prominent on the palate and the flavour remains sweet and mellow from beginning to end.
One of Jamaica’s most recognisable brands, Appleton's white rum is up there with their finest dark varieties. a blend of rich pot and light column still rums come together to give Appleton its unique taste and this also involves being filtered through special charcoal filters. Light-bodied and smooth in flavour there is a smoky depth to the character of Appleton white which isn’t common amongst lighter rums. Simply offering what you’d expect from a white rum combine it with your favourite tropical fruit juice.
A name everyone is familiar with and a flavour that’s hard to forget, archers peach schnapps has been popular since before most of us can remember. The natural flavour of the peach has been sweetened to create a moreish and endlessly drinkable taste which is most commonly and effectively paired with lemonade and crushed ice. Archers strong, sweet flavour also makes it a great choice for popping into an exotic or tropical cocktail.
Ardbeg is another Scottish single malt of much worth. Straight from cask to bottle, Ardbeg offers a unique flavour which is different from others from regions. Tree bark, peat and vanilla fudge aromas are first to escape and on tasting a burst of smokiness, sea salt and sweet aniseed vanilla hit the palate. Honeyed notes help to mellow it out but it’s the smoky peat flavour which lingers on.
Ardbeg Corryvreckan is a legend in its own right. A dram you won’t forget and a malt you are almost guaranteed to want to buy time and again. Medicinal in style, the nose is rich in herbal and pine notes, with creamier hints of buttery warmth and smoke. The palate too is wonderfully creamy with tingling spices, a touch of fresh fruit, orange peels and that medicinal tang. The finish is long with a salty edge, a hint of peat and that unusual yet enjoyable medicinal taste remains prevalent.
Ardbeg Uigeadail takes its name from the Scottish Gaelic word for ‘dark and mysterious place’ which is also the loch from which Ardbeg gets its water. Ardbeg pride themselves on a range of unique quality malts and Uigeadail doesn’t let the team down. The aroma is a rich mixture of peat, dark sugar, espresso beans and a hint of deep tar. The flavour is led by sweeter notes, with ripe fruit and honey coming through first with just a touch of malt, all the while supported by that lingering peat. Caramel and malt find a place in the lingering finish, adding warmth and sweetness to the peat.
Maturing in white oak barrels for up to 18 months gives Arette Anejo its recognisable flavour. Luminously golden, each glass of Arette Anejo is steeped in sweetness and smoothness which makes it enjoyable whether you mix it or enjoy it neat. Aromatic and awash with the wonderful sweetness of 100% blue agave, Arette Anejo has pepperiness which keeps you sipping and deliciously light vanilla notes tempting you to have just one more glass.
Arette Blanco is a premium silver tequila, launched in 2007 and highly thought of on the drinks scene. Bottled on site in jalisco and made of 100% agave, arette blanco is an exceptional silver tequila full of fresh flavours, spicy hints and a cheeky character in which you can pick out each single flavour note. Great body and wonderful for sipping or mixing into a wide range of different cocktails and long drinks.
Auchentoshan three wood is lowland single malt that spends time matured in three different casks. Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, oloroso casks and bourbon casks have the pleasure of playing a role in the maturation of this exceptional malt. The nose is rich with cooked fruit, toffee and sherry with a rum-like quality. The palate is rich, thick like a liqueur and balanced with notes of cherries and chocolate, like sumptuous black forest gateaux.
Heavy on the botanicals upon entry which almost masks the juniper. Bergamot peel mid-palate followed by herbs and flowers. The gentle kick followed by stronger juniper notes with a sweet, almost lavender undercurrent on the close.
A four-year-old golden rum that's inspired by Bacardi founder Don Facundo's original recipe. Anejo Cuatro is a vibrant spirit with notes of honey, vanilla and oak spices, as well as a smooth palate that's rounded out by the inclusion of some five- and six-year-old rums.
A selective set of 3-4-year-old rums are brought together to create the exceptional flavour of Bacardi black or Bacardi select. Charcoal filtration helps ensure a smoothness like no other and from the first scent, you’ll know this is a keeper for your drinks cabinet. Stewed fruit, lightly spiced cloves, caramel and coffee beans come through in the nose. Many of these elements are also present in the flavour with additional creamy vanilla, dry banana flakes and mocha notes. An exceptional rum from the world’s favourite producer.
Bacardi is best known for their world-famous white rum but here Bacardi 8 year old is an intense, red-gold offering which is exceptional when added to spiced cocktails or enjoyed neat. The aroma is awash with buttery caramel, orange marmalade and banana leaf notes which lead to a medium-bodied flavour which allows sweet demerara sugar, apricots and gingerbread to take centre stage. Butterscotch and vanilla notes linger throughout with just a touch of nutmeg spice finishing it off.
Setting the standard in white rum, Bacardi is known worldwide. In 1862 it became the world’s first premium aged white rum and using charcoal filtration was key to its original development. Bacardi is a necessity for many world famous cocktails and without we’d not have the classic daiquiri, the mojito or the cuba libre. Smooth and gentle on the palate it’s wonderful however you choose to mix it and offers a taste of cuba which can’t be compared.
Setting the standard in white Rum, Bacardi is known worldwide. In 1862 it became the world’s first premium aged white rum and using charcoal filtration was key to its original development. Bacardi is a necessity for many world-famous cocktails and without we’d not have the classic daiquiri, the mojito or the Cuba Libre. Smooth and gentle on the palate it’s wonderful however you choose to mix it and offers a taste of Cuba which can’t be compared.
Ballantine’s finest whisky is a true Scottish classic, offering up a real classic flavour and strong spirit. The nose is expressive, introduces you to the flavours well with crisp barley sugars, a slight note of toffee and an enjoyable touch of wood smoke. On the palate, you’ll enjoy the warm sweetness with barley, caramel and just a touch of sweetness. The blend of flavours melds to create a real fudge-like taste which is extremely moreish.
The clue’s in the name with this one, Balvenie Doublewood single malt gets its name from the interesting distillation process, involving distillation in two kinds of wood. The maturation process involves moving the whisky from a traditional oak whisky cask to a Spanish oak sherry cask, adding more depth to its flavour and creating its warm, rounded character. Sweet fruit and sherry notes are apparent in its scent and the taste is mellow for a single malt, the sherry at work once more, with nuttiness and cinnamon notes building too.
This 21-year-old Balvenie malt is the flagship of Balvenie's small group of port wood whiskies and is a refined and balanced offering. It spends time maturing in thirty-year-old port pipes which deliver elegance to every sip. White peach and light smoke flood the nose and are quickly followed by a delicate flavour with red fruits, raisins and vibrant floral honey. Balvenie’s 21-year-old malt is a wonderful example of delicate flavours blended perfectly together.
Rums from around the Caribbean have come together to create the distinct flavour of banks 5. The blend brings together the light spice of Trinidadian rum with the complexity of Jamaican rum and the flavours of Barbadian rum Guyanese rum and unique Indonesian attack are combined into the mix too. Five aged rums from around the Caribbean offer up a deep and engaging flavour, rich with sugar cane, with deep bitter notes coming through as you sip.