With a reputation which has grown positively since its creation in 1896, the famous grouse has a name which certainly suits. Craftsmanship and expert blenders ensure the famous grouse remains one of the world’s favourite scotches. One of the smoothest scotch whiskies there is, the famous grouse has a well-rounded yet immediately distinguishable flavour. Floral and peaty notes marry together to create the flavour so many of us know and love.
The juniper bursts through on the front of the palate, with the subtle tones of succulent pink grapefruit and warming turmeric shining through, this is a zesty, flavoursome distilled spirit. Made at just half the alcohol as a traditional G&T at 20%abv, but maintaining all the flavour, and of course, is 100% organic.
Sharp white grapefruit is prominent followed by a wash of sweetened pink grapefruit. Lemon and lime zest appear mid appear just before a sweet grapefruit kick that is smooth and long. Impressive follow up of pink grapefruit and morello cherry with a big citrus burst to finish. Cracking stuff. Serve from the freezer. Amazing value for money.
One of the younger flor de caña offerings, this 7-year-old rum is perfectly primed for mixing into all your favourite rum cocktails. Whether there’s a dark’n’stormy on the cards or you simply want the perfect complement to a fizzy coke, flor de caña 7 years will do the job. Prominent hazelnut and almond lead the flavour of this rum, with vanilla rounding it all off smoothly. Coffee and bitter chocolate notes are hinted at but remain in the background alongside light spiciness.
Fords gin is made at Thames Distillers in London using wheat. The botanicals – including Spanish lemon peel, Turkish grapefruit peel and Chinese jasmine – are steeped in the stills for 15 hours before distillation. the result is a gin where the botanicals come to the fore.
Fortaleza Tequila is hand-made from stone-crushed agave by Guillermo Sauza, a fifth-generation Sauza family-member. The reposado is a perfect balance of vegetal notes from fresh agave and vanilla wood from its resting in bourbon barrels.
Bloody Shiraz Gin is one of three seasonal gins made by Four Pillars and is like nothing you’ve tasted before. The home of Four Pillars is in the Yarra Valley, where their neighbours make some of the finest wines in the world. So, they decided to combine Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin with some of the best Shiraz grapes in Australia to create their Bloody Shiraz Gin. They do this by steeping Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes in gin for eight weeks. The fruit is destemmed but kept mainly as whole berries, and the tanks are kept cold and stirred daily. After a period of eight weeks, the fruit is pressed before blending with rarer Dry Gin.
Four roses is an exclusive small-batch bourbon that offer a distinct and sweet flavour with strong notes of molasses and cinnamon. Honey hues release honey fudge and nougat notes followed closely by cedarwood and pipe tobacco. The flavour is similarly sweet, with the honey notes married closely with cinnamon and the cedar wood gaining a smoked quality. The final notes that linger are of lightly toasted nuts with the rye content of the bourbon coming to the forefront.
Four roses single barrel takes all the qualities of their exceptional bourbon and intensifies them further. Using ten different mash bills and yeast combinations, four roses single barrel is 11 years old and has an aroma which is rich with sweetcorn, vanilla, brown sugar and maple syrup. Spicier notes of black pepper and cinnamon come through and on tasting you’ll enjoy the toasted oak flavours dry with tannins and even hints of natural mint leaves. In every sip, you can taste the quality and care that went into its production.
Four roses yellow label is one of the most popular offerings from the four roses collection and is considered a bar essential for many cocktail maestros. Sophisticated and smooth hints of pear and apple come through alongside floral aromas and a flavour which is deep in honey and spice. Its soft finish is simply begging to be mixed in with other flavours to create cocktails of real class and refinement.
A high quality spiced rum from the Barbadian foursquare distillery, four square delivers a warm and welcoming spicy touch to your favourite rum flavours. Honey and clove are the prominent flavours when you smell and the combination is inviting and not remotely cloying. Surprisingly fresh on the palate, the spiciness in this rum is measured and well-balanced with a subtle elegance coming through in warm honeyed vanilla. Despite its sweetness, the spices ensure it doesn’t become sickly.
Gentleman Jack is a whisky of real refinement, charcoal-mellowed twice before its ageing process begins. In its recognisable monogrammed bottle and the granddaddy of all Jack Daniel offerings, any fan of the Daniel’s family simply has to add the gentleman to their collection. Surprisingly sweet and enjoyable mellow, vanilla and brown sugar take centre stage with just a touch of charcoal. Short and sweet in its finish, a truly refined classic from the Daniel family.
A Spanish gin which shouldn’t be discounted because of its Mediterranean roots. Super-premium and inspired by the natural botanicals of its home region, gin mare benefits from the individual distillation of botanicals which are then hand-blended to create its distinct and enjoyable character. The unusual flavours of basil, thyme, arbequina olive and rosemary sit alongside the traditional flavours we all know and love.
A classic Speyside offering, Glenfiddich’s 12-year-old blend spends time in both American and European oak casks, developing a truly distinguished flavour. Your traditional Speyside flavours are released as you open the bottle with a slightly floral, mineral-inspired malted aroma, with citrus honey and orchard fruit notes. The floral notes come to a head in the flavour, with spices carrying the drink to a new level, smoothness ruling throughout. A true benchmark of quality.
Matured in American Bourbon, Portuguese sherry and virgin oak casks, this Glenfiddich offering is a fine and enjoyable choice. 15 years spent ageing makes this a staple of the distillery and one which every drinks cabinet should be home to. The nose is rich with sherry, bright citrus notes and dried oak. Its flavour enhances these notes with raisins and sherry, evoking Christmas cake, complete with light spicing. Oak lingers and takes centre stage as the endnote fades.
This 18-year-old offering from the core range of Glenfiddich is matured in a mixture of ex-bourbon and oloroso sherry casks, delivering a sweet, smooth flavour. As you open the bottle you’ll enjoy the zest of grapefruit, fresh apples and spiced dried wood. When your taste you’ll enjoy all these bright fruit flavours candied and spiced with ginger. Complimentary notes toffee and sherry give the drink further character.
One of the most well-known distilleries in the land, this 21-year-old Glenfiddich has all the flavours you want from an exceptional malt. Finished in specially selected Caribbean rum casks, rum-like notes come through in the nose alongside figs, caramel, evoking the festive period. The flavour is rich in spiced fruit depth, with ginger and lime standing out strongly. A long and dry finish is the perfect ending to a highly enjoyable drink.
The entry-level bottle from the Glenkinchie distillery, this 12-year-old malt is rich in the classic flavours whisky lovers look for. The nose is light and fragrant, with cereal notes and a little barley sweetness most prominent. The flavour is fruity with notes of sweet Madeira, calvados and tannic oak flooding the mouth. Fresh and rounded, this dram is vibrantly refreshing with just a little gentle spice coming through.
An excellent 18-year-old single malt from Glenlivet, this bottle is a classic Speyside offering which has won awards for its style and refinement. Classic flavours come through in a well-rounded and vibrant nose, fresh with sherried peel, apple blossom and chewy sultanas. On sipping you’ll enjoy the sharpness of tannic oak, walnuts, orange peel and manuka honey. Toasty cereals are spiced up and hints of fennel draw each sip to a satisfying close.
The talents of Scotland and America are combined in each bottle of Glenmorangie. The finest single malt whisky of Scotland is matured in American mountain oak casks, delivering the characteristic aromatic flavour of Glenmorangie. A light and inviting aromas only hints at the flavour, enticing you to taste the fresh and floral flavours within. Notes of vanilla balance gently alongside sweet orange and peach, the latter lingering in a satisfying aftertaste.
This 18-year-old Glenmorangie dram is an exquisite tropical offering. matured for 15 years in bourbon casks before finishing in oloroso sherry casks. This helps develop the warm, tropical fruit flavours and leads to a hugely satisfying flavour. The nose is rich in creamy honey, with greek yoghurt notes, exotic spice and vibrant berries. The flavour is awash with citrus, honeyed sweetness and strong hits of oak. A classic Glenmorangie malt.
Finished in oloroso sherry casks, Glenmorangie Lasanta is a warm, toasty single malt that takes its name from the Scottish Gaelic for warmth and passion. The nose is creamily sweet, with caramel, chocolate-covered fruit and sweet spices blended perfectly. The mouthfeel is voluptuously thick, honeyed raisins, beeswax, vanilla ice cream and oaky dryness melt together in perfect harmony. A little spice and bitter cacao bring this dram to an excellent close.
Like the nectar of the gods, Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or is an elegant, vinous single malt that will send you into raptures. Sauternes finish helps to deliver the sweet, vine flavours and enures the fruity notes are bold and inviting. A nose full of dessert wines and barley sweetness gives way to a full-bodied flavour, with cereal notes supporting the more wine-like characteristics. Oaky tannins support a light spice which helps lead to a rounded finish.
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is the port finished offering from the esteemed distillery. To create its distinctive flavour specially selected port pipes from the Portuguese Douro valley are used. The nose is rich in winter fragrances, fresh berries and the warmth of a good port. Strong oak and chewy cereal notes also come through leading to a sweet, thick mouthfeel and a palate full of bright port notes, barley sugar and juicy fresh fruit. It is one of the sweeter offerings on the market but there are noticeable hits of spice.
We all love Gordon's, whether we’re fans of Ramsay or not. the world’s most popular gin and a perennial bestseller, Gordon’s has a flavour which has come to epitomise quality gin. Juniper-led with peppery spice and sweet lemon zest following closely. Aromas of hops and eucalyptus underpinned by sage and liquorice whirl as you sip and a deeper, earthy aftertaste lingers, with citrus zest still coming through.
We all love Gordon’s, whether we’re fans of Ramsay or not. The world’s most popular gin and a perennial bestseller, Gordon’s has a flavour which has come to epitomise quality gin. Juniper-led with peppery spice and sweet lemon zest following closely. Aromas of hops and eucalyptus underpinned by sage and liquorice whirl as you sip and a deeper, earthy aftertaste lingers, with citrus zest still coming through.
We all love Gordon's, whether we’re fans of Ramsay or not. The world’s most popular gin and a perennial bestseller, Gordon’s has a flavour which has come to epitomise quality gin. Juniper-led with peppery spice and sweet lemon zest following closely. Aromas of hops and eucalyptus underpinned by sage and liquorice whirl as you sip and a deeper, earthy aftertaste lingers, with citrus zest still coming through.
Gosling Black Seal 151 is a full-flavoured dark rum that has the additional benefit of oak barrels which have been used to age bourbon. It stands out against other rums of the region because of its caramelised flavour and the bourbon notes that the oak casks offer. The taste of treacle melds with spicy cinnamon and orange zest to create a depth of flavour which is both inviting and demands another taste. The strength of flavour is perfect for combining with ginger to create the perfect dark & stormy.
The happy black seal performing on the front of each bottle is not where this rum got its name, but it’s a fun addition. Gosling’s black seal is named for the wax used to seal the stopper in place in fact and this is a deep, dark rum which stewed fruit aromas emanating from first opening. Spicy and herbal notes blend together to lead into a thickly sweet and fruity flavour which tingles on the tongue and is supported by creamier vanilla notes with caramel hints.
Gran Centenario Anejo spends 18 months maturing in American oak barrels and despite a light flavour, you’ll definitely be able to pick out those toasty wood notes. wonderfully enjoyed over ice or as a shooter, Gran Centenario Anejo allows the taste of cooked agave to take centre stage. An earthy depth and cinnamon spice add to the character of this tequila and the flavour builds to a hot, spicy end which is intensely satisfying.
It’s a 10-year ageing process which ensures Gran Centenario Plata is a silver tequila with depth and standout characteristics which make it memorable. It’s the ageing which gives this tequila a stand out oakiness to its character, enjoyable and different. It’s slightly viscous on the palate but enjoyable so and has just a small hint of welcome peppery spice. Perfectly paired with herbal liqueurs and delicate cocktails. Smoother than your average silver tequila.
Gran Centenario Reposado is one of a range of classic and enjoyable tequilas from the top distillery. Sweet and floral on the nose with a little spice, the agave comes through in the flavour with warming hints of caramel and cinnamon. It’s classic in its flavour and any fan of tequila will enjoy mixing, sipping or slamming Gran Centenario Reposado. Spice lingers on after you’ve finished drinking, making this a particularly memorable tequila.
The first extra añejo tequila produced by Patrón - Piedra. It's made from 100% blue weber agave from the highlands of Jalisco. To mature this well-aged expression, they use both American and French oak casks, in which the tequila slumbers for three years before it's bottled and housed inside an appropriately fancy presentation box?
Enjoy a date with the green fairy! Grande Absente is premium absinthe, high proof without being overwhelming. Vividly neon green with a bouquet of aromas incorporating mint, lemon blame, aniseed and of course wormwood, Grande Absente original is made to a pre-ban absinthe recipe the flavour builds as you enjoy each sip. Enjoyed by absinthe connoisseurs and dedicated spirits advocates around the world in the traditional way with sugar and water.
Springwater clear and aromatically fruity, Tosolini Cividina grappa is robust and awash with the fresh flavour of grapes. Distilled in northern Italy in traditional copper stills, there is a Slavic and Austrian influence due to the region of the distillery. With sweet brandy undertones mixed with the pomace of the grapes, Tosolini Cividana grappa has a mellow flavour which marries wonderfully with aromatic notes and the sweetness of grapes throughout.
Spiced green island rum is a wonderful addition to your rum collection. The fact that Mauritius lies on the original spice route ensures that some of the finest spices are available to the green island in preparing their rums. Opening with welcoming vanilla notes, mild lime and clove freshness, green island spiced then leads into a burst of hot ginger which builds on the palate and remains until the final hit. It is tempered by that mild lime flavour, ensuring it doesn’t overwhelm.
A wonderful single pot still whiskey, a green spot is fabulous stuff, and much loved by the critics. Hints of peppermint, malt, sweet barley, sugary porridge, creamy vanilla, papaya and citrus. Spicy and soft, gentle bourbon oak, green woods, menthol, potpourri. Creamy, long finish, vanilla.
Appearance: clear bright blue liquid.
Aroma: the medium intensity of Greenall’s London dry gin infused with natural blueberries to give a floral top note and a creamy fruity finish.
Taste: smooth opening no aggressive alcohol bite, with medium body, hints of rich camphor/citrus notes with a fruity blueberry taste on the finish.
Appearance: subtle light pink coloured liquid.
Nose: subtle red fruit twist balanced with rounded juniper notes, mature citrus flavours which are fresh and punchy. Finishes with woody, earthy aromas and warm spice.
Taste: a silky smooth opening that develops into rich camphor and citrus taste with an underlying fruity touch. Medium to long length with a delicate sweetness.
Super zingy Menton lemon notes move into the rich lemon cake and soft crushed wheat and citrus peel. Lemon barley water and soft baked bread mid-palate, followed by a silky smooth kick that moves lightly through into soft yet sophisticated vanilla and smashed lemon sherbert finish. Awesome stuff. The most superior of all lemon vodkas.
Soft freshly picked autumnal pears with smashed apple and baked baked bread overtones on first taste. This is followed by crushed pear drops and sweet freshly pressed pear juice. The kicks are almost unnoticeable and wrapped in soft lemon peel, apple juice and pear juice. The finish is long, smooth and full of juicy pear and apple notes that leave you wanting more. Ten out of ten for the grey goose team. Exceptional stuff.
Baked rolls and marmalade open up into juicy Valencia orange notes. Orange opal fruits then follow more tangy yet silky orange notes. Super smooth kick with lashes of orange marmalade and smashed wheat with citrus zest on the finish. Dramatic vodka. Serious flavours on show here. Very well-made vodka.