Go back in time to the downright dirty history of the American speakeasy and you’ll find Angostura Orange bitters in a huge number of different drinks. Rising to prominence during prohibition many classic cocktails simplyaren’t complete without a shot of Angostura Orange. A classic example of bitters, one of the few that survived US Prohibition, flavours of orange and geranium are most prominent followed by spicy cardamom and coriander. Shake into your Martini, your Manhattan or even a classic Champagne cocktail.
One of the finest XOs on the market, Courvoisier XO is an exceptional blend of fine and matured cognacs offering an aroma which immediately entices you in. A balance of intense flavours has been patiently nurtured over a minimum of 20 years and in this time the flavours blend to create the refined, excellence that Courvoisier is known for. Courvoisier's delicate XO has three key flavour notes: fragrant iris flower, sweet candied orange and creamy, caramel creme brulee.
The biggest of the bunch when it comes to Salto Cachaça, Salto Pure is a 39% ABV spirit which describes itself as ‘unmodified’. It has a strong, impacting nose which is fruity and invites you to taste. The flavour is bold and has a sugary sweetness due to its fermented sugar cane juice base. Salto Pure Cachaça epitomises the flavour of one of Brazil’s national treasures and offers it up with a punch.
Patron Anejo is treated with the same delicate nurturing process as a good wine. Uniquely aged tequilas are wonderfully blended together and each individual tequila is matured in its own small white oak barrel before combining. It has warm amber tones and a woody aroma with notes of raisins and vanilla. The flavour is smooth and sweet on the palate with the woody and vanilla notes coming together strongly and a hint of sweet honey coming in. The smoothness of this tequila makes it perfect for mixing and creating cocktails.
The expert distillers at Bulleit offer us their sweet and fruity Rye offering, adding even more rye into the mix than their traditional bourbon. Bulleit Rye has a mashbill of 95% rye and just 5% malted barley and is produced in small batches, allowing the flavour to really bloom. The nose is awash with sweet cherries and classic vanilla and on the palate you’ll enjoy an intense heat that mellows into a mesh of peaches, cherries, cinnamon and orange zest. A smoky finish is just what’s needed to show a bourbon of true class.