Combining the same classic ingredients for nearly 200 years, Angostura bitters are a key ingredient in many famous cocktails, often paired with gin and rum to great effect. Despite the name, its flavour is not bitter at all, with the strong aromatic flavour, powerful with gentian and spices. Many cocktails simply wouldn’t be the same without a dash or two of Angostura bitters and it’s the complex herbaceous nature of the product which allows it to offer additional depth and dimension to cocktails.
With a couple of awards under its belt El Dorado 3 Year rum is a fine example of a mixing rum which a crispness that lends itself to sharp citrus cocktails and even exotic punches. Coconut is ever-present from first opening and hints of sugary sweet icing sugar are also apparent in the nose. On drinking El Dorado is surprisingly dry with notes of intense brown sugar, a nutty edge and of course that coconut coming through strongly. The end note blends vanilla with the coconut for a fresh finish.
The sweet flavour of milk chocolate is even better when enjoyed in liqueur form. Briottet don’t disappoint with their sweet Crème de Cacao Blanc which is rich in dairy chocolate warmth. The flavour is a delicate mixture of dairy chocolate and bitter cacao and even notes of vanilla-rich white chocolate. Faint spice ensures it’s not sickly and it’s a wonderful addition to your evening coffee or sipping before settling in for the night.
The world’s only naturally green liqueur has got to be worthy of a spot in your drinks cabinet right? We think so anyway and Green Chartreuse is that drink. Powerfully flavoured and unique amongst similar products, it brings together the flavours of 130 different plants. They’ve been distilled and blended perfectly to deliver the famous flavour and green hues of this liqueur. To get a full taste of its unique flavour it simply must be enjoyed ice cold or splashed over ice.