Exceptional and painstakingly created by an award-winning micro distiller, Sacred Gin packs a punch and is stylish as well as flavoursome. Its subtle flavours make it wonderful when poured simply over ice or with your favourite tonic and it is juniper led from the start with violet following closely behind. It builds in the mouth with red peppercorn and pine lingering after the last mouthful. The spicy heat which builds is satisfying without being overpowering, adding to the complex flavour profile Sacred offers.
Pernod was created to sate the appetite of the French for aniseed. Without the inclusion of notorious wormwood Pernod could be enjoyed once absinthe was banned and its strong and distinct flavour ensures it’s still enjoyed today. Turning cloudy when water is added to improve the taste, Pernod is rich with aniseed, rooty liquorice and fennel working in perfectly harmony. The herbal complexity of each drink makes it even more enjoyable and helps temper the intensity of the liquorice.
Gabriel Boudier’s extravagant range of liqueurs and crème should all be tasted once and this Crème de Cassis is one of the oldest, classic flavours in the collection. Macerated blackcurrants are balanced against sugar to ensure the acidity of the fruit is enjoyable. On opening the bottle memories of freshly cooked blackcurrant pie come with a rich aroma and flavour follows balancing the tartness of the berries with a much needed sweetness.
Gabrial Boudier Crème de Peach is a must-have for the perfect Bellini. It is made through a combination of specially selected white peach varieties, cream and neutral alcohol and the end result is bursting with peach flavour and juicy freshness. There’s a jammy texture to this drink which is sweet on the tongue and the light syrupy flavour marries wonderfully with almond notes and even essence of the bitter peach stone.
A famous and award winning Spanish liqueur, Licor 43, as the name suggests, brings together 43 different ingredients. Citrus takes the main stage but the flavour is enhanced with a wide range of additional ingredients, including a wide range of aromatic herbs and spices. The secret formula behind Licor 43 can be traced back thousands of years and there’s a good reason for this, it’s just drinkable. The citrus notes lead into a warmer butterscotch vanilla which will certainly have you reaching for a second glass.