Kummel takes its name from German and Dutch derivations for cumin and caraway seed, which, alongside fennel, are used to flavour this colourless liqueur.
Palate: Fennel and liquorish dominate the palate.
Finish: The finish is refreshing with clean anise notes.
Overall: A clean, anise-led, liqueur best-served chilled.
Elixir Combier is one of the old classics, including the flavours of myrrh, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg, it’s based on a recipe from the 19th century. The flavours are hidden in straw yellow liquid and it’s only when you open the bottle you enjoy a hit of pungent lemon zest, orange rind and a little genepi. Saffron comes through too alongside sweet mandarins and vanilla adds a richness which is welcome against the pepperiness of the alcohol.
A triple sec from Combier, who claim that Jean-Baptiste Combier invented the orange liqueur sometime between 1834 and 1848 at their distillery in Saumur. Debated though that is, this is one of the originals, with a a bright citrus flavour.
Created in 1860, while Jean-Baptiste Combier was in prison, this blend of Original Combier, Elixir Combier and VSOP cognac, along with a variety of herbs and spices, is packed full of orange and spice. Great on its own or in cocktails when you need a bit more spice than a triple sec can deliver.
Anis del Mono is a sweet and enticing aniseed liqueur which has a vibrant abundance of spice added into the mix. Pop it over ice or serve it neat and you can be sure you’ll enjoy it. You could even use it as a cocktail ingredient or enjoy it alongside coffee. Traditionally Anis del Mono is a digestif but once you’ve bought your bottle you can enjoy it whenever you like. An alternative to ouzo.
Iseo Triple Sec offers great flavour and great value in equal measure. Made from the distillation of the dried peel of the Curacao oranges, it’s produced in Italy and has crystal clear hues hiding that truly tangy orange flavour. Light on the palate and with a fresh orange blossom aroma, Iseo Triple Sec is refreshing and sweet. Sugary sweetness blends beautifully with the citric tang of the orange.
RinQuinQuin à la Pêche is made using three different types of peach - Cardinale, Coronet and Junegold. As if this wasn't enough peach for you, they also used the leaves from peach trees, harvests just before autumn. The leaves and peaches are all macerated separately in alcohol and white wine. Afterwards, the liquid is added to the white wine, while the solids left over are distilled and added to the mix.
Perfect for a summer aperitif, RinQuinQuin à la Pêche goes well with tonic water or served long and over ice.
The term RinQuinQuin was originally a generic word. In the Provencal language it means invigorating drink (from the verb requinquilhar : to cheer up).
Alchermes is an alcoholic Florentine liqueur, red in colour and specifically used for making zuppa inglese (a popular Italian dessert). The main flavours are cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla. A truly unique liqueur.
The true taste of Italian coffee is perfectly instilled in this Caffe Borgetti liqueur. Strong rich espresso coffee comes through on the palate and a sweet and smooth taste ensures it goes down wonderfully. A traditional recipe which uses premium coffees and expert mixers ensures that the original recipe of Ugo Borghetti is replicated every time, ensuring that classic flavour is perennially enjoyed and the glass you sip today is as close to possible as the first invented in 1860.
A strange yet wonderful combination, Antica Sambuca Classic and fresh raspberries creates a liqueur which is satisfying and a must for real fans of that distinctive raspberry flavour. Bright pink hues make for an exciting looking drink and the flavour matches this too. The nose is rich in that fresh raspberry smell with just a little spiced anise and the flavour is sweet and velvety. Enjoy neat, try a shot or add to a special long drink.
A classic Danish liqueur Kummel Wolfschmidt is a refreshing and sweet smelling drink which is packed full of flavour. Syrupy in the mouth, each sip of Wolfschmidt is full-bodied and fiery, with pronounced notes of caraway, aniseed and hints of citrus and fresh peppermint. The heat gives way to a sugary sweetness which is very welcome and blends wonderfully with the deeper, spicier notes. Caraway and aniseed linger on considerably after drinking.
Jamaican rum is a delicacy we all know and love but what about taking it one step further? Bitter Truth Pimento Dram brings together that fine rum and the sweet flavour of pimento, or allspice, creating a thoroughly enjoyable flavour. Cinnamon, nutmeg and clover are all encapsulated in the flavour and it’s a distinctive flavour which can be enjoyed simply over ice or added to any number of exotic drinks.
Fair's Açai Liqueur is made in France using Fairtrade-certified berries and organic sugar. Fresh and fruity with a slight bitterness, this is delicious in a Bramble – just add 15ml of this to 60ml gin, 15ml lime juice and 15ml sugar syrup.
Fair Coffee Liqueur is most famous for using coffee beans grown by Fairtrade farmers and sugar cane produced by fair trader farmers too. Its name is the clue and its flavour is rich and warming. You can be proud in the knowledge you’re drinking the world’s first Fairtrade certified organic coffee liqueur and enjoy a flavour which is just like freshly roasted coffee with a little fudge and nutty depth, the alcohol heat just there but firmly in the background. A little bitter coffee and chocolate come through in the finish, rounding it off perfectly.
La vida tropica
La Vida Tropica is a liqueur that has vibrant flavours of passion fruit, citrus and pink grapefruit. Tropica also has a vanilla distillate added to bring sweetness and roundness to the final taste. A fantastic combination of two of the worlds most desirable flavours!
Marie Brizard's Anisette Liqueur. The company was founded in 1755 and their anisette de Bordeaux is still made to an unchanged secret recipe today. Eleven plants and spices are used to combine with green anise from the Mediterranean.
The pure essence of the exotic lychee is captured in this Asian-inspired liqueur. The sweet and exotic lychee fruit comes through lightly in this popular liqueur and it’s a wonderful choice for adding to champagne, sparkling wines or sparkling soft drinks. The legend of Emperor Ming of the Tang dynasty gives the lychee a special place in the heart of China but Kwai Feh is now enjoyed around the world.
Parfait Amour translates to 'a perfect love' in French. It is a purple liqueur that has complex flavours and freshness of flowers, especially violet and orange. It should be drunk with Champagne or Sparkling wine and accompanies a range of cocktails.
An ancient liqueur with a strange history and an equally interesting flavour. Chartreuse Elixier has been made by the Chartreuse monks since the 18th century, using the same recipe written in 1605. The herbal and floral flavour of the Elixir is delivered through a combination of 130 aromatic flowers and plants, wonderful when enjoyed in sugared water. Its presentation is like a traditional medicinal tonic and it’s a wonderful showpiece for your drinks cabinet.
The taste of Cyprus, one of their most famous and popular drinks, Filfar is a liqueur which has grown in popularity thanks to many Brits spending their breaks on the Greek Isle. The sweetness of natural sun ripened oranges is paired with intensely spiced aromatic herbs picked on the Cypriot hillsides. The flavours combined equal a balance which tingles on the tongue yet mellows out to a satisfying and warm finish.
The creation of innovative bartender Lukas Stafin, Fortunella liqueur was inspired by fragrant, aromatic golden oranges – kumquats – as well as their Chinese origins. Taking its name from the Asiatic species of kumquat known as Fortunella, this is a zesty, sweet liqueur, perfect for making cocktails or simply sipped over ice.
Mirto is a traditional spirit from Sardinia and has the red myrtle berries and the white myrtle leaves at the heart of its flavour. It’s served traditionally as an after dinner drink and the sweetness of the myrtle flavours are paired with grappa and the natural aromatic flavours of fennel seeds and lemon peel. It’s a traditional liqueur which has a refined flavour which has an immediately recognisable aroma which fans will already know and love.