Monkey 47 is your chance to enjoy the hard graft that comes from painstakingly matching 47 different botanicals. The botanicals chosen work in perfect harmony with each other and include everything from the expectation of ripe juniper berries to interesting notes of Ceylon cinnamon, Acorus calamus lemon balm and verbena. Truly unique and one that all gin connoisseurs must try, Monkey 47 retains the classic flavours of gin and enhances them with additional botanical notes.
Setting the standard in white rum, Bacardi is known worldwide. In 1862 it became the world’s first premium aged white rum and using charcoal filtration was key to its original development. Bacardi is a necessity for many world famous cocktails and without we’d not have the classic Daiquiri, the Mojito or the Cuba Libre. Smooth and gentle on the palate it’s wonderful however you choose to mix it and offers a taste of Cuba which can’t be compared.
The Original Irish Cream Liqueur, Baileys is a flavour which is known around the globe. The world’s number one liqueur for good reason, Baileys Irish Cream offers the perfect balance between specially selected Irish whisky and fresh dairy cream. Hints of cocoa and vanilla come through offering a sweet dessert drink which, when served with crushed ice, is one you’ll want to fill up again and again. It’s also a complete necessity for a classic Irish coffee and a wonderful nightcap.
It hardly needs introducing, it’s one of the stalwarts of the drinks cupboard! Bell’s Blended Scotch Whisky brings together the earthy flavours of many of Scotland’s finest single malts creating a blend which is improved by oak cask maturation. Rich and familiar, the taste of Bell’s is like a loyal friend and the welcome nutty flavours teamed with notes of spice are infinitely enjoyable. The eight-year maturation process guarantees a round, warming flavour.
Thai spice with a very faint wave of juniper. Lemon zest then comes to the forefront followed closely by a sweet pepper taste that moves through the soft kick. Very faint liquorice, smashed parma violet and army and navy sweets wrapped in lavender on the finish.
Bunnahabhain 12 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is now being re-introduced as an unchill-filtered spirit.
A move which inspired articles, and tales from whisky lovers and experts across the world.
Blended to perfection, Captain Morgan’s is a golden rum which has been enhanced by sweet and mellow spices. A drink that just cries out to be mixed with cola, Captain Morgan’s uses only premium Caribbean rums to create its distinct flavour. The natural hues of the rum blend with specially selected spices to create the amber hues the drink is known for and a hint of oak smokiness can be tasted due to the rum’s maturation process.
The intensity of sweet, tart raspberries is perfectly contained within each bottle of Chambord. Black and red raspberries are wonderfully balanced together creating a delectable liqueur which is finished with smooth natural honey and exotic Madagascan vanilla. Rich and decadent, Chambord is fragrant and intense with berry flavours. Inspired by the liqueurs of 18th century France, Chambord is intensely enjoyable and plays a key role in classic cocktails including the French Manhattan, Butler Miller and the tempting Chambord Daiquiri.
A single store right up in Aberdeen is where Chivas Regal is created. The art of blending has been honed to perfection, allowing the creation of a range of stunning Chivas Regal whiskies enjoyed around the world. Chivas Regal 12 year is recognisable because it’s lighter than your average dram, has a distinct sweet aroma and a smoky character, distinguishable on the palate which releases elements of all the different flavours behind its blend.
The drink which kept Napoleon Bonaparte sated during his exile, so legend tells us, the classic taste of Courvoisier VS remains popular today. One of the most enjoyed cognacs in the world it has a smooth, highly drinkable flavour and as it’s lighter than others in its class, it has great versatility. Whether it’s your after dinner drink or you use it for your light summer punches, Courvoisier VS remains mellow and offers flavours of toffee, orange and even coffee.
It’s hard to believe but Disaronno Amaretto does not contain any nuts, simply their enticing flavour. Reminiscent of Amaretti biscuits and the world’s favourite Italian liqueur, almond aromas are deep, intense and deliver a flavour which is popular around the world. Combining natural herbs and fruit steeped in apricot kernel oil, Disaronno Amaretto has a heady and floral scent which follows through to its flavour. With a history dating back over half a millennium, Disaronno Amaretto is a flavour which has always been loved.
Whisky lovers don’t limit their spirits to their favourite malts, they’re getting in on the liqueur act. Drambuie is the world’s favourite premium whisky liqueur, bringing together some classic malt whisky flavours and adding a little sweetness. The taste of Scotland is deep within each bottle of Drambuie as the aged malts blend beautifully with hints of honey, Scottish heather, aromatic herbs and spices. With a regal past, Drambuie was created for Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 18th century and it’s wonderfully enjoyed neat, as well as with sparkling soda and zesty lime.
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 ensures 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 single malt that brought them all into the public eye, Glenfiddich 12 Year Old is effortlessly popular, one of the world’s favourite single malts. Its golden hues benefit from high quality cask maturation, with individual tending from trained coopers and on opening a distinctive aroma, rich with pears and a floral hint is released. On tasting the fruity notes sing loudest, with its characteristic sweetness released and a long, smooth finish with subtle oak hints.
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.
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.
Fantastic grain Vodka that lives up to its esteemed reputation. Silky mixed citrus zest and soft wheat unfold both slowly and smoothly on the palette. The finish is dry and clean with moments of lemon and crushed wheat; has a great length too. Big thumbs up. Grey Goose always delivers. Extremely well made vodka and well worth the money.
The ‘most unusual gin’ on the market, Hendrick’s is a fine Scottish gin which evokes rose gardens and quintessentially British cucumber sandwiches. The crystal clear hues allow the flavours to do the talking and silky smooth on the palate bursts with juniper berries and sharp citrus. Cumin, black pepper and liquorice add depth to the flavour and lingering floral notes are the perfect ending to a smooth and highly unusual gin.
How do you drink your Jack? Hardly in need of an introduction, Jack Daniel’s exceptional sipping’ whisky is one of Tennessee’s finest exports. It’s exceptional and unparalleled flavour is down to the traditional methods used in its distillation and filtration through super maple charcoal helps ensure the smooth, mellow flavour is both rounded and enticing. Notes of chocolate orange, charcoal and a woody hint satisfyingly linger long after that final sip.
Whether you bomb it or sip it slowly, Jägermeister, the German hunt-master, is a flavour which we all know and love. However you drink yours you'll know the sticky sweetness it offers, with a complex blend of 56 fruits, spices and herbs creating the trademark taste. With medicinal undertones and aromatic depth, Jägermeister is one of the most popular shooters on the market but it's often enjoy in cocktails and even on its own over ice.
County Cork’s finest creation, Jameson whisky has been enjoyed in Ireland and beyond for over two centuries. Known around the world for its palatable smoothness and velvety touch on the palate, Jameson’s flavour is also worthy of note, sweet and aromatic and thick with marmalade and citrus notes. The sharper flavours are balanced against a touch of sweet vanilla cream, delivering that classic Jameson’s flavour the world knows and loves.
Exuding class and a little mystery, our pal Johnnie Black deserves a spot in your drinks cabinet. Deep and complex with a flavour that tantalises the tongue, Johnnie Black has been perfectly refined with as many as 40 whiskies brought together to create a mature, intricate and enjoyable scotch. A long fruity finish is exceptional amongst others in its class, with currant and citrus notes lingering longest of all.
Click your clogs with joy! A Dutch success story, Smooth yet faint dried fruit notes with a touch of half-baked bread. Dry and peppery finish. This is super good from the fridge and a really good value for money. The Dutch keep it real and the vodka follows suit. Great stuff.
The drink which sparked a new revolution, La Fee Absinthe Parisienne was one of the first absinthes newly licensed when the drink was once again made legal. Distilled in Paris utilising a 19th century recipe, La Fee Parisienne is exclusively authenticated by Marie-Claude Delahaye, founder and curator of the absinthe museum. With classic green hues and the flavours of traditional wormwood, fennel anise and hyssop it has both an herbal aroma and sharp aniseed flavour.
This Twin Pack includes the Parisienneand Blanche spoon as well as sexy, sexy spoon.
Don’t be tricked by the French-sounding name, Laphroaig in Scottish through and through. Native to the Islay region, Laphroaig has a rich and decadent flavour, due to the malted barley drying out over a peat fire. Bold and smoky, there’s an almost salty edge to the taste of Laphroaig which works wonders alongside deep peaty earthiness and an emerging sweetness which is unexpected but not unwelcome. The deep peaty intensity is what you’ll remember after each sip of Laphroaig and it lingers on beautifully in the finish.
Nothing says Caribbean quite like the sweet taste of the coconut and with Malibu not only do you get that, you also get the sweet, heady taste of premium white rum. The coconut flavour is strong and the lightness of the rum allows for a welcome smoothness. The coconut notes blend wonderfully with a sweet molasses flavour which delivers an almost dairy-like flavour, inviting and essential for the most exotic Caribbean cocktails.
Your ancestors may even have heard of this one, Mount Gay is one of the world’s oldest rums, dating back to the 18th century. Pure Barbadian spring water and sugar cane are blended to create the trademark flavour, the recipe still the same as when first created. Notes of apricot and banana burst from the bottle and there’s a subtle smokiness that comes from the Kentucky bourbon barrels the rum is aged in.
The third of Patrons triumvirate of exceptional tequilas, Patron Reposado has a complex and distinctive flavour profile. Smooth from the first sip, you can taste the smokiness of the oak used in the maturation process and light fresh agave also comes through quickly. As the flavour builds you’ll enjoy notes of citrus and smooth honey, leading to a sweet and short aftertaste of honeyed vanilla and citrus zest.
Young and sprightly, Patron Silver is the youngest of their tequilas and its flavour reflects its youth. Clear in colour and rich with fruity aromas, particularly citrus, Patron Silver is refreshing and has a smooth sweetness about it. Soft and light the flavour is peppered with hints of citrus with natural agave taking centre stage. Light peppery notes hit on the finish adding some welcome bite to the end note.
MEGA YUM! Sipsmith boys came up trumps with this one. Super silky mouthfeel with notes of lemon barley water and crushed up breakfast cereal from your schooldays. This is followed by a cramy vanilla moment before more lemon and eventually a brief hard boiled barley sugar with orange rind. Finish is meag silky and leaves you with a lovely lemon barley note and a desire for more of the same.