Named for its place of conception, Portobello London Dry Gin No. 171 is a classic London gin with all the characteristics of a premium product. Floral notes pour out of the bottle on opening with lavender and camphor at the forefront. Parma violet sweetness follows and on tasting you’ll get the first hint of juniper. The citrus notes often found in abundance in other gins are subdued but their essence is in the background and it’s a little spicier than your average gin, without being overwhelming. Wonderful for your favourite sling.
J&B Rare is Europe’s most famous Scotch whisky, one of the most popular ones on the market. Blending together 42 different whiskies the flavour is a wonderfully nutty combination of sweetness and spice. Berry fruits, sweetshop fruit salad and caramel blend together with an oak-spiced warmth bringing each sip to a rounded finish. There’s a good reason this whisky is so popular, it’s smoothness on the palate and wonderful warmth.