English through and through, Sacred Spiced Vermouth brings together an array of exquisite regional ingredients to create a rich, spicy vermouth with a distinctly English feel. Sacred Spiced Vermouth offers flavours of New Forest thyme and Somerset wormwood as well as an English wine base. The palate is packed full of red fruity flavours and finished with the wintery spice offered up by the herbs, cinnamon and even the suggestion of bittersweet cocoa.
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.
Go back in time to the downright dirty history of the American speakeasy and you’ll find Angostura Orange bitters in a huge number of different drinks. Rising to prominence during prohibition many classic cocktails simplyaren’t complete without a shot of Angostura Orange. A classic example of bitters, one of the few that survived US Prohibition, flavours of orange and geranium are most prominent followed by spicy cardamom and coriander. Shake into your Martini, your Manhattan or even a classic Champagne cocktail.
An exceptional gin with African influences, Whitley Neill combines some fascinating flavours in their refined and balanced product. The traditional flavours of gin benefit from two additional African botanicals, the baobab fruit and the Cape gooseberry. These flavours combine beautifully to offer a sweet, fruity twist to Whitley Neill gin. Tropical and exotic, this gin still leads with classic juniper but the new flavours linger in a refreshing 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 creamy vanilla moment before more lemon and eventually a brief hard boiled barley sugar with orange rind. Finish is silky and leaves you with a lovely lemon barley note and a desire for more of the same.
The clue’s in the name with this one, Balvenie Doublewood Single Malt gets its name from the interesting distillation process, involving distillation in two woods. The maturation process involves moving the whisky from a traditional oak whisky cask to a Spanish oak sherry cask, adding more depth to its flavour and creating its warm, rounded character. Sweet fruit and sherry notes are apparent in its scent and the taste is mellow for a single malt, the sherry at work once more, with nuttiness and cinnamon notes building too.