With its history in apothecary Peychaud’s Bitters has a strong authentic flavour which was originally dispensed as a medicinal tonic. Of course, the signature cocktail with Peychaud’s is the Sazerac but the subtle yet spicy flavour makes it a great choice for a wide range of cocktails from Old Fashioned to Whiskey Sours and the overriding flavour in each sip is aromatic cloves. Known as a great all-rounder Peychaud’s can be mixed with virtually anything to create a complex flavour profile.
One of Brazil’s favourite Cachaça, Velho Barreiro is delicate on the nose but powerful earthy tones come through when you sip. Ripe marrow and fresh orchard fruit aromas are all present in the nose but when enjoyed neatthe flavour is crisp and clean, with a rounded flavour profile which once again allows the sweet vegetal notes to shine. This also applies when you add it to your favourite exotic cocktail, unsurprisingly a perfect partner for the other essential ingredients in a Caipirinha.
The 12 Year Old Auchentoshan offering has refined and refreshing characteristics which are delivered in the form of a truly tempting single malt. The nose is simple offering up bright notes of exotic fruit and classic cereals. On the palate you’ll enjoy oak tannins, a touch of sweetened barley and rich vanilla leading into a long, dry finish which offers up the perfect opportunity to have just one more dram. The oak tannins really bring out the other flavours and enhance the malt as a whole.