1 x 8½” Plastic Muddler
2 x Stainless Steel Freeflow Pourers
1 x 25/50ml *NGS Professional Cocktail Jigger
1 x 2 Ear Hawthorne Strainer
1 x 28oz Stainless Steel Boston can
1 x 16oz Boston glass
1 x Cocktail Spoon with Masher
Golden hues welcome you to the vibrant, warm flavours of Aalborg Jubilaeum Aquavit. A few simple aromas work together to create a stunningly effective and endlessly drinkable creation. Herby dill works in partnership with coriander to add a depth of flavour to the fruity overtones of the aquavit. Citrus notes are particularly strong and combined with exotic star anise to create the rich, botanicals flavour that is wonderfully enjoyable. Wonderful when served with fish or chicken.
This classic 12 year old Aberfeldy is a traditional single malt Scotch, distilled up in the Highlands. Rich and malty in character, aromas of cooked cherries, sherry and a light hint of smoke come through first. The flavour is wonderfully sweet with a clean mouth feel and malty notes coming through consistently. Gentle peaty depth reminds you of the quality of this malt and peters off to a gentle finish.
Ableforth's has done it again, and this time they've concocted the perfect Summer quaff. This fine spirit is crafted by macerating Strawberries, Cucumber, Orange and Mint in pure wheat spirit, before re-distilling it at room temperature in a vacuum still. To this, a blend of fine wines, spirits, fruits, herbs and spices are added, and the result is a fresh, fruity and superbly British tipple.
To serve Summer Fruit Cup - Ableforth's recommends first half-filling a highball glass with ice, sliced cucumber and orange, quartered strawberries and a lightly bruised sprig of fresh mint. Then carefully combine one part of the delicious Summer Fruit Cup with two parts of Lemonade.
The selection of Absolut Vodka flavours grows one larger with the addition of their Cherrys expression. Made with no added sugar, only natural ingredients, this high quality Swedish flavoured vodka is alive with ripe cherry and subtle hints of berry . Pair it with your favourite mixer or use it to add a sweet , fruity twist to classic vodka cocktails.
Better known for its bitters and rums, the House of Angostura also makes an amaro. With notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate and Angostura bitters, this can be enjoyed on its own, with ice, or in cocktails.
Beau Joie Rosé is a fresh and fruity Champagne from Bertrand Senecourt. The outer casing is made from recycled copper (that itself is fully recyclable) and will keep the bottle colder for longer. A blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay, this is crisp with a gentle sweetness.
Beau Joie Brut is produced by Champagne house Bertrand Senecourt. Innovatively packaged in a recycled-copper casing (that itself is fully recyclable) which keeps the bottle colder for longer, this is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. A zero-dosage Champagne, balanced by sweetness of fruit, that will match well with food.
A white vermouth from the Belsazar range, produced in Germany. The team behind Belsazar use only the best wines from the South Baden region as the base for their vermouth, fruit brandy from long-time producers Schladerer and herbs including wormwood to create their expressions. The white is sweet with vanilla, peach flesh and orange zest, which is complimented by herbal spice and a subtle bitter finish.
Strong zesty lemon from the off. A touch of grain in the middle and then faint licquorice and lime flavours fold back to heavy lemon meringue and a firm, yet sweet and spiy kick to finish. Lemon lingers for quite a while. Great stuff.
Smashed pink grapefruit leaps onto your tongue followed by waves of mellow Brazillian ginger and waxy lemon peel. The vodka is silky smooth and the finish is both citrus and summer spice with a firm kick. Keep this one in the freezer and drink it straight if you can. brilliant stuff.
In late June, Vermont-based WhistlePig came out with 12 Year Old WhistlePig Old World. This whiskey is the final result of an experiment beginning in spring 2014, during which WhistlePig finished a 12-year-old-rye whiskey distilled in Indiana in former Sauternes, Madeira and Port barrels. Each one of these were first released as limited edition, single cask type expressions, and what’s in bottle here is a marriage of those three.
It’s an experiment that’s worked well for WhistlePig, as The Old World Series won the 2015 Double Gold Award for best rye at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It comes from a mash of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, and as for the blend of the three cask types, brings them together into a harmonious three-way offering that’s 30% Sauternes, 63% Madeira and 7% Port.
The colour is light, reminding me of a fine clover honey. The nose brings slight vanilla, caramel and apple cider. (I couldn’t help but exclaim, “It smells like enchantment!”) I often find rye a bit abrasive, but that’s not the case with the Old World. It’s smooth on the palate, being both easy and a little buttery. Even though Port is represented the least in this trio, I picked up some of the raisin flavuor that I get with it.
To summarise, it’s extremely potable and finishes delightfully.
A champagne house is judged primarily on the quality of its Brut non-vintage, which, more than any other wine reveals its art of assemblage. Powerful and complex, the Brut Yellow ensures continuity of the House style and offers an "aromatic" rare brand remembered for long.
Del Maguey Vida Mezcal is 100% organic and made by hand. This extra care and attention delivers a natural flavour, unblended and surprisingly complex. Smokiness and warmth comes through in this mezcal, with peppery notes mellowed by a caramel honey depth. It’s wonderful if you’re mixing or sipping and the aroma, heavy with fruity aromatics, will draw you in on first opening. The finish is long, soft, delicate and above all else, entices you to try another sip.
A sophisticated Champagne, whose quality rests upon Taitinger's skill to select the region's finest grapes, using mostly their own vineyards which gives greater control and consistent quality. The delicate Taittinger style is enhanced by using just the first pressings and basing the Cuvée on 40% Chardonnay, on average twice the percentage found in most standard Cuvées. 3 years ageing on the lees brings a complexity and roundness to the wine, making it dry, light and elegant with a fine mousse, fresh citrus fruit and subtle, weightier notes of peach and brioche; Taittinger Brut Reserve characterises the Taittinger house style.
The remarkable Champagne is golden yellow in aspect, with fine bubbles and persistent mousse, offering aromas of ripe green fruit and citrus giving way to a palate of white fruit with some floral notes, supported by good acidity and a long, lingering finish. Serve as an aperitif, or with scallops.
Lively and generous, Brut Imperial distinguishes itself by a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity, that continually seduce and delight. The colour is an elegant golden straw yellow with green highlights. Its aromas are radiant, revealing bright white-fleshed fruits (apple, pear, white peach), citrus fruits (lemon), floral nuances (lime blossom) and elegant blond notes (brioche and fresh nuts).
Fine bubbles and a nose of fresh fruit and hawthorn. Smooth, complex palate mingling flavours of white-fleshed fruit with red berries and notes of toast and almonds. The embodiment of Louis Roederer style.
WEB EXCLUSIVE PRICE----------------------------------------------Deutz Brut Classic is a fine non vintage blend, using equal proportions of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier rounded out by a high proportion (20 - 40%) of reserve wines.
Resulting in a beautifully pure, elegant wine, with a refreshing lemony aroma and a delicate mousse. Dry and with plenty of substance.
There's an aromatic floral note to the flavours of apricot, ripe apple, smoky mineral, kumquat and lemon zest in this firm bubbly, which is fine-grained and balanced, with a lively, moderate finish." -awarded 90 points by Wine Spectator, November 2011.
Special Cuvée remains the epitome of the Bollinger style guaranteed by the unique stock of 600,000 magnums of reserve wines stored in cellars beneath the streets of Ay and skillfully blended by Chef de Cave Mathieu Kauffmann.
Created from pure sugar cane molasses in the oldest distillery in Barbados, a fourth generation family owned producer set on the southern slopes of the island. Neptune is both smooth pot and column stilled – before being aged in American bourbon oak casks for up to eight years.
As voted by a panel of expert, independent judges at the 2018 Golden Rum Barrel Awards in London, UK.
Double oak is a whiskey to rival any other. It is first aged in charred
American white oak barrels then we pour it into another freshly charred barrel to mature for a second time
The added interaction with the oak wood results in a liquid intense in flavor, smooth in taste.
The world's no. 1 bourbon expertly aged and then matured in a second freshly charred oak barrel.
Jim Beam Double Oak is a new take on the classic Kentucky bourbon matured in not one, but two freshly charred oak barrels. The double maturation process allows the bourbon greater contact with the wood creating an intense yet smooth taste, featuring caramel, toffee and a distinctive spiced oakiness.
Jim Beam Double Oak is perfect savoured neat over ice to highlight the unique rich flavours or in a classic Old Fashioned cocktail.
Expertly aged and then matured in a second oak barrel, Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey finished in oak
At the heart of the Bowmore range, this 12 year old offering doesn’t disappoint with a mixture of coastal notes and earthy, gentle peat. On the nose you’ll enjoy wonderful bright floral notes, with smoky heather and heady hits of peat. The palate is more rounded, smooth and mellow rich if floral perfumed smoke, dark peat and a touch of lemon and sea spray. Evokes coastal strolls and waves crashing against the shore.
Tomintoul is a young and enjoyable single malt, with just 10 years spent maturing. Known as the gentle dram, Tomintoul has been crafted and matured in bourbon casks delivering a flavour which is clean yet creamy and well-balanced. On the nose you’ll get toffee-laced citrus with a light hint of raisin and on tasting the palate is truly clean, with sweetness balanced gently with oak spice. The spicy notes linger into the finish, providing a peppy end note.
We assume that this new no age statement peated Tomintoul must be similar to the Old Ballantruan but at a reduced strength. Either way , at this price it must be worth a punt for the peatsters amongst you .