Another terrific rye whiskey from James E. Pepper's range, this time bottled at 92 proof (which is 46% ABV for those of us here on this side of the ocean). Makes an excellent Old Fashioned cocktail, but it's more than suitable for enjoying neat.
The 1776 whiskey range from James E. Pepper grows with the introduction of the 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey - Barrel Proof. It's the same whiskey as the fantastic 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey, though bottled at a punchy 57.3% ABV. As such, this stuff should really stand out in cocktails.
Occasionally, barrels destined for 1792 bourbon are found to be good enough to be bottled on their own. This single-barrel release is rich and sweet with notes of butterscotch, caramel, toffee and mixed fruit.
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.
Aberlour is a modern Speyside malt which attracts attention from all quarters due to its classic, contemporary flavour. Matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks its takes on the character of both spirits, as well as offering up its own character. Its aroma is rich in sherry with fleeting hints of toffee and nutty depth. The flavour is full-bodied, like a decadent fruit cake with stick toffee and creamy malts blending beautifully. Sweet baking spices linger until the finish, adding warmth and depth.
A sure-fire hit from Ableforth's, Rumbullion! is a cockle-warming spiced concoction, based on the kind of rich, full-bodied rums the seafaring fraternity would have enjoyed centuries ago.
At the core of this fabulous winter warmer lies a blend of the very finest high proof Caribbean rum, to which was added creamy Madagascan vanilla and a generous helping of zesty orange peel. A secret recipe was followed, finished with a handful of cassia and cloves and just a hint of cardamom.
Rumbullion! proudly flaunts its maritime inspiration with a label that bears a hand-drawn illustration of a Navy grog tub, emblazoned with the words: “The Queen, God Bless Her”, and just like all of the fine spirits in the Ableforth's arsenal, each bottle is wrapped in crinkled brown paper, wound with twine and sealed with black wax.
Enjoy it neat, or with ice and squeeze of fresh lime.
Produced by Distilleries de Provence, Absente 55 is created using the classic wormwood plant, thujone and a blend of aniseed essences. Infusions of mint, lemon balm, cane sugar, and water give a traditional, fresh but spicy taste with a subtle aroma.
Absenteroux is a vermouth which combines wormword, lemon, anise, gentian and white wine from Provence (Ugni Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino & Clairette).
Colour: Light green with hints of yellow and brown.
Nose: Complex and subtle with fresh notes of wormwood, gentian and spices.
Mouth: A rich and powerful attack of wormwood followed by sweet, fruity, gentian spicey notes.
Burnt pomegranite and blueberry pie notes at the beginning followed by cutting acai and lime zest flavours. Crisp apple and lemon zest then move on to a soft squishy beryy finish with both floral and sweet pomegranite notes on the eventual kick. Impressive flavour combo here that opens up lots of possibilities for cocktails. best served from freezer.
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.
Easy drinking lemon vodka. Big glassy notes of sharp lemon and lime followed by crushed lemon barley sweets and a soft lemon curd finish with a tangy citrus finish. Made for the Cosmoplitan. Great stuff.
Ribena on crack! This one really hits out with a twisted blackcurrant bitter tang at first taste. This moves into a sharp spiked ribena taste before easing of and showing lemon and soft fruit notes. The finish is tangy and sharp. This is the perfect sort of vodka for mixing fruity cocktails. Serve from the freezer.
Absolut Lime is the second release of a citrus flavoured vodka from the Swedish brand after the popular Citron. Slightly sweet and fruit y, this will make a refreshing V&T. Made with fresh natural limes.
Soft yet punchy orange and mandarin notes sing out first followed by singed lemon and orange zest. The finish here is sweet, sharp and bursting with orange citrus goodness. Yum when served from freezer.
Tannic mango and apple notes at the kick off. Lemon and overipe mango follows this with undercurrents of soft tropical fruits. There is sharpness midway that throws you a bit until the sweet lemon and mango finish with a sharp passion fruit flavour ties it all in at the end. Great with Um Bongo! Seriously! Try it. SErve from freezer.
An excellent pear vodka that opens up with lemon zest and autumnal fruits. The pear takes over soon after and follows all the way through to the bitter sweet finale. A great vodka that opens up myriad cocktail flavour oppurtunities. Serve frozen and over ice to get the best out of it.
Sharp black pepper and smoke notes on the entry followed by a breif show of grain and slightly hot spice. Finish is long , medium bodied and full of sharp cracked black pepper. A match made in heaven for Bloody Marys. Must be kept in the freezer as a room tempertaure serve can be a bit overwhelming.
Overripe raspberry and sharp strawberry notes at the beginning followed by a sharp tartness that brings on the waves of raspberry and lemon rind. The finish is tart and full off citrus peel and raspberry sherbert with an acidic kick. Made to be mixed. Shoukld be served fro the freezer.
Lemon and vanilla cake notes on entry followed by a tannic vaniilla wave that moves through into a spicy custard and bsicuit notes. Citrus rind and crème anglais finish with a sweey yet firm kick at the end. Best served from the freezer. Fantastic with apple juice and freshly pressed lemonade.
A 12 year old dark rum from Ron Abuelo of Panama. They age their rum in whiskey barrels, which adds a distinct vanilla sweetness. This 12 year old was launched in 2009, and is elegant, slightly smoky and rich. It was awarded a Gold at the 2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition.
A rare rum blend made in Panama, Ron Abuelo Centuria is aged in Jack Daniel's whiskey barrels in the solera method. Some of the rums are as old as 30 years, and the flavour is astonishingly rich and punchy.