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.
The world's southern most vodka - made 42 degrees below the equator near a location that holds both the benchmark for air and water purity. This extraordinary vodka is made from wheat from the purist wheat fields in the world, and water from a volcanic spring, that achieves the highest purity rating possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exotic flavours are brought together in delicate harmony within each bottle of Old J. Old J is vibrant and notes of zesty Persian lime are blended beautifully with your traditional rum notes of vanilla and cinnamon. It’s a smooth and sweet rum-flavoured drink with a lower than average ABV which makes it perfect for splashing over ice with a wedge of lime. Alternatively you pop it in a cocktail and it’s those deep vanilla notes which linger.
This caramel rum has taken the canaries Islands by storm and is now here in the UK. A fine liqueur made from rum and caramel toffee. This blend is ideal to enjoy a different drink, keeping the flavour of a good Canary Island rum with a slight caramel touch.
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An interesting bourbon with a special twist. After the initial maturation it spends between 3 and 6 months finishing in port barrels. The more experimentation the better, especially when it turns out something like this , marrying the sweet caramel and grain of bourbon with the rich sticky wine flavours of a port cask.
The five year old offering initially launched as Angostura Gold is here and ready to show off the finest features of the popular Trinidadian brand. Blending together heavy and light molasses-based rums Angostura 5 Years is intense with pungent treacle and muscovado sugar notes coming through in the nose. The flavour itself is medium with cedar wood and spice playing key roles alongside zesty grapefruit. The citrus notes come through especially well in the aftertaste.
Angostura 1919 is an 8 year old offering from the famous Trinidadian distillery that benefits from oaky tones delivered through the ex-bourbon casks it’s matured in. Toasted coconut and rich vanilla are released from first opening and the taste is zesty with notes of exotic cumquat, dark sugar and faint herbal notes of eucalyptus and almond. The citrus flavours are the most prominent from beginning to end and give Angostura 1919 a refreshing twist.