Appleton Rare 12 Year Rum brings together rums of ages between 12 and 18 offering one of the finest quality aged rums that Jamaica has to offer. The age of this rum is apparent from the moment you open it, with a thick and rich nose packed full of buttery vanilla and nutty spice notes. It is rich and creamy on the palate with an oaky biscuit flavour. The oaky notes are the most prominent to the end.
15 individually distilled pot and column rums come together to give us Appleton Signature . Medium-sweet in flavour with a smoothness on the palate, Appleton VS is perfect on the rocks, is complemented by ginger beer and hasa true taste of the Caribbean. Brown sugar, light spices and dried currants and raisins are prominent on the palate and the flavour remains sweet and mellow from beginning to end.
A name everyone is familiar with and a flavour that’s hard to forget, Archers Peach Schnapps has been popular since before most of us can remember. The natural flavour of the peach has been sweetened to create a moreish and endlessly drinkable taste which is most commonly and effectively paired with lemonade and crushed ice. Archers strong, sweet flavour also makes it a great choice for popping into an exotic or tropical cocktail.
Ardbeg is another Scottish single malt of much worth. Straight from cask to bottle, Ardbeg offers a unique flavour which is different to others from regions. Tree bark, peat and vanilla fudge aromas are first to escape and on tasting a burst of smokiness, sea salt and sweet aniseed vanilla hit the palate. Honeyed notes help to mellow it out but it’s the smoky peat flavour which lingers on.
Ardbeg Corryvreckan is a legend in its own right. A dram you won’t forget and a malt you are almost guaranteed to want to buy time and again. Medicinal in style, the nose is rich in herbal and pine notes, with creamier hints of buttery warmth and smoke. The palate too is wonderfully creamy with tingling spices, a touch of fresh fruit, orange peels and that medicinal tang. The finish is long with a salty edge, a hint of peat and that unusual yet enjoyable medicinal taste remains prevalent.
Ardbeg Uigeadail takes its name from the Scottish Gaelic word for ‘dark and mysterious place’ which is also the loch from which Ardbeg gets its water. Ardbeg pride themselves on a range of unique quality malts and Uigeadail doesn’t let the team down. The aroma is a rich mixture of peat, dark sugar, espresso beans and a hint of deep tar. The flavour is led by sweeter notes, with ripe fruit and honey coming through first with just a touch of malt, all the while supported by that lingering peat. Caramel and malt find a place in the lingering finish, adding warmth and sweetness to the peat.
Maturing in white oak barrels for up to 18 months gives Arette Anejo its recognisable flavour. Luminously golden, each glass of Arette Anejo is steeped in sweetness and smoothness which makes it enjoyable whether youmix it or enjoy it neat. Aromatic and awash with the wonderful sweetness of 100% blue agave, Arette Anejo has pepperiness which keeps you sipping and deliciously light vanilla notes tempting you to have just one more glass.
Arette Blanco is a premium silver tequila, launched in 2007 and highly thought of on the drinks scene. Bottled on site in Jalisco and made of 100% agave, Arette Blanco is an exceptional silver tequila full of fresh flavours, spicy hints and a cheeky character in which you can pick out each single flavour note. Great body and wonderful for sipping or mixing into a wide range of different cocktails and long drinks.
One of the most popular Cask Finishes , The first edition of Arran Malt Finished in an Amarone Wine Cask received top marks from Jim Murray in his 2010 Whisky Bible - 96 out of 100 with the comments 'perhaps the best Arran nose of all time'. After initially maturing in traditional oak casks over a number of years The Arran Single Malt in this bottling was finished in a selection of Amarone wine casks sourced from an artisan producer of this iconic Italian red wine. Our Master Distiller, James MacTaggart, has carefully monitored this period of secondary maturation to ensure the perfect balance is struck between the Amarone casks and the intrinsic sweet-fruity character of The Arran Malt. The end result is a Single Malt full of charm, complexity and quality.
Exclusively matured in ex-bourbon barrels and distilled at Isle of Arran Distillers' Lochranza distillery, Arran Barrel Reserve is a fresh, light single malt released in autumn 2019. Aromas of citrus and vanilla mingle with lively apple and delicate sea breeze on the nose, while the palate offers notes of sweet fruits, warm spices, citrus, creamy vanilla and charred oak. Try drinking this whisky neat, with a splash of water or as part of a cocktail.
A well-sherried Arran single malt? Oh yes! This particular expression has been dubbed The Bodega, and after it was distilled at Lochranza the whisky has been matured for seven years in first-fill sherry hogsheads. It's presented in a rather elegant and handsome bottle. Lots of dried fruit and chocolate over here.ed in 2010.
Arran's Machrie Moor releases are named after a mystical peat bog on the west coast of the eponymous island. Not mystical in the sense that unicorns and dragons fly out of it on a regular basis (as far as we know), but mystical in a 'Hound of the Baskervilles' foggy moorland style of mystical. Unicorns or not, these are smashing single malts from the Arran distillery - and this is their eighth batch!
Nose: Toasted vanilla pod, petrichor, lightly fried banana.
Palate: Spun sugar, earthy malt with a hint of oat, recognisable Arran fruitiness.
Finish: Lingering hints of smoke and guava.
The Arran distillery has really embraced the art of cask finishing, as this 2018 limited edition bottling demonstrates. This single malt Scotch spent the last months of its maturation in Marsala Sicilian wine casks.
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.
Auchentoshan Three Wood is Lowland single malt that spends time matured in three different casks. Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, Oloroso casks and bourbon casks have the pleasure of playing a role in the maturation of this exceptional malt. The nose is rich with cooked fruit, toffee and sherry with a rum-like quality. The palate is rich, thick like a liqueur and balanced with notes of cherries and chocolate, like a sumptuous Black Forest Gateaux.
Heavy on the botanicals upon entry which almost mask the juniper. Bergamot peel mid palette followed by herbs and flowers. Gentle kick followed by stronger juniper notes with a sweet, almost lavender undercurrent on the close.
Aylesbury Duck Vodka is made using Canadian soft white winter wheat. Distilled in three column stills, it is reduced to bottling strength with water from a well in Mendocino county in northern California. A crisp vodka with slight citrus notes.
Rich, sweet dark rum from one of the most well known spirits brands in the world - Bacardi. This bottling of Bacardi Carta Negra has been bottled at a slightly-higher-than-usual 40% ABV, and still carries a flavour profile packed with dark coffee, molasses and cinnamon. A perfect dark rum for cocktails and mixed drinks.
Another string to the Bacardi bow is Oakheart and sweetly spiced spirit drink. It doesn’t have quite the ABV to be classed as a regular rum but it has many of the characteristics a depth of flavour you’d expect. Liquorice fudge, cinnamon and baked pastry all come through in the nose and many of the same notes are present in the flavour with additional vanilla, pepper and spiced elements. Oak and Coke is a class combination you’ll definitely want to try.
Bacardi is best known for their world famous white rum but here Bacardi 8 Year Old is an intense, red-gold offering which is exceptional when added to spiced cocktails or enjoyed neat. The aroma is awash with buttery caramel, orange marmalade and banana leaf notes which lead to a medium bodied flavour which allows sweet Demerara sugar, apricots and gingerbread to take centre stage. Butterscotch and vanilla notes linger throughout with just a touch of nutmeg spice finishing it off.
Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez has been filtered through charcoal for “a smooth finish”. It follows the launch of Bacardi Añejo Cuatro last year.
Bacardí Gran Reserva Diez is a gold rum that is aged for 10 years in charred, white oak barrels. It is charcoal-filtered and bottled at 80 proof. That's 40% ABV in English.
A delightfully warming spiced rum spirit drink (to be classed as a rum it would have to be over 37.5% ABV) from Bacardi, with a complex blend of spices that should be sure warm your cockles. Enjoy with your favourite mixer or use it in a lip-smacking cocktail...
Setting the standard in white rum, Bacardi is known worldwide. In 1862 it became the world’s first premium aged white rum and using charcoal filtration was key to its original development. Bacardi is a necessity for many world famous cocktails and without we’d not have the classic Daiquiri, the Mojito or the Cuba Libre. Smooth and gentle on the palate it’s wonderful however you choose to mix it and offers a taste of Cuba which can’t be compared.
The strongest vodka we have ever come across, Balkan 176 comes in a bottle with 13 different health warnings (including one in Braille), mainly because it's at 88% abv. It is produced in the Czech Republic, and is triple distilled and essentially shouldn't be drunk neat, sniffed, held or even owned.
Ballantine’s Finest whisky is a true Scottish classic, offering up a real classic flavour and strong spirit. The nose is expressive, introduces you to the flavours well with crisp barley sugars, a slight note of toffee and an enjoyable touch of wood smoke. On the palate you’ll enjoy warm sweetness with barley, caramel and just a touch of sweetness. The blend of flavours meld to create a real fudge-like taste which is extremely moreish.
London's only true "grain to bottle" vodka, Baller Vodka is made entirely from scratch at the Doghouse Distillery in Battersea, London.
As the name suggests, Baller takes pride in being the underdog with a cocky, over-confident attitude - hence the Jack Russell on their label.
Baller is totally unfiltered and loaded with character. A ridiculously, silky smooth vodka with hints of biscuit and clove, and a deliciously creamy yet structured mouth feel.
The perfect partner to your favourite mixer, Baller Vodka goes particularly well with ginger and lime. And in a cocktail it makes a knockout Moscow mule or Bloody Mary...
This whisky has been matured for 14 years in traditional oak casks before being transferred to Caribbean rum casks to impart some extra flavour. This process has created a well-rounded and drinkable whisky with notes of fruit and vanilla.
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.
This 21 Year Old Balvenie malt is the flagship of Balvenie’s small group of Port Wood whiskies and is a refined and balanced offering. It spends time maturing in thirty year old port pipes which deliver elegance to every sip. White peach and light smoke flood the nose and are quickly followed by a delicate flavour with red fruits, raisins and vibrant floral honey. Balvenie’s 21 Year Old malt is a wonderful example of delicate flavours blended perfectly together.