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.
Rich tawny in colour with a sweetly aromatic, smoky nose. Full-bodied and indulgent with notes of smoked Cherrywood, Vanilla, Kola nut & Chinotto. Smooth and silky, finishing with subtle notes of Chocolate, Raisin and Oak.
A non-alcoholic aperitif from Aecorn with a bitter, citrus-led flavour. Inspired by traditional recipes and 17th century English herbal remedies, Aecorn have created an aperitif with complex notes of orange, grapefruit, bay leaf and honeycomb. Try adding to a spritz for a citrusy, bitter edge.
What do you get when you make a plum liqueur with Sake? You get Umeshu! Using Ginjo grade Sake, plum and sugar, Akashi-Tai make an properly classic Umeshu that can be enjoyed hot (like Sake regularly is) or cold as part of a dessert. Once it's opened, you're going to want to keep the bottle in a refrigerator.
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.
A distinctive Italian liqueur made from soaking fruit rind, herbs and other ingredients in its base spirit before adding caramel for sweetness. Amaro Averna has a distinctive orange flavour and includes over 33 different herbs including cinnamon and gentian. It can be enjoyed on its own or with a range of mixers including cola and tonic water. The recipe and method of production hasn’t changed in 1868 so each measure of Amaro Averna has a piece of history within.
Made at the Caffo distillery in Italy to an old family recipe, the Vecchio Amaro Del Capo is a richly aromatic liqueur featuring 29 different Calabrian herbs and roots. This finely-tuned blend results in a liqueur full of earthy, wonderfully bitter flavours (part of which comes from the quinine in the recipe). Enjoy it chilled after dinner to make the most of this classic amaro.
A century old recipe guards the secrets of Amaro Montenegro and produces a tonic liqueur that has been enjoyed regularly throughout this time. Ingredients are individually selected for their quality and only the highest quality herbs made it into the final recipe. Distinctive and immediately recognisable, Amaro Montenegro beings with syrupy sweetness and then notes of mild bitters and botanical essences begin to take over, leading to a citrusy end note.
0&40 Apéritif de Normandie is an innovative craft appetizer from a famous terroir of France: Normandie. Made exclusively with natural ingredient it brings back a very old French recipe using a blend of two apple based spirits known as pommeau and Calvados and a touch of rum. Ideal for cocktail mixing and as an appetizer!
An aperitivo from Peychauds, makers of world-famous New Orleans Creole bitters! Great in refreshing summer drinks, for example mix with sparkling wine for tasty spritz.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Fairly classic character with bittersweet mandarin shining through as opposed to anything reminiscent of their bitters - overall comfortably more sweet than bitter.
A delightful floral and fresh aperitivo from Ramazotti, which has been producing bitter Amaro since 1815. This Aperitivo Rosato has seductive notes of hibiscus and orange blossoms alongside hints of basil. Try mixing 50ml of Rosato with 100ml of Prosecco, ice and a garnish of basil leaves for a delicious summer drink.
Marsala is made on the Italian island of Sicily, around the coastal town of Marsala. It is made from the local grape varieties Catarratto, Grillo and Inzolia, fermented to dryness like sherry, then fortified.
The ruby-red Vermouth Red from Belsazar captivates the palette with warm notes of vanilla, candied orange peel and bitter chocolate, alongside hints of macis and cinnamon and a trace of clove. The pleasant and elegant sweetness is rounded off with a subtle dose of pure caramel, dashes of fully ripe cherries and spicy flavours.
Belsazar Rose vermouth is an innovative take on the standard vermouth, combining the best characteristics of Red vermouth and White vermouth. This modern twist on the classic vermouth is still made using high quality German wines and local herbs and spices just to a new recipe that makes it very versatile. This Rose vermouth is perfect for Cocktails and for long drinks.
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.
Blandy's Duke of Clarence is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, chocolate puddings and soft cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinkingand will keep for several months after opening.
Believed to be the first ever example of vermouth and credited with creating the word, Carpano is one of the world’s most recognisable and esteemed producers of this sweet, spicy drink. Carpano Biano Vermut offers a powerful hit of herbs and spices combined with a hint of vanilla and a rich, sweetness which creates an almost festive atmosphere. The richness is offset by the powerful spiciness, making this an enjoyable pre-dinner drink.
With the distinctive design and recognisable Italian flair of its marker, Carpano Classico Rosso is a rich and sweet vermouth which can be enjoyed in a wide number of ways. With all the characteristics of a quality red vermouth, Carpano Classico Rosso is fragrant, spicy and leaves you wanting at least one more sip. It’s a classic combo that works and the sweetness is well-balanced with that touch of spice.
Produced in Modena, Italy, Nocino di Modena Walnut Liqueur is made through the infusion of walnut husks with the addition of just a touch of sugar. An authentically nutty liqueur to be used in cocktails, mixed drinks, or just drizzled over vanilla ice cream!
Cinzano Rosso is dark red in colour and wrapped in intense delicious flavours. Sweet and fragrant, it finishes with a unique but pleasant bitter aftertaste.
It's exciting rich and daring.
Always serve chilled. Enjoy neat over ice or mix with apple juice and a dash of cinnamon. Try mixing it up with your favourite mixer.