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.
From doctors to drinks cabinets, Amaro Ramazzotti began life as an herbal tonic liqueur, crafted with care by an Italian herbal doctor. A complex mix of spices including gentian root, cinnamon and Sicilian orange peel are combined to create the recognisable flavours of this century-old tonic. The orange peel provides the overwhelming flavour Amaro Ramazzotti is known for and it can be enjoyed as an aperitif as well as with mixers and in cocktails.
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.
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.
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!
Not out of place in a James Bond movie, Cocchi Americano is an aperitif with style, substance and more than a little spice. The boldness of its orange flavour is matched note for note by the quinine bitterness that makes it a popular and distinctive aperitif. Cloves and cinnamon can be tasted through the orange and a strong woody end note leaves an enjoyable aftertaste, leaving a satisfying bitterness in the mouth.
Cocchi Americano Rosa is a blend of two aromatic grape varieties, Brachetto and Malvasia, herbs, fruits and spices. These include gentian, cinchona, ginger and rose petals. Enjoy with tonic or soda and grapefruit zest, or in sparkling wine.
Cocchi Vermouth di Torino is a classic Italian vermouth which is made to a 100 year old family recipe and delivers on every count from flavour to aroma to mixing quality. Warm notes of red fruit and orange come through and deliver a versatility which ensures this is a vermouth you can both enjoy and share. The palate is cherry rich with menthol coolness and is has a full-bodied character coming to a rounded finish which is refreshing and beautifully blended.
Artichoke liqueur, yes it exists and here it is, straight from Italy. Cynar Artichoke is an Amaro liqueur which is usually enjoyed as an aperitif. Low in alcohol content Cynar Artichoke can be enjoyed straight or in cocktails, blends or to spike beer. Its strong bitter flavour is artichoke based but is enriched by a mixture of 13 different herbs, plants and roots, bringing out heady botanical aromas and flavours.
William Grant & Sons is piloting a new vermouth brand, produced using cascara, a by-product from the production of coffee.
The liquid comprises a sweet vermouth that has been infused with cascara, the leftover pulp from the coffee berry once the fruit has been used to make coffee.
Fabulous as a long drink with Tonic ....
Rich and inviting from first opening Dolin Chambery Rouge teams fresh grassy notes with deeper spices. Offering a complex palate of both fresh citrus flavours and the tempering influence of cinnamon and Szechuan pepper. Sweetness is the overriding flavour of this drink but there is a subtle spiciness which adds more to the overall flavour. Whether mixed into a traditional cocktail or enjoyed on ice, Dolin Chambery Rouge exudes class and refinery.
Sweeter than a summer day, Chamberyzette takes all the finery of Dolin vermouth with the additional flavouring of wild strawberries. The combination is refreshing and an alternative to your average vermouth. Steeped in history the Dolin Company knows its stuff when it comes to vermouth and the creativity used to create this strawberry-fresh alternative is a modern twist whether drank on its own or mixed into cocktails. There aren’t many flavoured vermouths on the market and so this one is certainly worthy of a spot in your drinks cabinet.
El Bandarra Vermut is from Catalunya and made with Macabeo and Xarel·lo grape from the winery's estates in the Alt Penedès. The vermouth features over 50 extracts of herbs, flowers and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, liquorice, aniseed, chamomile, rosemary, bay leaf, hops, bitter orange - to name a few! After maceration, it gets a little rest in oak barrels before heading in to the bottle, which is clearly relating to the '50s......
White Grenache and Xarel-lo macerated with more than 40 herb extracts with vanilla, wormwood and clove. It is given a sweet touch with must nectar and then it is balanced in a tank for two months and hey presto!
A vanillered, fresh & citrussy aroma.