Sipsmith London Cup is a refreshing and aromatic gin-based cup, inspired by the ubiquitous punches and cups found in 1800s London. By blending their award-winning London Dry Gin with Earl Grey tea, lemon verbena and borage, Sipsmith have given a traditional drink a touch of Sipsmithian flair. The result is a sublimely sippable cup full of character and with a truly unique flavour.
The nose: Burnt orange and hints of caramel, delicate cucumber and tea leaves.
The palate: Zesty marmalade giving way to rich herbaceous notes and traces of cherry, balanced with fresh meadowsweet.
The finish: Interwoven notes of scorched oak with bittersweet spice, undercurrents make for a refreshingly dry finish.
Like Lillet Blanc, the main grape variety in Lillet Rosé is Sémillon. These wines are combined with natural liqueurs, handcrafted in Podensac from sweet and bitter oranges and berries. It is this meticulously balanced blend that gives Lillet Rosé its delicate aromas. Colour: Brilliant rosé. Nose: Light aromas of berries, orange blossom and grapefruit. Mouth: Fresh, lively and fruity. Balanced structure. Slightly acidic. Finish: Long aromas.
Dubonnet has always been seen as the expression of a tradition and a French art de vivre admired the world over. Naturally flavoured by plants and spices, this elegant aperitif from France is patiently aged in oak barrels in cool, dark cellars.
Gonzalez Byass has relaunched a historic brand of vermouth, La Copa. Based on the original 19th-century recipe, this is made using a blend of eight-year-old oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherries. Flavoured with botanical including wormwood, clove, orange peel, nutmeg, angelica and quinine, this is a sweeter style of vermouth that works well in cocktails.
Martini's answer to the selection of bitter aperitifs, the Martini Bitter has been relaunched in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the renowned Italian drinks brand. Rich in classic quinine bitterness, backed up by plenty of sweetness and well-rounded orange notes.
Mahogany red Spanish vermouth, barrel aged in oak for 1 year. With intense notes of ripe fruit and herbs, accompanied by vanilla and cardamom. Balanced acidity with a lightly bitter aftertaste.
The recipe is based on one of Yzaguirre's recipes dating back to the 19th century.
Yzaguirre Vermouth Rojo Reserva has been awarded the title of "Best Vermouth of Catalonia".
Montifaud Pineau is a rare and much underappreciated aperitif produced in the Cognac region of France. The flavour is a combination of the freshest grape juice, from harvested Colombard grapes and effortlessly smooth cognac, delivering a flavour which is rich and of exceptional quality. The grape notes come through beautifully amongst the heat of the alcohol and it ends on an enjoyably light and sweet note.
A bitter liqueur that blends Italian and Australian drinking cultures. Building on what is common to both Italian amaro and Australian coffee: fruit, spice and herbs, this is a modern bittersweet coffee liqueur made with 14 botanicals, including coriander, liquorice root, illawarra plum and gentian – as well as cold brew coffee, of course. Mr Black's Coffee Amaro has rounded, dark caramel notes alongside bitter citrus and a herbal complexity.
Flavoured principally with bitter orange, peppermint and gentian, Nardini's Amaro is widely-acclaimed in the north-east of Italy as the finest example of the genre.
Enjoyed straight up, or with ice and soda, bitter-sweet Amaro is intensely flavoured, with the peppermint well forward and a delightful liquorice-like aftertaste.
The latter is largely due to gentian, a root-based ingredient long-appreciated for its digestive qualities.
Nardini don't want anybody left out of the wonderful aperitivo tradition. While some might find the popular Nardini il Bitter too bitter for their tastes, the Nardini il Rosso leans further into the sweet, soft textures of their recipe, replacing the absinthe and bitter orange with vanilla and quinine. The result is a delicious, mellow experience that lets you sit back, relax and enjoy your meal with friends.
Montifaud Pinneau is a rare and much underappreciated aperitif produced in the Cognac region of France. The flavour is a combination of the freshest grape juice, from harvested Colombard grapes and effortlessly smooth cognac, delivering a flavour which is rich and of exceptional quality. The grape notes come through beautifully amongst the heat of the alcohol and it ends on an enjoyably light and sweet note.
For Danes this drink needs no introduction, it’s one of their most famous and most loved. Gammel Dansk. Everything from its name to its production has a Dutch feel and it has an aromatised flavour which unique and stands out from other bitters on the market with deep nutmeg, ginger and laurel notes coming through from the first taste. The exact recipe is a secret but it offers an aperitif which balances sharpness with a biting bitterness and sweet undertones.
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.
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!