1615 Quebranta Pisco is distilled from fresh, recently fermented wine, made from the best local quebranta grapes. No other ingredients are added as the grapes have high sugar content and sufficient natural yeast. 1615 piscos are not corrected in any way. Fresh fruit flavour with a clean finish and smooth taste. Excellent for a pisco sour
1615 Quebranta Pisco is distilled from fresh, recently fermented wine, made from the best local quebranta grapes. No other ingredients are added as the grapes have high sugar content and sufficient natural yeast. 1615 piscos are not corrected in any way. Fresh fruit flavour with a clean finish and smooth taste. Excellent for a pisco sour.
Fresh and elegant, this wine has good fruit weight and aromas including apple and white peach, a lovely texture and a savoury, mealy edge. The acidity is nicely balanced, giving the wine good length on the finish.
This deep coloured Shiraz is youthful and vibrant, with a lovely dark fruit and spiced plum character on the nose. The oak supports rather than masks the fruit, which is bright and lively yet plush and fleshy on the palate. The tannins are ripe and silky, giving the wine a texture that is unusual at this price.
1724 Tonic Water is premium quality tonic water designed to meet the demand for high quality cocktails and to accompany super-premium spirits. The name of the brand is derived from the quinine used which is hand-picked at 1,724 metres above sea level on the Peruvian Inca Trail which is where the Quinine Tree originates. Great care is taken to ensure that the best of ingredients are used and this includes bottling with pure spring water. The taste derived from this quinine is quite different to that experienced with other tonic waters giving a less bitter experience and a very pleasant slightly mandarin citrus note. The water is lightly carbonated to give a sparkle similar to those found in premium Champagne. 1724 Tonic Water, now available in a stunning new bottle, is not designed to replace mainstream 'mixers' but to provide an alternative choice in cocktail bars and restaurants that want to offer their customers really high quality drinks. For pallet enquiries, please visit our trade page.
The Barton 1792 Distillery operates on the site of the historic Tom Moore Distillery, established in 1879 near the Tom Moore Spring, the same spring they draw their iron-free limestone water from today. A unique mash bill containing more rye than most, resulting in full-bodied, complex taste thats not too sweet. Each barrel ages no less than 8 years when they reach their peak of maturity they are removed from Warehouse Z. Big, weighty rye with an attitude. In a herd of any 30 random bourbons, this one would stand out by nose alone! Jim Murrays Whisky Bible, 2010 edition: 92.5 Rating.
The cold-distilled cinchona bark brings ethereal, floral notes, while the cold-distilled citrus and classic botanicals impart a complex, citrus-y flavour profile. 1897 Quinine Gin is an exciting, inventive London Dry Gin that features cold-distilled cinchona bark (the traditional source of quinine, used as an antimalarial since the 17th century) as one of its core botanicals. It also features cold-distilled pink and white grapefruit and lemon peels and a whole host of classic gin botanicals distilled in a copper pot still. Not only is it an innovatively produced and appetizing gin, 1897 Quinine Gin is also supporting Malaria No More UK, a charity that works to inspire others to join in the fight to help protect millions of lives at risk. Over half of the producer's profit (at least GBP5 per bottle sold) will be donated to support Malaria No More UK*, which is enough to buy, deliver and hang a mosquito net to a family living at risk from malaria in Africa. *At least GBP5 per bottle is paid to Malaria No More UK Trading Ltd which donates its taxable profits to Malaria No More UK a registered charity - number 1126222.
A velvety, voluptuous rum with a fascinating texture and a playful but elegant flavour profile marked by tropical fruit, citrus zest, caramel, dried mango and spice.
Registered Distillery No. 209 was established in St. Helena, California in 1882. It was the 209th Distillery permitted in the United States, hence their name. It was recreated in 2005 with a new product on the piers of San Francisco. The all natural botanicals are sourced from around the world by our English purveyor, Joseph Flack & Company, coincidentally also established in 1882. They go to significant lengths selecting botanicals that reflect their quest for quality to achieve the smoothness and unique taste of this beautifully crafted product - a new 'standard' in gin. The notes of juniper (Tuscany), the warmth of coriander (Romania), the lemony undertones of cardamom (Guatemala), the cinnamon aromas of cassia (Indonesia), and bergamot orange (Calabria) provide the delightful citrus elements within the structure of this complex gin. These are but a few of the natural botanicals that go into crafting No. 209 Gin. 209's natural botanicals sourced from four continents creating the best gin in the world. The botanicals maturate in the alambic pot-still overnight. The slow soaking eases the natural flavourings from the botanicals so the gin is bright - never bitter. Each distillation takes 11 hours, not including the maturation process. No. 209 Gin is five times distilled with exacting care given to separating the heads and tails from the heart of the distillation. Only the heart isused. Each batch is handcrafted using the...
Distilled near a world benchmark for air purity, 42 degrees below the equator and from GM Free wheat from the purist wheat-fields in the world. Distilled three times, then the spirit is washed in spring water, reducing the level of alcohol to 6%. This cleans any remaining impurities. It is then distilled a fourth time to create totally pure spirit. This is high saturation distilling, with New Zealand Spring water, which is unique to 42 Below. 42 Below is a smooth, full, grain-based vodka similar in style to vodkas produced in Scandinavian countries, which differ from the potato and rye-based vodkas typical of Russia and Poland. A characteristic of grain-based vodkas is that they have a smoother taste than their rye or potato-based counterparts. 42 Below is batch-distilled just out of Wellington by a distiller with more than 20 years experience in the industry, using water that has attained the highest purity rating possible.
This is their base gin, a very pure London Dry Gin, with which they make the whole of the 5th range. Ideal for those seeking a neutral but multipurpose dry gin. Tasting notes: Transparent with a silver trim, a subtle scent of juniper, soft and neutral flavour with a hint of sourness. Perfect serve: Finely chop the lime peel and add a couple of juniper berries. Serve 50ml of 5th Air in a balloon glass and complete with a neutral tonic and plenty of ice.
Gin infused with citrus peel: orange, lemon, tangerine and grapefruit. It doesnt contain citric acid, so it maintains the fizz of the tonic as well as being very refreshing and digestive. Its natural taste and its unique colour leaves no one indifferent. Tasting notes: Deep yellow in colour, lemon and grapefruit aromas, powerful acidity on the palate with hints of lemon and orange, and a sweet tangerine aftertaste. Perfect serve: Cut the thinnest possible slice of orange, grapefruit, lemon and tangerine. With the help of tweezers, paste the citrus against the wall of a balloon glass and fill it with plenty of ice. Serve 50ml of 5th Earth and complete with a tonic with a touch of citrus.
Gin infused with red fruits, blackberry, blueberry, currant and strawberry. Sweet and silky. Ideal for the uninitiated and those seeking a pleasant, fruity gin. Tasting notes: Bright pink in colour, aromas of berries, hint of strawberry and gooseberry on the palate with a mild but pleasant and bitter, juniper aftertaste. Perfect serve: Add a slice of strawberry to a balloon glass and one ounce of 70% cocoa chocolate. Serve 5th Fire 50ml and complete with a sugarcane based tonic.
This expression sees 5th Air further endowed with floral spirit and a mild spicy aroma from the infusion of rose and violet petals and a mixture of spices, with more juniper than usual. Its wonderful turquoise colour reminds us of its classic side. Tasting notes: Bright, turquoise blue in colour, herbal aromas and spicy scent, pleasant on the palate with soft floral notes, juniper and coriander. Perfect serve: In a balloon glass add 2 juniper berries, 1 grain of black pepper, 1 clove, 1 cardamom berry and a lime rind. Fill the glass with plenty of ice. Pour in 50ml of 5th Water and add a neutral tonic.
Aalborg Jubilaeums Aquavit is golden and elegant with a few simple aromas. Dill is encountered in the refined company of coriander, the prinme characteristic of this pure, fruity aquavit. Star aniseed and citrus can also be discerned, all nicely rounded off with a piquant, burnt quality suggestive of caramel. It was introduced in1946 to celebrate the 100-year jubilee of Aalborg Taffel Akvavit. Excellent with fish, in particular, fried fatty fish. Pickled duck or chicken with a full-bodied light sauce will also be enhanced by this charming aquavit.
Aalborg Nordguld Aquavit is a sumptuous aquavit with a unique taste. It is the world's only aquavit distilled with amber - the Gold of the North. The amber oils used during distilling give body, a touch of resin and pine and a hint of citrus to the taste.In addition to this, Aalborg Nordguld is made from classic aquavit spices and fennel and is then matured in Spanish sherry casks to get its smooth and harmonious finish. The result is an exclusive, golden and aromatic aquavit which is the perfect accompaniment to a good meal or with coffee.
The classic Aalborg Tafel Akvavit has an exceedingly pure aroma of caraway, supported only by the slightest suggestion of orange. It's body and aromas open up the taste. Friends of Aalborg Tafel Akvavit could say the same in 1846, as the recipe has remained unchanged ever since - and the result likewise. A crystal-clear aquavit, full of character, best enjoyed chilled as an accompaniment to herring and other good food, and preferably in cheerful company. It is the preferred aquavit of Danes and in 2002 was elected best aquavit in the world at The International Wine and Spirits Competition held in London.
The proven existence of Pisco can be traced back to 1871, and its original Appellation of Origin was reserved and approved by law in 1931. Pisco ABA is produced in the heart of the Elqui Valley, a long narrow oasis that winds its way through the Andes. A boutique type of distillate made by the Aguirre family. Produced with double distillation in copper pot stills. You can drink Pisco ABA in a delicious Pisco Sour (Chileans' favourite cocktail), or mixed with Schweppes, Tonic Water or Ginger Ale (called chuflay in Chile), or simply neat on the rocks. Awarded: Gold Medal - VinItaly 2002; Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2002 (London); Double Gold Medal - The San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2004.
Abelha Organic Cachaca was created from a simple idea: use the best possible all-natural ingredients and the most traditional artisan methods of production. Abelha Cachaca Gold is aged for 3 years in small 250 litre casks made from garapeira, a Brazilian Ash. This native species of wood does not change the character of the cachaca in the same way as an imported oak barrel - instead it imparts a unique honey and spiced note to the spirit. The result is an authentic Brazilian aged cachaca, with a rich fruity palette, spicy finish and exceptional smoothness. To enjoy neat or in mixed drinks. Abelha is also produced ethically. The company work in fair partnership with small holding farmers, teaching them organic farming and paying them a good price for their cane. Abelha Organic Cachaa is made in the highlands of Bahia where locally grown organic sugar cane is fermented with natural yeast and distilled in small copper pots, or alambiques. This gives Abelha a characteristic aromatic nose. It is produced in an ultra traditional manner, with everything being done carefully, by hand, in a lengthy production process which results in a remarkable fullness of flavour. The mouth-feel is unctuous and creamy with an underlying fruitiness and an ethereal complexity.
Abelha Organic Cachaca was created from a simple idea: use the best possible all-natural ingredients and the most traditional artisan methods of production. The cane is grown 100% organically in the beautiful protected national park of Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Northern Brazil, where the high, dry climate and sandy soils yield excellent cane for making cachaca. The team at Abelha believe that quality and soul come from doing as much as possible in the traditional way, by hand, in small batches. They distil in a traditional copper pot still with a capacity of only 400 litres and all processes are carefully monitored by experienced eyes (and noses!). The result is a full-flavoured artisanal cachaca, with an intense fruity nose, fresh sugar cane taste and very smooth finish. Abelha is also produced ethically. The company work in fair partnership with small holding farmers, teaching them organic farming and paying them a good price for their cane. Abelha Organic Cachaa is made in the highlands of Bahia where locally grown organic sugar cane is fermented with natural yeast and distilled in small copper pots, or alambiques. This gives Abelha a characteristic aromatic nose. It is produced in an ultra traditional manner, with everything being done carefully, by hand, in a lengthy production process which results in a remarkable fullness of flavour. The mouth-feel is unctuous and creamy with an underlying fruitiness and an...