Kronenbourg 1664 is a lager with a noble history, characterized by its fine taste. Its golden hues and delicate bitterness come from selecting the best hops (the Strisselspalt), and the unique know-how of one of the French master brewers, for over 300 years...
Now you can enjoy the perfect pub pint at home from a can thanks to the ingenious widget that won a Queen's Award for Technological Advancement in 1991 and has delighted customers ever since. The 'widget' is actually a plastic moulded device that sits at the bottom of a can until it's opened and then releases a little beer and nitrogen, forcing a surge of bubbles that settle to form the tight white head - in short, the perfect pint at home. Guinness Draught in cans is best served straight from the fridge.
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.
Colour - Deep gold, with intense late-afternoon sunshine shades. Nose - Without water: Creamy, rich. Resinous fragrances swirl up before melting into a citrus fruit salad bowl. Lightly toasted pine nuts. Citrussy. Orange peel and candied grapefruit. A floral touch. Geranium, almond brandy snaps, vanilla toffee, fudge sauce. A tempting mellow bouquet for a sweet tooth! A dry spicy echo resonates in the back. Touch of liquorice. Water wakes up nutty and oaky aromas. Blancmange. Drying wood in a suntrap location. Rubbed on the hand - Freshly baked raisin buns, toasted brioche. Palate: Without water: Round, sweet, incredibly smooth and velvety. Wood is entirely integrated but present all the way, sweetly enveloping fruity and nutty flavours in an oaky shell. Luscious chocolate fudge fingers on taste buds. With water: Oak shows up through sweet and bitter flavours. Dark chocolate. Walnut peel. Water seems to unwind the bouquet, releasing more spices as well. The finish is drier. The finish is lingering, nutty. Toasted haelnuts, lightly smoked almonds. A distant spicy aftertaste. Oak gives the beat in the Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve. The influence of Limousin casks, the same that are used in Cognac, is obvious. They impart more oaky aromas (vanilla, bitter chocolate, creamy notes) than American oak. But it has achieved a remarkable smoothness, all edges cut and a rewarding complexity. The perfect dram for a sweet tooth. To be enjoyed after dinner, with a few dessert nibbles to complement its bakery bouquet. Better enjoyed with no water at all.
Holsten Pils is one of the UK's best loved premium packaged lagers. It is the authentic and original premium lager having created the sector back in 1952 when it was first imported from Germany. Since then it has spawned many imitators but Holsten Pils still remains the genuine article. The distinctive, refreshing flavour and unique taste make Holsten Pils stand out from the crowd. It is brewed according to the strict German purity laws of the Reinheitsgebot of 1516 using only the finest quality, pure, all natural ingredients - hops, barley malt and spring water.
Grolsch is an international premium beer of Dutch origin. Grolsch Premium Lager is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law), using no other ingredients than malted barley, hops and water. With an alcohol content of 5% by volume, Grolsch Premium Lager tastes best when served at a temperature of 6-8 C (43-46F). People enjoy Grolsch because of its quality and distinctive taste.
Stella Artois is renowned as a quality beer brewed for an average of 6-11 days longer than most other beers using the finest quality hops and barley including Bohemian Saas hops. It is these Saas hops that give Stella its distinctive full flavour. The perfect pint of Stella should be served at 6-8 degrees centigrade to ensure the full flavour of the beer. Brewed in the UK under license.
Nose. Malty and creamy. Sherry and organics. Developing sweetness. Spices. Smoke. Opens up a little with time, but doesn't choose sides. The slightest hint of peat pops up. Taste: Dry and hot start, mellowing out into a sour centre. Some liquorice. A bit flat. Little development after that, the taste just slowly fades away in a winey, bitter finish.
The Aberfeldy Single Malt Whisky lies at the heart of the Dewar's blends. At 12 years old this is a golden whisky, with an incense-like, heathery honey nose, and a syrupy palate that lingers like a liqueur. Full, golden yellow. Almost incense-like, heather honey with a fruity softness, notes of pineapple, toast and cereal. Syrupy, lingering on the tongue like a liqueur. Full bodied. Full flavour, the perfume characteristics become more spicy, with a bitter hint of Seville oranges in a decidedly dry finish.
Ale Cask is the only Scotch to be finished in barrels that once held ale, giving it an irresistible creamy maltiness. Not only perfect for bringing to friend's houses for big sporting occasions, like the boules championships, but also great for saying 'cheers for teaching me to dance' or 'thanks for lending me your horse.'
Laphroaig Malt Whisky is distilled in the Islay region of Scotland. Laphroaig (pronounced la-froyg) is one of the most distinctive of all malt whiskies. The distillery was built in the 1820s by Donald and Alex Johnson whose family name is still on the label. In 1847 Donald died in a somewhat bizarre accident after falling into a vat of partially made whisky ('burn't Ale'). Laphroaig (Gaelic: The beautiful hollow by the broad bay) has its own peat beds on Islay. Its maturation warehouses face directly on to the sea. For many, it is an acquired taste, but one which rewards persistance. Its palate is smokey with a long aftertaste. If you like Islay smokey whiskies, then you'll love this one, you can almost taste the sea.
Refreshing as an aperitif, and just as full of flavour and rich in aroma as a beer from heaven. That's Deus. A magnificent symbiosis of brewing a beer and creating a sparkling wine. Ideal for delighting your guests sometime as an unusual choice with before-dinner nibbles and amuse-geules. Perfect if you have something to celebrate. Truly the sparkling divine drink based on barley. The result of a months-long manufacturing process in which the best of two methods is combined. In Belgium the master brewer ferments the beer. After that the DeuS to be travels to France where it is transformed into a sparkling divine drink using a centuries old technique. The elegant contours of the bottle are advance proof of the delightful subtlety of Deus. In a flute glass you will discover a light blonde to pale golden beer, brightly scintillating, saturated and with extremely tiny bubbles. Deus is crowned by a fine linen white, meringue-like head. A fascinating complexity. It develops the fragrance of fresh apples backed by mint, thyme, citrus, ginger, malt, pears, hops, allspice and cloves. Deus is delicate and complex. It glides over the tongue as smoothly as silk and then blossoms into a creamy, tingling sparkle. Deus is light and vivacious and seduces you with the sweetness of a grape and the fruitiness of a desert apple. The finish is beautifully dry with a bare hint of tannin. It's stunning - I've never had anything like it. Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster and International Beer Expert Other great beers might approach but not quite match the delicacy of Deus. Michael Jackson, Reknowned Beer Author
Madeira is a fortified wine that depends upon heat and evaporation to create consistent long lasting styles. The Canteiro process is employed for all 10, 15 and 20 year old Madeiras from H&H where the wine is heated naturally in barrels over some months to enhance concentration and consistency of the wine. Malmsey produces a rich sweet style whilst still exhibiting delicious mouthwatering acidity. A brilliant, old gold colour with green nuances. Aroma of dried fruits namely raisins, hazelnuts and walnuts and some wood in very good balance. Complex, medium dry palate of bitter almond, dried fruits, spices, green pepper and some wood. Tannins and acidity in good balance. A lasting aftertaste with the slight tang typical of this varietal. Ideal digestif or served with rich soft cheeses.
Copper highlights twinkle through a dress of golden colour. Fine bubbles define the delicate nature of this champagne, and on the nose it's fresh and lively, it is loaded with citrus notes, then gingerbread and nuts, as well as candied fruit. On the palate the Francoise Bedel Origin'Elle is fresh and well-balanced, and a discovery of candied fruit. The climax to all this is a finish that brings forth a pleasing bitterness that will make this wine one to remember.
In January 1833, the Greek state had its first king appointed, Prince Frederic Othon of Wittelswach of Bavaria. The controversial young Othon brought along with him Bavarian troops, civil servants and civilians seeking a better fortune in the resurrected glorious state. Amongst those Bavarians was Johan Ludwig Fix, who founded a small enterprise selling his home made beer at Kolonaki (today's expensive and celebrated shopping area in the heart of Athens). In 1864, his son, Charles Johan Fix, founded the Fix Brewery in Athens, coinciding with the appointment of the next king of Greece, George Christian Wilhelm Glyxbourg, from beer-loving Denmark. This new royal court - full of beer enthusiasts - encouraged Charles's efforts, and Fix Company soon became the official purveyor to the Greek Royal Court. For one hundred years, the Bavarian love for the art and perfection of brewing created a distinct and famous brewing school that flourishes until today.
Guinness Original is steeped in heritage - a whole costume drama in a bottle. It's naturally Guinness a complex beer full of character that's great with food. Strong tasting with a distinctive roasted bitterness, Guinness Original is their authentic carbonated classic. It'll transport you back to an 18th Century world of stouts when the ancestor of this beer was known as Guinness East and West India porter. In 1821, the definitive early Guinness became known as Extra Superior Porter. At 4.2% ABV, it's a mature, conditioned brew for a richer Guinness experience. So own a Guinness Original. Own the art of Arthur.
Produced and bottled in France, Trenet is a renowned absinthe of some favourable repute among connoisseurs. This delicious bitter, emerald-green spirit with its distinctive spicy herbal taste of wormwood infusion, anise and aromatic flavours to please the senses.
Appearance: Light amber. Body: Medium. Nose (unreduced): Sweet and malty with a background of green fruit. Nose (30%): Becomes more malty with a some dry sherry. Taste: Starts sweet and grassy, becoming more bitter and sharper. Finish: Hot, dry and peppery. Limited Stock.
Double Stout is based on a coded brewers' log that was recently discovered in the brewery archives. The use of the UK's last remaining solid oak mash tuns and East Kent Golding hops bear the hallmarks of a signature brew by Britain's oldest brewer. This magnificent example of a classic double stout delivers a velvety-smooth palate of dry, burnt flavours - complemented by roast, cocoa and coffee notes. Black, creamy and delicious; it is a Shepherd Neame masterpiece.
Appearance: Dark amber. Body: Medium to full. Nose (unreduced): Rich rum toffee and molasses with a slight smokiness. Nose (30%): Hot and peppery with much sherry and malt. Overall quite a dry impression. Taste: Smooth, with an interesting balance of sweet and dry, again with rich sherry with malt, some fruit and woody notes. Finish: Becomes much more dry with a short, slightly bitter finish. (Pronounced 'dale-YOU-an').
Its aroma evokes the perfumes of a lovely summer. Its strawberry flavour confirms the nose's impression without sweetened saturation. Moreover, it's even enhanced by a real feeling of freshness, recalling those tiny green granules that are found around ripened strawberries. Its taste is consistent and spreads very quickly throughout the mouth to finish its journey on a touch that is fruitier rather than sweetened.
In 1869, the new Meiji government set about developing Hokkaido, establishing a Kaitakushi (the national government Hokkaido Development Commission). Thereafter, over more than a decade until the post was abolished, many businesses were developed on this northern Japanese island. One of them was the brewing of beer. In June 1876, Seibei Nakagawa, who had recently returned from Germany where he studied the art of beer making, was chosen as brewmaster to oversee construction of a beer factory. That September, the Kaitakushi Brewery was completed. The following year, Sapporo Lager was born, prominently displaying the Pioneers' symbol, the North Star.
Traditional Belgian wits are filtered, thin and tart. They're brewed with wheat, Curacao orange peel and coriander. The Curacao orange is sour, and it gives Belgian wits their tartness. This recipe was the starting point used for reference. The beer is orange-amber in colour with a cloudy appearance because it is unfiltered. Blue Moon has a more pronounced orange flavour than many other beers of the style, and also has a slightly sweet flavour. The grain bill for Blue Moon includes malted barley, white wheat, and oats. Blue Moon Brewing Company is all about Artfully Crafting beers to make them inviting and easy to enjoy, so they set about reinterpreting the Belgian wit to be smoother and more approachable. Unfiltered: For more depth of flavour, and a unique, cloudy appearance. Brewed with Oats: The oats give it a nice, creamy body, so it's not too thin. Brewed with Valencia Orange Peel: Valencia orange peel gives Blue Moon Belgian White a subtle sweetness, so our beer isn't tart. Overall profile: The flavour starts out crisp and tangy and ends creamy, finishing slowly with a residual coriander and orange spiciness - brought out even further when garnished with a slice of orange.
A super premium natural, additive-free, artisanal beer with an unique personality delivered in an unique bottle. Full-bodied, extra smooth with a rich, highly agreeable taste for the demanding yet discerning palate, suitable for any occasion. Probably Spain's finest and the benchmark in our sophisticated brewing industry.
Hoegaarden is totally different - by nature. It is different from virtually any other beer or beverage experience in the world - different in the kind of beverage that it is, and in the naturally refreshing taste experience. Hoegaarden is the authentic Belgian wheat or white beer. It has a unique and extremely complex brewing process whereby the brand is first top fermented and then is refermented within the bottle - ending up in a unique cloudy-white appearance. The brand's unique appearance is mirrored by its one-of-a-kind taste - sweet and sour beer with a little bitterness, slightly spicy, with a strong touch of coriander and a hint of orange, perfect for warm summer days, instead of other refreshing beverages. Refreshing, a little quirky, and decidedly different - naturally.
This is a beer whose fragrance of fresh yeast with a light, flowery rosy touch is especially pleasant. Its flavour, noticed when tasting it, only accentuates the pleasant sensations perceived in the aroma , while revealing a light but pleasant touch of roasted malt. This top fermented Trappist beer , refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised.
Over 14 different rums aged between three to five years are blended together to make Bacardi Oro Rum. It is a premium, golden rum, offering a more prominent flavour profile to Bacardi Superior Rum. The extended ageing process allows the infusion of subtle nut, wood and dried fruit flavours into the rum from the charred wood barrels. After ageing, the rums are carefully blended to achieve Bacardi Oro Rum's characteristic smoothness. Bacardi Oro Rum is amber in colour and mellow in taste with impressions of vanilla and a balance of walnuts, spices and tropical fruits on a subtle background of oak. Its finish is mellow, smooth and perfectly balanced. To fully appreciate Bacardi Oro Rum's richer taste, it is best enjoyed over a generous serving of ice, with ginger ale and a wedge of fresh lime.
Over the years, Tiger has received much acclaim from the world's leading newspapers and journals. Tiger has clinched a host of awards since 1939, including no less than 30 international gold medals in Paris, Geneva, Rome, Lisbon and Madrid. Tiger Beer's consistent quality has earned it top honours at the 1998 Brewing Industry International Awards (BIIA), considered as the Oscars of Beers held biennially in London. The brews were judged in a series of blind-taste tests by a panel of 36 top brewers from 16 countries, with a combined brewing experience of some 950 years. But the highest accolades are from the beer drinking fraternity which has made Tiger its brand of choice. From New York to London, Paris to Shanghai, the brew's popularity now spans the globe, encompassing more than 50 countries.
Mythos Beer, the award winning beer at the '2001 Interbeer International Beer & Whiskey Competition' was launched in May of 1997. Produced from select varieties of barley and hops, it is a Lager with a rich head, bright blonde colour and a pleasant, refreshing taste - a guarantee of enjoyment for those who choose to drink it. Mythos' exceptional quality has led to it becoming the beer of choice for more and more consumer.
Amaro del Capo is a Calabrian herb based liqueur from Italy which has been developed over four generations of the Caffo family. Amaro del Capo consists of herbs, flowers, fruit and roots from the Calabrian region infused in the finest alcohol to aid digestion and give a feeling of wellbeing. Bitter orange, sweet orange, liquorice, mandarin, camomile and Juniper are just some of the 29 medicinal herbs which cab be found in this unique infusion. Its delicate and aromatic taste delivers a lighter less bitter finish. Calabrian tradition recommends it should be consumed frozen at -20 degrees centigrade to emphasize the characteristics of the herbs.
Skol Super is a deep blonde imperial strong lager with a sweet bitter lemon and lime fruity liqueur-like flavour and a warming rich lingering finish. First brewed in 1959 for the European market, Skol Super is a full bodied strong lager with a characteristic fruity aroma. Brewed and canned for: Carlsberg UK Ltd, Northampton.