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Taking its name from the 11 parishes of Barbados, 10 of which are named after Saints, the 10 Saints Brewery was conceived in 2009 with the aim of combining the rum heritage of Barbados with a brilliant, refreshing lager. A Professor of Brewing at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and 10 Saints Master Brewer, Ian Herok, has spent years of product development and research into the oak ageing of beer to create this unique, premium lager from Barbados. The production of 10 Saints is a slow and complex one, with the gradual infusion of flavours from wood to beer, a delicate process which creates 10 Saint's deep flavour and unique character. The barrels used in this process were originally used to age bourbon in Kentucky, before being shipped to Barbados for ageing rum. This small batch craft lager uses two varieties of hop, namely Galena, a bittering hop used extensively in the USA, and Styrian Goldings (ex Slovenia), which provides enhanced bitter properties and a mild hop background aroma. During the production process water is filtered through coral, before undergoing some reverse osmosis and the inclusion of a highly flocculent bottom fermenting yeast. The following oak ageing in rum casks results in a full flavoured, golden premium beer with distinctive but rounded notes of rum, malt, vanilla, tropical spice and toasted oak.
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 'Single Shot' method, which is quite different from the continuously distilled gins on the market today. Indeed a 'New Standard' in gin, the finest gin in the world. No. 209 Gin. The Botanicals: Angelica: Abundant in Iceland, Angelica's flavour is delicate and sweet; reminiscent of celery. Bergamot: Indigenous and grown mainly in Italy, Bergamot peel is used for its ability to combine with an array of scents to form a bouquet of aromas which complement each other. Cassia: Cassia is an evergreen tree and a close relative to cinnamon. It is used primarily for its bark and the buds are used as a spice. Cassia can be found growing wild in Indonesia. Juniper Berries: The flavour profile of juniper berries is described as 'green-fresh' with citrus notes. They select their berries from the finest junipers in Italy. Coriander: Coriander has a mild, distinctive taste similar to a blend of lemon and sage. 209 select their Coriander from Romania.
A fruity, golden ale where the various gin fruits and spices make a distinct but subtle impression. Citrus and juniper dominate the nose. The slightly sweetish body of the beer is supported by a light-blackcurrant hopping with Bramling Cross. Ideal for those who would like their favourite short drink a little longer.
Similar to the production of wine, balance is considered the key objective in brewing, and Tommy's bitterness is balanced by body and sweetness. Traditional production techniques also help to bring out the orangey aromas from the Kentish Whitbread Golding hops. The result is a hoppy beer that is both big in flavour and character rather than merely alcoholic strength or raw bitterness alone. In other words, the true and authentic characteristics of a 1914 IPA.
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.
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.
Agwa De Bolivia has 40 grams of Bolivian coca leaf per litre. At the heart of Agwa are dry-roasted seeds of Amazon Gaurana and Chinese Ginseng. The unique, bitter-sweet taste is a result of the distillation of many powerful flavours of S. America, most notably the coca leaf. Inca messengers are believed to have chewed the leaves as a fuel to propel them at high speed through dense forest and today they are brewed as a tea in Peru to combat altitude sickness. Agwa is the perfect drink to prepare you for the night ahead and the ideal flavour to stay with you until morning. Try chilled as a shot or sip it gently with a mix of cola, tonic, ginger beer or bitter lemon .... or in any of the scores of 'coca-leaf cocktail' recipes out there.
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.
A delicious Italian liqueur. Produced using the exact same antique recipe of 1868, this full body and smooth taste is the principal reason for its immense success, worldwide. Each of the most delicate herbalist phases in the bitters production are scrupulously checked for only using natural ingredients. As an excellent digestive and an extremely pleasant liqueur for any occasion or moment of the day, it has become a success which his rapidly expanding globally. During the summer, serve it with a touch of ice. You may even decide to experiment, blending it with beverages such as tonic water or cola.
To this day Amaro Montenegro is prepared according to the traditional recipe, which has been secretly guarded for over a century. Ingredients undergo a meticulous selection process with only the rarest and most prized herbs composing the original recipe, giving Amaro Montenegro its distinctive taste. Displays early botanical scents of orange peel, fresh not dried coriander, red cherry, pekoe tea and cucumber. Palate entry is sweet at first then it quickly turns mildly bitter and botanical; by midpalate, there's a slight sweetness of tangerine/mandarin peel. Aftertaste is moderately bittersweet and citrusy.
First introduced in 1975, Liberty Ale is brewed with a top-fermenting ale yeast, responsible for many of the subtle flavours and characteristics. Dry-hopping imparts a unique aroma to the ale. Liberty Ale is brewed strictly according to traditional brewing methods, and, like all Anchor Brewing Company products, uses only natural ingredients - water, malted barley, fresh whole hops and yeast. A special top-fermenting ale yeast is used during fermentation and is responsible for many of Liberty Ale's subtle flavours and characteristics. Carbonation is produced by an entirely natural process called bunging, which produces champagne-like bubbles. Dry-hopping (adding fresh hops to the brew during aging), imparts a unique aroma to the ale. It is a process rarely used in the USA today.
'The classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, Anchor Steam has a bronze colour with a thick creamy head. The palate is full and malty with a beautiful bitter hop aroma - a unique beer universally recognised as a world classic that traces back to the Gold Rush era. San Francisco's famous Anchor Steam, the classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber colour, thick creamy head, and rich flavour all testify to Anchor's traditional brewing methods. Anchor Steam is unique, for their brewing process has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world. A San Francisco original since 1896 Anchor Steam derives its unusual name from the 19th century when steam seems to have been a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. The brewing methods of those days are a mystery and, although there are many theories, no one can say with certainty why the word steam came to be associated with beer. For many decades Anchor alone has used this quaint name for its unique beer. In modern times, Steam has become a trademark of Anchor Brewing.
Brewed in the UK by Shepherd Neame. Born out of a desire to create a beer that would compliment food, Asahi Super Dry quickly became the most popular beer in Japan. And with a population of 127 million people, that's saying something. Now available in over 50 countries worldwide, the refreshing taste of Asahi Super Dry, with it's 5%abv, has made a major impact in Europe where it's an established No 1 among discerning beer drinkers - including the UK where it is the top selling Japanese lager. No wonder it's been voted as a Cool Brand, by Superbrands Ltd, for 5 consecutive years.
As long ago as 1908, Hugo Asbach created the unmistakable Asbach Privatbrand - initially, strictly limited and exclusively for family and friends. Asbach Privatbrand is a composition of the finest single distillates. The youngest of them is at least 8 years old. The distillates are matured in small limousine oak barrels and later on in bigger casks of German oak. Finally, after the marriage of the single distillates, the cuvee is enobled by the secret Asbach maturing and refining process. Asbach Privatbrand owes its unique and incomparabley smooth taste to the distillation of selected wines only from the best wine-growing areas. Its full-bodied, mellow taste and distinctive amber colour make it a truly unique experience. Colour: Dark amber. Nose: Decidedly fruity with notes of bitter chocolate and cedar wood. Palate: Full-bodied and very spicy, a well developed flavour of fruits with background notes of almonds and spices. Finish: Very long, with full-bodied, aromatic and ripe notes.
Aviation American Gin is a rare expression of 'New Western Dry' style gin which uses a 'Botanical Democracy' favouring a balance of botanical flavours rather than the usual dictatorial influence of juniper. Made by House Spirits Distilling in Portland, Oregon, Aviation Gin expresses the creativity and vibrancy associated with its home in the Pacific Northwest. This leads to a rich, lush, style of gin with notes of earthy spice from sarsaparilla balanced by the fresh fragrances of cardamom, sweet orange peel and lavender. Aviation shines both on it's own, or in any of the many vintage gin cocktails. It is in fact one of these vintage cocktails after which Aviation takes it's name. The Aviation cocktail is a blend of gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice and a touch of violette liqueur. With its full and weighty mouth feel, rich earthy flavour, and cool finish, Aviation Gin is the perfect base for this vintage drink which was first concocted in the early 1900's- the golden era of aviation. For a delightfully different G&T, try Aviation gin topped up with good quality tonic and a dash of orange bitters garnished with a slice of orange. Alternatively, try it with elderflower tonic and a slice of cucumber. The story of Aviation Gin begins in summer, 2005 at a small party in West Seattle where bartender Ryan Magarian is handed a complex summer botanical infusion by a friend from Portland, Oregon. Finding it unlike anything he had ever tasted, he quickly seeks out its maker, Portlands House Spirits Distillery. Recognizing a common interest in spirit, cocktail, and food interactions, the distillers at House Spirits share with Ryan their idea for a renegade regional gin style. In June of 2006 after nearly 30 rounds of trialsa Aviation Gin takes wing. Many believe this to be the first brand partnership between distiller and bartender in American history.
After 23 years of experimentation, Don Facundo Bacardi set the standard for all future premium white rum. Established in 1862 in Santiago de Cuba Bacardi Superior Rum became the world's first premium aged white rum. To produce such a superior spirit Don Facundo combined the best of dark spirits production techniques (ageing and blending) with his pioneering filtration process (charcoal filtration, now used by other white spirits) to create the perfectly balanced mixing rum that neither overpowers nor disappears in your drink. Due to Bacardi Superior Rum's perfectly balanced taste it was used by cocktail pioneers as the principle ingredient in the birth of the world's best known rum cocktails including the Mojito (1860s), later featured in the 1931 book called Cuban Cookery, the Daiquiri (1896), the Cuba Libre (1900) and the Bacardi Cocktail TM (1917). Despite Bacardi rum and Coke being the world's most asked for branded spirit and mixer combination, its unique flavour is also great served over ice with a squeeze of lime and the mixer of your choice - orange juice, lime & soda, ginger ale or cranberry juice.