Masons Yorkshire Gin was created by Karl & Cathy Mason, gin enthusiasts without any prior knowledge of the industry who set out to produce a drink that stood out from the crowd – a unique gin with more character and more taste – not just a different label.
Distilled in 200 litre batches, each bottle bears its own hand written batch and bottle number. With its traditional distillation method, Harrogate Spring Water and just the right balance of juniper, citrus elements and secret botanicals.
Soft juniper, lime and orange rind flavours lead to a peppery finish with a subtle fennel fragrance on the nose, whilst on the palate there’s a ripe & sweet aniseed start, with bold citrus flavours, plenty of cardamom & green apple blending into a warm, mouth-watering finish.
The Jarron family, have farmed the land at Hatton of Ogilvy farm since 1910. People provide the farm’s pulse. Graeme Jarron heads up Ogilvy’s operations, alongside wife Caroline; a fusion of rustic know-how and metropolitan chic that’s proved a fruitful mix. Keeping it in the family, Graeme’s father Eric still harvests the potatoes, which grow a stone’s throw from the farmhouse B&B run by his mother, Grace.
The conceptual seed for Ogilvy potato vodka was sown some years ago amid thoughts of diversification and a desire to pursue something new. One winter’s night, Graeme started researching potato vodka, which eventually led to a call to the brewing and distilling boffins at Heriot-Watt University. Before too long, the Ogilvy Farm tattie trials were underway.
Thanks to their potatoes’ prime qualities, and a lot of perseverance, distillery plans started to progress. In early 2014 building began in earnest, with Graeme insisting on digging the foundations himself. By summer the still house was complete, ready for its custom-built still from John Dore & Co (the world’s oldest still maker). Now, after much toiling and testing, the perfect ending to our story is ready; let the labours of family hands fill a glass with a special spirit that’s nurtured, distilled, bottled and bonded on one Scottish farm.
The climax to Ogilvy's vodka production is charcoal filtration. They filter the vodka for up to a week using traditional charcoal, before ‘polishing’ it using a 1-micron sheet filter. Along with their painstaking distilling process, it ensures a smooth, mellow vodka with maximum taste integrity.
Originating from the remote coastal town of Wick, Old Pulteney’s seafaring spirit runs deep within its soul. Historically, Old Pulteney Single Malt was dispatched by boat and matured in barrels surrounded by the ocean’s spray, giving the whisky its unique taste. Built in 1826, the Pulteney Distillery is rich in history. With traditional warehouses exposed to the invigorating sea air blowing in off the North Sea, Old Pulteney captures the taste of the sea in every drop of its liquid gold.
Stroma takes its name from a windswept isle situated off the rugged Caithness coast. Translating as the ‘island in the stream’, which also refers to the dangerous currents on the island’s shores, including the infamous ‘Swilkie’ whirlpool. Stroma’s lighthouse warns ships of these nearby powerful currents. Made at the distillery with award-winning Old Pulteney single malt whisky. It tastes equally well served neat, with ice or in a cocktail.
Stroma has a beautiful deep copper colour and a charming whisky aroma with notes of toffee. This fine liqueur is a careful blend of award winning malt whiskies and a mix of lighter malt whiskies. Stroma is smooth, sweet tasting and warming and, like the island itself , is packed full of robust and rugged undertones. Served neat or over ice, Old Pulteney Stroma Liqueur leaves a pleasantly warm and comforting afterglow.
Persie Gin is the brainchild of the man behind the world’s first touring gin club, Simon Fairclough. Travelling up and down the country with a carload of over 150 gins, he was able to see first-hand which gin style scored top marks most often. But there wasn’t just one: there were three. Very quickly it became clear to Simon that three styles proved consistently most popular by a wide margin – fruity gins, savoury gins and slightly sweeter gins. So up front, he knew that Persie Gin needed to consist of a family of three expressions, so there would be something for everyone.
Secondly, top-scoring gin had more than a nice taste: it had aroma. With over 75% of flavour down to smell, aroma is the single biggest influence among tasters for liking each gin. So you could say he followed his nose. The result is Persie Gin: three distinct styles of aromatic gin created and distilled in the former Persie Hotel at the foot of Glenshee in Perthshire.
Hand-made in small batches in a bespoke, 230-litre copper pot still, the gin is distilled with pure glen water from the local hills. Each gin uses carefully chosen botanicals to evoke an emotive and comforting scent.
The Persie Herby & Aromatic gin has the aromas and flavours of fragrant herb gardens with bay trees, rosemary and basil. With Persie Gins engaging the nose first, this makes them perfect for a tonic mixer as the quinine doesn’t overwhelm it. If you are sensitive to the profile on the nose, you won’t even need garnish.
When Pickering's opened Summerhall Distillery, it was the first exclusive gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years. Their gin is based on an original 1947 recipe. It features nine Bombay botanicals, engineered by us to create Pickering’s famous full-bodied flavour with perfect bitter-sweet balance.
Believe it or not, Pickering's gin only came into being in 2013. Before that, Matt and Marcus (the founders) had been friends and business partners for years, with backgrounds in engineering, furniture restoration and property renovation. They were working at Summerhall when they spotted the derelict dogs kennels from the small animal hospital that once stood in the middle of the old Royal (Dick) Veterinary School. What to do with it? As fate would have it, Marcus had recently inherited a gin recipe from a friend of his late father. Hmmm… The next step seemed obvious. They built the distillery then, despite having no background in distilling, kept trying, testing and experimenting until they succeeded.
This is a spicy and sweet, authentic Bombay style gin. This edition is made precisely to their original recipe, as it was written down in Bombay, 1947. The cinnamon used in this version gives the gin a decidedly spicy kick. The nine botanicals used are are juniper, coriander, cardamom, fennel, anise, lemon, lime, cloves and cinnamon (in place of the angelica used in regular Pickering's).
Benromach distillery has been creating spirits in the Scottish Highlands for over 120 years, with meticulous attention to detail and quality. Now the red sliding door to their old malt barn opens up a new chapter for them in a long and proud history. The idea was simple: to capture the spirit of Scotland’s majestic mountains, forests and windswept coastline in a deliciously distinctive, small-batch Highland Gin that works beautifully in a G&T or silky-smooth martini.
Discover a world of flavour, inspired by the elemental beauty of Scotland’s mountains, forests and coastline.
Handcrafted in copper pot still, known affectionately as Peggy, this small-batch Highland gin has a heart of finest juniper, infused with locally-influenced botanicals that reveal defining citrus notes of bitter orange, aromatic sea buckthorn, pearls of heather and rowanberries. Complex and dramatic, yet perfectly balanced, Red Door is a deliciously distinctive, bittersweet London Dry with a lingering palate. Open, serve and share good times.
Elegantly simple, beautifully balanced, Red Door Gin delivers signature notes of juniper and defining citrus bite of bitter orange, with aromatic sea buckthorn, grassy, floral pearls of heather and chocolatey, smoky rowanberries.
Aivy Blue Triple Grain vodka is perfect for consumers looking for a neutral vodka but with a distinctive grain character. The melody and harmonies in the flavour of Aivy Blue delight the tastebuds.
The initial bite of rye is entirely removed by the interplay with barley, giving a big hit of luscious, sweet rye and the fruitiness of the barley, fading gradually to a finish of aniseed and just a touch of citrus. This is probably the best multi-grain vodka you’ll every taste. Master Blender Peter Carslon has applied his trademark “Melody and Harmonies” philosophy to an unflavoured vodka. Welcome to the unique taste of three fine Swedish grains.
Aivy Red is a delicious flavoured vodka with intensely fruity flavours of lemon, lime and pomegranate.
Using crystal clear premium Swedish vodka, Aivy Red is the careful marriage of wheat based triple distilled vodka and three subtle flavours. This unique flavoured concept has enjoyed great success in Sweden and has gained the admiration of bartenders and mixologists by being exceptionally versatile both in simple drink combinations as well as complex and delicate cocktail creations.
This Arran Gold Liqueur captures the essence of the island in a bottle. This geography is key to the character of Arran whisky and its liqueur. Here they make a spirit that reflects a range of regional influences, yet achieves a rare and unique personality all its own. Rather like the island itself.
The Arran Gold Cream Liqueur is in a class of its own. Since its launch in 2004, it has become incredibly popular and everyone who has tasted Arran Gold agrees that they would happily change over from their usual brand in favour of this deeply delicious treat. Made with a healthy dose of Arran, this is a cream liqueur where you can really taste the quality.
Arran Gold has the colour and appearance of liquid toffee and creamy fudge. The aromas are of chocolate, cassis and a wee touch of fresh mint while the flavour has a lovely sweetness with honey notes.
Brockmans is an independent English gin company set up by the founding partners, Neil Everitt and Bob Fowkes together with 2 other friends. With over 60 years combined experience in the drinks industry and a wealth of knowledge in gin distillation, they set out to write a new chapter in this famous spirit's history. In their words, “The aim was to create a gin so smooth and sensual, you would want to drink it neat over ice”. The unique exquisite taste of Brockmans now has a massive following of loyal fans in over 30 countries around the world. Loved by gin drinkers and non-gin drinkers alike, it now has countless awards to its name. It is certainly a gin of note.
Brockmans unique recipe of naturally grown aromatic botanicals are steeped in pure grain spirit for many hours to release their natural oils and aromas. The more traditional notes of gin are combined with a refreshing influence of citrus and aromatic wild berries. Bulgarian coriander plays its part, providing an aromatic, gingery orange top note. This blends perfectly with the soft and rounded harmonies of blueberries and blackberries, all of which is supported by the bottom note of Tuscan juniper berries. Dry, bittersweet Valencian orange peel elongates the deeper tones and gives an intensely smooth finish.
Thereafter, Brockmans is slowly distilled in a 100 year old traditional copper still, where they capture the heart of the gin distillation. The distinctive gin notes derived from Brockmans unique recipe deliver an exquisite intensely smooth gin, with a uniquely defining sensual taste experience.
Caorunn, pronounced ‘ka-roon', is the Gaelic word for Rowan Berry – a Celtic botanical that forms the very soul of this gin. Infusing a total of eleven botanicals in a unique Copper Berry Chamber, they harness Scotland's unique natural resources and age old botanicals to mouth-watering effect. Wild, foraged Scottish Highland botanicals.
Caorunn is a small batch, quadruple-distilled Scottish Gin personally crafted by Simon Buley at Balmenach Distillery on Speyside. Using only the finest pure grain spirit, natural Scottish Water and 11 botanical gin ingredients, he personally crafts each and every bottle of Caorunn. Caorunn is infused with 5 Scottish botanicals - rowan berry, bog myrtle, heather, coul blush apple and dandelion leaf as well as 6 more traditional botanicals - juniper berries, coriander seed, orange peel, lemon peel, angelica root and cassia bark.
The aromas in Caorunn are fresh, floral, citrus, slightly spicy and aromatic. The flavours are clean, crisp, sweet, full bodied and aromatic. The finish is both invigorating and long lasting, while being refreshing, crisp and slightly drying.
Cariel Vodka is a Super Premium vodka which is a result of Sweden’s 500 years of vodka heritage and use of the best raw materials is produced through Batch Blending. Small batches of distilled Swedish barley are blended with a distillate from Swedish winter wheat, which is finely balanced with spring water. This produces a Super Premium vodka which is full bodied, with a subtle sweetness and an unchallenged smoothness.
The batch blending process is represented in the symbol of the Cariel Vodka’s logo, both with regards to raw materials (water, Barley & Wheat) as well as the production process. Each bottle of Cariel Batch Blended Vodka is individually numbered.
Daffy is the Goddess of Gin. First written about in the 1700s, Daffy is the essence of great gin, a lover of life who has transcended the decades. Daffy as painted by Robert McGinnis, who created the image on this bottle, is the visualisation and personification of the taste, charm, sophistication, complexity and depth of Daffy's gin. Daffy’s is a gin like no other, created from the finest French grain spirit, distilled on an ancient copper pot whisky still with Lebanese mint and the finest botanicals to create a gin that is classic, complex, perfectly balanced and fresh with a world of intrigue.
The team at Daffy's started by using the finest pure wheat grain spirit from northern France that they could find, then, distilling it in the same manner as malt whisky on an ancient single batch copper pot still. The botanicals that they steep and distil are a combination of the traditional – juniper, coriander seeds, cassia bark and the new – Lebanese mint and rare variety lemons. The quality of the base spirit used, alongside how they steep and distil the botanicals results in a deeply complex and well balanced spirit that is exceptionally good to drink on its own over ice, in cocktails or as a G&T with fresh mint and lime. Lebanese mint as a botanical brings and extraordinary freshness to Daffy’s complimenting other tasting notes of toffee, citrus, spice caramel and fresh mint.
At 43.4% Daffy’s complexity is perfectly balanced. Strong bodied with many levels of well balanced freshness, notes of citrus and mint, toffee, caramel and chocolate underpinned with a solid woody character like that of malt whisky. When enjoyed straight Daffy’s is well rounded and smooth with a long finish.
Diplomático's journey begins as only the greatest stories do: with an outstanding man. His name is Don Juancho, a man with an adventurous spirit and a passion for rum. Legend has it that this Venezuelan Mantuano (a local nobleman) explored the world tirelessly, searching for the finest and most exotic spirits. His portrait features on all their product labels.
The history of Diplomático began in Venezuela in 1959, with the establishment of the distillery where all of its rums are produced. Diplomático rums are carefully crafted from premium sugar cane and use a rich variety of distillation methods. This is combined with the Maestro Ronero’s expertise and excellence in the art of blending, to produce the finest rums.
The distillery lies at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Venezuela. Its location was carefully selected to be in close proximity to the main sugar processing plants in the area and the nearby Terepaima National Park, which provides the purest of waters for the rums’ production. Weather was also a determining element in the selection of the distillery’s location. It plays a key role in sugar cane production, fermentation and rum ageing. Thanks to the ideal conditions mentioned above, premium ingredients, and the utmost care put into the production process, Diplomático rums have received multiple awards.
Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is an elegant and complex sipping rum, carefully crafted from the purest of sugar cane honeys. It is delicately distilled in ancient copper pot stills and aged in small oak casks for up to twelve years. Marrying a unique body with excellent balance has made it a reference for rum lovers and connoisseurs throughout the world. This rum has a warm amber colour. The aromas are complex and characterful, with notes of maple syrup, orange peel, brown sugar and liquorice. Meanwhile the flavours include sweet toffee fudge and a seductive and elegant finish. Enjoy it neat. on the rocks or in a cocktail.