Don Felipe Camarena was born into a family that had distilled tequila since back in the early 1800’s. As tequila making was in his blood, he started distilling his own tequila, selecting only the ripest plants and using equipment from his family’s original distillery. Don Felipe passed the business to his son, Felipe J. Camarena Orozco, who in turn passed it on to his daughters, Lilianna and Gabriela, and to his son, Carlos, who today, as Master Distiller, maintains the standards of excellence set down by his grandfather, Don Felipe.
The agave used for Tapatio resposado are hand selected by Jimadores (specialist Mexican agave farmers) and delivered fresh to the distillery where they are hand cut and placed in the oven. The blue agave are slowly baked for four days to transform the raw material into sweet fructose sugar. Once baked, the blue agaves are crushed and pressed in a modified sugar cane mill to extract the sweet agave juice ("Mosto") which is then ready for fermentation. A selected fraction of freshly made "Mosto" is pumped into small wood fermenters to slowly ferment using a special in-house 75 year old yeast culture. Once the "Mosto" ferments into dry "Mosto Muerto" it is ready to be distilled. The Mosto Muerto goes on to be distilled in small 90-250 gallon Copper Alambiques Tequilano Pot Stills. Barely filtered to preserve mouth feel, texture and viscosity of the estate grown blue agave. Before bottling this tequila is aged in stainless steel for 6 months.
The King of Soho is an authentic London Dry Gin distilled in the heart of London using traditional methods by an 11th generation master distiller. A complex spirit the gin is crafted with twelve botanicals to our unique flavour profile. Created as a tribute to the original ‘King of Soho‘ Paul Raymond by his son Howard.
At 42% ABV this super premium gin is bespoke, smooth and full-bodied; soft juniper, coriander, with a high presence of citrus botanicals including grapefruit peel, balanced by angelica root and cassia.
Quadruple distilled, the gin is crafted in small batches using traditional methods in a steel pot still. Twelve botanicals and neutral grain spirit are mixed with water and left to macerate overnight releasing the flavours from the botanicals. The pot is then slowly heated and the essences of the botanicals are carried in the vapours that pass through the ‘swan’s neck’ to the condenser where they are cooled back to liquid form. Once the distillation is complete nothing but water and additional neutral grain spirit are added thus earning it the designation of ‘London Dry Gin’.
Whilst remaining true to its London Dry heritage the gin has a delicate combination of sweetness, citrus and earthiness and a hint of grapefruit bitterness on the back of the palate. The gin has a clean and gentle nose which belies its strength that opens up to reveal classic juniper and pine notes with a refreshing zest of citrus oil. The tangy grapefruit reluctantly gives way to soft warming spice. A modern classic, it is complex yet harmonious and ideal for cocktails and drinks where the spirit is King. With this great tasting gin we celebrate with you the Spirit of Soho!
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.
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.
According to legend, the drink is named after the 1st Earl of Atholl, who quashed a Highland rebellion in 1475 by filling the rebel leader's well with the mixture, making him easily captured.
Inspired by an ancient Highland recipe, the award winning Dunkeld Atholl Brose is a delicious boutique liqueur that captures the best natural flavours of Scotland. According to legend, the drink is named after the 1st Earl of Atholl, who quashed a Highland rebellion in 1475 by filling the rebel leader's well with the mixture, making him easily captured. A luxurious golden blend of single malt whisky, honey and carefully-selected herbs, Dunkeld Atholl Brose is a unique product steeped in Scottish history.
Atholl Brose is a blend of Benromach single malt whisky (from Speyside) with a mixture of honey and herbs. This rich and sweet liqueur has flavours that include honey, lavender and spiced pears with ginger and cinnamon. It is a warming and comforting liqueur perfect for those winter evenings when you are sitting by the fireplace defrosting your frozen toes!
Eden Mill is Scotland's original single-site brewery and distillery. So to create their award winning Hop Gin, they married both brewing and distilling skills. Hops, a core ingredient of beer, meet the distillery's gin and the result is a zesty citrus and apricot aroma. Strong, at 46% abv, with a thick, heavy, rich finish as a G&T.
Because of a balance between floral, coriander and light hoppy notes, a soft tropical fruit follows with an undercurrent of juniper. This leaves smooth, hoppy and fresh apricot notes balanced with a refreshing crisp bitterness. In essence, Hop gin leaves a 'well rounded' mouth feel that gently fades with a light hoppy character.
The main botanicals in Hop Gin are Juniper, Angelica, Coriander and Australian Galaxy Hops.
As Eden Mill is Scotland's original single-site brewery and distillery, with Oak Gin, they decided to marry their brewing and distilling skills leading to the oak beer barrels meeting the distillery's gin production.
The result is a rich oak spice gin with notes of caramel, vanilla, and a touch of fudge. Warming, at 42% ABV, with a long, rich finish. Oak gin delivers a warm finish as lovely as a sipping gin/whisky; rich oak spice and brown honey toast finishing on sweet caramel, vanilla and sugarcane. The ginger really brings out the spice and woodiness of Oak gin. Sweet and rich-spiced fruits and spices (cinnamon & star anise) are evident. Soft delicate vanilla and fudge mingle with the ginger.
The key botanicals in this gin are Juniper Berries, Angelica, Coriander and Oak.
Launched in 2010, this is a classic, juniper-forward London Dry style gin. Amongst the recipe’s thirteen botanicals is a nod to Scotland, with native cobnuts and black mulberry.
This is a refined, crisp gin with a distinctively smooth finish. Clean and fresh on the nose, whilst the palate offers juniper, pine and lavender. Bright citrus gives away to a soft, round finish.
Try it in with premium tonic water and an orange twist to garnish, or in a variety of classic cocktails such as Martinis, Negronis, and Gimlets.
Inspired by the most romantic day of the year, this limited-edition Valentine's Gin has been winning adoration ever since we first bottled it in 2015.
Chamomile, lemon balm, lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaf combine to give a light, citrus freshness to the gin, while the rose and hibiscus flowers impart delicate floral notes and create its signature pink hue.
This gin is deliciously versatile, mixing well with tonic, soda, or rose lemonade. Light and aromatic, it’s also a perfect base for cocktails like The First Kiss, a sweet and fruity combination of Valentine's Gin, Edinburgh Gin's Raspberry Liqueur and pineapple juice.
Fraiser is a uniquely Scottish drink blending the flavours of premium Scotch whisky with wild strawberries.
Created by John Smith, a talented and experienced Master Blender, Fraiser is a rich, smooth and distinctive liqueur of real character and depth of taste. The wild strawberry infusion, combined with background notes of vanilla, almond and cinnamon, blends harmoniously with the fine Scotch whisky to give FRAISER its unique taste. Gentle on the nose and mellow on the taste buds, this hand crafted secret elixir is smooth, rich and distinctive on the palate both warming and satisfying.
It might sound like an odd mixture at first but we can assure you this is really one to try. We are sure you will be raving about this as much as the critics are!
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