Historically, the credit for the development of liqueurs goes to the monks of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, who created various tonics and beverages to promote health by experimenting with combinations of roots and herbs mixed with a spirit base. Many of those products, including Chartreuse & Benedictine, have survived to this day. Read More »
An award winning Canadian Sweet Paan Liqueur. Sweet Paan is traditionally made as a Betel Leaf wrap with coconut, fruit preserves and gulkand (a sweet preserve of rose petals). Jaan Paan Liqueur is made by blending grain spirit with maple syrup and a range of exotic herbs and spices, creating a fusion of eastern and western flavours.
A tobacco liqueur from Jade, made in very limited qualities due to their use of very rare Louisiana Perique tobacco. Made to have none of the toxic risks of home-made tobacco infusions and great as a smoky addition to cocktails.
A dark cocoa variant of Patron's excellent coffee liqueur. A base of their silver tequila mixed with Mexican Criollo cocoa and Mexican coffee to create a surprisingly subtly flavoured liqueur, with definite notes of tequila.
A stunning French liqueur made with top-quality VSOP & XO cognacs and flavoured with Vietnamese ginger alongside ginseng and vanilla. Domaine de Canton will introduce a deliciously intense gingery edge to all manner of cocktails and fusion cuisine.
Packaged in a bottle shaped like a traditonal Incan goddess, Damiana is a liqueur made with the eponymous herb from Baha California in Mexico, and is (possibly spuriously) claimed by its makers to have been an ingredient in the first ever Margarita, before being usurped by triple sec. If anyone can cast any light on these claims, answers in the comments section below, please.
A 50cl bottle of apple eau de vie from traditional Dutch producer Lubberhuizen & Raaff. The distillery's location is actually a former fire station in the picturesque Betuwse region, the fruit coming from the orchards that surround the building.
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur is made in Sicily and is produced by Leslie Gracie, the creator of Hendrick's Gin. Made by marrying the fresh essential oil of blood oranges with Italian lemon and neutral spirit before being lightly sweetened with natural sugar.
A litre bottle of Suze Saveur D'Autrefois, a spicy fruity liqueur made in the Thuir region of southern France since 1889. Made using wild yellow gentian from Auvergne, this is a secret ingredient of many an American bartender.
Legendre Herbsaint is an anise flavoured spirit. Created by two gentlemen from New Orleans, who learnt about absinthe making in France in the First World War (of which herbsaint is almost an anagram). This was intended to be an absinthe substitute after it was banned.
Baileys have teamed up with fashion designers to the stars Felder Felder to create this ultra-stylish special edition of their famous cream liqueur. Baileys Felder Felder Original comes with a mega-limited studded leather cuff from the trendy duo, but sadly only a couple of dozen of these are available in the UK.