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 »
A BIG bottle of Jagermeister, complete with recessed area to help those of us with smaller hands pour from the bottle. The chilled shot of choice for the discerning metal band and an excellent digestif for those without quite so much hair.
Ricard is almost unknown in the UK, yet it is the third-best selling spirit in the world. A pastis with strong liquorice and aniseed flavours, Ricard is delicious when diluted with very cold water. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1980s.
An intriguing Texas Spirit from artisanal distillers Balcones. Made by fermenting and distilling local wildflower honey, mission figs and turbinado sugar, this unique drink has elements reminiscent of Tequila, Scotch whisky, Cognac and Rum.
A magnum of Sipsmith's marvellous high-strength rival to the mighty P*mm's, made with their own top quality London-distilled small batch gin and lovingly crafted into a beverage that requires merely some fruit (think citrus and strawberries), a sprig or two of mint, some sliced cucumber and a splash of lemonade for the perfect sultry summer's evening.
Izarra 54 is a herbal liqueur made from a secret blend of herbs and spices including cinnamon, nutmeg coriander, thyme, angelica, anise and peppermint. Produced in Bayonne deep in French Basque Country, this is best served either on its own or with gin.