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 interesting Canadian whisky liqueur combining two icons of the country - whisky and maple syrup. They age their quadruple distilled whisky in ex-bourbon barrels and blend it with 'Canada 1 Light' maple syrup from Quebec before resting and bottling.
Canadian Whisky Awards 2012: Silver Medal Canadian Whisky Awards 2012: Best Flavoured Whisky (multi-market)
A magnum bottle of one of the world's most famous liqueurs, Southern Comfort is made with American grain spirit and peaches and tastes great with traditional lemonade, or with vodka, orange & grenadine: the 'Alabama Slammer'.
A half-litre bottle of Chartreuse Yellow VEP. The ageing period for this ultra-mellow Charteuse is at least eight years and the bottle is presented exactly the same way as in 1840, with a wax seal over a driven cork and a wooden box marked with a branding iron. V.E.P. stands for 'Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolongé', meaning 'Exceptionally Long-Aged'.
A set containing a bottle of Patron's XO Café coffee liqueur and a half bottle of its XO Dark Café. The original is drier and stronger than most standard coffee liqueurs – very pleasant in martinis or on vanilla ice cream. The dark combines their silver tequila mixed with Mexican Criollo cocoa and Mexican coffee.
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.