Hacienda de Chihuahua's Anejo Sotol is a 24 month old sotol, matured in French oak barrels and made in Mexico from the Desert Spoon shrub. It picked up a Tequila.net's Best Sotol award in 2011 and is an excellent example of the 'Other Other' spirit of Mexico.
Adorned with the company symbol of the great god Bacchus, Vecchia Romagna is distilled in the Charentais method (like Cognac) and is made from the same grape, Ugni Blanc (aka Trebbiano in Italy). This Riserva is aged for a minimum of ten years in Limousin casks to produce a remarkable brandy of excellent depth.
Nardini's Reserva is a grappa that is aged for five years in Slavonian oak barrels. This softens the grappa and slightly sweetens it, due to the natural sugars in the wood. This has notes of apples and honey and is considered by many to be reminiscent of a lowland malt in style.
This unique Spanish brandy is aged, like a sherry, in a solera made from casks that previously held fine Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso sherries, imparting an incredible richness & complexity to the spirit.
Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal is made with 80% mezcal from San Luis Del Rio, mixed with 20% pure agave syrup, so expect it to be quite sweet. As the bottle proudly proclaims, "For women only...and a few strong men".
Domenis Nera is the biggest-selling grappa from the Domenis distillery, and it's easy to see why - a flurry of classical grappa flavours, impeccably constructed on a delicious creamy mouthfeel - this is a revelation.
Kweichow Maotaizhen's 3 year old baijiu is made in the Guizhou province of China. An unflavoured moutai baijiu, this is made from a combination of wheat and sorghum (a type of grain) and is traditionally drunk either warm or at room temperature with food.