A smart gift set of Domenis Storica grappa presented with some smart tasting glasses from which to sip it. Produced in the town of Cividale del Fruili near Udine in the north of Italy, this is a blend of Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Verduzzo and Piccolit grapes, which are aged for 12 months in stainless steel tanks after distillation.
Lepanto PX is a Gran Reserva Spanish brandy produced by Gonzalez Byass and aged in casks that previously held their 'Noe' - the finest Pedro Ximenez sherry in the world. Expect this to be pretty sweet and very special.
Lepanto is the only brandy to be distilled in the city of Jerez. Established in 1886, the company's brandies are all made from Palomino grapes and aged for 15 years, the difference being the cask used. This Solera Gran Reserva is matured in Oloroso Viejo (old) casks, leading to a dry and elegant delicious brandy.
An excellent 15 year old Calvados from Chateau de Breuil, nestling in the heart of Normandy. Made using Pays d'Auge cider apples and double distilled before maturation to produce a finer, more subtle spirit.
A 37.5cl bottle of Mikkeller's Black 'beer brandy', distilled from their legendary 'Black' beer. This has been aged for a short time in ex-bourbon casks, to add flavour without overpowering the youthful spirit.
This edition of Mikkeller's Black 'beer brandy', distilled from their legendary 'Black' beer, has been aged for a short time in ex-oloroso sherry casks. This had added delightful rich, nutty notes to the youthful spirit.
This release of Mikkeller's Black 'beer brandy', distilled from their legendary 'Black' beer, has been aged for a short time in ex-rum casks. The casks in question came from the former Danish colony of Sankt Croix and have added both sweetness and fruitiness to the mix.
A special 30 year old brandy from Torres, named for the founder of the House, Jaime Torres Vendrell. It's a blend of brandies from their oldest soleras, including Parellada wines originally destined for the Torres 10 aged for an extra chunk of time and a small amount of their rare 1972 Folle Blanche eaux-de-vie.
A vintage grappa (whatever next!), this Tosolini 1996 has been aged in small oak barriques that previously held Hungary's legendary dessert wine, Tokay - giving this grappa an amazing golden colour, complexity and sweet notes.
An excellent 12 year old American apple brandy. The barrels are carefully selected before the spirit is charcoal filtered and bottled with only water added to keep it at their traditional 88 proof, 44% ABV.