A bottle of White Dog from Mikkeller. Made using a combination of malted barley and corn, this is incredibly approachable served neat for what is effectively and unaged whisky and is equally at home when added to cocktails.
A 6 year old Pays d'Auge calvados from Adrien Camut, apple growers since the 1800s and purveyors of excellent eau-de-vie. The brand can be found in many of the top restaurants all over France and this is a great example of a younger calvados.
The Alipus label is dedicated to finding and distributing traditionally made small village mezcal. San Andrés is made from Espadin agave in Xitlapheua by Don Valente García Juárez. Winner of Tequila.net's 'Best of the Best' Judge Favourite award for Joven (young or unaged) mezcals in 2012.
A well rounded Calvados from Dupont, based in the heart of the Pays d'Auge region. It uses a standard recipe of 30% sweet apples, 30% bitter and 40% acidic to create an easy drinking and elegant spirit.
A 12 year old Calvados from Chateau de Breuil in the heart of Normandy. Made using Pays d'Auge cider apples and double distilled before maturation to produce a finer, more subtle spirit, this is presented in the Chateau's elegantly-shaped bottle.
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.