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.
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.
Named for the masked Mexican wrestlers, Enmascarado is a traditionally made Mezcal, produced from espadin agave baked in earth ovens and pot distilled. This 45.2% version is diluted before bottling, unlike the punchier 54.2% edition, giving it a rather more vegetal flavour mingled in with woody smoke.
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.
Pere Magloire is a Calvados house with a rich history. Established in 1821, by 1900 it was the number one selling Calvados brand in France. This gift set contains a half litre bottle of their long aged XO and two glasses for sharing it.
Kweichow Maotaizhen's 5 year old baijiu made in the Guizhou province of China. An unflavoured moutai baijiu classified with a 'sauce' fragrance, this is made from a combination of wheat and sorgum (a type of grain) and has a similiar mouth-feel to vodka.
A reposado Mezcal from Wahaka. This one is bottled 'con gusano' (with worm). The worm adds as an organic filter and adds natural smoky notes to the Tequila, whilst also being proven to be an aphrodisiac.
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.