The 100% Papalome entry in Del Maguey's Vino de Mezcal series, this is produced in the village of San Pedro Teozacoalco. A meaty and earthy style of Mezcal, in keeping with the area where it is created.
Part of Del Maguey's Vino de Mezcal series, this is produced from wild maguey Arroqueño roasted over hot rocks, buried for 3 days and then fermented for a month using nothing more than microbes in the air. Double distilled very slowly, it produces a vegetal and savoury style of Mezcal.
Del Maguey single-village mezcals are very rare and highly sought-after, having picked up the title of World's Best Mezcal at the World Spirits Competition every year from 1999-2002. This bottle of Tobala was made in Oaxaca.
A serious, superpremium Brazilian cachaça, distilled in copper potstills and aged in oak for an extended maturation period, during which time it develops into a spirit of remarkable honeyed complexity.
A family made calvados from Domfrontais, supplementing the traditional apples that are the backbone of the spirit with pears. The cider is barrel aged before distillation and the spirit is matured for 25 years in oak to produce a well balanced and soft pear dominated calvados.
Glorious old vintage calvados from Dupont, one of the most respected producers in the Pays d'Auge. The estate was founded by Jules Dupont in 1887 and this expression is bottled at cask strength and without filtration to keep the true flavours of the distilled apples.
A bottle of 2004 vintage Gravenstein Apple brandy from boutique Austrian producers Rochelt. This is a very juicy and highly aromatic variety, which has been distilled and aged for a minimum of six years for a round and soft flavour.
A bottle of 2003 vintage grape brandy from boutique Austrian producers Rochelt. Made from Muscat grapes, which are known for being the variety which most expresses grape aromas, this is aged for a minimum of 7 years to produce a fresh and fruity brandy.
A bottle of 2002 vintage grape brandy from boutique Austrian producers Rochelt. Made from Gewurztraminer grapes, a variety which gives off rose petal aromas, this is aged for a minimum of 8 years to produce a wonderfully aromatic brandy.
A half bottle of 2002 vintage elderberry brandy from boutique Austrian producers Rochelt. Produced using black elderberries grown in Lower Austria, this is aged for over 8 years. Lively and aromatic with a hint of chocolate too.