A staggering array of styles and types of spirits are made around the world. This section includes such delights as the national drinks of China (baijiu), Chile and Peru (pisco), Brazil (cachaça), Italy (grappa) and Korea (soju), as well as premade cocktails. Read More »
A bottle of premixed Sangria from Yorkshire-based drinks producer Continental wine under the Summer Sensation moniker. Ideal when served chilled with lemonade and fruit - just as you would with Pimm's.
An old bottling of Bommerlunder – an Aquavit made by our German friends at Berentzen. Produced from grain and then flavoured with caraway seeds and other spices, this is especially delicious when served ice cold.
Please note this bottle has a low fill level, as shown in the photograph.
A half bottle of Turkish Raki from Yeni , distilled twice in copper alembics. Raki is frequently drunk with water, the addition of which causes it to throw a milky louche - in this form it is commonly refered to as 'aslan sutu', which translates as 'lion's milk'.
Jinro Soju is the world's best selling spirit. 2011 figures were over 60 million 9 litre cases, compared to just under 20 million of Bacardi and just over 10 million of Jack Daniel's. Soju is a Korean spirit that can be made from rice, grain or potatoes and is diluted before bottling. The producer recommends drinking this with BBQ or grilled meat dishes.
A bottle of De Kuyper's Vieux Special. Vieux is Dutch brandy which is grain based rather than being grape based, although De Kuyper's uses imported French spirit. We're please to have been able to obtain some of this - it's rarely seen outside the Netherlands.
Fundador is the market-leading Spanish grape brandy. Made using Airen and Palomino grapes, Fundador (literally 'Founder') was the first brand marketed as a 'Brandy de Jerez and is aged in a sherry-soaked Solera.
A luxury pisco, remarkably smooth and delicately flavoured. Crafted in copper potstills from the fermented juice of Muscat grapes grown in the Chilean Andes. IWSC 2011 Gold Medal Winner - Best in Class
A high quality Cypriot style grappa, locally called Zibania or Zivania, which has history spanning centuries. Made by KEO, Cyprus' largest drinks company, it's excellent served ice cold alongside meze or dried fruit and nuts.
We thought this was a whisky (it used to call itself whisky anyway) but further inspection reveals it to be a 'Thai spirit', which is distilled from around 95% molasses and 5% rice, then flavoured and coloured (thanks to diffordsguide.com for the info). So really, it's closest to a flavoured rum. Best when mixed long with plenty of ice.