Liqueurs are now made in a staggering variety of flavours - in this section you will find some of the weirdest and most wonderful drinks from all corners of the globe, from everyday flavours such as coffe and vanuilla to the more esoteric delights of poppy, balsamico and Japanese Umeshu plum.
This Cordial-Medoc from Jourde is a brandy-based liqueur flavoured with fruits and herbs, and said to taste of orange and raspberry with a spicy complexity. Sadly, Cordial Medoc is no longer produced, so these bottles are becoming rather scarce.
A traditional rum-based liqueur flavoured with the Jamaican all-spice berry, which contributes aromas and flavours of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper, Pimento Dram is an ingredient in dozens of classic cocktails from yesteryear and is the subject of renewned enthusiasm in these retro-conscious times.
A marvellous golden triple sec curaçao from highly-esteemed versatile cognac/gin/vodka/liqueur producer Pierre Ferrand. This is made with aged cognac and Curacao oranges, giving it a fantastic depth of flavour.
A vodka based Cola liqueur, packed full of all the concentrated flavours of Cola, but without the fizz. The world's first eco-friendly vodka brand, this combines quadruple-distilled and quintuple-filtered 360 vodka with cola flavours.
A traditional herb-based Italian digestif from one of the country's best distillers, Tosolini. The name 'Amaro' is Italian for 'bitter', and this version has been created by maceration of 15 varieties of Alpine herbs in the company's excellent spirit, before dilution with pure Alpine water.
Sacred Rosehip Cup Liqueur is an aperitivo cordial made with a total of 27 botanicals, two of which are rosehip and rhubarb. Made with natural ingredients too, of which most are organic. This makes a fantastic negroni, but can also be drunk with lemonade in a Pimm's-style.
A type of German Bärenfang (literally ‘bear trap’) honey liqueur, Bärenjäger (‘bear hunter’) is a delicious vodka-based liqueur that can be enjoyed straight over ice, added to tea or a hot toddy, or even poured straight on vanilla ice cream.
Choya Royal Honey is an Umeshu (Japanese liqueur made with ume plums, several of which are included in the jar) flavoured with natural honey and royal jelly, believed to strengthen the body and ease stress levels.
This Choya Umeshu liqueur, fashioned with the Ume plum (some of which are included in the jar) has been flavoured with the herb Shiso, also known as Perilla. In Japanese medicine, Shiso is believed to strengthen the immune system and reduce allergic reactions.
A real innovation from liqueur producers Mozart: a chocolate spirit (essentially a vodka distilled from chocolate macerate) made with raw cacao and vanilla - and here's the good bit - the product has a sugar content of zero! Guilt-free choccy goodness?! We think this will be big.
A gift pack containing an Akvavit glass and a bottle of Aalborg Jubilaeums, created in honour of Isidor Henius, the creator of Aalborg Taffel Akvavit. This akvavit is said to be an excellent accompaniment to a fish or poultry meal. IWSC 2012 - Silver Outstanding Medal - Aquavit