A very off-the-wall alternative to port, Rubis is a chocolate-flavoured Spanish fortified wine made from the Tempranillo grape (more usually seen in Rioja) and infused with a luxurious chocolate essence. Chocolate AND red wine?! The ladies are going to love this.
A cunning Pimm's variant, cleverly designed to pick up the demand in the colder moths when garden parties don't really work, the brandy-based Winter Pimm's is in fact superb all year round when mixed with cloudy fresh apple juice and served either warm or cold.
Fireball is made with Canadian whisky and natural cinnamon flavours. It's certainly very cinnamon-y (if that's a word), and it's not too sweet, which is a plus. A very popular shot drink on the other side of the pond, Fireball was awarded 87 points from the Beverage Tasting Institute, and a Silver Medal from the International Review of Spirits.
Cult German herb liqueur, blessed with a highly unusual love-it-or-hate-it flavour. Jagermeister's bittersweet flavours are best appreciated ice-cold in a frozen glass, but in recent years it's attracted a huge cult following as a result of the Jager Bomb cocktail (mixed with Red Bull or other energy drinks)..
Bundaberg can only be called Cane Spirit in the UK as it is less than 40%. It is a famous spirit with a cult following from Northern Queensland in Australia. 'Bundy', as it is affectionately known, is an institution in Oz and continues to win new fans abroad.
Asbach is a famous German brandy with an ardent cult following, particularly amongst British ex-servicemen, many of whom have developed a fondness for it while stationed in the country. This 3 year old is the sibling to Asbach Uralt.
A dark spiced Caribbean rum introduced to the UK in Spring 2010, Kraken's old-style bottle and superlative packaging seem to earmark it out for greatness, and perhaps it will help some of those many thousands of punters nursing an old-recipe-Sailor-Jerry-sized hole in their hearts.
A superb, and utterly unique, pink-tinged gin from William Grant's. Infused with rose petals and cucumber as well as the normal botanicals, this is a must for all gin-lovers. San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010: Double Gold Medal
Pusser's Blue Label is a classic British Navy style rum, inspired by the recipe used to produce the tot given to sailors as their daily ration until Black Tot Day, July 31st 1970. World Drinks Awards 2014: World's Best Overproof Rum
A fabulous Venezuelan dark golden rum, distilled from molasses in a copper potstill before 12 years of ageing. Rich, sweet and fruity, just how we like 'em. Fantastic quality for the money. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is one of the most awarded rums with more than 20 awards to its name.