Domenis Nera is the biggest-selling grappa from the Domenis distillery, and it's easy to see why - a flurry of classical grappa flavours, impeccably constructed on a delicious creamy mouthfeel - this is a revelation.
Kweichow Maotaizhen's 3 year old baijiu made in the Guizhou province of China. An unflavoured moutai baijiu, this is made from a combination of wheat and sorgum (a type of grain) and is traditionally drunk either warm or at room temperature with food.
At a staggering 90% ABV, this remarkable quadruple-distilled spirit should NEVER be consumed neat and only one 25ml measure should be consumed in any 24-hr period. Useful as a float for cocktails. SILVER MEDAL (Best in Class) winner, 2006 International Wine and Spirit Competition.
A bottle of Metaxa's Grande Fine Brandy, presented in a delightful decanter shaped bottle. Containing eaux-de-vie of between 8 and 15 years of age, this expression has a silky-smooth texture and excellent balance between fruit and wood.
A half bottle of Nardini's 15 year old Grappa Riserva. This was launched in 2004 for the 225th anniversary of Nardini's foundation. Aged for in Slovonian oak, it is complex and intense, yet soft. Nardini suggest this is a great post-prandial grappa which combines extremely well with strong dark cigars.
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. The Solera Gran Reserva is matured in Fino casks, leading to a dry and elegant delicious brandy.
A 50cl bottle of quince eau de vie from traditional Dutch producer Lubberhuizen & Raaff. The fruit is grown in orchards around the distillery in the Betuwe region. The building itself was previously a fire station.
A bottle of White Dog from Mikkeller. Made using a combination of malted barley and corn, this is incredibly approachable served neat for what is effectively and unaged whisky and is equally at home when added to cocktails.
A 6 year old Pays d'Auge calvados from Adrien Camut, apple growers since the 1800s and purveyors of excellent eau-de-vie. The brand can be found in many of the top restaurants all over France and this is a great example of a younger calvados.
The Alipus label is dedicated to finding and distributing traditionally made small village mezcal. San Andrés is made from Espadin agave in Xitlapheua by Don Valente García Juárez. Winner of Tequila.net's 'Best of the Best' Judge Favourite award for Joven (young or unaged) mezcals in 2012.