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Stag’s Breath Produced since 1989 by family firm Meikle’s of Scotland in Newtonmore and made with a blend of Speyside whiskies and fermented heather honeycomb, Stag’s Breath has distinctive waxy, musty overtones with a drier taste than other liqueurs
Dunkeld Atholl Brose This liqueur forgoes the cream, with the result a delicate, amber-hued blend of single malt whisky, honey and herbs
Columba Cream, A rich and smooth blend of single malt, fresh cream and honey, based on a centuries-old family recipe for brose, this is one to try if you’re familiar with Baileys Irish Cream and is served the same way; chilled, over ice, or even with ice cream.
Glayva, made from a blend of whiskies, spices, tangerines, cinnamon, almonds and honey,was first produced in 1947 created by wine & whisky merchant Ronald Morrison who wanted to create a liqueur that would warm and comfort his customers. Being based in the busy port of Leith
Drambuie is the best-known modern iteration, a mainstay of gantries around the globe. A blend of whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices, its name is derived from the Gaelic phrase “an dram buidheach”, meaning “the drink that satisfies”
Johnnie Walker is a brand of Scotch whisky now owned by Diageo that originated in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. The brand was first established by grocer John Walker. It is the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world
Johnnie Walker Black Label is consistently among the very best of the blended whiskies. Up to 40 of the finest whiskies are blended and then matured for at least 12 years to achieve the magnificent glow of Johnnie Walker Black. Beautiful depth of flavor and complexity
Johnnie Walker Red Label The blending of Scotch Whisky is both an art and a science which started for Johnnie Walker almost 200 years ago. He began creating exceptional and consistent blends using whiskies from the four corners of Scotland
The World has a lot of booze — a lot — but the quality varies widely. This is a list of most popular liquor around the world.
n medieval England they got three fermentations from the mash, with the strongest going to the men, the second to the women and the "small beer" of the third - with an alcoholic proof of about 2.5 per cent
Alcohol is widely consumed in the Philippines. One reason for this may be that the Spanish colonizers not only brought with them the Roman Catholic religion but also their drinking culture. There is a generally positive view of alcohol among most Filipinos,
Alcoholic beverages in the Indus Valley Civilization appeared in the Chalcolithic Era. These beverages were in use between 3000 BC and 2000 BC.In ancient India, alcohol was also used by the orthodox population.
In China, alcohol is also called the "Water of History" because the stories of wine can traced back to almost every period in Chinese history. It is believed that China has about 4,000 year’s history. A legend said that Yi Di, invented the method to make alcohol.
Liquor in Japan Drinking plays an important role in Japanese society. Drinking parties, typically held at restaurants and izakaya, are a common activity that are used to strengthen both social and business ties. A large variety of alcoholic beverages can be found in Japan
As Korean society developed, the drinking culture started to change. In the past, people drank on specific days like New Year's, but presently alcohol can be drunk regardless of events. A "bomb drink" is a mixed drink similar to the American boilermaker
When you think of Spanish drinks you automatically think of Spanish wine. Spain is also home to a rich variety of spirits and liquors as well as wine.
The Aromes de Montserrat liqueur is made from a number of herbs being distilled in an alcohol which has an alcohol content of around 31%. The herbs used include lavender, cinnamon, cloves, thyme, juniper, and coriander. Other ingredients include water and sugar.
Teichenne Schnapps Originating in Catalonia, the Teichenné (‘TEH-shen-nay’) brand rose to prominence in the 1970s and 1980s, with the peach and butterscotch variants both gaining acclaim in the cocktail world. The company’s portfolio has now grown to more than 200 products
The botanicals used to make Tanns Premium Gin are juniper berries, coriander seeds, cucumber, rose petals, cardamom, mandarin peel, orange blossom, lemon peel, liquorice root, and raspberry. Smelling the gin treats you to a light alcohol and juniper aroma
Blue Kube Vodka is 3x distilled from 100% grain neutral spirits for premium taste, its subtle flavor surprises with a lacing of lemon and a last kiss of salt. Soft on the palate, with a neutral aroma and a bouquet that bites.
Larios 12 Gin s infused with 12 carefully chosen botanicals in 5 separate distillations. It has a distinctive aroma of citruses and orange blossom.
Licor 43 is a perfect balanced liqueur. Licor 43 showcases a true diversity of flavours with hints of vanilla, ripe citrus fruits, Mediterranean herbs and aromatic spices. Perfect on its own, served over ice or as a component to a cocktail.
Moët & Chandon is a French fine winery. Moët et Chandon was established in 1743 by Claude Moët, and today owns 1,190 hectares (2,900 acres) of vineyards, and annually produces approximately 28,000,000 bottles of champagne
The real name for Ace of Spades is actually Armand de Brignac. The Champagne is produced by Champagne Cattier, though has acquired its colloquial nickname due to the recognizable design on the bottle.
Alcohol is commonly consumed and available at pubs and liquor stores in Australia – all of which are private enterprises. Spirits can be purchased at liquor stores and pubs, whereas grocery stores do not sell them
Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world and among the first wine-producing territories in Europe. The earliest evidence of Greek wine has been dated to 6,500 years ago. where wine was produced on a household or communal basis
The history of New France as a colonial space is linked to the trade & commerce of alcohol. It is the use of brandy as a commodity in the fur trade, the local consumption of spirits & beer by the colonists at home and in the cabarets, or the wine used in religious ceremonies
Green Mark is a winter wheat-distilled vodka. But mixed, it’s a delight. A little vanilla, and a big, smooth softness prevail, with a slight hint of something almost fennel, or menthol-like.
Beluga Noble is made with water drawn from the Siberian bedrock.Triple-filtered & then “rested” for 30 days, the finished product is light, but flavourful, with some subtle oat notes, & a kick of spice that cuts through. Also a little citrus sweetness & even a little honey.
Kauffman Soft Private Collection Vintage Vodka This wheat vodka is distilled 14 times, then filtered once through birch coal, and again through quartz. It’s a sweet one. Floral and somewhat fruity on the nose, there’s a hint of both apple and almond.
Moskovskaya Osobaya Vodka dates back to the times of the former Russian Empire, and is in fact one of the oldest Russian vodka brands. The recipe was reformulated in 1938
Mamont Vodka is fresh, clean and crisp. Made from white winter wheat, and six times distilled for a smooth flavour, it’s been filtered through silver birch charcoal.To sip, it’s expansive, coating the whole of the mouth, and with a hot, dry finish
Russian Standard Gold is made with winter wheat Gold uses extracts of Siberian ginseng, which add caramel notes initially, and then a pepperiness that really lingers there’s that soft mouth feel and creamy finish.
Harrogate Rum is distilled from sugar cane molasses and flavoured with an array of natural ingredients including cherries, red hibiscus flowers and wildflower honey
J J Whitley Nettle Gin give this gin a prominent herbaceous focus which sits happily alongside the more familiar fruity and bitter juniper flavours. Some zesty lemon notes add brightness to the taste, creating a distinctive
Bombo 40 Rum Caramel & Coconut Caramel provides a rich but not-too-sickly sweetness and some fruity notes add further tropical colours to the drink. Slosh a few drops over your favourite dessert or serve with ice
Chase English Oak Smoked Vodka distilled from English spuds and flavoured with the smoky essence of English oak. Smoked booze isn’t to everyone’s liking, and its uses for mixing are limited, but anyone intrigued enough should serve it neat with ice for a new taste experience
Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin first batch of gin was produced in a 200-year old Northamptonshire barn in 2012. It’s a smooth sipper, with a delicate bouquet & a good juniper presence, which is enlivened with a touch of warming spice.
Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka Whey is fermented, after the curds are separated for cheese making, before being distilled and triple filtered, resulting in a smooth and vanilla-sweet vodka with a good boozy kick to finish. Works a treat in fruity cocktails
English Whisky Co, Chapter 9 which opened in 2006 and already has an impressive range of whiskies in its cellars. This single malt has been lightly peated, adding just a hint of smokiness while emphasising the peppery, piney notes from its ex-fill bourbon cask ageing.
Capreolus Doyenné du Comice Pears Eau de Vie For the best in fruity spirits, This pear-based spirit is double distilled from perry and has perfectly captured its fruity beauty: enticingly aromatic with a crisp and light sweetness
Tarquin’s Cornish Pastis Aniseed-flavoured spirits are popular throughout Europe.Cornwall’s Southwestern Distillery is hoping to change opinions with this pastis
Freya Birch Spirit In early spring, birch trees from Nordic forests are tapped for their sap, The taste is unique but reminds us of the fresh, invigorating qualities of a pure peach schnapps and the smooth, boozy glow of a good tequila.
Chamisul – Hite JinroIt’s made by Hite Jinro so there are a lot of brands. This brand comes in a few different types such as the Jinro original and the Jinro fresh. As far as taste goes it is on the harsh side
If you are looking for a softer soju then try Chum Churum. Korean females have taken a likely to this brand as well as younger drinkers who are not use to strong alcohol. This is why when you see the commercials you see Korean celebrities like Hyori shaking the soju.
C1 Blue This Soju claims to not give hangovers due to asparagine. C1 Blue is one of the most smoothest Soju’s out there. It has a clean aftertaste and easy to swallow.