Founded by long-time agave cultivator and distiller David Ravandi, 123 Organic Tequila is made from ten-year-old, slowly ripened lowland agaves cooked for two days in traditional stone ovens to concentrate flavor and double-distlled using a small batch process. Through prioritization of environmentally sustainable practices, 123 Organic Tequila has received ‘organic’ designations from the USDA and European Union.
Belgian Owl is the first Belgian whiskey ever made with barley grown in Belgium. The barley malt is distilled in century-old stills and then aged in oak casks for three years. During the maturation process, it gradually takes on its lovely amber color and develops magnificent aromas of pear, cherry, and lily. The finish hints at apples.
The concept for Boxer Gin was simple: to create the finest classical style gin possible, using the best ingredients and most advanced techniques. The intense flavour and aroma comes from our signature fresh botanicals- the finest juniper in the world and the planet’s most complex citrus. Black Juniper is a rare varietal of the berry that only grows in the UV rich, pollution-free environment of the high Himalayas. Boxer’s distinctive citrus notes come from the fresh cut peel of the Bergamot, grown organically in the sun-drenched groves of southern Italy. This extra dry balance is set against a traditional background blend of common juniper, warm aromatic spices, floral roots and aromatic peels.
When Vantguard decided to launch a new spirit, the aim was to do something different and challenging, in a world in which everything is invented.
George Willsher was a man who didn’t conform to the norm. He did things differently. He took risks and wasn’t afraid to go against those who told him things wouldn’t work. When he conjured the idea for Black Bull in his blending room at his grocery and spirits shop in Dundee in 1864, he came up with a concept. That concept was for a high strength, high malt content blend that was bold and different. The formula that he created was for 50 percent (%) of the blend to be made up of single malt whisky, for 50 percent (%) of the blend to be made up of single grain whisky and for the bottling strength to be 100 (US) proof (50% abv). Whilst all the others were trying to conform to a certain style, George Willsher did things his own way, and today we stick by that philosophy. We are proud to say we are still independently owned and run which gives us the freedom to keep a fresh approach and to offer something different.
Fidencio Mezcal embodies the tradition and creativity of Oaxaca. With four generations of knowledge and the finest estate grown agave, Fidencio is a unique mezcal that is pure agave. Using 100% Espadín agave let to mature at least 10 years.
Fratello Hazelnut Liquor is produced in the north of Italy wusing excluxivley IGP (protected Origins) Piemonte Hazelnuts. Fratello’s irresistible taste is obtained from an original formula which includes cocoa beans from the Ivory Coast, vanilla pods from Madagascar, elder flowers from the Italian Alps, and natural acacia honey.
Gin Mare opens the door to a new variety of gins, with a novel pan-Mediterranean concept that unites the different cultures around this sea representing their botanical stars such as: Arbequina olives, thyme, basil and rosemary. The Arbequina olive is the only one in the world with its own Designation of Origin. Our Mediterranean botanicals include Basil from Italy,
Thyme from Greece, Rosemary from Turkey, and Citrus fruits from Spain.
Demerara Distillers, Guyana, is unique. No other rum distillery in the world can boast of such a heritage. It is this which has enabled them to offer such a variety of high quality award-winning rums of differing age, style and character – a comprehensive range of over 20 distinct varieties.
While it started producing the acclaimed Hitachino Nest beers in 1996, Kiuchi brewery in Konosu, Japan has been making sake and distilled spirits for almost 200 years. Consequently, it was a natural step for the brewery to distill its beer, and it has done so to spectacular effect with this distillate of Hitachino Nest White Ale. The distilled beer is matured with coriander, hops, and orange peel for one month and then it is diluted with fresh White Ale and matured for another six months, finally being filtered and bottled with only minor dilution from local spring water. The resulting spirit is spicy with coriander, bitter orange, and oak notes on the nose, with a massive mid-palate balance of sweetness, tartness, and slight citrus-peel bitterness with a long chewy sake aftertaste.
When Christian Jensen first tasted the vintage gins from London’s lost distilleries, he began a journey. Creating a finely balanced gin that honoured these forgotten recipes became his obsession. That’s why Jensen’s is distilled in small batches, using only traditional gin botanicals. So there’s really nothing new about Jensen’s, and that’s why it’s different. Distilled in Bermondsey, London, Jensen’s is gin as it was. Gin as it should be.
Kubler is the first authentic Swiss absinthe to be imported to the United States after nearly one-hundred years. It is produced in the birthplace of absinthe, the Val-de-Travers region of Switzerland, with history dating back to 1862. Before the ban was enforced by the Swiss government in 1910, Kubler was an award-winning absinthe at competitions throughout Europe. Kubler is made using 100% local ingredients and the recipe is the same today as it was a century ago.
The marriage between the Martínez Lacuesta family and the vermouth goes back to the decade of the 30s, when by chance, we were offered the opportunity to enter into this exciting world of wine aperitifs. Our strive to improve has led us to research and try new vintage formulas, combining different types of wood, toasting levels, storage periods and product packaging. The result of that is this collection of vermouths. They are all so different and unique that they have won the praise of our clients and the respect of experts.
An exceptional artisanal Vermouth di Torino blended with the finest ingredients to create an original, yet classic, recipe inspired by world renowned Italian bartender Giancarlo Mancino. Used as a main ingredient in most cocktails whether forgotten or innovative. Perfect as an all day aperitif when served neat, chilled or over ice.
The best fruits are selected and then immediately after the harvest put into small vats for maceration, in order to capture their full aroma. After pressing and filtration a rick infusion is collected, acid and very fruity to which some sugar is added. A careful bottling process ends this natural production chain. The quality of Merlet fruits liquors is built on this profile of true farmers and liquor markets. For other liquors than Cassis the Merlet family work close to their fruits producers and apply the same quality requirement as they do to their own blackcurrant production.
Since its inception in 1931, the distillery Neisson has preserved in the purest tradition of Martinique components of a rum flavored and taste none. Packaged in a bottle-rounded, reasonable of all: “Zépol Kare” as say the fans, our rums are the result of know-how constantly renewed from the cane fields to the aging cellars.
The distillery produces agricultural rums Neisson receiving the designation of the Controled Martinique Rhum Agricole. An agricultural rum is produced by distilling the juice of sugar cane as opposed to industrial rums coming from the distillation of molasses (residue from the production of cane sugar). Back online automatic
The activity of the distillery is the period of harvest of sugarcane, which generally runs from late February to late June The rest of the time, the production equipment is maintained, repaired, so that it is fully operational during the “harvesting”.
When Flor Prendergast decided to create a whiskey, he brought in his American friend and spirits maverick, Steven Grasse, who had an idea that required a transatlantic collaboration: whiskey from Ireland, finished in rye barrels from America. They formed Pugilist Spirits to bring this idea to life, with whiskey distilled and aged in West Cork, Ireland and rye barrels sourced by Grasse’s own Tamworth Distilling in the U.S.
Inspired by the Irish-American connection, Grasse had the idea to call the whiskey Prizefight. The brand tells the incredible stories of the Irish who came to America and became the greatest fighters of their day. Each bottle commemorates the boxing legends who came with nothing and fought for everything.