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.
Founded in 2010, the origins of the company are rooted in the decades we have spent growing up in and around the scotch whisky industry, and our respect and passion for the spirit this history has instilled. With a label inspired by the classic elegance of an antique manuscript, the First Editions brand is the mark of quality which appears across our core range of single-cask bottlings of malt whisky.
We review our maturing stocks on a monthly basis, drawing samples from casks we believe may be ready for bottling. Always mindful of the benefits of a whisky being from just one cask, we will bottle it when we feel it is at its best for drinking rather than being influenced by “round” ages such as 18, or 25 years old. The First Editions bottlings are always at cask-strength and, naturally, without artificial coloring or chill-filtration.
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.
Right Gin is made from corn that has been distilled five times and clean, pure water sourced from a lake in the southern part of Sweden. Traditional botanicals include juniper, coriander and cardamom in addition to Sarawak black pepper, lemon, lime, orange and bergamot. Each of the ingredients are distilled individually and perfectly blended for a clean, smooth and superior experience.
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.
Tequila Ocho is a boutique line of terroir-driven, single estate, single vintage tequilas for true aficionados. Made with 100% blue agave harvested from several appellations in the Jalisco region, Ocho tequilas are aged at a bare minimum to draw attention to the complexity of flavor, terroir and distillation methods. In June 2012, The Wall Street Journal selected Tequila Ocho as one of their go-to tequilas for summer cocktails!
This pure grain vodka from Holland combines tradition and quality craftsmanship with an ultramodern artistic flair. Produced from a family with five generations of distillation expertise, Bong Vodka is distilled six times for smoothness and filtered four times for purity using a 150 year-old recipe. The New York Times called it “A burst of innovation” and the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco voted it the “Best Clean Spirit” out of 700 contenders.The distinctive bong bottles are all hand-crafted in Milan Italy, each one individually numbered and signed by the artist.
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”.
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.
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.
Master distiller and third generation tequila maker Wilfrido Ortega Casas and fifth generation tequila maker Raul Herrera produce six styles of premium 100% blue agave tequila at their distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. Agave fruit of the ripest maturity is sourced from both the highland and lowland regions of the area and the aging process for the Reposados and Anejos takes place in both French and American oak.
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.
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.
Legend has it that tequila was originally discovered by luck. Well, actually it was by a rabbit. Or rather by a farmer’s wife who noticed that rabbit getting tipsy on fermented agave. But that’s still pretty darn lucky, if you ask us. And we feel pretty lucky to be able to bring this great tasting tequila to you. So enjoy and drink suerte!
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.
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.
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.
G. Schneider & Sohn is one of the premier wheat beer producers in the world. Schneider has partnered with 200-year-old Distillery Schraml to distill a very special spirit from its prestigious Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock (strong dark wheat beer). Instead of creating a mash, the distiller uses finished beer as the base for the distillate, allowing all the flavors of the beer to be carried through to the final product. The result is a truly unique spirit different from anything previously available in the United States.