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  1. Sipsmith London Dry Gin (70cl)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Crafted using the finest botanicals, this is London Gin as it should be – super-smooth and fragrant
    £30.00 per bottle
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    Smuggled from Cornwall Spiced Rum
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Smooth, complex, barrel-aged, spiced rum with tropical fruit, butterscotch and vanilla notes
    £35.00 per bottle
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    Mount Gay Eclipse Barbados Golden Rum (70cl)
    CountryBarbados
    From a 300-year-old distillery, premium, richly scented rum with tropical fruits and sweet vanilla
    £25.00 per bottle
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    Incognito Vanilla Vodka
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Delicately scented, smooth vanilla vodka from the enthusiastic team behind Incognito cocktail bars
    £39.00 per bottle
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  5. Hendrick’s Flora Adora
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Limited edition gin from Hendrick’s renowned distillery with a beguiling bouquet of fragrant flowers
    £34.00 per bottle
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  6. Warner's  Rhubarb Gin (70cl)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Double-Gold, rhubarb-tinged, spicy gin from artisan distillers in the wilds of Northamptonshire
    £38.00 per bottle
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  7. Glenmorangie Original 10-year-old Scotch Whisky (70cl in gift box)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Smooth, elegant and complex 10-year-old malt from this most famous Highland distillery, Glenmorangie
    £39.00 per bottle
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  8. Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    CountryUnited States
    A rich, intense whiskey that pays homage to Reverend Elijah Craig, dubbed the ‘Father of Bourbon’
    £40.00 per bottle
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  9. Sipsmith Sipping Vodka
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    A clean, smooth and delicious sipping vodka from Sipsmith, renowned for their award-winning Gin
    £30.00 per bottle
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  10. Sipsmith Zesty Orange Gin (70cl)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    The ultimate gin for the zesty sipper, Sipsmith’s citrus-infused award-winning gin with fresh orange
    £28.50 per bottle
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  11. Glenfiddich 15YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    A complex Speyside single malt from Glenfiddich, matured in sherry, bourbon, and new-oak casks  
    £47.00 per bottle£52.00
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  12. East London Liquor Company Kew Gin
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    A fresh, fruity and fragrant botanical gin – a collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    £38.00 per bottle
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  13. Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (70cl)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Wonderfully rich, warming whisky that’s a big hit with critics and judges alike
    £27.00 per bottle£30.00
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  14. Old Harry 8-year-old Malt Whisky (70cl)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    This blend of famous malts from Scotland’s finest regions makes a wonderful sipper for whisky lovers
    £29.00 per bottle
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  15. Hendrick's Gin (70cl)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Superbly unusual and supremely rich gin from Ayrshire – made using a 19th century pot still
    £29.00 per bottle£32.00
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  16. Aperol Aperitivo (70cl)
    Enjoy summer sunshine in a glass with this classic, crowd-pleasing Italian apéritif. Saluti!
    £16.00 per bottle
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  17. Apothicaire de l'Armagnac Baco 50cl
    CountryFrance
    Baco Blanc
    Rare chance to enjoy 37-year-old Bas-Armagnac - a unique bottling and wonderfully mellow and complex
    £85.00 per bottle
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  18. Silent Pool Gin (70cl)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Intricately crafted, Gold-medal gin made from an unique blend of 24 botanicals in beautiful Surrey
    £34.50 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £43.00 per bottle
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  19. Ardbeg Wee Beastie Scotch Whisky (70cl)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    A monster of a dram! Try Ardbeg’s newest, 5-year-old release if you like a big and smoky single malt
    £40.00 per bottle
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  20. The Botanist Islay Dry Gin (70cl)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Classic artisanal gin from the innovative team at Islay’s Bruichladdich distillery
    £37.50 per bottle
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  21. Bruichladdich Classic Laddie Islay Scotch Single Malt Whisky
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Flagship whisky from the renowned Bruichladdich distillery, this is a fine unpeated Islay Malt
    £43.00 per bottle
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  22. Apothicaire de l'Armagnac Baco 2.5L
    CountryFrance
    Baco Blanc
    Rare chance to enjoy 37-year-old Bas-Armagnac in a unique 2.5-litre pot, wonderfully mellow and long
    £425.00 per bottle
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  23. Port Charlotte 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (70cl)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Big and peaty 10-year-old Islay malt, that delivers on its promise. From the Bruichladdich team
    £52.50 per bottle
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Wine FAQs
What are spirits?

The term ‘spirits’ refers to the most powerful alcoholic drinks – usually around 40% ABV.

All alcoholic drinks are made by fermentation – the process of converting the sugar in a liquid to alcohol. For spirits, the alcohol is first produced by fermentation, then distilled (a process of evaporation and condensation), producing a much stronger, purer alcoholic drink.

A classic example of this is whisky. Barley or other grains are mixed with water and fermented to produce a liquid that is much like an un-hopped ale. This liquid (known as ‘wort’) is distilled in traditional copper stills, and the spirit (whisky) is separated off and matured in barrel before bottling. There are many variations on this method – but this is the basic process for producing the fine spirits you know and love.

What are some examples of spirits?

There are actually only a few types of spirits – though within each category, there are many variations. Here are some of the best-known spirit drinks.

  • Whisky (aka whiskey) – This smooth golden spirit comes in many types and variations. The best known is perhaps Scotch whisky, which is made from fermented grain liquor. Malt whiskies, as the name suggests, must be made purely from malted barley. In Ireland and the US, it is usually spelled whiskey. American whiskies are often made from a mix of grains. The most famous (Tennessee whiskey and Bourbon) must contain at least 51% corn.
  • Rum – Ranging from light and golden to black and spicy, rum is a classic spirit traditionally made from sugarcane. Most come from the Caribbean islands, though it can be made anywhere. Rum is often flavoured or spiced and is one of the sweetest spirits.
  • Brandy – A luxurious spirit associated with the finer things in life, brandy is made by distilling fermented grape juice. The most famous examples come from France, and the best, due to long oak-ageing, are wonderfully mellow, smooth, and complex. ·      Gin – This quintessentially English spirit was in fact invented in Holland! The essential ingredient in a G and T, gin is made from a neutral grain spirit, and then flavoured with what are known as botanicals. The most famous of these is juniper – but there are as many variations as there are gin distilleries.     
  • Vodka – Usually seen as a mixer for cocktails, vodka can be a fine sipping spirit, too. It is traditionally made by distilling the liquid made from fermented grains (though potatoes have been used too). It is typically distilled to a very high strength (often 95%), resulting in a very pure tasting spirit.
What are the seven spirit drinks?

Surprisingly, perhaps, there are only seven official categories of drinks classed as spirits. These are:

  • Whisky / whiskey – A grain spirit most commonly made in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. Whisky is a popular spirit, often drunk solo or with ice (on the rocks) but also found in cocktails such as the Old Fashioned.
  • Rum – A traditional spirit from the Caribbean, made from fermented sugarcane. Rum has long been a staple in cocktails such as the Daquiri and the Mojito – but thanks to an increase in the availability of many premium rums, it is also enjoyed solo. 
  • Brandy – Napoleon’s favourite tipple, and at the top end, one of the finest spirits money can buy. A warming glass of brandy makes the perfect after dinner drink. 
  • Gin – The classic ingredient in a G and T, gin is a clear grain spirit flavoured with herbs and berries known as ‘botanicals.’ A rise in popularity in gin has led to the creation of many craft distilleries, producing both classic London dry gins, and quirky variations such as rhubarb gin.
  • Vodka – Vodka is the purest spirit, and a staple ingredient in many classic cocktails, including the Cosmopolitan, the Vodka Martini, and the White Russian
  • Tequila – Mexico’s most famous spirit is probably best known as the ingredient in the classic 1970s cocktail, Tequila Sunrise. Some brave souls enjoy it neat, with a lick of salt and a squeeze of lemon.
  • Mezcal – This Mexican spirit is very similar to tequila but can be made from any type of agave plant (a succulent similar to cactus). Tequila, on the other hand, must be made from the blue agave plant.
What are examples of liqueurs?

Liqueurs are basically spirits that have been sweetened or flavoured in some way, often reducing the alcohol content in the process.

Common types of liqueur include:

Triple sec – An orange flavoured liqueur that comes originally from France. The most famous example is Cointreau. Triple sec is an essential ingredient in many cocktails, including the Long Island Iced Tea, the Cosmopolitan, and the Margarita.

Cream liqueur – Also known as Irish cream or dairy cream liqueur, cream liqueur is often drunk solo over ice, and also used in cocktails. It is usually made from a flavourful spirit (whiskey in the case of Irish cream) mixed with dairy cream. Cream liqueur cocktails include the White Russian and the Mudslide. It’s also very tasty in an Irish coffee.

Coffee liqueur – Often confused with cream liqueur, coffee liqueur is a sweet syrupy drink combining coffee and neutral spirit. It is an essential ingredient in an Espresso Martini.

What are the four categories of liqueurs?

There are many types of liqueur, but they can be sorted into four main categories according to how they are flavoured:

Fruit liqueurs (including orange triple sec and crème de cassis)

Herbal liqueurs (including ginger liqueur and Chartreuse)

Bean liqueurs (including coffee liqueur and hazelnut liqueur

Cream liqueurs (including Irish cream and dairy cream liqueur)

Is liqueur the same as liquor?

Liqueur and liquor are not the same. Liqueur is a type of flavoured spirit. Liquor, in the US, is another word for spirits. It is also used generally as a term for any flavoured liquid.

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