This 12-year-old Speyside malt is aged in American oak ex-bourbon casks before being transferred to European oak oloroso sherry casks for a 9-month finishing period, thus the apt ‘Double Wood’ name. This was 1st ever second wood finished malt, leading the trail for the many that have followed. This whisky expression was launched in 1993, and has become an iconic bottling over the years. Even at 12 years old, this rich and complex dram is an excellent example of what the Balvenie distillery can craft. A pioneer in the Double Wood method, Balvenie is waiting for you and it’s yours for the taking.
Alc. / vol: 40%
Pungent red apple skin, soft leather, faint ripe raspberry, vanilla, oloroso sherry and gentle cinnamon-spiced oak. With water vanilla, biscuit and citrus zest.
Initial burst of rich nutty sherry and red apple, quickly dried with lightly cinnamon-spiced and smoky oak, beautifully balanced with stewed fruit and gingerbread. With water sweet ripe apple fruit and barley sugar.
Long, dry and oaky with sweet red apple, lingering tobacco leaf, ginger and clove.
As the name would suggest, this is the original Bombay gin, predating the now better-known Bombay Sapphire. Bombay Dry Gin is based on a recipe that traces its origins back to the middle 18th century. However, the product itself actually launched in 1960. Truly inspired by one of the oldest known English dry gin recipes, it is distilled from a base of grain and imparts the botanicals through vapor infusion. A more robust, traditional style and quite lovely too. A timeless classic to behold.
Distinctly earthy and herbal almost like a freshly-potted plant. More sips continue to highlight these aromas.
Flavorful of botanicals making appearances and taking turns before forming a solid base.
Not too oily and shows a dry finish as it should be. Classic and Savory.
The bottle and packaging are designed by top designer Mr Wirkkala.Launched in 1970, Finlandia can rightly claim to be the world's first designer vodka. It is an extremely pure vodka through advanced distillation techniques and the use of pure spring water. It is not charcoal filtered and does not contain any additives. Truly a masterpiece proudly presented by Finland.
Almost neutral with light white pepper and faint vanilla, grainy, sugarcane-like notes.
Extraordinarily clean. Cracked black pepper with faint barley bread and toasty nuts.
Long, lightly black peppery finish. If vodka should be clean and neutral then this is textbook vodka.
One of the original super-premium vodkas - made in France, and considered one of the creamiest vodkas ever tasted using a five-column process to produce a neutral spirit. Grey Goose is then blended with demineralized limestone-filtered spring water in the heart of France's cognac region. Grey Goose Vodka claims to be "The World's Best Tasting Vodka" and seemingly this brand’s reputation proceeds it. For any occasion big and small - a vodka of unparalleled quality that’s made without compromise. Birds of the same feather, drink together
Alcohol by volume40%
Merest whiff of desiccated coconut (especially when cold), nuts and fennel over superbly clean peppery spirit.
Clean and faintly grainy with cracked pepper, minerality and faint aniseed. (Sweet coconut notes emerge with the addition of water).
Long, clean, black pepper finish with faint aniseed and sweet liquorice.
Jack Daniel's innovation never stops as they made their own cinnamon-flavored whisky liqueur. Released in the USA in 2014, it’s now spreading like wildfire throughout the world. As the name suggests, it's plenty hot with cinnamon, though manages to keep some of the classic Jack Daniel's character. A pleasant heat with lots of flavor, but doesn't take the fire too far. Looking to spark up your night? Heat things up with Jack Daniel’s Fire.
Cinnamon fireballs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Cinnamon is the focus and not much else makes its way through the spicy onslaught.
Sweet, spicy and alarmingly drinkable – much less fiery than the nose suggests.
Cinnamon biscuits, more cereal and a hint of barrel char to balance out the sweetness.
Jack Daniels is a world-renowned whiskey, one of the best that America has to offer. The new-make whiskey is charcoal-mellowed through 10 feet of maple charcoal prior to aging. Aged at least four years in new, charred American oak barrels which the distillery makes itself. This Tennessee whiskey was named No.7 by "Mr. Jack" himself in 1887 – no one knows why. Popular theories include: Jack honoring his seven girlfriends or it’s the 7th recipe. However, the most plausible explanation is the case of the seven missing barrels of Jack Daniel’s whisky on route to Missouri for the World Fair in 1904. So another seven were shipped, but in the meantime the railroad found the first seven and they marked them as the ‘Old Number Seven’ to avoid confusion when the new barrels arrived. Although the truth of its name remains unknown, it continues to be the original all-conquering cola-friendly colossus. Commanding legions of fans worldwide, it’s no wonder why Jack Daniel’s No.7 is #1 and that, my friends, is no mystery.
Alc. / vol: 40%
Toasty oak, spicy vanilla, popcorn and caramel with tar, mocha coffee, rolling tobacco, ripe banana and gingerbread.
Buttery char-grilled corn-on-the-cob, burnt popcorn, vanilla, salt and café latte with overripe banana, gingerbread and cracked black pepper spice. Faint sweetness.
Slight saltiness to lingering dry new oak, barbecue charcoal and spicy finish.