Rum is one of the most exotic spirits and up there with whisky for its diversity with multiple divisions of style, flavour and general appeal, based on the method and country or specific region of manufacture. Essential info: Colour: Clear when bottled directly from stills ranging to light gold or deep, dark amber when matured
As a spirits category whisky is incredibly diverse with several sub-divisions of style, flavour and general appeal, based on the method and country or specific region of manufacture. Whisky is a type of distilled alcohol beverage made from any grain-based product, fermented, distilled and generally matured in oak barrels. As with all spirits, the base
Essential info: Colour: Generally clear, though some infused gins carry a slight hue Region: Produced heavily in the UK but can be made anywhere, historically in Holland. There are 13 gins that have a ‘protected geographical indication’ most famously Plymouth Gin which has been made in Plymouth since 1793. ABV: Minimum 40% ABV Made from:
Essential Info: Colour: water-white and clear Region: Can be made anywhere – historically associated with Russia, Poland and the European ‘vodka belt’ ABV: 40% ABV Made from: Commonly made from grains (sorghum, rye, rice, wheat) but can also be made from fruits and vegetables (grapes, apples, corn, potatoes) Translation: The name vodka comes from the
Grey Goose French Vodka: £39.00 £26.00 Amazon From Cognac in France, this breakthrough wheat-based small-batch ultra-premium vodka has achieved global success and won a Platinum medal at the World Spirits Championship. Clean and fresh, with a smooth, creamy texture. Buy now Crystal Head Vodka: £47.00 £40.75 Amazon Bling in a bottle created by Canadian superstar Dan Aykroyd.
Monkey 47: £41.39 £34.89 Amazon Our first Gin is from Germany, not the UK, specifically the Black Forest. It uses 47 different predominantly unusual but regional botanicals, and it’s bottle at 47% alcohol. It burst onto the scene winning multiple awards and is a must have in any trendy bar now. Complex, powerful, wooded and
The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve: £32.66 £22.90 Amazon Ok, so age statements are gone, but in pursuit of market domination, it’s all about smoothness and sweetness. First fill American Oak Casks give it a massive vanilla hit, coffee, toffee and a little more vanilla. At 40% it stick packs the alcohol. It’s not complex, but easy and
Glenmorangie Milsean: £75.95, Master of Malt Milsean – pronounced “meel-shawn” in Gallic – is aged in toasted Portuguese wine casks, and, crucially is non-chill filtered. The result is a copper-coloured single malt with a sweet, buttery nose and a spicy, dried fruit taste on the palate. This is the 7th release from the Glenmorangie Private Edition line –