Beer, Wine & Spirits

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Sake

Sometimes described as a rice wine, sometimes as a rice beer, sake shares qualities of both. It is fermented from specially developed rice and water by

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Summer Fruit Cups & Pimm's

Fruit cups, quintessentially English summertime thirst-quenching drinks, were invented by the Victorians and were originally a mixture of fruit, liqueurs

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Hyke Gin Very Special

Made with a base spirit distilled from fermented English-grown wine grape pomace redistilled with 19 botanicals.

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Bob's Vanilla Bitters

Bob makes his Vanilla Bitters with a tincture of Tahitian vanilla pods.

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Bob's Orange & Mandarin Bitters

One day years ago, I suggested to Bob that he add bittersweet orange bitters to his range. This is the result. Bob uses dried mandarin skin to give these

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Making a large-scale Australian agave spirit

With 450,000 plants in the ground in Queensland, a team of researchers and experts based from Adelaide to Melbourne and on the ground at the Eden Lassie

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Broken Clock Lingering Vodka

Subtly flavoured with botanicals found in a traditional English garden, including windfall apples, Broken Clock is made by infusing these ingredients in

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Difford's Saline Solution

Not just salty water but saline solution made with Maldon natural sea salt blended with spring water and then filtered prior to bottling and hand-labeling.

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Difford's Falernum

We chat a lot with our mate Bob (of Bitters fame) and we got talking about what a great falernum should taste like. Weeks passed (as we sampled numerous

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Rother Valley Levers Alone

Rother Valley Brewery makes this beer for the Kent & East Sussex Railway whose steam-powered trains pass a stone's throw away from the brewery as they

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Falernum

Falernum (pronounced 'Fah-Learn-Um') is a sweet liqueur from Barbados. Syrupy in consistency, falernum is always made with lime and sugar but is usually

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Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old

This Grand Cry Glenfiddich was matured for 23 years in American and European oak casks before blending and a finishing maturation period in French cuvee

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Tia Maria Matcha Cream

Tia Maria, long a named famous for its coffee liqueur, has created a new product and category with the 2021 launch of its Matcha cream liqueur.

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Equiano Light Rum

Equiano Light is a lightly aged molasses rum from the Caribbean blended with fresh sugar cane juice rum from Africa.

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Cihuatán Cinabrio 12 Years Old Rum

The ancient Maya made a red pigment using the mineral Cinabrio (cinnabar). This was an important colour as red was the symbol of Kinich Ahau, the Mayan

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Luxardo Perla Dry

Luxardo's Maraschino Perla Dry is a Special Reserve limited edition (only 4,999 numbered bottles) to celebrate the company's 200th birthday since being

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Alta No. 10 Ten-Year-Old Tawny Port

Alta No. 10 is a Tawny Port made in traditional granite lagars and aged in old casks. It is ready to drink now but will gain further complexity over the

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Pedra No. 03 White Port

Described by its winemakers as a fresh, elegant, versatile White Port, Pedra No. 03 made from a blend of 56% Rabigato, 32% Gouveio, and 12% Viosinho grapes

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Five Rivers Indian Spiced Rum

Five Rivers is dry spiced rum with no added sugar, made in a London gin distillery in a similar way to gin by distilling rum with Indian botanicals; cardamom,

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Griffiths Brothers Original Gin

Produced by two brothers in small batches. Each of the 13 botanicals are individually infused in organic wheat spirit and then cold/low-pressure distilled