Mezcal Nucano is an artisanal mezcal produced in the region of San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. Their batches are always limited to ensure artisanal production, and they are made by a 5th generation mezcalero who helps to bring old-world mezcal production into modern times. They make an Anejo, Reposado, and several Joven mezcals that feature different silvestre agave. They are entirely Oaxacan owned and operated.
THROUGH OUR EXPLORATION OF TERROIR IN TEQUILA, WE ARE REMINDED OF THE PARALLEL EXPERIENCES THAT EXIST IN YOUR GLASS AND ON YOUR PLATE – BOTH EXPRESSIONS OF THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT AND THE RAW MATERIALS THAT COME TOGETHER TO CRAFT SOMETHING REAL, RAW, AND AUTHENTIC. AND SO, WE LOOK AT TERROIR AS THE ESSENCE OF TIME AND PLACE BEYOND THE GLASS. ochotequila.com
There are no secrets with Old Duff Genever – no made-up marketing nonsense, nothing omitted, no inconvenient facts massaged. That’s what the kind of people who drink genever – real genever – demand. Genever – real genever – is a delicious multi-grain distillate (historically lots of rye) with masterful hints of flavour from a small amount of juniper and (usually a small number of) other botanicals. Think of it as unaged whisky’s complex daddy. During the first Golden Age of cocktails in mid-1800s America, genever was the best-selling imported spirit in America, with 450 bottles of genever being imported for every 1 bottle of gin. Genever was called for equally in the penthouse, at the cocktail bar and in the labourer’s taverns. Genever? Every drop in each bottle of Old Duff Genever and Old Duff Genever Single Malt 100% Maltwine was milled, fermented, distilled and bottled in Holland. That’s really, really rare – sadly, almost no other Dutch brand still distills its own genever in Holland. www.oldduffgenever.com
Portafortuna XO is a remarkable blend of 2016 vintage port & 12 year old XO brandy, augmented with cognac and embedded with a charm of good fortune. This is no ordinary brandy mix, a bespoke recipe of hand-crafted, natural flavours gives Portafortuna its real charm. The perfect after dinner drink which brings fortune and good luck wherever it goes. Signature notes: Dark Chocolate, Burnt Orange, Rich Vanilla and Black Cherry. Finished to 27.5% ABV in 70cl and 5cl bottles. portafortuna.co.uk
Rutte has a long history; recipes have been passed on from generation to generation. Whereas the industry was looking for cheaper methods and materials during the last century, this ‘innovation’ completely passed by the Rutte family. And that’s a good thing because it means old recipes and craftsmanship have been preserved. Even though the distillery has not been in the hands of the Rutte family since the 1990s, the tradition is kept alive and the company stills follows the same unique distilling process as ancestor Simon did in his days. www.rutte.com
FOR THOSE WHO SMOKE TRADITION AND DODGE THE DRAB. WELCOME TO SMOKEHEAD. An Islay Single Malt Whisky that’s an assault on your senses. So if you refuse to conform to the rules of normal whisky drinking, and are seeking out something more uncommon, then here’s where that pig-headed inquisitiveness of yours gets rewarded. www.smokehead.com/our-whiskies
Four botanicals are perfectly balanced to give Tanqueray 0.0% Alcohol Free a citrus style and juniper led profile, with a delicate botanical complexity behind it. Tanqueray 0.0% allows you to discover the definitive experience from Tanqueray, just without the alcohol. Serve with your chosen tonic and garnish over ice, then sip, savour and appreciate! Tanqueray’s four quality botanicals are individually immersed in water, heated, and then distilled to give a complex, delicious flavour. Tanqueray 0.0% is best enjoyed with plenty of ice, premium tonic water, and garnished with a wedge of lime, but it also makes the perfect base for a wide range of alcohol-free cocktails. www.tanqueray.com/en-row/gins/tanqueray-00
The gift of a King, the 12-point Royal Stag proudly adorns each bottle of The Dalmore. It encapsulates the distillery’s regal legacy, dating back to 1263. The emblem was bestowed upon Colin of Kintail, the first chieftain of Clan Mackenzie, after he saved the life of King Alexander III of Scotland from the fury of a charging stag. www.thedalmore.com
The Stillery – “The Originl Craft Spirit” The Stillery is a young dynamic craft distillery located in Amsterdam’s harbour area. It is there where organic craft spirits are created as they were once made by pioneers of the past. The Stillery is the first distillery in a long time within the Netherlands to reignite the old ways of craft-distilling. Where other distilleries use bought alcohol from big alcohol plants, The Stillery makes its own alcohol from actual malted grain. This start to finish approach is within the spirits business often referred to as “from grain to glass” and is implemented for all spirits within The Stillery’s Portfolio. Making the alcohol completely in-house. Gives The Stillery a right to claim they craft spirits as they were once made, hence “The Original Craft Spirit”.
PRODUCED IN JAMAICA AND TRINIDAD. BLENDED IN AMSTERDAM. An exceptional blend of Rum crafted on the Caribbean Islands of Jamaica and Trinidad. This unique blend of Jamaican Pot Distilled and Trinidadian Column Distilled Rum, brings tropical notes of tinned pineapple and banana, with hints of macadamia and almond nuts, followed by grassy notes with cherry and citrus, and finishes with a lingering flavour of raisins, vanilla and cacao. www.williamgeorgerum.com