The range of the world’s liqueurs is vast and all-encompassing, and ranges from complex, crafted liqueurs which are excellent neat or over ice, to liqueurs intended as cocktail mixers. Nearly every country in the world makes liqueurs, and nearly every plant, fruit, spice, herb, flower and spirit is used in their production. A liqueur is essentially any alcoholic drink bottled with added sugar. By European law, liqueurs are spirit based, and be of at least 15% alcohol by volume, with at least 100g sugar per litre. Liqueurs are often flavoured with fruits, nuts, spices, herbs, flowers, cream, peppermint or even chocolate.
Made exclusively using 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky from one of Speyside's most famous distilleries, this liqueur has been designed with the Single Malt drinker in mind.
Matured in Sherry Casks, the base whisky used to make our liqueur has an extraordinary depth of character and flavour. We sought to emphasise this flavour by using ingredients including Cinnamon, two different kinds of Orange peel, and Cloves.
Excellent over ice, but more than good enough to drink neat. We hope you enjoy drinking our liqueur as much as we enjoyed making it!
For the Perfect Serve Pour a healthy measure of Liqueur into a tumbler full of ice, stir, then squeeze a good-sized strip of fresh orange peel over the drink, and add to the glass.
Unlike most 'cherry brandies', which are made with neutral spirit and flavouring, Professor Cornelius thought he'd take the novel approach of using erm... cherries and brandy!
Naturally, this wasn't enough for the freewheeling mentalissimo, who tracked down the very finest cherries for his Cherry Brandy as well as procuring some exceptional, high-quality brandy (from a rather famous region of France). The result, unsurprisingly, is utterly, utterly delicious!
There's only one thing that Professor Cornelius Ampleforth loves more than concocting crazily delicious drinks or genetically modifying turnips to have emotions, and that's Christmas. This year, he's combined two of those by giving the turnips Santa hats creating the Christmas Mulled Cup!
We all know that making the perfect Mulled Wine for your guests is fraught with problems - frankly, it's a Christmas minefield! Knackered or unbalanced spices, suspect citrus notes and the inevitability that you'll serve your most discerning guest the glass with the big clump of nutmeg you couldn't filter out! Gah! The problem is, it's the ultimate festive tipple so we have to give it a go, don't we? If only there was a full-proof (fool-proof?), delicious solution...
But wait, what was that about a Christmas Mulled Cup again? Produced with an expertly blended mix of VSOP Cognac, Fine Vintage Port and tinctures made from fantastic festive spices, along with cold-distilled orange and lemon peels and a surfeit of cold-distilled fresh root ginger, you say? Why, that sounds like the perfect solution for all my carolers, bell-ringers and magical gift-givers!
Professor Cornelius Ampleforth's recipe for perfect Mulled Wine every time:
1 bottle of good, fruity Red Wine
50ml of Christmas Mulled Cup (or more, to taste)
65g granulated sugar
Heat, and serve.
Made exclusively using 15 Year Old Single Malt Whisky from one of Speyside's most famous distilleries, this liqueur has a frankly extraordinary depth of flavour.Matured in very active Sherry Casks, the base whisky used for this 15 year old liqueur has a nose and palate packed full of traditional ‘Christmas Cake’ Character. We sought to emphasise this flavour by using ingredients including two different kinds of Orange Peel, Cloves, and a deliciously spicy hint of Cardamom.
Excellent over ice, but more than good enough to drink neat. This liqueur is truly one for the single-malt connoisseur.For the Perfect Serve Pour a healthy measure of Liqueur into a tumbler full of ice, stir, then squeeze a good-sized strip of fresh Orange Peel over the drink, and add to the glass.
Lochan Ora is a whisky liqueur made with Chivas Regal whisky and flavoured with honey and herbs.
A fine liqueur made using single malt whisky from Edradour distillery. A cut above the other commercially available cream liqueurs.
Professor Cornelius Ampleforth has done it again, and this time he’s concocted the perfect Summer quaff. This fine spirit is crafted by macerating Strawberries, Cucumber, Orange and Mint in pure wheat spirit, before re-distilling it at room temperature in a vacuum still. To this, the Professor adds a blend of fine wines, spirits, fruits, herbs and spices, and the result is a fresh, fruity and superbly British tipple.To serve Summer Fruit Cup - the Professor recommends first half-filling a highball glass with ice, sliced cucumber and orange, quartered strawberries and a lightly bruised sprig of fresh mint. Then carefully combine one part of his delicious Summer Fruit Cup with two parts of Lemonade (not three – this would lead to an excessively dilute drink suitable only for unwelcome guests), and gently add to the glass.
A wonderful coffee liqueur, this is perfect for making layered drinks, and it's brilliantly packaged. A highly recommended liqueur from Sheridan's.
Made exclusively using 21 Year Old Single Malt Whisky from one of Speyside's most famous distilleries, this liqueur is perhaps the freshest and lightest in our range, despite its impressive age.Matured in light Sherry Casks, the base whisky used for this 21 year old liqueur has an extraordinary citrus and floral character. We sought to emphasise this by using ingredients including Grapefruit, White Peach and two different kinds of Orange Peel.Excellent over ice, but more than good enough to drink neat. This liqueur is definitely the lightest in our range, and perhaps the best introduction to the world of whisky we can think of...For the Perfect Serve Pour a healthy measure of Liqueur into a tumbler full of ice, stir, then squeeze a good-sized strip of fresh Grapefruit or Orange Peel over the drink, and add to the glass.
Our very own 40 Year Old Whisky Liqueur won World's Best Whisky Liqueur at both the 2013 and 2014 World Whiskies Awards! Made exclusively using 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky from one of Speyside's most famous distilleries - at the time of launch this was the oldest Whisky Liqueur ever released for sale.
The base whisky used to make this extraordinary liqueur has matured for over 40 years in Speyside’s Traditional Warehouses, and upon reaching maturity has been carefully ‘seasoned’ with a few carefully chosen ingredients selected to match the flavour profile of the whisky, including Cinnamon, Orange Peel, and Cloves.Excellent over ice, but more than good enough to drink neat – this liqueur has been only very lightly flavoured, allowing the superb quality of the intense base spirit to shine through.
For the Perfect Serve: Pour a healthy measure of Liqueur into a tumbler full of ice, and serve straight away.