Whilst we love our whisky, we also have a passion for spirits of all shapes and sizes from around the world. As such, we have a wide variety of everything, from Rum, Vodka and Gin, Tequila, brandies including Armagnac, Cognac and Calvados, and many other spirits from across the globe. We have absinthes, grappa, mezcal, sotol, pisco, shochu and eaux de vie and schnapps, all here for your perusal.
A sure-fire hit from Professor Cornelius Ampleforth, Rumbullion! is a cockle-warming spiced concoction, based on the kind of rich, full-bodied rums the seafaring fraternity would have enjoyed centuries ago.At the core of this fabulous winter warmer lies a blend of the very finest high proof Caribbean rum, to which was added creamy Madagascan vanilla and a generous helping of zesty orange peel. A secret recipe was followed, and the Professor finished his hearty tipple with a handful of cinnamon and cloves and just a hint of cardamom. Rumbullion! proudly flaunts its maritime inspiration with a label that bears a hand-drawn illustration of a Navy grog tub, emblazoned with the words: “The Queen, God Bless Her”, and just like all of the fine spirits in Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s arsenal, each bottle is wrapped in crinkled brown paper, wound with twine and sealed with black wax.In the Professor’s own words: “’tis a most heart-warming tipple that will surely see off the Winter blues. Whilst this is rum, it’s certainly not a rum thing by any means and I recommend you enjoy it neat, or with ice and squeeze of fresh lime.”
We have created a monster, summoned from the very bowels of hell, formed in a vile carboy filled with a horrid mound of Naga Jolokia chillies (the world’s hottest chillies), steeped in grain vodka. We've packaged it in a handsome, heavy glass bottle with industrial-grade sealing wire and lead security seal (with a skull and crossbones embossed on it). To get to this bottle, you'll literally have to open it with wire cutters, but we strongly recommend you don't. In fact, this unspeakable 250,000 Scovilles vodka is a chilli vodka so horrendous we suggest you don’t even purchase it. Please just shut down your computer and have a nice cup of tea instead. Try to forget what you saw.
Any decent chilli product comes with warnings, here are ours:
By purchasing this bottle, you agree that:
1) I have been warned and fully understand that this product contains extreme heat and should be used and handled responsibly.
2) I use this product entirely at my own risk and I understand the potential danger if used or handled irresponsibly. If I give this product as a gift I will make the recipient aware of the potential danger if used or handled irresponsibly.
3) I accept that the retailer and manufacturer of this product will, under no circumstances, be responsible for, or liable for, any claims of injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product and by purchasing this product, whether for myself or as a gift, I acknowledge and agree to this fact without question.
4) I am not inebriated or of unsound mind and am fully able to make a rational decision to purchase this product.
Professor Cornelius Ampleforth took his famous Rumbullion! and bottled it at Navy Strength to create a much much bigger drink. This is a warming concoction that would no doubt give a sailor vim and vigour on a stormy night!
Rumbullion! Navy Strength is made using a secret recipe with a Caribbean rum at its spicy core. Expect big spicy flavours of cardamom, clove and vanilla in this legendary spiced rum.
Navy Strength is 57%abv, the reason for this, allegedly, was that gunpowder would still explode if alcohol at this strength was accidentally spilt on it. However the Professor conducted an experiment to see if it really would still explode, the results were recorded in this video...
A smart looking Venezuelan rum, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is matured in whiskey barrels. This was awarded a Gold Medal at the International Sugar Cane Spirits Tasting Competition in Ybor City.
"The horror! The horror!" What have we done… I'll tell you what we've done, we've created a monster. We filled a carboy with vodka, and into it we poured so many Naga Jolokia chillies that there was nothing but darkness in that carboy, nothing but darkness. We left the chillies to infuse and impart their flavour, colour and deathly fire into the vodka, and we've bottled the result. We are sorry. We are truly sorry.Any decent chilli product comes with warnings, here are ours:By purchasing this bottle, you agree that: 1) I have been warned and fully understand that this product contains extreme heat and should be used and handled responsibly.2) I use this product entirely at my own risk and I understand the potential danger if used or handled irresponsibly. If I give this product as a gift I will make the recipient aware of the potential danger if used or handled irresponsibly. 3) I accept that the retailer and manufacturer of this product will, under no circumstances, be responsible for, or liable for, any claims of injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product and by purchasing this product, whether for myself or as a gift, I acknowledge and agree to this fact without question. 4) I am not inebriated or of unsound mind and am fully able to make a rational decision to purchase this product.
A supremely delicious absinthe from the legendary Professor Cornelius Ampleforth. He crafts this fine spirit by macerating a selection of superb botanicals in English wheat spirit. These botanicals include traditional fare such as Artemisia Absinthium (Grand Wormwood, from which this spirit gets its name), Aniseed, Fennel and Liquorice, and a select blend of contemporary ingredients including Coriander Seed, Fresh Lemon Peel, and Bitter Orange Peel. After the ingredients have been allowed to macerate, the Professor cold-distils the spirit in a vacuum still.This extraordinary vacuum still technique allows the liquid in the Professor’s most marvellous contraption to boil at no more than room temperature, retaining all the freshness and extraordinary vibrancy of the botanicals used in its preparation.
Hine Rare VSOP is a blend of Grande and Petite Champagnes (60% is the former). This is what's known as a Fine Champagne. The cognac is aged from between 6 and 12 years, with most being around 8 years old. It is a stunning cognac with an excellent delivery. It was first blended by the eponymous Thomas Hine.
A superb-looking decanter bottle of XO rum from Barbados, aged in bourbon barrels before being shipped to France for a secondary maturation in Cognac Casks from the Ferrand house... The result was awarded 94 points from the Beverage Testing Institute.
Blue Label is a higher proof traditional British Naval rum, produced using the blending recipe from the Admiralty. Pusser's is produced in the same stills as El Dorado.
Just when you thought Rumbullion! and Rumbullion! Navy-Strength couldn't be beat, Professor Cornelius Ampleforth emerges from his laboratory with 'Rumbullion! XO 15 Years Old'. Once again, it's a spectacular, shipshape spiced rum inspired by the seafaring fraternity from centuries ago, but this time, it's the Captain's special reserve which he keeps locked in his quarters.
The blend of vanilla, orange peel and fine spices brings back the familiar, fantastic notes of the original, but the extraordinary 15 year old Caribbean rum at the core of Rumbullion! XO gives the rum a seductive, intense depth. Well balanced, full-bodied and packed with warmth, the Captain will not be likely to share a drop.
Professor Ampleforth likes his Rumbullion! XO neat, but he has been seen enjoying it in a Palmetto Cocktail before chasing us out of his laboratory with a stick. He's a very private man, the Professor.