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Happy 4th birthday to That Boutique-y Gin Company!

That Boutique-y Gin Company is now four-years-old and we’re celebrating in the only way that makes sense. With lots of tasty gin! It’s been four years, 48 months and 1464…

That Boutique-y Gin Company is now four-years-old and we’re celebrating in the only way that makes sense. With lots of tasty gin!

It’s been four years, 48 months and 1464 days since That Boutique-y Gin Company (TBGC) decided to turn a love of all things juniper into a brand that produced and bottles top-quality gin. A commitment to fun, flavour and innovation has led to a range that features original creations and collaborations with some of the finest distilleries around. And it’s picked up the odd award or two along the way…

To celebrate the occasion, we’re giving YOU a tasty pressie. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, a host of That Boutique-y Gin Company’s tasty expressions will go on sale, as will some incredible rums, whiskies and gift sets from across the whole Boutique-y range (you know there are a Boutique-y Whisky and Rum too, right?). It beats cake and candles. Well, we might still have some cake. While we’re enjoying some of the most delicious gins around! Here are just some of the expressions on sale now…

Happy birthday to That Boutique-y Gin Company!

It’s That Boutique-y Gin Company’s birthday!

Happy birthday to That Boutique-y Gin Company!

Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin

A flavoured gin with tropical tastiness at its core, Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin is one of the brand’s most popular releases for good reason. It’s made by roasting whole pineapples on a spit with Demerara sugar until they’re gloriously caramelised. These are combined with a bold gin to create a spirit just waiting to be enjoyed neat, in cocktails or paired with Coke, tonic or Ting. 

What does it taste like?

Authentic pineapple sweetness, with waves of sharp citrus, earthy juniper, sugar caramelising in a pan, mouthwatering tropical fruit, orange blossom, lightly charred sugar and cardamom.

What’s the deal?

It was: £29.95, it’s now: £26.95

Happy birthday to That Boutique-y Gin Company!

Rhubarb Triangle Gin 

Rhubarb has become the most popular gin flavours, probably for the same reason it’s so tasty in crumble, and Rhubarb and Custard sweets. People just love that tangy, sweet profile and you’ll find plenty of that in this gin. The name refers to where the rhubarb is sourced from, an area of West Yorkshire, England famous for producing vast quantities of the colourful vegetable. 

What does it taste like?

Fresh, aromatic and earthy rhubarb, citrus peel freshness and plenty of earthiness from juniper.

What’s the deal?

It was: £29.95, it’s now: £23.95

Happy birthday to That Boutique-y Gin Company!

Moonshot Gin

Mankind took one giant leap when it walked on the moon back in ‘69. That Boutique-y Gin Company then made what I think we can all agree is a contribution of a similar magnitude by creating a gin with botanicals that were rocketed off to space. The likes of juniper, coriander, cubeb pepper, fresh lemon peel, chamomile flowers, cardamom, dried bitter orange peel, cinnamon, liquorice root, angelica and even moon rock from a lunar meteorite were launched into the final frontier before being sent back to earth to be distilled and bottled up in the aptly named Moonshot Gin.

What does it taste like?

Candied peels, starfruit, warming juniper, lemon thyme, cassia, black pepper, rounded citrus flesh sweetness, a touch of lemon sherbet and coriander seed and notes of ginger beer and grapefruit.

What’s the deal?

It was: £29.95, it’s now: £21.95

Happy birthday to That Boutique-y Gin Company!

Aye Gin

When That Boutique-y Gin Company considered whether it was a good idea to blend pot still gin with Scotch whisky, there was only one response necessary, aye! The spirit, which was also aged, re-distilled and then bolstered with distillates from Christmas cake, walnut, raisin, orange peel, cinnamon and clove is a delicious and innovative treat that shows off the brand’s experimental side in style. Aye Gin makes an amazing Negroni.

What does it taste like?

Bright and decadently floral, with angelica, orange blossom, honeysuckle, juniper, aromatic cinnamon, lemon thyme, earthy vanilla, bergamot, grapefruit peel and gingerbread.

What’s the deal?

It was: £29.95, it’s now: £23.95

Happy birthday to That Boutique-y Gin Company!

Strawberry and Balsamico Gin 

That Boutique-y Gin Company has put together all kinds of classic flavour combinations together over the last four years, like chocolate and orange or chocolate and cherry, but everyone’s favourite sweet treat isn’t the only ingredient that can be paired to great effect. Strawberries and balsamic vinegar (Aceto di Balsamico tradizionale di Modena DOP aged between 12 and 25 years in casks made from chestnut, no less) have been brought together alongside black pepper, cherry, oak, mulberry, ash and juniper to create this delightful and distinctive gin.

How does it taste?

Freshly-picked strawberries sweetness, lots of herbal notes (especially basil and dill), warm peppery juniper, subtle loose-leaf tobacco smoke and of course, that delicious balsamic.

What’s the deal?

It was: £29.95, it’s now: £23.95

Happy birthday to That Boutique-y Gin Company!

TBGC Unique-y Gin gift set 

If the birthday atmosphere has got you in the mood to pick somebody up a present (including yourself, we all deserve a treat every now and again), then this Unique-y Gin Set is just the thing. Within the colourful, shiny walls of this handsome little box, you’ll find four different 50ml bottles of unique gin, including Mojito Gin, Cold-Brew Coffee Gin and more.

What’s the deal?

It was: £19.95, it’s now: £16.95

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Christmas gifts we’d love to find under the tree!

Taking in Yuletide gin, Christmas pudding spiced rum, and even a Brussels sprouts vodka (yes, really!), we have rounded up the best, most festive spirits around and put them all…

Taking in Yuletide gin, Christmas pudding spiced rum, and even a Brussels sprouts vodka (yes, really!), we have rounded up the best, most festive spirits around and put them all in one place… 

At this time of year, we know a lot of you want to make yourselves feel as festive as possible, and we relate. It’s why I’m wearing a Santa hat and eating milk and biscuits at 4 am every day in December. And there’s no better way to do that than to pick up some suitably seasonal spirits, like gins made with Christmassy botanicals or a vodka made with Brussel sprouts. In order to make narrowing down your choices a little easier, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite festive bottlings right here. Trust us, you’d be delighted to find these under the tree!

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Christmas Whisky Tasting Set 2020

First up is the ideal treat for the whisky fan in your life, a tasting set that we put together filled with some delightful expressions from across the globe! Inside are five different 30ml wax-sealed drams that are perfect for enjoying on a chilly winter evening. Oh, and take a look at how easy that box would be to wrap. We really have thought of everything!

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Yuletide Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company) 

How many gins can you think of that boasts a botanical selection which includes the likes of gold, frankincense, myrrh, Christmas tree needles and even an entire gingerbread house? We can only find just the one, a fabulously festive creation from That Boutique-y Gin Company that is also packed with gold flakes so that you can shake it and turn it into a brilliantly boozy snow globe!

What does it taste like?

Juniper, a good splash of citrus, gingerbread, Terry’s Chocolate Orange, aromatic spiciness (nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom), mince pie pastry, raisins and a big slab of Christmas cake notes.

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Black Cow Christmas Spirit

Christmas pudding is an essential seasonal treat that millions of households indulge in every year, but what if you could enjoy its festive delights in the form of a tasty drink? Thanks to the fab folks at Black Cow Vodka, you can. By steeping a plethora of ingredients, including the likes of currants, cinnamon, figs, raisins, brown sugar, orange zest and lemon zest, in top-quality English vodka the brand has made a seasonal spirit that would be amazing after Christmas dinner.

What does it taste like?

Dried fruit and toasty spices sit up front, with hints of citrus giving it some pep in the background.

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Kyrö Dairy Cream Liqueur

A great cream liqueur is a must at this time of year, but if you’re on the lookout for something a little different then we recommend this tasty treat. Kyrö Dairy Cream Liqueur was created using local milk and cream (although, amazingly, it’s lactose-free) as well as a touch of Kyrö’s rye whiskey to create a profile that’s both great over ice or enjoyed with coffee.

What does it taste like?

Vanilla-forward, with whiffs of caramelised nuts, anise and milk chocolate underneath.

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GINgle All The Way (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

The people have spoken over the last few years and the result is clear: they love a bit of gin. And there’s no reason why the spirit can’t become a festive favourite too, especially if you can pick yourself up a gin made to taste like Christmas. And that has a pun in the name. Good thing That Boutique-y Gin Company’s GINgle All The Way ticks all those boxes! If you look at the pretty snow globe on the label you can see what botanicals were used, including cocoa, bitter orange, ginger and cardamom. 

What does it taste like?

Melted chocolate richness, zesty orange peel and some aromatic spiciness, with distinctive nutmeg and cinnamon, dusty cocoa and freshly baked gingerbread.

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Nelson’s Brussel Sprout Vodka

This is not a joke. This is a real vodka. Made with Brussel sprouts. The debates these divisive little veggies spark every year has made them a staple of the season as much as Christmas cake or candy canes. So it was only a matter of time before somebody popped them in a drink. Oh, and you can shake the bottle too. It sparkles.

What does it taste like?

Slightly green sprout-y flavours coming through, with touches of nuttiness too.

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Finder’s Spirit of Christmas Pudding Spiced Rum

To finish off the selection we’ve got dessert, naturally. Finder’s made this aged rum suitably seasonal by adding some cinnamon, orange and muscovado sugar into the mix to create a classic Christmassy profile that would be delicious with some ginger beer and a good wedge of orange.

What does it taste like?

Rich brown sugar, warming oak and touches of cocoa and cinnamon, with waxy peels and bright orange citrus.

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Brill bottles for Bonfire Night!

Here at MoM Towers, Bonfire Night means peaty treats and smoky spirits and so we’ve rounded up some of our favourites right here. Tempted? Of course you are. Like pretty…

Here at MoM Towers, Bonfire Night means peaty treats and smoky spirits and so we’ve rounded up some of our favourites right here. Tempted? Of course you are.

Like pretty much every event in 2020, Bonfire Night is going to be a little strange. But you can still make the most of the occasion by stocking up on warming, smoky and tasty spirits. And we’re happy to help you pick out some corkers, from peated whisky, to gin made with smoked botanicals and a sensationally smouldering mezcal.

Brill bottles for Bonfire Night

Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old 

This beauty has fire in the name, which is already a good start. A 10-year-old single malt from an undisclosed distillery on Islay, with 25% of it having been finished in first-fill Oloroso sherry octaves, Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old is a smoky, sherried, coastal dram perfect for those who love uncompromising Islay whisky.

What does it taste like?

Rich, powerful sherry, peat, red apple sweetness, oaken-vanilla goodness and chargrilled well-aged steak.

Brill bottles for Bonfire Night

Smoked Rosemary Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company) 

Rosemary won’t just make your steak taste fantastic, it also makes a great gin botanical, particularly when smoked. If you love the idea of making all kinds of bonfire-based cocktails, then this herbaceous treat from That Boutique-y Gin Company is for you.

What does it taste like?

There’s a strong herbal note, plenty of juniper, saline seashore smells, lemon, cracked black pepper and a hint of smoked bacon.

Brill bottles for Bonfire Night

Burnt Ends Blended Whiskey 

If love burnt ends, which you should do, then you’re going to be salivating at the prospect of this whisky. Inspired by those charred, smoky morsels, Burnt Ends Blended Whisky marries Tennessee rye whiskey and sherry cask-finished peated single malt Scotch whisky to make one meaty, smoky, rich and satisfying expression.

What does it taste like?

Deliciously rich and spicy with peat, apple juice, rye, barbecue sauce and smoky sausage all the way. 

Brill bottles for Bonfire Night

Dangerous Don Joven 

Firstly, can we appreciate what an amazing name Dangerous Don is? Straight out of El Beano. Secondly, let’s acknowledge how awesome mezcal is. If you’re not familiar with it then here’s what you need to know: this is a smoky, zesty and smooth spirit that was made exclusively from Espadín agave using traditional production methods. Be sure to try this one in a mezcal Negroni or Old Fashioned.

What does it taste like?

Loads of green grass and fresh agave sweetness, with waves of aromatic smoke throughout and a touch of citrus on the finish.

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Lagavulin 16 Year Old

When you need a smoky single malt whisky for sippin’ on Bonfire Night, then look no further than Lagavulin 16 Year Old. Unless you don’t like the sound of a profile so rich and complex it stole the heart of Ron Swanson….

What does it taste like?

Lapsang Souchong tea, iodine, sweet spices, figs, dates, sherry and creamy vanilla.

Brill bottles for Bonfire Night

Mackmyra Svensk Rök (Swedish Smoke) 

Swedish distillery Mackmyra makes plenty of delicious whisky and this bottling demonstrates that it’s not just the Scots who know how to make cracking smoky, peaty dram. In fact, Svensk Rök actually means Swedish Smoke. Don’t expect an Islay powerhouse, though. This is a fragrant, sweet and fruity bottling.

What does it taste like?

Earthy peat, warm smoke, vanilla fudge, bright juniper and a whisper of citrus.

Brill bottles for Bonfire Night

Glenfiddich Experimental Series – Fire & Cane 

What happens when you take peated Glenfiddich single malt and finish it for three months in rum casks selected from a variety of South American countries? You get this delightful expression and the ideal Bonfire Night dram.

What does it taste like?

Billowing soft peat notes, rich sweet toffee, zesty fresh fruit, Highland peat campfire, sharp green fruit, sweet baked apple and soft smoke.

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Pick up a treat for Halloween!

Quench your (blood) thirst with our range of devilishly delicious Halloween drinks.  Halloween is going to look a lot different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun….

Quench your (blood) thirst with our range of devilishly delicious Halloween drinks. 

Halloween is going to look a lot different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. Whether you’re planning to throw a socially-distant Halloween party, host a movie night or just vibe in your kitchen dressed as Dracula, one thing you can make sure doesn’t change is the quality of the drink in your hand.

That’s why we’ve created this round-up of spooky or autumnal drinks that are perfect for Halloween. Oh, and each comes with its own spooky serve so you can make the most of whatever you have planned.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Halloween

Beware of the Woods Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

Beware of the Big Bad Gin! From the folks at (That Boutique-y Gin Company), Beware of the Woods is an aromatic and intriguing expression that’s got the perfect aesthetic and profile for Halloween. Just look at that label!

Spooky serve: Dark Woods Negroni 

Our first creepy cocktail is a riff on the classic Negroni, which TBGC adjusted to make it scary enough for the season. It’s even got a cool name and everything. To create the Dark Woods Negroni (see?), squeeze an orange wedge into a rocks glass and then add 25ml of Beware of the Woods Gin, 15ml of Campari, 35ml of sweet rooibos tea and lots of ice. Stir to chill and garnish with an orange slice.

Mozart Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Cream Liqueur

You might already have an idea of what pumpkin spice is thanks to pretty much every café chain in existence, but they don’t have a monopoly on this flavour. Be part of the movement to reclaim its autumnal delights with this tasty treat from Mozart, a brand that knows all about making the finest chocolate liqueurs. Plus, if you want it to be extra spooky, you can always create this cocktail…

Spooky serve: The Gruesome Grasshopper

The ghoulish green colour of this classic cocktail always makes it a Halloween winner. To create it simply fill a shaker with ice cubes and add 25ml of vanilla vodka, 25ml of Monin Crème De Menthe Verte, 25ml of Mozart Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Cream Liqueur and 10ml of fresh cream. Shake and strain into a Martini glass and serve. 

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Peat Monster Compass Box

This Peat Monster is only to be feared if you’re not a fan of smoky, complex and powerful whisky. Otherwise, you should enjoy its fearsome presence! Its versatility makes it the kind of peated whisky you always want in your drinks cabinet and this makes it particularly handy for the big occasions, especially if you want to create some scary serves. Speaking of which…

Spooky serve: The Blood and Sand

Another cocktail with the winning combination of looking the part, sounding cool and tasting delicious, The Blood and Sand really has it all. Start by popping a coupe glass in the freezer for a few minutes before you start to get it nice and chilled. Then add 30ml of Peat Monster Compass Box, 25ml of Martini Rosso , 25ml of Ableforth’s Cherry Brandy (or Heering Cherry Liqueur) and 25ml of fresh orange juice to a shaker with ice and give your best hard shake for about 30 seconds. Take your chilled glass out of the freezer, pop a Luxardo Maraschino Cherry in the bottom of it and then strain the mix into the glass. Garnish with orange zest before you serve and enjoy!

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Dead Man’s Fingers Cornish Spiced Rum

For spiced rum lovers, we’ve got one of the most popular expressions around, which also happens to have a devilishly appropriate name. Made using a blend of Caribbean rums, plenty of spices and ZERO actual fingers, this Cornish spiced rum (it doesn’t sound as scary when you call it that) tastes great on its own and mixes beautifully, making it a winner in my book.

Spooky serve: Passion Is Dead

A bespoke serve made by the brand, to create this terrifyingly tropical treat combine 50ml of Dead Man’s Fingers Cornish Spiced Rum, 60ml of ginger beer, 40ml of mango juice, 25ml of lime juice and the flesh of two scooped out passion fruits in a highball glass with ice. Stir vigorously and then garnish with passion fruit and small pieces of ginger.

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Bathtub Gin 

For those who desire a classic juniper-forward gin that does the business, then we recommend the World’s Best Compound Gin. Seriously, Bathtub Gin was awarded this title at the last World Gin Awards, and for good reason. This aromatic, rich and versatile bottling makes a sublime G&T, but can also be used to make any number of cocktails.

Spooky serve: Bathtub Blackberry Fizz

A dark and delicious serve, the Blackberry Fizz is distinctly autumnal and looks fab. To make, add 50ml of Bathtub Gin to a highball glass along with 5 blackberries. Muddle them at the bottom of the glass, then add half a bottle of premium tonic water and stir. Fill the glass with ice and top with more tonic water then garnish with more blackberries and an orange slice.

Halloween

The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey

An excellent expression with an equally cool sounding name, this bottling is actually named after The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in New York City, home to the largest collection of Irish whiskey in North America and where this whiskey was made. It’s sweet, spicy and smooth and just waiting to be experimented with in any number of spooky serves, like this one…

Spooky serve: The Rabbit’s Remains Boulevardier

Whisky’s answer to the sublime Negroni, The Boulevardier is easy to make and its dark red appearance makes it an ideal Hallows Eve serve. To make, combine 45ml of The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, 25ml of Campari and 25ml of Martini Rosso in a mixing glass with ice (this doesn’t actually contain rabbit, it’s just a name, folks). Stir, then strain into a chilled tumbler over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist and serve.

Halloween

Crystal Head Vodka 

No, this vodka has nothing to do with terrible sequels to classic, beloved film franchises. In fact, we have a different Hollywood legend to thank for this delightful creation, the Dan Aykroyd. If you’re dressing up as a Blues Brother or Ghostbuster this year you’ll enjoy this, as will anyone who wants a big cool-looking skull in their home for Halloween!

Spooky serve: The Bloody Mary

Always a home-run at this time of year, the Bloody Mary is perfect for Halloween night, or the morning after… Start by adding ice into a shaker with 125ml of tomato juice, 50ml of Crystal Head Vodka, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 25ml of Gonzalez Byass Nectar Pedro Ximénez. Then you’ll need to add a ¼ tsp of Worcestershire sauce, a few drops of hot sauce and a pinch each of salt, black pepper, celery salt and fennel seeds. Shake then strain into a tall glass with ice and garnish with a celery stick, lemon wedge and a cherry tomato.

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Bag a Boutique-y birthday bargain!

It’s That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s birthday and to celebrate we’re treating to you some incredible bargains! Did you know that the wonderful That Boutique-y Whisky Company turns eight years old…

It’s That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s birthday and to celebrate we’re treating to you some incredible bargains!

Did you know that the wonderful That Boutique-y Whisky Company turns eight years old on the 12 September? Time really does fly when you’re bottling amazing spirits. To mark this delightful occasion, we’ve decided to do something wonderful for the fans of not only TBWC but also That Boutique-y Gin Company and That Boutique-y Rum Company who have supported the brands over the years. How? By slashing the prices on all kinds of delicious Boutique-y booze! In this blog, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of the finest deals on offer, including expressions from Bowmore and Foursquare. Oh, and happy birthday TBWC!

Bag a Boutique-y birthday bargain!

Auchentoshan 10 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Lowland’s very own Auchentoshan distillery is home to all kinds of delicious whisky, from Three Wood to American Oak, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise when That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottled up some for itself. Expect notes of yellow plum, white grape, subtle baking spice and lemongrass from this beauty and be sure to play around it because it’s delicious mixed as well as neat. If you don’t believe us, check out cocktail genius Ryan Chetiyawardana putting together something special on the bottle’s label, complete with the recipe!

What’s the deal?

It was £58.95, now it’s £48.95.

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Chocolate Orange Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

Everyone knows chocolate and orange go hand-in-hand, so it was only a matter of time before they brought together in perfect harmony in a tasty bottle of gin. That Boutique-y Gin Company made this treat using a mix of classic gin botanicals, orange peel, and cocoa nibs, giving it a profile that we think would make a great base in an interesting Negroni…

What’s the deal?

It was £29.95, now it’s £21.95.

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Foursquare 12 Year Old (That Boutique-y Rum Company)

The first offering from Foursquare Distillery to make an appearance as part of That Boutique-y Rum Company’s line up, this blend of pot and column distilled rum lives up to the high standard the Barbados-based producer sets with its independent bottlings. It’s also got one of the most mysterious Boutique-y labels, featuring a specific number of a specific variety of birds, delicious crisps and a famous face. What does it all mean?

What’s the deal?

It was £64.95, now it’s £54.95.

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Bowmore 19 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

This is a 19-year-old single malt Scotch whisky from the Bowmore distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Do I really need to say anything else? You all know how good this is going to be. Who wouldn’t want a well-aged expression from the oldest distillery on Islay? Nobody I know.

What’s the deal?

It was £172.95, now it’s £152.95.

Alamedapocalypse Gin – St. George Spirits (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

That Boutique-y Gin Company’s collaboration with California’s St. George Spirits was made using botanicals that include juniper berries, angelica, and coriander, but you don’t care, do you? You want to know what’s going on with that label. Well, it shows the post-apocalyptic Alameda Island (that’s San Francisco smouldering in the background), an explosive mushroom cloud from a recently dropped atomic bomb and some kind of holy ninja knights, fighting an anthropomorphic shark with a laser cannon. Any questions?

What’s the deal?

It was £31.95, now it’s £16.95.

Secret Distillery #3 10 Year Old (That Boutique-y Rum Company)

This bottle of rum is from an undisclosed distillery, which basically means that all we know about it is that it’s a 10-year-old expression from Jamaica that was snapped up by That Boutique-y Rum Company. Oh, and that it’s utterly delicious with notes of charred tropical fruit, spiced molasses, salted vanilla ice cream, Madeira cake and red cola cubes. Plus it’s got a really cool label with dogs on it. That’s all I need to know!

What’s the deal?

It was £44.95, now it’s £34.95

 

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10 more gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals

Ever had a gin with botanicals such as bourbon vetiver, gunpowder tea, squid ink, moon rock or Jaffa cakes? These expressions feature such delightful and peculiar ingredients and more. Remember…

Ever had a gin with botanicals such as bourbon vetiver, gunpowder tea, squid ink, moon rock or Jaffa cakes? These expressions feature such delightful and peculiar ingredients and more.

Remember when we cast our big MoM-branded spotlight on ten gins that have the most intriguing ingredients? Well, it turns out there is a seemingly never-ending supply of bottlings that feature botanicals of all profiles and styles from all around the world. So we’ve decided to once again point you in the direction of those that benefit from the selection of strange and sublime ingredients. Here are 10 more gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals.

gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals

Jaffa Cake Gin

While some people would waste time asking if Jaffa cakes are biscuit or cake, wisdom prevailed at least with the creators of this beauty, who put the bickering aside and instead turned the irresistible chocolatey-orange treats into gin. Along with oranges, fresh orange peel and cocoa powder, actual Jaffa cakes were popped into a vacuum still to make an expression that will make one of the best Negronis you’ll ever taste, made all the easier by this Jaffa Cake Gin Negroni Bundle

What does it taste like?:

Zingy orange (marmalade-esque), rich and earthy chocolate, vanilla-rich cake, a touch of almondy-goodness and a solid backbone of juniper. Also, Jaffa Cakes!

10 gins unusual botanicals

Theodore Pictish Gin

A tribute to a tribe who are thought to be some of the very first settlers of Scotland, Theodore Pictish Gin contains 16 botanicals including some delightfully strange examples such as pine, damask rose, pomelo and bourbon vetiver. These ingredients were distilled using an old charentais still, just to add to the intrigue and delight of this expression.

What does it taste like?:

Damask rose and oolong tea make a floral bouquet, with both fresh and dried spicy ginger warmth, alongside notes of citric pomelo and crisp pine needles, smoky bourbon vetiver and hints of vanilla.

gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

An Islay gin created at the Bruichladdich distillery, The Botanist features a huge 31 botanicals, some of which are native to Islay and a fair few of which you’ll struggle to find in other gins. The full list of botanicals is as follows: angelica root, apple mint, birch leaves, bog myrtle leaves, cassia bark, chamomile, cinnamon bark, coriander seed, creeping thistle flowers, elderflowers, gorse flowers, heather flowers, hawthorn flowers, juniper berries, lady’s bedstraw flowers, lemon balm, lemon peel, liquorice root, meadowsweet, orange peel, orris root, peppermint leaves, mugwort leaves, red clover flowers, tansy, thyme leaves, water mint leaves, white clover, wood sage leaves. Did you get all that? Please don’t make me repeat it.

What does it taste like?:

Enough botanicals to make us wish we had five noses. Big notes of citrus, delicate menthol and flowers everywhere! 

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Roku Gin

The first gin from Japan’s legendary Suntory features six Japanese botanicals that provide a whistle-stop tour of the four seasons. If you’ve never tasted the likes of sakura leaf and sakura flower (spring), sencha tea and gyokuro tea (summer), sansho pepper (autumn) and yuzu peel (winter), then Roku Gin should make the perfect introduction. 

What does it taste like?:

Earthy and vegetal, with a light whisper of fruity sweetness hiding underneath. Peppery notes develop on the finish.

gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin

Whitley Neill’s core bottling has proved exceptionally popular, with people enjoying its unique botanical blend, which comprises of African ingredients such as extracts from the Baobab Tree (known as the Tree of Life) and Physalis fruit. This London dry gin was distilled in a one-hundred-year-old copper pot still, just in case you thought its charm belonged solely to its botanicals.

What does it taste like?:

Juniper upfront, with hints of perfumed, coriander leaves, calves leather, cassia bark, cut herbs, acacia honey, exotic spices and citrus.

gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

The Shed distillery may not have been around long but it has already made some terrifically tasty spirits, such as its first Irish whiskey, Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Inaugural Release and this wonderful Irish gin, the brilliantly named Gunpowder Gin. Its name comes from its signature botanical, gunpowder tea, which is vapour infused alongside lemon, lime and fresh grapefruit and distilled with juniper, angelica, orris, caraway, coriander, meadowsweet, cardamom and star anise.

What does it taste like?:

Bright citrus and green tea notes are complemented by the spices.

gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals

Comte de Grasse 44°N 

French distiller Comte de Grasse’s inaugural gin, 44°N is a truly unique bottling, made using ultrasonic maceration, vacuum distillation and CO2 supercritical extraction. The spirit was inspired by perfume production methods and features an extensive list of botanicals that pay tribute to this, including mimosa, patchouli, everlasting (a golden flower), horse parsley, cade (a species of juniper), samphire, verbena, lavender, grapefruit and Sichuan pepper.

What does it taste like?:

Woody juniper and a pinch of salt, with a burst of sweet and bitter citrus followed by an aromatic floral bouquet, a creamy note on the finish supported by warming pepper spice.

gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals

Dr. Squid Gin

The Pocketful of Stones Distillery in Penzance has crafted using this gin using genuine squid ink! It’s an ingredient that’s become very popular in cuisine, so it’s no surprise to see it enter the world of gin. You won’t be surprised to learn that this is a rather savoury expression, with a coastal feeling to it along with a few touches of citrus and spice. It also comes in a charming copper flask, engraved with all sorts of flora and fauna and what looks like the eponymous Dr. Squid on the label. Oh, and your drink will also turn bright pink if you mix in some tonic water. How cool is that!

What does it taste like?:

Savoury kitchen herbs, fresh lemon zest, meadowsweet, woody juniper, a touch of sea breeze, spring blossom and pine.

gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals

Bareksten Gin 

If you’ve ever wanted to taste Norway in a glass (admit it, you definitely want to) then your best bet is to try Bareksten Gin. The botanical list for this one goes on and on. There’s juniper, coriander, blueberries, grains of paradise, fennel, rose hips, lime peel, rose flowers, cinnamon, caraway, cardamom, angelica, lemon and orange peel, orris, rhubarb, aniseed, nutmeg, red clover, lavender, chamomile, mint arnica flowers, elderflowers, lingonberries… Creator Stig Bareksten even uses a botanical GPS marker for each of the ingredients that are foraged.

What does it taste like?:

Earthy and oaky, with a bright hint of caraway shining through.

gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals

Moonshot Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

That Boutique-y Gin Company’s space-age sensation doesn’t feature many botanicals you’ll be unfamiliar with, but it is the only gin we know that was made solely with botanicals that have been sent to space! Juniper, coriander, cubeb pepper, fresh lemon peel, chamomile flowers, cardamom, dried bitter orange peel, cinnamon, liquorice root, angelica and moon rock from a lunar meteorite (!) were all sent into the stratosphere at an altitude of at least 20km where they were exposed to extremely low pressures before being bottled.

What does it taste like?: 

Candied peels, starfruit, warming juniper, lemon thyme, cassia, black pepper, lemon sherbet, coriander seed, ginger beer and grapefruit.

 

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Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

Make sure you’re her favourite this Mother’s Day – these are the most delicious gifts to put a smile on her face (and cement your position as top child) on…

Make sure you’re her favourite this Mother’s Day – these are the most delicious gifts to put a smile on her face (and cement your position as top child) on 22 March!

Choosing the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be a tricky game. You want to make her day. You want to be the generous one round the table. But, if you’re like us, you probably don’t want to spend a fortune either. Well, you’re in luck! We’ve scoured the warehouse shelves to pick out some of our favourite liquid pressies guaranteed to delight both your mum’s palate and your wallet. Hurrah! 

(Pssst… for the latest deals and even more gift ideas, check out our dedicated Mother’s Day page!)

Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

Silent Pool Gin Gift Pack, £62.95

If your mum adores all things juniper and is also partial to the prettier things in life, we can think of no better pressie than Silent Pool’s gorgeous Gift Pack. Not only is there a full-size bottle of delicious gin (botanicals include chamomile, lavender and honey locally sourced from the Surrey Hills), but there’s a pair of striking glasses, too! She’ll just have to share that G&T with you…

Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

Two Swallows Cherry & Salted Caramel Rum, £23.95

This flavoured rum is right up our street – and it could well be perfect for your mum, too! The rum base comes from Guyana’s Diamond Distillery (a MoM Towers’ fave), and with cherry and salted caramel too, it’s almost like a Bakewell Tart in a bottle! We also adore the 20s vibes the label is serving us. Winning all round!  

Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old, £41.75

An absolute classic from the world of Scotch whisky, this 12 year old, sherry cask-finished Glenmorangie single malt is a joy to behold. The influence from the Oloroso and PX casks used in the latter stages impart delectable dark chocolate, honey and dried raisin notes – a highly giftable bottle, especially if your mum likes her whisky on the luxuriously creamy side…

Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

Manchester Gin – Raspberry Infused £33.95

If your ma likes to try her hand at mixing drinks, this is a marvellously versatile gin. Infused with oodles of raspberries, Manchester Gin’s fruity concoction works splendidly in a Bramble, a Gin Smash, a twist on a Martini, or even splashed into a glass of fizz. A perfect gift, or one to snap up now so you can make her a drink on Mother’s Day…

Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

Premium Gin Tasting Set, £19.95

What if your mum’s a bit of a drinks chameleon? Perhaps exploring a world of different tipples is her favourite pastime? We’ve got all sorts of solutions! This Premium Gin Tasting Set looks the part, and comes with five deliciously different 30ml expressions to keep her entertained. But what if she likes whisky, rum, Tequila, vodka, something else? We’ve got all bases covered with our Tasting Sets range. You could even build your own for something truly tailored!

Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

Bowmore 15 Year Old, £52.90

Perhaps your mum is of a peated whisky persuasion and you’re stuck for what to get her. We’re big fans of Bowmore 15 Year Old, a classic Islay expression that balances that signature smoke with the rich dried fruit sweetness from its sherry cask finish. She’d have to share a dram with you – which means she’d get the gift of a catch-up, too. Two pressies in one! 

Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

J.J. Corry The Sonas, £59.95

Ok, ok, we’re a bit biased on this one. But it’s our very own Irish whiskey, so how could we not be! Our editor Kristy actually blended this one with our buyer Guy, under the watchful eye of J.J. Corry founder Louise McGuane. A proper sunshine dram (‘Sonas’ means ‘happiness’ in Irish Gaelic), full of fresh fruitiness, creamy vanilla and caramelised pecan notes. And, if you buy a bottle from the J.J. Corry range, you could win a trip to Ireland to blend your very own bottling, too! That would make an epic Mother’s Day gift…

Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

Bathtub Gin, £28.95

A multi-award-winner, Bathtub Gin is made using a traditional cold compounding method which sees the likes of juniper, orange peel, coriander, cassia, cloves and cardamom-infused in copper pot-spirit for up to a week. The botanicals are depicted on the gift tin as well, which makes it as pretty as a bunch of flowers, but with the added bonus that you can actually drink it. What more could your mum possibly want?!

Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

Aske Stephenson Garden Bramble, £28.83

We’re well on-board with this pre-mixed cocktail delight. Take the traditional blackberry-based cocktail and add in a host of florals, including elderflower and clary sage, and you get this delectably refreshing sipper that you can simply serve over ice, or give it a go with tonic. Another one that makes a cracking gift, or alternatively it’s an easy solution for pre-Mother’s Day dinner apéritifs. We think of everything. 

Top 10 brilliantly boozy Mother’s Day gifts!

That Boutique-y Gin Company Fruit-y Gin Gift Set, £19.95 

Another splendid solution to Mother’s Day gifting dilemmas if your mum is into all things gin. This brightly colourful gift set features four 50ml bottles of four fabulously flavoursome expressions (Cherry Gin, Chocolate Orange Gin, Strawberry & Balsamico Gin and Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin) from That Boutique-y Gin Company! It’s a taste extravaganza that’s highly giftable and we’re here for it. 

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Expand your London dry gin horizons

London dry gin is a popular style for good reason, but even within this category, there’s a huge range of different and delightful options. We’ve rounded up a few here….

London dry gin is a popular style for good reason, but even within this category, there’s a huge range of different and delightful options. We’ve rounded up a few here.

Despite the increasing popularity of flavoured variations, the gins people plump for the most remain the classics, namely London dry. However, there are many who will solely place orders for the usual names or head to the same shelf in the store as they always do. You might have given up on New Year’s resolutions by now, but there’s no reason you can’t still challenge yourself to be a bit more creative in your choices. Variety is the spice of life, after all.

Now’s the time to explore the London dry gin world and find something new, something intriguing, something different – and we are only too pleased to help you with that.

 

Moonshot Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

If you want to explore different London dry gins, then one that’s made it to the final frontier is as good a place as any to start. Moonshot Gin was created by That Boutique-y Gin Company, who sent a botanical selection off into the stratosphere. Watch the above video if you don’t believe me. In that basket, you’ll see the likes of juniper, coriander, cubeb pepper, fresh lemon peel, chamomile flowers, cardamom, dried bitter orange peel, cinnamon, liquorice root, angelica and even moon rock from a lunar meteorite, all in actual space. At The Gin Masters 2019 (run by The Spirits Business) this beauty was awarded the title of Master in the London Dry category, so you can be sure this is no gimmick gin.

What does it taste like?:

Candied peels, starfruit, warming juniper, cassia, lemon sherbet, ginger beer, grapefruit, coriander seed and black pepper. 

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Ramsbury Gin

For those who’d prefer a gin that’s made with a focus on what we have a little closer to home, than Ramsbury Gin should hit the spot. The classic London dry gin was created to capture the local landscape in a bottle. The base spirit was made with Horatio wheat grown on estate grounds, while the botanicals used include juniper picked locally on Salisbury Plain and quince also exclusive to Ramsbury Estate.

What does it taste like?:

Floral tones and crisp quince fades into savoury juniper, with a refreshing finish and a touch of spice.

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Larios Ginebra Mediterránea

A double distilled gin that previously went by the name Larios Dry Gin, Larios Ginebra Mediterránea is the best selling gin in Spain. See what all the fuss about yourself with this beautifully mixable expression that was created using coriander, juniper and orange zest as its botanicals. 

What does it taste like?:

Aromatic and delicately sweet Mediterranean citrus, bright juniper and a flicker of spice.

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Portobello Road No. 171 Gin

At the award-winning Notting Hill bar, Portobello Star, you’ll find the fantastic Ginsitute, where you’ll learn all about the tasty spirit and even get to craft your own expression. As you can imagine, the lovely folk there know a thing or two about making gin themselves, so it’s hardly surprising their own gin, Portobello Road No. 171, is rather good. An old-style London Dry Gin, it contains traditional botanicals and spices, and is the perfect bottling for those who want something that harks back to the gins of yesteryear.

What does it taste like?:

Hot white pepper, plenty of juniper, well-integrated spice, soft lemongrass, red berries and fresh citrus.

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Greater Than Gin 

An ideal way to broaden your London dry gin horizons would be to try different expressions made around the world. Greater Than London Dry gin, for example, is a delightful citrus-forward gin that was made in Goa, India by the folks over at Nao Spirits, and features several local botanicals, including coriander seeds, fennel, chamomile, ginger and lemongrass.

What does it taste like?:

Big notes of juniper lead into a whole host of sweet and tangy citrus, a floral touch and fiery ginger rounds things up.

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Strane London Dry Gin – Merchant Strength

A very popular, beautifully spicy and sweet Swedish London dry gin from the Smögen Distillery, Strane London Dry Gin – Merchant Strength was created with a selection of botanicals including juniper, coriander seeds, basil, garden mint, lemon rind, sage, cinnamon bark, liquorice root and two secret botanicals. Ideal for those who love a bit of mystery. And tasty gin, of course.

What does it taste like?:

Bright juniper and coriander seeds combine among aromatic herbs and citrus warmth.

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Check out our winter spirits sale!

From Boxing Day to Burns Night you’ll be able to save some serious dough on this sensational selection of spirits thanks to our winter sale… Everybody loves a good bargain…

From Boxing Day to Burns Night you’ll be able to save some serious dough on this sensational selection of spirits thanks to our winter sale…

Everybody loves a good bargain and January is filled with them. For those not doing Dry January (we salute you), you’re probably scouring the web looking for the best deals on delicious booze. Consider your search concluded. Just head on over to our winter spirit sale page and you’ll find rafts of delicious products available for stonking good prices. To get an idea of the kind of the delights that await you, we’ve highlighted some of the best deals in this neat little round-up.

Enjoy!

Boozy Advent Calendars

It’s no longer Advent or Christmas. Which is bad. But that means that Advent Calendars filled with delicious booze are available for low, low prices! Which is good. Due to their popularity, some have sold out. Which is bad. But there are still calendars available that contain whisky, from Japanese, Irish, American, That Boutique-y, Premium, as well as gin, rum, vodka and Tequila. Which is good. They don’t come with any frozen yoghurt. Which is bad. They do come with 24 individual 30ml drams for your pleasure. Which is good. You can move on now.

WhistlePig 12 Year Old Oloroso Cask – Old World (Master of Malt)

A Master of Malt exclusive bottling, this 12 year old rye whiskey from WhistlePig was finished exclusively in Oloroso sherry casks, and was released as part of the Old World series. It’s rich, spicy and extremely delicious and available with a serious discount. Tell me there’s a better way to kick off 2020 then with a whiskey this good.

What does it taste like?:

Bucketfuls of dried fruit, with sweet caramel, new leather, rich sherry, a pinch of tobacco and vanilla alongside prominent baking spice notes and orange oil.

Salt Marsh Gin Greensand Ridge (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

This is sure to be another year where we indulge in all kinds of tasty gins, so why not take the opportunity as 2020 starts to enjoy one of the more intriguing bottlings you’ll find at MoM Towers? Greensand Ridge created this beautiful gin featuring an array of unique botanicals for That Boutique-y Gin Company using the salt marshes of Whitstable as inspiration.

What does it taste like?:

There’s plenty of salt – and a little marsh. The juniper is floral, teeming with lavender, bay leaves, a mossy earthiness persists, warming cardamom, creamy angelica, orange blossom, black pepper, vibrant grapefruit peel and liquorice root.

Laphroaig Lore

Said to be the richest ever expression from the Islay distillery, Laphroaig Lore is one for fans of peated whisky to enjoy. Created by distillery manager John Campbell, Lore was matured in a combination of casks including first-fill sherry butts and quarter casks and is said to contain some of Laphroaig’s “most precious stock”. Which sounds beyond tempting, frankly.

What does it taste like?:

Rich and smoky with seaside minerals, vanilla, chestnuts, fudge, creamy clotted cream, malty sweetness, rich peat, spicy chilli, a hint of ash and bitter chocolate drops. 

Larios 12 Botanicals Premium Gin

Gin is massive in Spain. If you thought England was the only country in Europe that goes gaga for the good stuff, you’d be mistaken. So it’s no surprise that our friends in Spain make some seriously delicious bottlings, like Larios 12 Botanicals Premium Gin. As you might have guessed, it was created using 12 botanicals including wild juniper, nutmeg, angelica root, coriander, Mediterranean lemon, orange, tangerine, mandarin, clementine, grapefruit, lime and orange blossom, which were distilled five times.

What does it taste like?:

Tangy, aromatic and herbal, with huge citrus notes, fresh flowers, coriander, juniper, potpourri and cardamom.

Maker’s Mark 46

If the first new Maker’s Mark recipe for at least 50 years doesn’t get fans of American whiskey excited, then nothing will. Maker’s 46 is an alternative to the standard expression that was created for those that like spicier bourbon. The Kentucky distillers inserted seared French oak staves into the barrels (with the stave profile “number 46” – hence the name) to make the spice-forward profile.

What does it taste like?:

Toffee sweetness, sawdust from freshly cut wood, nutmeg, mulled wine spices, allspice, cinnamon, hot apple juice and a slight grassy note.

Novo Fogo 3 Year Old (That Boutique-y Cachaça Company) 

Cachaça is such a fantastic and sadly often overlooked spirit but this aged expression produced by Brazil’s Novo Fogo Distillery and bottled by That Boutique-y Cachaça Company should please connoisseurs and newcomers alike. What makes this beauty stand out is that it was matured in a combination of Amburana and American oak, whereas most cachaças are aged in purely the latter cask type. 

What does it taste like?:

Butterscotch, caramel, liquorice allsorts, cardamom, pine needles, dark jammy blackcurrant, fresh mango sweetness, floral honey, spice and intense woody notes.

 

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Superb Fireside Sipping

Celebrate Bonfire Night this year with a selection of booze appropriately bursting with deliciousness. Remember, remember the fifth of November… No, seriously. Check your calendars. It’s approaching fast. Maybe you’re…

Celebrate Bonfire Night this year with a selection of booze appropriately bursting with deliciousness.

Remember, remember the fifth of November… No, seriously. Check your calendars. It’s approaching fast. Maybe you’re planning to watch all things sparkly and spectacular illuminate the sky. Or perhaps you can’t wait to get into your dressing gown and comfy slippers to wrap up warm indoors. Both sound good to us, but whether you’ll be in front of a bonfire or fireplace, we can surely all agree that it’s the perfect time to indulge in some cockle-warming drinks.

For those who need inspiration, we’ve made things nice and easy by selecting this smashing selection of spirits. Expect smoke, spice and everything nice from this round-up of bonfire-themed booze!

Smoked Rosemary Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

Smoked rosemary is an absolute winner in many a cocktail, ask any good bartender. But who wants to bother with the hassle of setting fire to some fresh rosemary themselves? Save the flames for an actual bonfire and instead enjoy this delightful gin from That Boutique-y Gin Company! Sensationally smoky Martinis await…

What does it taste like?:

Well, there’s no doubt that this contains rosemary, as well as plenty of juniper, saline seashore smells, cracked black pepper, lemon, a hint of smoked bacon.

Glenfiddich Experimental Series – Fire & Cane

The Experimental Series has produced some corking expressions, and Fire & Cane is no exception. Malt master Brian Kinsman created this bottling by finishing some of the distillery’s peated single malt for three-months in rum casks from a variety of South American countries. The cask complements the peated profile perfectly and makes this one an ideal fireside sipper.

What does it taste like?:

Billowing soft peat notes, rich sweet toffee, zesty fresh fruit, oak and sweet baked apple.

Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur

Ever had a liqueur made with chile ancho (dried poblano chiles) before? No? Well now is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with the delights of this Mexican liqueur. It was made by macerating chile ancho in neutral cane spirit for half a year, which was then blended with a selection of other ingredients and allowed to rest a little longer for the flavour to marry. An ideal liqueur for those who want to add smoke and spice to their cocktails.

What does it taste like?:

Plenty of woodsmoke and dry, warming spice is complemented by a touch of liquorice.

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin gets its name from its star botanical, gunpowder tea, which is distilled with juniper, angelica, orris, caraway, coriander, meadowsweet, cardamom, fresh grapefruit and star anise as well as vapour infused oriental lemon and lime! Now try and tell me you don’t like the sound of a Gunpowder G&T.

What does it taste like?:

Bright citrus and green tea notes are complemented by the spices.

Smokehead Sherry Bomb

Spice and smoke feature again as a deadly duo in this whisky, made using well-peated single malt from an undisclosed Islay distillery which was then matured in Oloroso sherry casks. Smokehead Sherry Bomb is unashamedly a powerhouse of a dram and every drop of it seems tailor-made to enjoy beside a fire.

What does it taste like?:

Dark chocolate, seaweed, a hint of medicinal peat smoke, BBQ smoke, stem ginger, sherried peels, sea salt, rum-raisin ice cream, red chilli flake, treacle, prunes and clove.

Cut Smoked Rum

Cut Rum range added an extra dimension of flavour to this Jamaican rum by smoking it using oak chips, which not only made it very tasty but also perfectly appropriate for Bonfire Night! This is one you can enjoy both in cocktails or neat.

What does it taste like?:

Struck match, coffee bean bitterness balanced by vanilla.

Black Fire

Liqueurs are extremely popular at the moment, so plenty of you will be looking for a bottling that adds some heat to your Bonfire-themed cocktails. The awesomely named Black Fire was made by combining the flavours of Blanco tequila, coffee and a kick of chilli. As well as cocktails, this is superb when splashed into some good quality coffee.

What does it taste like?:

Chocolate with red chilli mixed in, slightly earthy notes of agave and red pepper, smoky at points.

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