Plymouth Gin, comes from Plymouth, England and is distilled in one of Englands oldest distilleries, Black Friars Distillery. The establishes distilling business of Fox & Williamson began production of Plymouth Gin in 1793, altough some say production has been going on since the early 1690's. The nose of Plymouth Gin, is that of fresh juniper with aromas of coriander and cardamom. The palate is full-bodied and sweet with flavours of cucmber, fresh fruits and juniper. The finish is long and aromatic.
Hennessy VS Cognac, is a Cognac produced in the House Hennessy in Cognac, France, owned by Jas Hennessy & Co. The Hennessy Cognac distillery was founded by an Irishman by the name of Richard Hennessy in 1765. The Hennessy VS is one of the most famous Cognacs in the world, the VS of course standing for "Very Special" and means that the youngest eaux-de-vie in this blend are at leasst 2.5 years old.
West Cork Black Cask, is a Blended Irish Whiskey from the West Cork Distillery in Skibbereen. The whiskey itself has been matured in some highly charred bourbon barrels, with each barrel charred to a level of 5. From this chariness comes vanilla, butterscotch and toffee flavours which in turn brings smoothness and sweetness to a whiskey.On the nose, West Cork Black Cask has aromas of vanilla, toasted oak and spices which remind you of your favourite curry dish. The palate is light and delicate making the whiskey well balanced. the finish is that of chocolate and ginger.
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, is a Blended Irish Whiskey under the Jameson brand, produced by the Midleton Distillery in Cork. This particular bottling is a collaboration between the distillery and nearby brewery Francisan Well. The story goes that Brewmaster Shane Long asked to borrow some used Jameson casks to age his stout, when the casks where returned, they were refilled with cask strenght blended Jameson for about 6 months, to creat something extra-ordinary.The nose of the Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, is that of milk chocolate, hops and some spice aromas. There are also undertones of pepper and herbs. The palate is that of black pepper and vanilla flavours. There are also some butterscotch and fresh fruit flavours. The finish is much the same, a lovely long finish.
Micil Poitin, is named after the current distillers great great grandfather, who started distilling poitin (moonshine) in his house in Galway. Today it is still produced the same way using 100% Irish barley and bogbean botanical. It is produced in a micro-distillery in Galway City, home to poitin making.The flavour begins with light honey and malty notes, as for the finish it is surprising smooth and velvety. At 44% ABV it is a lovely soft, silky experience.
The Dubliner Bourbon Cask, is a Blended Irish Whiskey which has been aged in ex-bourbon barrels. This whiskey is a new addition from the Dubliner range, from which you may know from their Dubliner Irish Whiskey Liqueur. On the nose the Dubliner Bourbon Cask, has a well honeyed aroma which reminds you of the liqueur, there is also notes of spice and a hint of orchard fruit. The palate has some welcome malt and grass notes, the finish is that of peppery spice and honey, which gives the whiskey its smoothness.
Plymouth Sloe Gin, is produced by in Plymouth, from the oldest working distillery in England.They have been producing in the same still for over 150 years. Sloe gin is produced from the fruit from the Blackthorn Bush, being soaked in the gin and adding sugar. Plymouth Sloe Gin is based on an 1883 recipe and has since become become an important part in various classic cocktails.The nose of Plymouth Sloe Gin, is that of mellow sloe berries, with fruity note undertones of sweet cherry and a slight scent of almonds. The palate is smooth, fruity and full bodied. The flavour of the sloe berries is perfectly balances the gin with a sweetness. The finish is long and fresh.
Portobello Road No.171 Gin, is a creation from a group of gin experts at the Ginstitute in The Portobello Star bar. The group decided to formulate a classic London Dry gin based on long departed brands. The gin is made from English wheat neutral spirit with nine botanicals included, and distilled at the Thames Distillery London.On nose of Portobello Road No.171, is that of citrus, junpier with an undertone of grassy notes. There is also a slight licorice aroma which seems to come out the longer you smell it. The palate is that of coriander and orange peel with hints of cucmber which reveals a freshness to the gin.
Hendricks Gin, is a Gin produced by William Grant & Sons in Girvan, Scotland and launched in 1999. Hendricks uses a blend of spirits produced from a Carter-Head Still of which there are only a small number in the world, and a small pot still, originally built in 1860 by Bennett, Sons & Shears. The Bennett Still produces a heavy, oily spirit with a strong juniper-flavour.
St Patricks Oak Aged, is a Blended Irish Whiskey distilled, matured, blended and bottled in Cork. The whiskey is matured for more than three years in first fill bourbon barrels. It os comprised of three year old grain whiskey with some 21 year old malt whiskey.On the nose the St Patricks Oak Aged, has strong vanilla aromas, with undertones of honey and butterscotch. A creamy, buttery whiskey that coats your whole mouth, with flavours of honey, vanilla and toffee apple. The finish is that of oak spice, that lingers until the end.