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Originally made to mask the poor quality of early spirits, liqueurs are a sweet and versatile drink for all sorts of occasions

 

While liqueurs were always traditionally seen as a drink to have with (or over) a dessert, the last century has seen liqueurs playing an essential role in cocktail recipes, and more recently has found a place in some innovative cuisine .

 

When spirits were first distilled for drinking purposes it is likely there was a harshness and roughness to these early spirits especially given that long maturation was either unheard of or so expensive that very few did it. To solve this, fruits, herbs and honey were added to override the worst of a spirit's nature and create a pleasant, sweet drink with a bit of a kick. Furthermore, it was an excellent way of preserving the natural seasonal bounty of local fruits so they could be enjoyed all year round.

 

Eventually, as refining methods became more efficient, cheaper and easier, people began to mix ingredients with the spirits that would allow the flavours to blend together rather than suppress each other. Cream was also introduced to create a thicker liqueur that simply allowed spirits like whisky to shine with its own flavours. These developments made amazing drinks that worked well by themselves or simply over ice.

 

Currently, the law requires 100 grams of sugar per litre, but the lack of any other restrictions has allowed drinks companies to make their own branded liqueurs, balancing their spirits with ingredients to make signature flavours, and has allowed liqueurs to develop into a fantastic style in their own right.

 

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We've put this into our liqueur section but Aelder is something beyond a sticky sweet confection of neutral alcohol, some fruit and lots and lots of sugar. Thomas and Rupert are chefs who forage, farm...
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Aelder
£24.95
A non-gin drink for gin drinkers? Sounds crazy but welcome to the innovative approach taken by the people behind sweet dram. This delicious drink is inspired by a long-lost french liqueur and is desig...
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Escubac
£28.95
Henri Bardouin Pastis is a high-end French anise and liquorice flavoured liqueur from Distilleries et Domaines de Provence. It is produced from 65 different herbs and spices and it is powerful and aro...
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Henri Bardouin
£31.95
Pickering's have embraced the spirit of summer and created this lovely refreshing liqueur for all your imbibing needs. They've taken inspiration from the serving for their spicy gin with a large slice...
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We've put this into our liqueur section but Aelder is something beyond a sticky sweet confection of neutral alcohol, some fruit and lots and lots of sugar. Thomas and Rupert are chefs who forage, farm...
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Aelder
£13.95
Amandine is an almond liqueur with fine de Provence and cherry, peach and vanilla infusions. Best served cold as digestive.
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Amandine
£26.95
First created in 1895, this liqueur has more than stood the test of time. It's recipe is a closely guarded secret but we do know that over 40 different botanicals are used in its production.
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Amaro Montenegro
£20.95
This fiery Mexican liqueur is made of poblano chiles that are fire-roasted and macerated with neutral sugar cane spirit from Veracruz, Mexico. Fire-roasted chillies give the liqueur bright, crisp, and...
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Ancho Reyes
£34.95
An Italian aperitif, originally formulated in the 1920's in Italy, using spirit and mascerating it with bitter and sweet oranges, herbs and roots (including rhubarb). Less alcoholic, a bit lighter and...
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Aperol
Aperol 11% 11% 70cl
£13.95
Averna Amaro bitters are traditionally enjoyed as a digestif, after a particularly indulgent Italian meal. The complexity of Amaro means that it can be used in a cocktail.
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Averna
£20.95
Benedictine is a rich and intense herbal liqueur produced originally by French monks as an elixir that helped to sustain them at work. D.O.M. stands for "Deo Optimo Maximo" which means - "To God most ...
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Benedictine
£28.95
Created by two German cocktail bartenders in 2006, the Bitter Truth company started by creating cocktail bitters, following in the footsteps of Angostura, amongst others. They are cocktail ob...
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Bitter Truth
£21.95
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Bitter Truth
£21.95
Created by two German cocktail bartenders in 2006, the Bitter Truth company started by creating cocktail bitters, following in the footsteps of Angostura, amongst others. They are cocktail obsessives,...
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Bitter Truth
£21.95
A classic Italian liqueur made with the best Arabica and Robusta coffee beans.
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Borghetti
£21.95
Created by Mike and Jason from Edinburgh's award-winning Bramble Bar, the Braemble combines London Dry Gin with Scottish brambles for a fantastic, versatile and damn good looking liqueur.
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Braemble
£24.95
Originally home liqueur makers, the folks at Scot's Cheer Liqueuers tried to make a twist on a Sloe Gin, using Brambles and Whisky. The result was so popular, that they decided to follow their passion...
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Brammle
£15.95
Based on the same bitter herbal recipe of Fernet Branca, Branca Menta has additional peppermint flavour.
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Branca
Branca Menta 32% 70cl
£24.95
Sloe Berries are something you don't see often in Scottish Liqueur recipes. Mixed with honey and Single Malt Whisky, it creates an unusual and pleasant drink. A potential alternative to Sloe Gin. Crea...
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Bruadar
£22.95
Created by the Scottish Liqueur Centre, Bruadar is a mixture of Scottish Single Malt Whisky, sloe berries and honey.
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Bruadar Liqueur
£15.95
Created for those masochists who love putting very bitter substances in their mouths - Campari have created this premade Negroni, holding true to the original recipe that was born over 100 years ago ...
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Campari
£22.95
The iconic Italian Bitter liqueur, Campari was invented in 1860 by Gaspare Campari. Campari is one of the key bottles to have for home cocktails, as it is required for Negroni's, Garibaldi's and Ameri...
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Campari
Campari 25% 25% 70cl
£16.95
Swedish-style punsch (do not confused with "punch") made by the mixing of spirits with arrak tea (lemon & spices), sugar, and water. Carlshamns Flaggpunsch is now produced in Finland and gained wide a...
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Carlshamns
£17.95
An amaro made at one of Italy's oldest distilleries using 15 different herbs and botanicals including rhubarb, cinchona, liquorice and Benedictine thistle. Meaning the 'Cyclist's Amaro' this is a homa...
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Casoni
£26.95
Chambord liqueur is made of the finest blackberries and raspberries, married together with French XO cognac, extracts of Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel and honey. This delicious sweet liqueu...
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Chambord
£26.50
This herbal elixir is made from 130 different herbs and plants and is based on a ancient recipe from a manuscript given to Chartreuse Monks by Maréchal d’Estrées in 1605. The small bottle is kept ...
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Chartreuse
£14.95
Green Chartreuse was invented in 1764 by French monks based on ancient manuscript "Elixir of Long Life" describing how to blend, infuse, macerate the 130 of them to form a perfect balanced tonic. It i...
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Chartreuse
£39.95
From the Italian region of Ciociara, rich in herbs and spices comes this rich and herbal liqueur. Great as digestive or cocktails ingredient.
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CioCiaro
£22.95
Based on an old recipe dating back to 1858 and created from Scottish raspberries, blackcurrants and ginger, Crabbie's Wild Berry Liqueur provides sweet and spicy flavours ideal for a fruity refreshing...
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Crabbies
£19.95
Who else can make a great ginger liqueur if not the folks who created the Crabbie's famous Green Ginger Wine? Made with ginger steeped in Crabbie's Gin and bottled at 35%, it gives a lot of spicy bite...
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Crabbies
£19.95
From the award winning team behind Edinburgh's Bramble and Lucky Liquor Co cocktail bars comes this purist take on a coffee liqueur. Using nothing but dark roasted coffee, new-make spirit, sugar and w...
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Cross Brew
£24.95
This pineapple gin liqueur is made by distilling fresh Scottish juniper and fresh pineapple which is then matured in Pedro Ximenez casks with roasted fresh pineapple, ginger and thyme.
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Crossbill
£32.95
Cynar is an Italian bitter liqueur in the Amaro category, so good as an after dinner drink, or in cocktails.
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Cynar
£12.95
The Dubliner Irish Honeycomb Liqueur is a smooth and sweet blend of Irish whiskey, honeycomb and caramel flavours.
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Dubliner
£19.95
This edition of Edinburgh Gin Liqueur contains a blend of crisp apples and rich cinnamon providing bright palate with lingering spice. Excellent complement to red berry flavours in your cocktails.
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Edinburgh Gin
£18.95
Edinburgh Gin have crafted this tasty liqueur with inspiration from the orient. The combination of pomegranate and rose combine to create a Turkicsh Delight type flavour, which is rounded off by Edinb...
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Edinburgh Gin
£17.95
To create this edition of Edinburgh Gin's liqueur range, Madagascan vanilla and juicy plums are mascerated and infused into the classic base spirit of Edinburgh Gin. The liqueur is a great velvety dri...
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Edinburgh Gin
£18.95
One of the most popular products we sell. Partly because of our location of course, but mainly because people cannot get enough of this nostalgic flavour combination. It tastes just like the little Rh...
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Edinburgh Gin
£18.95
Like your gin that little bit sweeter? Edinburgh Gin proudly present their Raspberry Gin Liqueur, made with Perthshire Raspberries, for your drinking pleasure. Enjoy with ice and soda or why not try a...
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Edinburgh Gin
£18.95
This classic sweet, dark red liqueur is made from blackcurrants and produced by the renowned Edmond Briottet liqueur company.
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Edmond Briottet
£19.95
Delicious liqueur created by famous family liqueur producers from Dijon, made using sour cherries and black cherries.
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Edmond Briottet
£19.95
Liqueur de Litchi is one of over 60 different flavoured liqueurs from renowned producers Edmond Briottet.
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Edmond Briottet
£19.95
Fir tree liqueur from old and renowned family producers from Dijon, Edmond Briottet.
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Edmond Briottet
£36.95
This ginger liqueur from Edmond Briottet will add a nice spicy twist to your cocktails.
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Edmond Briottet
£21.95
Although violets and elderflowers are the most common floral additions to cocktails and drinks, this bergamot liqueur from famous Edmond Briottet provides unique floral aroma that will brighten your s...
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Edmond Briottet
£22.95
An interesting liqueur made from a mix of hibiscus and green tea by Edmond Briottet.
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Edmond Briottet
£19.95
Edmond Briottet started in 1836 as a wine producer, but after creating creme de cassis, and encouraged by its success, soon reached over 60 different liqueur flavours.
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Edmond Briottet
£21.95
A great triple sec (orange liqueur) from Edmond Briottet. This Curaçao is made by double distilling sweet and bitter oranges.
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Edmond Briottet
£27.95
This wonderfully fragrant liquour from Maison Briottet is a straight up combination of sugar and rhubarb-maceration, for a sweet and powerful rhubarb flavour.
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Edmond Briottet
£19.95
A stunning Poire William liqueur from Edmond Briottet. In America they know the Williams Pear as the Bartlett pear.
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Edmond Briottet
£32.95
This is the very fresh, green mint liqueur from Edmond Briottet, made with finest herbs.
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Edmond Briottet
£19.95

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