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Liqueurs

Liqueur

Originally made to mask the poor quality of early spirits, liqueurs are a sweet and versatile drink for all sorts of occasions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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This interesting bitter liqueur from Luxardo is made from combination of bitter herbs, aromatic plants and citrus fruits. An ideal ingredient for many cocktails.
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Luxardo
£17.95
Luxardo Marachino is a distillate made from Marasca, which is variety of cherry cultivated by Luxardo. Once distilled, the spirit is rested in Finnish ash vats for 2 years.
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Luxardo
£33.95
A wonderfully flavourful cherry liqueur! The poet Gabriele D'Annunzio added the 'Sangue Morlacco' to the name in 1919 which literally translates as 'Morlacco Blood'.
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Luxardo
£27.95
Little bottle - big flavour. This miniature size of the Magnum Cream Liqueur packs rich Dutch cream together with single malt Scotch whisky from one of our favourite distilleries; Benriach. Whether yo...
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Magnum
£4.95
Magnum Cream Liqueur is a delicious blend of Benriach single malt Scotch whisky, and rich Dutch cream. Bottled in its own little "milk churn" canister, this excellent liqueur makes the perfect gift, a...
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Magnum
£14.95
A magnum(ish) sized canister of Magnum! This exceptional cream liqueur is a blend of Benriach single malt Scotch whisky, and luscious Dutch cream; a simple but incredibly moreish recipe that can easil...
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Magnum
£39.95
An XL-sized milk churn of excellent quality cream liqueur, made with a base of tasty single malt from Benriach distillery (one of our favourites), and smooth Dutch cream. Forget the (admittedly hugely...
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Magnum
£27.95
Presented in an attractive "milk churn" canister, this top-notch cream liqueur is a beautiful marriage of single malt Scotch whisky, from Benriach distillery, and delectable Dutch cream. Magnum Cream ...
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Magnum
£19.95
Marka is a traditional Norwegian digestive bitter spirit, made with dandelion, bog myrtle and angelica root.
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Marka
£28.95
The Merlet family have been making Cognac and Liqueur's for hundreds of years. Merlet Creme De Fraise is strawberries mascerated in neutral spirit. Good in strawberry Daiquiris.
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Midori is a premium green liqueur made of Japanese muskmelons which are extremely rare in Japan. It is extremely sweet and works perfectly in cocktails with more sour flavours.
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Midori
£19.95
Straight from the Bavarian Alps, based on Italian recipe Mondino Organic Bitter Liqueur is made from bitter oranges, rhubarb, gentian and hibiscus.
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Mondino
£23.95
Perfectly balancing London Dry gin and Sloe berries, Morrison & Mackay have created this fruity sloe gin, ideal for a neat winter pick-me-up or added to some fizz for a long summery indulgence.
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Morrison & Mackay
£21.95
Get your pumpkin spice fix for Halloween! If you're looking for something a little bit different, then this is definitely it!
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The chocolate for this exquisite liqueur comes from the one place in the world most famous for its production; Belgium. It's complimented by cream and vanilla for perfect sweet treat to top off an eve...
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Mozart
£16.95
A thick full chocolate liqueur for the cocoa nut in your life! The dark chocolate is complimented by both vanilla and caramel to round off a lovely combination of sweet and bitter flavour.
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Mozart
£14.95
From the home of Mozart, a Chocolate Liqueur company that makes some really interesting stuff. Mozart White contains fresh cream, cocoa butter, Bourbon vanilla, crystal sugar and distillat...
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Mozart
£14.95
Mr Black is a coffee roastery and distillery just north of Sydney. They make their Cold Brew liqueur by blending top-grade Arabica coffees and Australian wheat vodka. With less sugar and more coffee t...
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Mr Black
£31.95
Amaro Coffee is a modern bittersweet liqueur created by combining Australian coffee and Italian amaro. This interesting combination of fruits, herbs and spices together with cold brew coffee make it g...
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Mr Black
£34.95
Created in cooperation of internationally renowned bartender Alex Kratena and De Kuyper Royal Distillers this remarkable liqueur is based on Vetiver (earthy, woody grass native to India) with accents ...
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Muyu
£29.95
This jasmine led liqueur with accents of neroli, patchouli, yuzu and iris is created by internationally recognised bartender Monica Berg and De Kuyper Royal Distillers after Monica's trip to the Amazo...
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Muyu
£29.95
Inspired by trip to the Amazon, international bar star Simone Caporale together with De Kuyper Royal Distillers in Netherlands created an unique liqueur based on chinotto (citrus fruit of Sicilian ori...
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Muyu
£29.95
Nardini Tagliatella is a unique, sweet and spicy liqueur made with Nardini Grappa, cherry distillate, bitter orange, herbs and spices.
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Nardini
£33.95
Acqua di Cedro is clear, refreshing liqueur infused with citrus peels from Nardini family.
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Nardini
£34.95
Nardini Rabarbaro is a great Italian digestif with exotic notes of Chinese rhubarb.
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Nardini
£37.95
Nardini Rosso is subtle, smooth Italian aperitivo made with orange, gentian root, cinchona calissaia, vanilla.
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Nardini
£34.95
Amaro is the classic Italian digestif, perfect with crushed ice and a slice of orange after a particularly long late lunch. Nardini have been producing fine liqueurs for over 200 years.
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Nardini
£43.50
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Nardini
£39.95
Made up of Picpoul and Clairette, from the neighbouring Marseillan area of Southern France, the two varietal wines are matured outdoors in oak for a year before being combined and added to a secret r...
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Noilly Prat
£16.95
Noix de la Saint Jean is made of green walnuts harvested once a year on 24th June on Saint Jean's Day (known to us as John the Baptist). Thanks to its fruity and spicy character it's usually taken as ...
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Noix de la Saint Jean
£22.95
Akvavit is a traditional Scandinavian spirit produced since the 15th century, distilled from grain and potatoes, and is flavoured with a variety of herbs. O.P. Anderson Aquavit is the oldest and most ...
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O P Anderson
£29.95
Ogilvy produce their own high quality potato vodka, grown on their fields, distilled at their distillery. They made this Creme de Cassis by macerating surplus blackcurrants with their award winning vo...
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Ogilvy
£16.95
After a long history of state monopolies on alcohol production in Norway, OHD has revived independent distilling by producing the most traditional Scandinavian spirit. Akevitt Blank is unaged spirit m...
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OHD
£27.95
One of our favourite single malts sweetened with honey and spices. Unlike some liqueurs, you can still sense the whisky base here.
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Old Pulteney
£21.95
Pama is ruby, sweet liqueur made of all-natural pomegranate juice, premium vodka and a touch of imported tequila. Great as fruity addition to cocktails.
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Pama
£23.95
This sweet yet not sugary liqueur is all about its main ingredient; the ruby red grapefruit. This is perfect for a long summer drink or as a nice change up for many traditional cocktails.
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Pampelle
£19.95
Pataka Ginger Liqueur is created by French independent spirit company EWS (Ethical Wines & Spirits) using ethically sourced ingredients (in this case Fairtrade ginger and sugar).
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Pataka
£23.95
This fiery tequila liqueur is a great blend of smooth Patron Silver Tequila, Criollo chocolate and Mexican arbol chilli peppers. Very pleasant with harmonious sweet and spicy character. Great to drink...
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Patron
£33.50
Patron is the ultimate Tequila for the cool folks out there, coffee and sugar go fantastically with Tequila. Bit of a winner really.
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Patron
£33.95
Antoine Peychaud created famous Peychaud's Bitters while working in apothecary in French Quarter of New Orleans in 1800s and became later the lead bartender in Sazerac Coffeehouse using his bitters to...
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Peychauds
£17.95
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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A mixture of Grange Champagne Cognac, sweet and dry oranges, lemons, vanilla and prunes, creating a cracking triple sec. Perfect for cocktails, including Long Island Ice Tea and Cosmopolitan.
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Pierre Ferrand
£31.95

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