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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Originally made to mask the poor quality of early spirits, liqueurs are a sweet and versatile drink for all sorts of occasions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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Made from fortified Tempranillo red wine and a chocolate flavour infusion, this is a cracking Christmas, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day or it's been a tough day gift. One of our most popular product...
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Rubis
£11.25
With Selkie London Dry Gin as a base, this blush pink liqueur adds strawberries, jasmine pearls, bergamot, and a little sugar to create a delectible drink that works fantastically as a long, sweet dr...
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Selkie
£35.95
In 1874, Martin Wilkes Heron was working as a bartender in New Orleans. Taking inspiration from his customers, who complained of the harsh flavour of the whiskey of the time, he blended said whiskey w...
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Southern Comfort
£21.95
St Germain is a finely crafted all-natural elderflower liqueur from France. Every bottle contains up to 1000 hand-picked elderflower blossoms that are harvested once a year. Each bottle is individuall...
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St Germain
£26.50
La Quina Ambre is an aperitif based on white wine with the addition of Quinquina (a bark containing quinine from South American origin), bitter orange peels, vanilla and cocoa. Slightly softer and mor...
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St Raphael
£16.50
Le Quina Rouge is a French aperitif made of red wine mixed with Quinquina bark and bitter orange peels. Quinquina bark is also known as cinchona bark plant and contains quinine, it was first introduce...
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St Raphael
£16.50
Highland Single Malt Whisky mixed with locally produced honey. Recommended for drinking over ice or for the base of a hot toddy.
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Stags Breath
£4.95
Highland Single Malt Whisky mixed with locally produced honey. Recommended for drinking over ice or for the base of a hot toddy.
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Stags Breath
£11.95
Highland Single Malt Whisky mixed with locally produced honey. Recommended for drinking over ice or for the base of a hot toddy.
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Stags Breath
£16.95
Suze is a pleasingly bitter French apéritif made from the gentian root. Although it's bitter, it has a bit of sweet and citrus notes. Perfect for refreshing summer cocktails. but could be also drunk...
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Suze
Suze Liqueur 20% 70cl
£18.95
Teichenne have been making naturally flavoured schnapps in the Tarragona area of Spain since the 1980s, creating a wide array of flavours to suit drinking over ice, mixing into cocktails and pouring o...
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Teichenne
£13.95
Teichenne have been making naturally flavoured schnapps in the Tarragona area of Spain since the 1980s, creating a wide array of flavours to suit drinking over ice, mixing into cocktails and pouring o...
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Teichenne
£13.95
Teichenne have been making naturally flavoured schnapps in the Tarragona area of Spain since the 1980s, creating a wide array of flavours to suit drinking over ice, mixing into cocktails and pouring o...
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Teichenne
£13.95
Supposedly, the recipe for this classic coffee liqueur goes back to 17th century Jamaica, and was named after the woman that saved the written record from destruction during the colonial war. With Jam...
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Tia Maria
£18.95
Limoncello from family producer Tosolini is made of lemons harvested from the Amalfi coast, one of the best areas for lemons.
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Tosolini
£23.95
A dark and rich liqueur infused by liquorice from Calabria. Made by the Italian producers, Bepi Tosolini.
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Tosolini Luna Nera
£30.50
A stunning Amaretto, made from almond distillate and almond infusion.
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Tosolini Saliza
£26.95
A blend of Italian brandy, sugar, vanilla and citrus. Tuaca has a bit of a cult following, and we are big fans. Try with apple juice, ginger and lemon juice.
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Tuaca
£24.95
A modern bitter aperitif spirit made in London from various botanicals and fruits including gentian root, orange peel, apricot, rosemary, sage and fig blended with an organic, biodynamic wine. Ideal a...
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Victory
Victory Bitter 33.3% 70cl
£28.95
A dry vermouth made right here in Scotland's capital. Why not get a bottle of Scottish gin to go with it and make a proper 'British' Martini?
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Wermod
£26.95
Jimmy Russell is a bit of a legend in American Whiskey. He has been making Bourbon in Kentucky for 54 years. In the 70's, he spotted the potential for a great tasting honey infused Bourbon, and Wild T...
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Wild Turkey
£24.95
This unique Apple Sours was created by mixing the combination of freshly pressed bramley apples and Willy’s Medium Dry Cider with Naked Chase Apple Vodka and their secret cider brandy recipe which r...
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Willys
£11.95
Kümmel is a sweet, clear digestive liqueur flavoured with caraway seed, cumin, and fennel. Originated in the Netherlands it has become popular in Germany and especially in Russia where it is now the ...
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Wolfschmidt
£19.95
This excellent mix of top quality cognac and pear extracts from Liege became very popular in bars around the UK. Xante Pear Liqueur is a great ingredient for whole range of exclusive cocktails.
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Xante
£23.95
Agavero
£32.95
This delicious liqueur from the minds at Angostura can be enjoyed in a number of ways; over ice, in a long drink or to round out a cocktail. An interesting and versatile addition to the cocktail cabin...
Amaro Di Angostura
£27.95
This fiery Mexican liqueur is made from sun-dried ancho chillies, macerated with neutral cane spirit from Veracruz, Mexico. Sun-dried chillies give the liqueur rich, smoky, and fiery flavor.
Ancho Reyes
£36.50
A perfect summer liqueur made with small batches of Boe Superior gin. Fresh berries and peach are the ideal addition to a cool glass of Prosecco or to give a bit of sweetness to long cocktail.
One of the oldest, if not the oldest distillery in the World (established 1575 in Amsterdam), Bols certainly have had a fair bit of experience making spirits and liqueurs. Their cherry brandy is Easte...
Bols
£12.95
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...
Campari
Campari 25% 25% 70cl
£16.95
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 ...
Chartreuse
£14.95
Yellow Chartreuse is sweeter and milder version of the famous Green Chartreuse, the 18th century liqueur created by French monks based on ancient herbal manuscript.
Chartreuse
£34.95
Chase
£21.95
Founded in 1849, by Edouard and Adolphe Cointreau, who were from a famous family of confectioners, it was another 25 years before Edouard's son (also Edouard) perfected years of work t...
Cointreau
£18.95
A mixture of Tullibardine Single Malt Whisky, Graham's Dairy Cream and honey. Tasty stuff and we'd recommend serving it in a tumbler with lots and lots of ice. The names is inspired by St Columba who ...
Columba
£21.95
Kümmel is a sweet, clear liqueur flavoured with caraway seed, cumin, and fennel. Combier Kümmel made its debut at the Combier Distillery in the mid-19th century.
Combier
£31.95
A rich smooth liqueur made with new-make malt spirit from the Cotswolds distillery and fresh Irish cream.
Cotswolds
£24.95
From producers of the famous ginger beers and wines comes this warming mulled wine, the blend of Green Ginger Wine, British Ruby Wine and natural ginger, spices and citrus fruits. Best to serve warm w...
Crabbies
£7.50
This spiced mocha liqueur from Scotland's first rum distillery does exactly what it says on the bottle. With a deep coffee profile laced with sweet chocolate,it makes a great addition to vanilla ice c...
Dark Matter
£17.95
Take Dark Matter's white rum, throw in some fresh, tart rhubarb, and top with a little ginger and a light sprinkling of spice. Then take this tasty Scottish liqueur and add it to a glass of prosecco, ...
Dark Matter
£17.95
Madagascan vanilla and juicy plums are mascerated and infused into the classic base spirit of Edinburgh Gin to create this edition of their liqueur range. The velvety texture and full flavour lend it ...
Edinburgh Gin
£11.95
French liqueur made using fresh banana juice.
Edmond Briottet
£22.95

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