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Rémy Martin is the only major cognac house which exclusively produces Cognac Fine Champagne. Our cognacs are solely produced from a combination of grapes from the two most sought-after vineyards in the regions of Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. The secret of these vineyards lies in the region’s chalky soil. The permeable subsoil retains moisture in dry weather, maintaining the grapes’ acidity and aromas. The result is exceptionally aromatic grapes which produce fine eaux-de-vie with superior aging potential.
Estrella Galicia is Spain’s largest independent brewery, founded in 1906 in the Galician city of La Coruña, North West Spain. The brewery has remained in the hands of the Rivera family ever since, with its founder’s great grandson currently residing as company president. Since it began exporting outside of Galicia seven years ago, it has risen in popularity to become the country’s fourth largest beer. Estrella Galicia is identifiable in bars by its eye catching ceramic fonts, which have each been hand crafted in the traditional Galician pottery house of Sargadelos. To date its offering in the UK includes Estrella Galicia Premium, 0.0% alcohol-free beer, Estrella Galicia Gluten-Free, 1906 Reserva Especial, and 1906 Black Coupage.
Appalled by the lack of quality gin and wanting to encourage a younger group of consumers into the gin fold, Martin Miller and his two friends set off on a quest for the best gin possible, sparing no expense. Launching in 1999, Martin Miller’s Gin became the first super premium gin brand, thus sparking the gin renaissance. Since its launch in 1999, Martin Miller’s Gin has consistently won awards for excellence from the world’s leading judging institutions and continues to innovate the category through their barrel aged, moon series and seasonal variants.
Mount Gay is the world’s oldest running rum distillery, established in 1703. Founded and still located in the Parish of St Lucy, at the northernmost tip of Barbados, Mount Gay is crafted using pure, coral-filtered water and the finest Barbadian and Caribbean molasses. Distilled in traditional double copper pot and copper column stills, Mount Gay rums are aged in a diverse selection of casks including American whiskey, Bourbon and Cognac. Harnessing over 300 years of heritage and expertise, Mount Gay rums are a fine balance between science, art and innovation. Blended by recently appointed Master Blender Trudiann Branker and aged under the influence of Barbados’ tropical climate, our rums highlight a unique, rich and flavourful character. Mount Gay’s core range includes Mount Gay XO, Mount Gay Black Barrel and Mount Gay Eclipse, alongside the annual limited editions 1703 Master Select and the Master Blender Collection.
At The London Essence Company we continue a tradition established towards the end of the 19th century. Founded in 1896, on the banks of the River Thames, The London Essence Company revolutionised the way that food and drink companies thought about flavour, by using the knowledge and expertise gained whilst working for leading perfume houses of the time. Their secret, using the science of distillation and the art of layering to create flavours with depth and complexity. Today, we honour their creativity and precision, by creating drinks with the purest flavours; selecting the finest botanicals and gently distilling them to capture their true essence. This allows us to craft an elegant collection of premium tonics, sodas and gingers, always low in calories, with no artificial sweeteners. Our range provides the perfect mix of quality and choice to create the most exquisite drinks.
Bibendum Wine is a London-based premium wine, beers and spirits merchant. We’re a specialist for the On and Off trade, delivering great service across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. With a portfolio including 260 wine producers – over 90% of which are exclusive – we are proud to work with some of the world’s most talented winemakers. We also sell an extensive range of premium spirits, craft beers, ciders and sakes.
Argentina’s best kept secret Luigi Bosca was founded 120 years ago by the Arizu family, which was one of the first to start planting vines in Mendoza, Argentina – the region now known as the home of Malbec. The winery has remained at the forefront of winemaking in the country ever since and is most famed for pioneering the export of Argentina’s unique and high-quality wines internationally. Positioned at the very centre of Argentina’s winemaking heartland, Luigi Bosca continues to make iconic wines that express the country’s unique climate and terroir. A world-leading producer to this day, in 2021 Luigi Bosca launches its De Sangre range of wines – the ultimate expression of the house style, which alongside the traditional Malbecs, showcases a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.
Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon contributed to introduce champagne to the world by offering a range of unique wines for every occasion. From the iconic Moët Impérial to the Grand Vintage Collection, from the extroverted Moët Rosé Impérial to the innovative Moët Ice Impérial, each champagne dazzles and delights with bright fruitiness, an enticing palate and an elegant maturity.
Since its founding, Moët & Chandon has been a champagne of choice to celebrate historical moments or private moments of great personal importance. For each of life’s memorable moments, Moët & Chandon has a style of champagne that marks the moment in a very unique way.
Since its foundation in 2003, Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has grown to become one of the UK’s most successful craft beer businesses. Using innovative techniques including oak cask maturation, Innis & Gunn brew multi-award-winning beers including the flagship ‘The Original’ and Scotland’s Best Lager, Innis & Gunn Lager Beer. Innis & Gunn is the third biggest craft beer brand in the UK-off-trade and the number one imported craft beer in Canada. The brewer’s portfolio also includes a range of IPA’s and a line of bespoke limited-edition brews which demonstrate quality, innovation and craft. In May 2021, Innis & Gunn unveiled an eye-catching new look for their ‘Originals’ range, led by their flagship beer, ‘The Original’. The new design signals another step forward for the premium beer brand who, are now in their 18th year. The idea of pairing of Innis & Gunn beers with food has been long established, with each of the award-winning brewers innovative and varied beers both complementing and contrasting across a variety of cuisines.
Founded in 2010 Seattle’s Westland Distillery brings a new and uniquely American voice to the world of single malt whiskey. While the distillery uses the same basic ingredients and processes used for centuries by traditional Old World single malt producers, it doesn’t simply seek to replicate the results of its Scottish predecessors. Instead, Westland works to create whiskies that reflect the distinct qualities of its time, place and culture in the Pacific Northwest.
Italicus Rosolio de Bergamotto takes you on a journey from North to South Italy, encapsulating the ingredients, art and creativity of the wonderful country in liquid form. Reinterpreting the almost forgotten category of rosolio, known under the King of Savoia through the 18th century as ‘Aperitivo di Corte’.Since its launch in 2016, Italicus has been recognised around the world for its exquisite liquid, stunning design and unique brand provenance.
Bruichladdich Distillery, located on the Isle of Islay, seeks to produce the most natural, thought-provoking and enjoyable whisky possible. With a reputation for producing single malts that challenge convention, they distil three whiskies: Bruichladdich (always unpeated), Port Charlotte (heavily peated), and Octomore (super heavily peated) – and also home to The Botanist Islay Dry Gin. In May 2020 Bruichladdich became the first Scotch whisky distillery to be B Corp certified, meaning they put people and planet in line with profit when making decisions. Their progressive attitude towards the local community has seen the company become the largest private employer on the island with 80 employees, and partnerships with the local farming community see over 50% of the distilleries annual barley requirements grown in Islay.