A Treat For Dad
To save browsing our selection of hundreds of wines online, we've selected a few that would make a perfect Father's day tipple:
Two beautiful Barolo (DOCG) wines to start. Barolo is a premium wine region in Piedmonte, Italy. Wines are made from the Nebbiolo grape and are known for being very full-bodied and intense, with a recommendation to open and allow the wine to breathe prior to serving.
Angelo Veglio (14% £22.45) Angelo Veglio (14% £22.45) is aged for 2 years in old wooden barrels for rich, elegant and complex earthy flavours and notes of violets. Raspberries, wild strawberries, cherries and spice on the nose, with hints of cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg and vanilla. Excellent with game, truffles or hard cheese.
Cascina Bongiovanni(14.5% £34.75) is dark plum in colour, showing aromas of black cherries, menthol spices, flowers and liquorice. Stunning density, clarity and precision make this ideal with game, grilled fillet steak, sweetbreads, truffles, porcini risotto and cheeses such as robiolo and grana padano.
Moving on to a lighter yet satisfyingly complex French wine, Domainede Maubet (11.5% £9.50) is from the southwest Cotes du Gascogne region and blends Merlot, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc to sublime perfection. This cherry red wine shows a union between ripe fruit and elegant tannins, especially appreciated for its delicate spicy and toasty aromas. Good with grilled red and white meat, light cheeses and cold buffets.
Finally, Yaso Toro (14% £14.35) is our latest red wine offering from Spain, our first from the exclusive Toro region. Using grapes harvested from old vineyards in the Zamoro area of Toro, it is aged for 6 months in French oak barrels to give a complex nose of dark berries, spice and liquorice. The palate is loaded with ripe blackberry and dark plum with a touch of caramel on the finish. Excellent with red meats, tapas, roasted nuts and vegetables.
We have a wide range of whiskies from single malt Scotch and Irish whisky, to Kentucky bourbon and unique whiskies from around the world. You can view all online, but here are a select few:
Caol Ila 12 yr Single Malt (43% £57.00) is an exceptional traditional scotch from a distillery situated in a small cove in Port Askaig, on the Isle of Islay. The colour of pale straw, subtle citrus fruit aromas dominate with just a puff of smoke to balance. Fresh, sweetly fruity, smooth yet firm, it begins sweetly on the palate then yields a fragrant smokiness and a lingering finish.
Jeffersons Kentucky Small Batch Bourbon (41.2% £50.45) shows high quality and care through its small batch production. Aged in lightly charred barrels for a distinctive and delicate flavour, it is a warming spirit full of soft vanilla, toffee, toasted oak, honey, subtle spice and smoke.The finish brings hints of orange zest to add to the creamy vanilla and honey spice.
Teeling Single Malt Irish Whisky (46% £62.40) uses non-chilled filtration to bring a whisky shimmering with vibrant character. Hints of melon, figs and toffee balance with a lemon undercurrent. The palate brings a mix of dried fruit, citrus, creamy vanilla overtones and spice, with a sweet, yet spiced and woody finish.
A classic English tipple, mead is a honey wine that is thought possibly to be the world's oldest alcoholic drink, first documented 4000 years ago. Local experts Lancashire Mead Co. have helped bring this divine drink back, using only the best honeys for their natural range, many of which are free from gluten and wheat and suitable for vegetarians. With no added sugar and a process to ensure a low carbon footprint, each batch is distinctly unique.
Aegir Mead (14.5% £20.00) pays homage to Aegir, God of the ocean and King of the sea creatures in Norse mythology. Fresh orange and tea are added during fermentation to create a ‘Tannined Melomel’ (fruited honey mead). This provides a tannined, full bodied flavour, and a slightly softer and fruitier taste to make it one of their most popular drinks.
Thor Mead (14.5% £25.00) is dedicated to the thunder God in Norse mythology, with his famous possession, the Mjöllnir (‘Lightning’) hammer. This mead is a ‘Metheglin’ (herbed honey mead) which uses Blossom honey and Citra Hops to provide a a light, hoppy flavour suitable for lovers of craft beer.
Viking's Blood (14.5% £25.00) owes its name to its deep red colour. Made with blackberries, blackcurrants and blueberries, it is a ‘melomel’ (fruited honey mead). It is wild fermented (no yeast is added), but uses the yeast in the fruit to achieve purity. Berries give it a smooth and deceptive, almost alcohol-free taste!
Our rum range includes exquisite rums from around the world, with a recent revival of spiced rum in the past year. See our picks below or view the full range online here:
Defiance Golden Spiced Rum (40% £40.00) is a limited small batch run matured in Jack Daniels Barrels for 4 months for a sublime taste. The complex flavours show spices of cloves, nutmeg, vanilla pods, as well as dehydrated oranges, burnt molasses sugar and birch tree syrup and forged seeds. A rum that really stands out from the crowd.
Spytail Black Ginger Rum (40% £37.75) is a spiced French Caribbean rum putting the ginger way up front by macerating fresh ginger root in a blend. The result has a flavour profile like a strong Ginger Beer infused into a black Rum with a sweet aroma that also brings a touch of welcome smoke. The palate shows brown sugar and ginger snaps with orange zest and pepper.
Peaky Blinders Black Spiced Rum (40% £28.00) Aged in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks to add a layer of delicious richness, this is a complex, rich dark rum Delicate notes of orange, nutmeg, vanilla and raisin combine with the rich and full flavour with added sweetness and a juicy hint of pineapple.