Brookies Gin, £39.95
Heralding all the way from Cape Byron in New South Wales, Australia, Brookies use the naturally occurring sub-tropical flora as inspiration for their gin. The distillation process involves 25 different botanicals, 17 of which are sourced from the Byron Bay area. Citrus and juniper take the lead in the tasting and it follows a classic London dry style.
Available at The Whisky Exchange.
ROCKS Chilling Stones, $29.90 (approx. £21)
Whisky is the ultimate gentlemen’s drink and we all know there is nothing quite as suave as saying “I’ll have a whisky on the rocks”. However, if you actually have your whisky “on the rocks” you’re likely watering it down as the ice melts and can ruin the carefully crafted liquid. ROCKS have a solution. They have created granite whisky chilling stones that perform the same function as ice without diluting your drink. And with a range of colours and materials available, they look amazing as well.
Available at ROCKS.
Macallan’s Tales of The Macallan Volume 1, £60,000
This is the first in a new series of exceptionally rare single malt Scotch whiskies that tell the story and history of Macallan’s pioneering distillations. This first volume is in honour of Captain John Grant who, in 1700, owned the land that would eventually become the Macallan Distillery. The liquid itself dates back to 1950 and has been bottled in a bespoke Lalique crystal decanter, limited to 350 pieces worldwide.
More details at Macallan, available from Macallan Boutiques and selected retailers.
Dictador 2 Masters Royal Tokaji Rum, £670
Dictador are one of the finest rum producers in the world and their 2 Masters collection is one of the pinnacles. For the 2 Masters Royal Tokaji they collaborated with the renowned wine maker Royal Tokaji in Hungary, entrusting them with a 40-year Colombian rum to be aged in Zemplén oak barrels. It is the culmination of the work of two masters of their respective arts, helmed by Hernan Perra and Zoltán Kovács.
Available at Goedhuis & Co Fine Wine Merchants.
MacNair’s Boutique House of Spirits Exploration Rum
The GlenAllachie Distillers have rebranded MacNair’s into a new Boutique House of Spirits, an event celebrated by the release of a new small batch rum from whisky master Billy Walker, which is his first foray into rum. The Exploration Rum features sugar cane from Panama and was also aged in American oak casks in the Panamanian climate prior to moving to GlenAllachie’s distillery in Speyside. The liquid is available in three expressions, each limited to 400 cases.
More details at at MacNairs.