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FOUNDED IN 1734
About Champagne Taittinger
Founded in 1734, Champagne Taittinger, one of the greatest market leaders and most respected Champagne Houses, is one of the few remaining family-owned and operated Champagne Houses.
Taittinger owns a total of 280 hectares of vineyards, situated in the best villages in Champagne. This ensures the regular supply of high quality grapes for the production of its delicate, finely-balanced Champagnes, which has gained worldwide recognition amongst connoisseurs. Two thirds of Taittinger’s production is exported and can be found in more than 150 countries worldwide.
Taittinger Brut Réserve
Taittinger Brut Réserve is a blend of 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from over 35 different vineyards and vintages matured to perfection.
This high proportion of Chardonnay, unique amongst fine non-vintage champagnes, and a minimum ageing of 3 years in the cellars, where it reaches the peak of aromatic maturity, makes Taittinger Brut Réserve a delicately balanced champagne, known for its consistent excellent quality all over the world.
The brilliant body is golden yellow in colour. The bubbles are fine, while the foam is discreet yet lingering. The nose, very open and expressive, delivers aromas of fruit and brioche. It also gives off the fragrance of peach, white flowers and vanilla pod. The entry onto the palate is lively, fresh and in total harmony. This is a delicate wine with flavours of fresh fruit and honey. Taittinger Brut Réserve which acquires its maturity during 3-4 years ageing in the cellar, offers excellent aromatic potential.
Taittinger Brut Réserve is the champagne for any occasion. A symbol of festivity, this wine is the ideal partner of celebration for the happiest milestones in a lifetime.
Taittinger Prestige Rosé
Taittinger Prestige Rosé immediately stands out for its intense, shimmering hue which secret lies in the fact that it’s a blend which is more complex and costly to produce. A quantity of still red wine (15%) produced from the best Pinot Noirs from Montagne de Reims and Les Riceys is in fact added to the final blend to give this cuvée its unmistakable colour and vibrant intensity on the palate.
The high proportion of Chardonnay (30%) that completes the blend brings the elegance and delicacy that underpins Taittinger’s signature style.
The intense and brilliant body is bright pink in colour. The bubbles are fine and the mousse persistent. The full nose, wonderfully expressive, is both fresh and young. It gives off aromas of red fruits (freshly crushed wild raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant). On the palate this wine strikes a fine balance of a velvety texture and full body taste. The flavours are reminiscent of fresh, crisp red fruits. The palate can be summed up in four words; lively, fruity, fresh and elegant … as only a rosé blend can be.
Taittinger Prestige Rosé can be enjoyed both early on and at the end of an evening. Deliciously fragranced for an aperitif, it is also a subtle accompaniment to fruit desserts, including fruit tart, fruit salad and red fruit crumble.
Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2012
Taittinger only produces a vintage Champagne when the harvest is of exceptional quality. In addition to this, several years of cellar ageing guarantees the slow maturing of the aromas as well as the development of the length and complexity of the wine. Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2012 consists exclusively of cuvées (first presses) of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in equal proportions. Some 15 villages are involved in the construction of this blend. The Grands Crus of Champagne make up a significant portion (over 70%) while the other villages selected are all certified Premier Crus.
Brut Millésimé 2012 is a fine, delicate, airy, elegant champagne that presents beautiful balance of aromatic intensity and freshness. The nose is defined by intense citrus fruit aromas of mandarin zest. Next there emerges floral and delicate aromas of lime flowers. In the mouth the attack is full of freshness and strength, dominated by citrus fruits. There then follows a certain fullness, with flavours of pear and raisins, then a complex finish with a beautiful length embellished with notes of liquorice.
If this wine is the perfect companion for a pre-dinner drink, it can also marry with the flavours of certain dishes. It proves delicious with white fish seasoned with a delicately creamy sauce.
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2007
Produced in the cellars of the former Saint-Nicaise Abbey (13th century) in Reims, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs receives all the lavish care and attention it needs to reach its peak. Every bottle of Comtes de Champagne strictly adheres to all of the following to make it such a rare luxury and the connoisseur’s choice.
The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs cuvée is made entirely from Chardonnay from only the best vines in the prestigious Côte des Blancs. It is only produced when the harvest is of exceptional quality worthy of a vintage year. Only wine from the first press is used; a sure guarantee of finesse and 5% of the wines used in the production have been aged for 4 months in new oak barrels (a third of which are renewed every year), enhancing the intrinsic qualities and complexities of the final blend. Only after slow and patient ageing of 8-10 years in the Saint-Nicaise chalk pits (crayères) does this cuvée of exceptional quality come out into the light.
Very pale yellow colour. Fine, light bubbles rise steadily to form a delicate ring of foam. The nose initially presents a fresh, refined tangerine-like fruitiness. It then develops more mature notes of ripe fruit, raisin pastries and candied fruit. On the palate, the attack is both smooth and very lively. The mid-palate is supple, full-bodied and rich, with flavours of grapefruit. The finish is very long and refined with a hint of spice, reminiscent of liquorice sticks. Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2007 offers maturity and finesse. This champagne’s aromatic potential is just beginning to open up, suggesting a very good capacity to age.
Perfect for a truly special celebration, this Champagne would also go very well with a starter based on seafood, shellfish or fish.
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2006
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé 2006 is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir (100% Grands Crus), part of which (12%) is red wine from the vineyards of Bouzy, and 30% Chardonnay.
The Chardonnay grapes from the vineyards of the Côte des Blancs (100% Grands Crus) bring refinement and freshness to the composition. Only juices from the first pressing are used to ensure the structure and the long ageing potential so essential to this exceptional champagne.
Cellar ageing allows the complexity of the aromas to develop and rounds off the structure of Comtes de Champagne Rosé..
Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2006 has a deep pink colour. The extremely fine bubbles rise in a lively style to form a superb ring of delicate foam. Initially, the nose offers intense aromas of citrus fruit, especially blood oranges. Then more mature aromas develop with candied red and black fruits, quince paste and blackcurrant liqueur. On the palate the attack is concentrated with a very intense cherries-in-syrup fruitiness. The mid-palate is rich, vinous and very structured. The finish is expressive with volume. Complexity and good length. Still young, but already showing great class, Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2006 is characterized by a mature, generous style, its rich, varied aromatic structure suggests an excellent capacity to age.
A wine for celebrations and ceremonial occasions, the profile of this champagne is such that it can be enjoyed at any time. In the context of a meal it would go well with pigeon or lamb (cooked pink) or with a dessert such as baked pears or a red fruit gratin.
Taittinger Nocturne Sec
Taittinger Nocturne is a Sec champagne composed of Chardonnay (40%) and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (60%). Blended from around 30 different vineyards from various vintages, this wine is laid down for 4 years to age before being disgorged. A 17.5g/ℓ sugar dosage combined with slow cellar-ageing creates a round and smooth champagne that is perfect to enjoy late in the evening.
The body is pale yellow in colour with shimmering highlights. The bubbles form a delicate ring of fine foam. The subtle and delicate bouquet reveals the delightful aromas of yellow peaches and dried apricots. The entry is smooth and creamy, yet very crisp. The palate gives way to flavours of raisins and fruits in syrup. The long and smooth finish is distinctively sweet and full of flavour. A mature, rich and round wine, Nocturne is exceptionally smooth and creamy.
Taittinger Nocturne is a champagne to be enjoyed at the end of an evening. It is the perfect accompaniment to dessert or foie gras on gingerbread and will gladly have champagne lovers celebrating all night long.
Taittinger Nocturne Sec Rosé
Taittinger Nocturne Rosé is a Sec champagne composed of Chardonnay (30%) and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (70%) blended from around 30 different vineyards. A quantity of still red wine (15%) produced from the best Pinot Noirs from Montagne de Reims and Les Riceys is added to the final blend. A 17.5g/ℓ dosage of sugar combined with slow cellar ageing of 4 years creates a round and smooth Rosé champagne that is perfect to enjoy late in the evening.
The colour is a bright, intense, flamboyant pink. Bubbles form a delicate cordon of fine foam. A full-bodied nose reveals delicious aromas of patisserie. On the palate the attack is clean and generous, while remaining very fresh. There are noticeable but very silky tannins. Taittinger Nocturne Rosé is a structured, voluptuous wine that presents an elegant, well-integrated balance of sugar, acid and tannins.
Taittinger Nocturne Rosé is a champagne for the beginning and the end of the evening. It can accompany a gourmet dessert (even a chocolate one) or a chic snack. It will carry revellers and champagne lovers to the end of the night.
KAVALAN TAIWANESE WHISKY
About Kavalan Taiwanese Whisky
Kavalan is the distillery that has put Taiwan whisky firmly on the map, and it has been wowing drinkers around the world since it launched its first whisky in 2008. Known for its tropical-fruit style, Kavalan has won a host of prestigious awards in a very short time.
Kavalan is aged in intense humidity and heat yet benefits from sea and mountain breezes and the spring water from Snow Mountain, which combine to create Kavalan’s signature creaminess.
The distillery takes its name from the indigenous name for Yilan County, where it is based, and is backed by 30 years of beverage-making under parent company, King Car Group. Since its launch less than 10 years ago, Kavalan has collected more than 250 gold awards and is available in more than 66 countries. Kavalan produced its first spirit in March 2006, opened the distillery to the public in 2008 and shortly thereafter released its first whisky, Kavalan Classic Single Malt.
Some of Kavalan’s noteworthy awards include:
- Kavalan distillery was named by Whisky Magazine as the World Icons of Whisky “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year” for 2011, and since then its products have won a plethora of sought after international awards.
- In 2012, Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Cask Malt whisky was named “new whisky of the year” by Jim Murray in his guide, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.
- In 2015, Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique expression was named the “World’s best single Malt whisky” by World Whiskies Awards.
- Kavalan has won the IWSC’s Spirits Producer of the Year Award six times in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and again in 2017
- Kavalan was awarded “”Distiller of the Year” by the International Wine & Spirit Competition, the highest accolade a spirit producer can achieve.
Kavalan Classic Single Malt Whisky
Kavalan Classic Single Malt Whisky exemplifies the sheer quality of whisky that is diverse and complex. Fresh and clean, the spirit is rich with silky smoothness and hints of tropical fruits, mango in particular.
Colour – Lively and passionate amber.
Nose – Clean, elegant, floral (pleasant & refreshing fragrance of the butterfly orchid), fruity and seductive, with hints of honey, tropical fruits (mango in particular), pear drop, vanilla, coconuts and suggestions of chocolate.
Palate – A hint of sweet mango juice with spicy complexity and gentle warmth on a medium, oily and citrus finish.
Kavalan Concertmaster Single Malt Whisky
Using Portuguese ruby, tawny and vintage Port wine casks as the main flavour, Kavalan Concertmaster Single Malt Whisky is first matured in specially selected American oak casks and then finished in port barriques. Maturing in the barriques mellows the flavours and adds indefinable smoothness to the whisky. It is rich-bodied with natural sweetness and complexity.
Colour – Pleasant brownish red.
Nose – Tropical fruitiness with honey, vanilla, coconut and candy floss.
Palate – Rich bodied with natural sweetness and complexity.
Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky
Created from specially selected brand-new American oak casks and re-fill casks, the expression is surprisingly delicate and extremely complex. It is a further endorsement of the dedication of Kavalan’s rigorous wood policy.
Colour – Dark gold with amber highlight.
Nose – Clean, subtle and elegant with a fragrant and extremely pleasant floral and sweet scent mixed with vanilla and coconut that arouses the olfactory senses.
Palate – Subtropical fruitiness such as mango and green apple lurking in the complex background is to be perceived together with hints of honey, cherry, white pepper and grape. The finale is a long and sustainable after-taste encored over and over again. A finish to be experienced with patience. This is a malt that stirs emotions and redefines sensory perception.
Kavalan King Car Conductor Single Malt Whisky
This is the first expression launched in the name of King Car which is the name of the conglomerate that owns Kavalan Distillery. This Single Malt represents the company’s diversity and multi-faceted business. It is diverse with complex flavours, delicate aromas and multi-layers of background fruitiness. Sweet, rich vanilla, banana and also coconut, a slight pleasant bitterness balancing the sweetness.
Colour – Vivid amber.
Nose – Excellently clean and freshly fruity single malt. A touch of papaya, banana and green apple. Pleasantly floral, delicate and complex with depths and multi-layers of aromas, fragrances and nuances waiting to be discovered by each individual and connoisseur.
Palate – Sweet, rich, vanilla, banana and coconut, a slight pleasant bitterness balancing the sweetness. A mouth filling dram, more complex and sophisticated than you will ever imagine. A grand masterpiece to represent and bear the name of the Group – King Car.
Kavalan Solist Bourbon Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon is a delightfully complex, multi-dimensional Single Malt Whisky, with vanilla, fruit and coconut highlights. Matured in hand-selected American ex-Bourbon casks, the whisky is available at cask strength and non-chill-filtered hence retaining the fuller flavour of the natural single malt whisky.
Colour – Cattle egret.
Nose – Clean & fresh tropical fruitiness with pleasant vanilla, coconut and spices.
Palate – Well-balanced natural sweetness, vanilla and oak spices, round and complex with silky smoothness.
Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
Matured in Spanish top-quality Oloroso sherry casks in special editions, Kavalan Solist Sherry is bottled by hand at the distillery, without any colouring, chill-filtration. It is a naturally smooth and rich whisky with a complex character. It is clean and complex with multi-layers of dried fruit, nuttiness and spices with some marzipan and vanilla touches to it as well.
Colour – Dark and mouth-watering raisin.
Nose – Clean and complex with multi-layers of dried fruit, nuttiness and spices with some marzipan and vanilla touches.
Palate – Rich, oily and full with pleasant dried fruit and spices that linger on in the mouth plus a hint of fine coffee.
Kavalan Vinho Barrique Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
Vinho is fully matured in used oak wine barrels that have been toasted and re-charred in a way that brings out fruity vanilla notes from the whisky and wood, overlaid on a delicate background of complex fruitiness. The casks selected have been used to mature both red and white wines which eventually will contribute to the background complex fruitiness to Kavalan Solist Vinho. It has a complex and multi-dimensional background of pepper, spice, dates and other fruits, such as ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate blend of citrus fruit burst.
Colour – Deep autumn gold.
Nose – A rich fusion of vanilla and caramelised sugars with dark chocolate on top. Ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate blend of citrus fruits. Pepper is also present in the background waiting to be noticed.
Palate – The taste ends with clean and complex flavours embodying all that is best in the finest malt whiskies enjoying a long aftertaste.
Kavalan Solist Port Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
Port is a Portuguese fortified wine that is robust and sweet with a fuller and richer body. It is therefore usually served as a dessert wine or digestive. Kavalan Solist Port Cask is fully matured in Portuguese Port barriques under the subtropical climate to create the multiple fruity flavours such as plum, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry just to name a few, with chocolate as the main background note.
Colour – Deep ruby.
Nose – The rich, fruity and nutty flavours combined and enhanced by orange and citrus notes together with gentle and elegant wood spices of our American oakiness.
Palate – Satisfying fruitiness blended with quality chocolate aromas that melts delicately on your palate. A wonderful and long lasting after-taste.
NO.3 LONDON DRY GIN
over 300 years of heritage
About No. 3 London Dry Gin
No. 3 is the London Dry Gin distilled to a proprietary recipe of Berry Bros. & Rudd, London’s oldest wine and spirit merchant. With over 300 years of heritage, tradition and expertise that allow BBR to make this claim, and a reputation as a business that is trusted to offer the finest products.
Overlooking St James’s Palace in the heart of London, No.3 St. James’ Street has been home to Berry Bros. & Rudd since 1698. Holding two Royal Warrants, Berry Bros. & Rudd continues to supply the royal family, as it has done since the reign of King George III.
It is this historic address that inspired the name for No.3 London Dry Gin, a gin born of the merchant’s three centuries of experience. The key on the bottle was inspired by the key to the lock in the door of the parlour at the heart of the shop of No.3. Just as the liquid itself is steeped in tradition, so too is the high shouldered green bottle in which No.3 finds itself, inspiration being drawn from the open pontil gin bottles that date back to the 17th century.
As Simon Berry recounts; “The aim was simple. To create the perfect gin, with juniper at its heart, for making the Classic Dry Martini. Because if a gin can make a dry Martini it’s going to be extremely good however else you want to mix it.”
Bright, crisp and fresh with an uplifting welcome of juniper.
Juniper to the fore, supported by floral notes and spicy, warm cardamom. Plenty of citrus “zing” complemented by the gingery spiciness of coriander.
The earthy dryness of angelica kicks in.
“On the nose there’s an instant and welcome hit of piney juniper with citrus and coriander very evident. In the mouth the juniper develops into a crispness nicely balanced by a soft spiciness. A classic.”
Geraldine Coates – Author: The Mixellany Guide to Gin
KI NO BI KYOTO DRY GIN
The Beauty of the Seasons
About Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin
Japan’s first dedicated artisanal gin distillery located in Minami-Ku, in the southern part of Kyoto City, close to the Fushimi region, famed for hundreds of years for its production of delicious nihon-shu (Japanese sake).
KI NO BI ‘The Beauty of the Seasons’ is inspired by tradition and is distilled, blended and bottled in Kyoto, made in a recognisable dry style but with a distinct Japanese accent. KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin is created with Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cypress), bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region and green sanshō (Japanese peppercorn) berries.
Bottled at 45.7% ABV, KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin uses a rice spirit base and peerless water sourced in the famous sake–brewing district, Fushimi.
Mastering not only the science of distillation as others have done before, but also the age-old art of blending, botanicals are separated into six different categories: Base, Citrus, Tea, Herbal, Spice and Floral and each category is distilled individually and then blended in the perfect balance to create the distinct KI NO BI flavour.
KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin has a recognisably dry gin flavour but with a Japanese accent; pure, perfectly balanced with distinctive aromas and a finish of light ginger spice.
Founded in 1845
Founded in 1845, Fernet-Branca maintains throughout time its personality and originality. Its secret formula, passed from generation to generation, is a great example of experience and passion of “doing”, which has guaranteed over time the excellent quality of Fernet-Branca.
Fernet-Branca is an all-natural aromatic bitter (amaro). Sourced from 4 continents, the 27 herbs, roots and spices are the basis which gives the typical brown colour of the liquid, then infused in alcohol, extracted and slowly matured in Slavonian oak barrels for a year. To drink Fernet-Branca is not only an experience of the palate but also of the mind, an authentic cognitive journey across the tastes of 4 continents.
The discovery of Fernet-Branca is an adventurous journey amidst flavours and emotions. It is a unique journey that is bound to establish a new and intense relationship that will last a lifetime. Three sips to get to know each other and be together forever.
Sip 1 … The first sip is rapture and the sudden discovery of something unexpected; truth reveals itself. The natural bitter taste of Fernet-Branca and its herbs presents itself firmly to the palate, and like the beginning of a great novel reveals its quality while concealing its secrets. Just when you start to think that it might be best to give up, you are drawn by the curiosity to have another sip.
Sip 2 … The start of an engaging journey, where you discover the wide range of spices that interact harmoniously and secretly. The palate senses the depth of the flavour from the botanical herbs and spices and begins, on its own, to recompose the structure of the Fernet-Branca taste. The nose picks up the myrrh and its unexpected softness, while the bitter taste becomes sophisticated, tannic and pleasantly balsamic.
Sip 3 … As you take the 3rd sip, the pleasure remains, and is emboldened by the challenges of your journey thus far. The pleasure highlights the most reassuring aromas of the spices and freshness of the herbs, and finally reveals the exotic side of Fernet-Branca. The experience has now transformed and the sweeter and more delicate notes of the plants and flowers come to the fore, leaving the bitter taste in the background. The olfactory perception is completed and the palate is ready to welcome new discoveries from all future sips.
Founded in 1845
Brancamenta is born in the 1960s, a time period characterized by great changes, from the economic boom, to a new way of life – more individualistic and less conformist and therefor of great desires for new experiences, even in tastes and flavours.
Fratelli Branca Distillerie, thanks to the great and special intuition that has always characterized it, decides to study and embark on a production project of a drink perfect for all seasons and creates Brancamenta, a product that surprises its consumers and aficionados through its “thrill of intense pleasure”.
It is also ideal in the irresistible Mintonic cocktail. The recipe is extremely simple: crushed lime, a spoonful of brown sugar and some mint leaves, add some crushed ice, add ⅕ Brancamenta and ⅘ tonic water and garnish with mint leaves.
At 60% proof, the secret formula consisting of herbs and spices is enriched by the essential oil of peppermint from Piedmont, the finest in the world. The result is a bitter liqueur of high quality, natural and very refreshing.The notes of mint combined with herbs and spices give the drink a unique scent and taste of extreme pleasantness, consistency and balance, characterized by the freshness of mint.
Brancamenta, perfect in every season, is an icon when drunk frozen either as an aperitif or during a long night of taste and style.
created in 1786
About Antica Formula
The Italian Vermouth par excellence, sweet and with a slight vanilla aroma.
A unique and incomparable taste with rich and structured body, this product was created by Antonio Benedetto Carpano, the inventor of the Vermouth Category back in 1786 in Turin.
Antica Formula still today maintains the authentic, one of a kind recipe mainly because of the passion and ability of Fratelli Branca Distillerie. Characterized by its taste and aroma from a selected infusion of mountain herbs and spices, such as saffron.
Produced in limited quantities, packaged in prestigious blown glass bottles and sealed with a cork. The label is the reproduction of the 1786 original label.
From its brilliant colour with highlights of amber, to the nose where a bouquet of vanilla emerges, coming together with notes of spices, citrus and dried fruits like raisins and cloves. To the palate a rich vanilla taste emerges, with hints of bitter orange, dates, cocoa beans, cherries and saffron.
Ideal to drink on ice with an orange peel, as an aperitif or after dinner. It’s the main ingredient in cocktails such as Negroni, Americano or Hanky Panky, offered in the most exclusive restaurants and bars in Italy and worldwide
BLACK MOON LIQUER
from the Black Moon party culture
About Black Moon Liqueur
Black Moon Liqueur takes its name from the Black Moon party culture where Black Moon Parties are held on the beautiful beaches of Thailand. These are some of Thailand’s best outdoor parties, with amazing décor and music to compliment the Black Moon theme.
Available in Caramel, Hazelnut and Peanut Butter, Black Moon is a decadent blend of premium vodka and rich, delicious flavours that gives a distinctive taste. Enjoy in a number of ways; either straight, over ice, with coffee or in your favourite cocktail. At its best served ice cold.