Vedrenne Aperitif 'Le Birlou' (Chestnut & Apple Liqueur) 18% 700ml$61.00
The divine nectar of the Auvergne Gods which superbly blends apple and chestnut. A stunning perfume offers a merry go round of aromas from stewed apples, cinnamon, nutmeg to roast chestnut. The creamy entry leads into a sweet, concentrated profile; flavours of stewed apple, cinnamon and chestnut are delivered with an exceptionally soft, silky, very gently warming mouthfeel. The finish is clean and with appropriate acidity to avoid being overly sweet. The flavour of the apple, the mystery of the chestnut.
Normandin-Mercier Aperitif Pineau des Charentes Blanc (White) 17% 750ml$75.00
Assembly of two-thirds of white grape freshly pressed and very mature (Ugni Blanc) with a third of one year Cognac, the whole aged in an oak cask for five years. It is only at the end of this period that we obtain Pineau of the Charente carefully married. The subtlety lies in fresh notes of fruit, a delicate sugar and well-melted alcohol. Tasting Notes Colour: Ranging from pale yellow to a dark golden colour, with thick legs. Nose: Rich, elegant, and very complex, with overtones of lime-blossoms, vine flowers, peaches, plums and figs, accompanied by hints of almonds, prunes, quince jelly, vanilla, and honey. Palate: Fresh and delicious, white Pineau is full-bodied and generous, with a lovely concentrated flavour. This is a refined, delicate wine Best served chilled as an aperitif or dessert wine.
Dubonnet Rouge Aperitif 14.8% 750ml$34.00
From its origins with the French Foreign Legion to the legions of modern mixologists still using it today, Dubonnet Rouge Aperitif Wine has been a staple on the cocktail landscape since its introduction in 1846. Created by Parisian chemist/wine merchant Joseph Dubonnet as a means to make quinine more palatable for the soldiers battling malaria in North Africa, Dubonnet's mix of fortified wine, a proprietary blend of herbs, spices and peels, and the medicinal quinine is a recipe that has earned it legendary status in the world of sophisticated drinks. Delicious on the rocks or in a Negroni as your sweet vermouth.
Salamandre Liqueur Eau de Coing (Quince) 18% 700ml$75.00
Delicate and fruity, Salamandre liqueurs are made solely of fruits or plants, sugar and alcohol. They may be served as apéritifs when mixed with wine or champagne, as dessert when added to ice cream or sherbet, or enjoyed on their own, lightly cooled
Dumangin Ratafia de Champagne 3 years+ 18% 750ml$93.00
Four simultaneous types of ageing during a minimum of 3 years: Traditional barrel 6 years, Solera barrel 5 years, Vino Santo barrel 7 years, Vat 3 years). Brilliant use of the juices on each champagne press on top of the Champagne appellation. The grape juice is “preserved” by adding a neutral champagne alcohol. The particularly complex blend of Ratafias solera aged, “vino santo” style aged, and tank aged (minimum 4 years aging) brings wonderful fruity aromas and a very distinguished wood note. Very versatile liquor with many food matches: Cheese, melon, chocolate desserts, reducing sauces for duck.
St Raphael Red (Rouge) Quina 18% 750ml$33.00
The intense and distinguished Quina Red is a subtle combination of plants and spices, dominated by cocoa. On the palate, huge vinosity gives the attack a sensation of power perfectly balanced by sweetness and the well-structured tannins provided by the quinquina bark and Colombo. The aromatic complexity peaks in notes of orange peel, chocolate and vanilla. Tasting Notes: The sweetness of the bouquet is immediately apparent on the first nosing, with cocoa, vanilla and caramel all expressing their warmth This impression is confirmed on the palate with a very smooth attack. The tannins are subtle are underscored by notes of orange peel. The long finish leaves a velvety feel on the palate.
Salers Liqueur de Gentiane (Gentian) 16% 1000ml$67.00
Created by Alfred Labounoux in 1885, the Salers Gentian recipe is made from gentian roots cultivated in sustainable agriculture. After distillations and macerations, the distillate is placed in oak barrels for more than 3 years. Perfect in a Negroni! Tasting Notes: Nose: Elegant and typical of gentian with notes of the soil. Palate: All the typicality of gentian on the palate.
Jean Boyer Pastis Emeraude 45% 700ml$111.00
Jean Boyer is located in south west of France. The company started in 1994 to supply the 3 stars Michelin restaurants and indiependant cellars of the areas. Their Pastis Emeraude is elaborated on site according to an amazing process... the different plants macerations are rested in traditional vats for up to a year before being slowly married together. The results are stunning. To drink it in the traditional way: about 20ml of Pastis and 100ml of cold water with no or just a couple of ice cubes. One bottles makes over 30 full gallses.Perfect aperitive on a hot day, with olives and almonds, to unwind and start your evening. To be discovered and shared!
Maidenii Classic Vermouth 16% 750ml$54.00
Maidenii Classic Vermouth 16% 750ml Pour a large measure of chilled Maidenii Classic Vermouth into a wine glass. Garnish with an orange wedge to enhance citrus notes. BASE WINE Syrah KEY BOTANICALS Strawberry gum, wattle seed, river mint, sea parsley, orange zest, bay leaf, gentian root.
Distillerie Pernot Absinthe Deniset Jeune (Artemisia Absinthium de Pontarlier) 56% 500ml$110.00
The Deniset Jeune absinthe is one of the few clear absinthes made in Pontarlier. It is characterised by its freshness and distinct wormwood flavour. The name Deniset Jeune refers to a former absinthe producer, Henri Deniset, inventors of the pine-bud liqueur. Henri Deniset started making his absinthe in 1867 in Pontarlier. His distillery became famous under the name Deniset-Klainguer, and after almost 110 years of operation was acquired in 2006 by the Emile Pernot distillery, keeping the important historical brand alive. The label is a vintage Deniset Jeune absinthe advertising poster, sketched by French artist Marcellin Auzolle, featuring the character Pierrot (beloved by Belle Epoque absinthe producers) in a scene from Don Juan famous play. Enjoy Deniset Jeune in the traditional way, with fresh water and sugar to taste, or in cocktails.
Massenez Roquefort (Blue Cheese) Liqueur 25% 700ml$82.00
Crafted through the meticulous maceration of Roquefort from the Caves Baragnaudes, this remarkable liqueur is delicately sweetened, resulting in a libation imbued with intense aromas. Its flavour profile echoes the bold, robust essence and salty undertones of the iconic French cheese, all perfectly harmonised within this captivating liqueur. It's a culinary ally, adding a sweet, Roquefort-flavoured touch to meat dishes, chicory, walnut salads, and fruity desserts—ideal as an aperitif, pre or post-dinner and, of course, creating cocktails. Contains milk
Three Foxes Organic Sunny Arvo Aperitivo 16% 750ml$38.00
THE AUSSIE SPRITZ Daring and bittersweet, an Australian Aperitivo bursting with a blend of citrus, decorated with rosella, lemon myrtle and a bouquet of aromatic spices. Perfect for a sunny arvo, on the rocks or in your favourite spritz.