Coming from all over the world, carefully selected and tasted, these spirits will give you a chance to appreciate the best that nature has to offer.  Serbian Plum brandy, made from the ripest, hand picked fruit; single malt whiskey from Bangalore, Brazilian cachaca, grappa from the Croatian Adriatic coast, single estate mezcal from mexico, Austrian Bierschnapps... and more to come! Visit this page again for the latest updates.

 
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According to Indian Mythology, when the Gods and the Rakshas - the demons - churned the oceans using Mount Meru as churner a golden pot sprang out containing the Elixir of Life. That was called the "Amrut". The founders of the distillery aptly named it Amrut Distilleries. Amrut Single Malt Whisky is a product of 20 years of research. The final product is a whisky matching world standards. This Whisky is made from select Indian Barley grown at the feet of Himalayas nurtured by the water flowing there and cultivated by old & traditional agricultural practices. Their newest venture is Cask Strength Whiskies.  Highly rated and extremely enjoyable!

Grappa is no longer just the brandy of the common man - Grappa distilling is a rather complex and expensive process. Generally speaking, many producers now concentrate on producing smaller quantities, but of superior quality.  Fermented and distilled from Zlahtina marc this wonderful Croatian style grappa called rakija, has a recognizable delicate aroma.
If the Mediterranean herb from the Rutaceae family is added, it makes an excellent remedy for digestion problems.

Katunar Rakija is a refined and elegant brandy and more than any other, evokes the true essence of the grape. Try it neat or slightly chilled, before or after a meal with an espresso or Turkish coffee along side.

Available now at the LCBO  Vintages # 36038

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"Zuta Osa" (Yellow Wasp) is a natural plum brandy with 45% alcohol, packed in original, brown glass bottles of 0.75 liters. It has the reputation of being the best plum brandy in the international market. At leading exhibitions and fairs throughout the world, it has won 13 gold medals.  It is the only plum brandy served at London’s renowned Ritz hotel. From the earliest of times in villages  in Serbia the yellow wasp stands has been a symbol of fruitful ripeness. Experience shows that the yellow wasp takes its juices exclusively from ripe fruit which has special qualities: a natural abundance of sugar, low sourness, and which is free from pesticides.  Zuta Osa, is an artisanal product created from ripe, high quality and unsprayed plums which are today still visited by the yellow wasp. Brewed in small cardoons of 100 liter capacity, and which have been aged a number of years in mulberry barrels.


Zuta Osa Slivovitz should be consumed as an aperitif and digestive liquor for special occasions.

Rather than being mass-produced factory products, Del Maguey mezcals are  still produced in villages using traditional techniques - the agaves are pit-roasted, wheel-ground by animal power, and fermented and distilled in the traditional style, just as they were hundreds of years ago.  Thus the term “Single Village Mezcal”.  Minero is even distilled in a clay still with bamboo tubing, and aged in clay jugs for a month or two. These mezcals are not diluted for bottling; the proof is adjusted to the palenquero's (producer's) preference by the amount of head and tail of the distillation added to the main body. Each of these mezcals is distinctive and unique. They are made to be drunk in the traditional manner: straight, sipped without any fancy hoo-hah with worms or lemons.

All of them are eminently drinkable, going down very easily and smoothly, even with the high proofs.

Riga Black Balsam is a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur made since the middle of the 18th century.  It can be had as it is, on the rocks or mixed with schnapps, akvavit, or vodka. It may even be consumed warm in tea. It is also suitable for mixing with soda water or a soft drink  or in a variety of cocktails. The drink itself is black and very bitter, but with a distinct sweetness. The Black Balsam is also used as a traditional medicine. It is considered to be a good cold remedy and is used against digestion problems. The traditional recipe was invented by Abraham Kunze, a pharmacist living in Riga, and is based on a composition of 24 different ingredients like plants, flowers, buds, juices, roots, oils and berries prepared in oak barrels. It is sold in ceramic hand-made jugs. According to legend, Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, became ill during a visit to Latvia, but was cured after drinking Riga Black Balsam. Experts from many countries have highly praised the outstanding quality of Riga Black Balsam, and have given it more than 30 awards at international fairs.

Samichlaus Bierbrand is unique amongst high class distilled beer specialties. It’s distilled from Samichlaus Beer, the strongest lager beer in the world. Samichlaus Bierbrand is unparalleled in its complex taste with a creamy, warm finish. A wonderful taste for all occasions or simply if you wish to enjoy something very special. Also available is Zigarrenbrand (45% alc./vol.), a speciality from the Salzkammergut, distilled from Urbock 23°. It is aged 12 months in oak barrels where it obtains its incomparable aroma and taste. Whether enjoyed with a cigar, as an aperitif or digestive it provides an amazing flavour experience. Also available is Abeeritif (20% alc./vol), a liqueur made out of Samichlaus Bierbrand, Samichlaus Beer and Amaro. Drunk as an aperitif, its fine and creamy taste with a mild sweetness. Liqueur connoisseurs will enjoy these drinks and think of them as very special experiences.

A mellow dark rum, Old Port Rum has the unique aroma of Indian cane. Made by Amrut Distilleries Ltd of Bangalore, it has the characteristics of oak vanillin flavours.

Rum is a popular drink in India and Amrut Distilleries has a long tradition of making both dark and light rums for the domestic market. It made its very first rum – Amrut XXX –  in 1948 and is now one of the leading suppliers of rum in the south of India.

Old Port Rum calls on this lifetime of experience in its family recipe to produce its distinct characteristics. Made from molasses from sugar cane grown in the Belgaum district of northern Karnataka, Old Port Rum recalls the land where the cane grows. A great rum to enjoy on its own or in mixed drinks. Perfect for cooking and baking as well.

Produced in Brazil since 1893 Cachaca Guapiara is a high quality product, distilled by traditional artisanal methods. It is produced on the Guapiara farm, in Passa Quatro, one of the famous mineral water locales of this country. Passa Quatro islocated  in  the south in the State of Minas Gerais.

Only the highest standards are incorporated in the whole process, from the planting of the sugar cane through the bottling process.

Whether it is enjoyed straight or with creative cocktails, Cachaça Guapiara is irresistible. Stored in Jequetibá wood and oak, these products have a unique flavor and bouquet with a silky smooth taste.  Recently, Cachaça Guapiara was awarded with 4 medals, a gold, silver and bronze at the International Cane Spirits Festival.

AMRUT

KATUNAR

DEL MAGUEY

BLACK BALSAM

EGGENBERG

AMRUT RUM

GUAPIARA