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Top UK Spirits To Try This 2020​

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07/07/2020 If you're looking to stock your bar shelves with some nice imported spirits from the UK, these are your top choice!

Rascally Liquor

Produced by Annandale Distillery, United Kingdom, Rascally Liquor (or simply Rascally) is a Clear Malt Spirit. The process to make Rascally is the same as Single Malt Whiskey. The only difference is that it isn’t matured in oak casks.

Annandale Distillery’s unique twin spirit stills produce Malt Spirit that’s clear, clean, and very smooth, even at 63.5% alcohol by volume (ABV). There are two expressions of Rascally: Fruity, toffee unpeated Rascally, and smoky peated Rascally. They can both be enjoyed straight, as shots, or at the very heart of some rather extraordinary cocktails.

Rascally Liquor

Rascally Liquor bagged a Silver medal at the 2019 Bartender Spirits Awards held in 2019 May in San Francisco, USA. 

Horseguards London Dry Gin

Produced by Horseguards London Dry Gin Ltd, this refined and elegant gin boasts a predominant juniper flavor. It is expertly balanced with juicy citrus notes and just a hint of spice. The smooth and long finish is perfect in a gin and tonic, as well as more exotic cocktails.

Horseguards London Dry Gin

Fun fact: The inspiration for the name comes from Britain’s Horse Guards formed by King Charles II back in 1661, as well as the extraordinary characters from the regiment over the years.

Horseguards London Dry Gin bagged a Silver medal at the 2019 Bartender Spirits Awards held in 2019 May in San Francisco, USA. 

Murray McDavid Ordha Meas Crafted

Aged for 12 years, Murray McDavid’s Ordha Meas Crafted Blend has been created from high-quality single malt & single grain whiskeys which includes Highland Park, Glenrothes, Glengoyne, Port Dundas, and Cameronbridge. After blending, these spirits have been allowed to mature further at distilleries’ traditional dunnage warehouses.

Murray McDavid Ordha Meas

The end result is bright, tangy citrus elements that make themselves apparent from the first in this delightfully dynamic whiskey. Deeper on the nose, the mellifluousness of honey-coated fruits and toasty biscuit scents drizzled with creamy vanilla and the slightest touch of cereal and currants. The tongue is enveloped with more honey and velvety vanilla, finishing with soft oak and the gentle touch of cloves. The art of whiskey blending at its best.

Murray McDavid Ordha Meas Crafted bagged a Bronze medal at the 2019 Bartender Spirits Awards held in 2019 May in San Francisco, USA. 

Rascally Liquor (peated)

The Annandale Distillery, United Kingdom released its first whiskeys (Man O'Sword and Man O'Words) in mid-2018, but at the same released its new make under the name Rascally Liqueur. Just like the whiskeys, there's a peated and unpeated version of this unaged malt spirit - the bottle you see before your eyes are the peated version.

Rascally Liquor Peated

Rascally Liquor (peated) bagged a Bronze medal at the 2019 Bartender Spirits Awards held in 2019 May in San Francisco, USA.

Brockmans Gin - Premium Gin

Brockmans Gin - Premium Gin consists of various botanicals such as - juniper, blueberries, almonds, blackberries, liquorice, lemon peel, coriander, angelica, orange peel, cassia bark & orris.

Brockman's gin

Brockmans has this unique recipe where naturally grown botanicals are steeped in pure grain spirit for many hours to release their natural oils and aromas. The more traditional notes of gin are combined with a refreshing influence of citrus & aromatic wild berries. Bulgarian coriander plays its part, providing an aromatic, gingery orange top note. This blends perfectly with the soft & rounded harmonies of blueberries and blackberries, and then lastly everything is supported by the bottom note of Tuscan juniper berries. Dry, bittersweet Valencia orange peel elongates the deeper tones & gives an intensely smooth finish. 

After this, Brockmans is slowly distilled in a 100-year-old traditional copper still, where we capture the heart of the gin distillation. It gives a smooth finish to the gin, with a uniquely defining sensual taste experience.

Brockmans Premium Gin bagged a Bronze medal at the 2019 Bartender Spirits Awards held in 2019 May in San Francisco, USA.