BOOZE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
WIDER DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS MEAN WE’VE ACCESS TO A NEW WORLD OF DRINKS. WE RAISE A TOAST TO OUR FAVOURITES
Aperol spritz Now ubiquitous from Soho to Sunderland, the Italian orange aperitif is the drink, with sales up 30 per cent this year.
Mezcal Recently made popular, this Mexican spirit is tequila’s classy cousin. It’s smokier and considered to have as many nuances as whisky.
Aquavit Even though it’s been produced in Sweden since the 1400s, it only lately arrived in the UK. Meaning ‘water of life’, it’s best enjoyed as a digestif.
Sake It’s thought that the Japanese rice wine has been produced for nearly 2,000 years; Britain’s first sake distillery opened in London in May this year.
Japanese whisky Just a century old, Japanese whisky has progressed rapidly. In 2013 it beat Scotch in a blind-tasting for the first time.