The Spirits Collection

The term ‘spirit’ is derived from the process of extracting what was held to be ‘the soul’ or ‘the spirit’ of wine when applying heat during the distillation process. The basic principal and process hasn’t changed much during the centuries that have followed and today the market, production and consumption s is truly global…

Spirits covers such a wide and varied market from the smoothness of five-star Cognacs to superb single malt Scotch that we have hand-picked a superb selection to give you the finest offerings and point of difference to your customers.

Here are some fun trivia facts to test your friends and colleagues

  • Distilled spirits don’t contain any cholesterol, carbohydrates, or fats of any kind
  • When first made, distilled spirits are completely clear with no color. They get their colors and hues from the aging process in oak barrels
  • It’s a myth that there’s a worm in tequila. The so-called worm is in  mezcal, which is distilled from a different plant. The “worm” is actually a butterfly caterpillar (Hipopta Agavis) that’s called a gusano
  • Gin is spirit alcohol that’s flavored with juniper berries. It was first made by the Dutch. They named  junever, their word for juniper. The French changed it to genievre. In turn, the English changed it first to geneva” and then shortened it to gin
  • Sloe gin isn’t gin at all but a liqueur. It’s made with  blackthorn bush berries (sloe berries)
  • Vodka  is the Russian name for grain spirits that haven’t been flavored. It means “little water” in Russia
  • The word brandy comes from brandewijn. That’s the Dutch word for burnt (or distilled) wine
  • Methyphobia is fear of alcohol.
  • William Shakespeare referred to a game called “flap-dragon.” Players grabbed raisins from a dish of burning brandy and then extinguished them in their mouths before eating them