"Speyside, the undisputed center for whisky in Scotland, boasts the highest concentration of distilleries (more than half the distilleries in Scotland are located in Speyside). Although the Speyside region is geographically part of the Highlands, it is considered a separate region because of its unique characteristics. The region received its name from the river Spey, which cuts through the area. Many of the distilleries use water straight from the river Spey in their production process. Speyside scotch are thought to be the country's most complex, and is known for their sweetness and elegant flavors and aromas."
BC & Canadian Whisky
Rum is one of the oldest distilled spirits in the world. Distilled from sugar (cane agricole, syrup, molasses). Multiple types – light, gold, dark, spiced and flavoured. As well as origin specific styles like Cachaca & Rhum.
Tequila & Mezcal
"resposado" - is rested in oak barrels for a minimum of two months, reposado tequila offers a smooth and balanced taste with subtle oak influences.
"mezcal" - specifically the regions of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, and Guanajuato. Like tequila, mezcal is made from agave plants, but it differs in terms of production methods, regional variations, and flavor profiles.
CONGAC & ARMAGNAC
Cognac is made from the Ugni Blanc grape only,
Cognac is produced 300 km further North than the area of Armagnac (Charente, Charente-Maritime, part of the Dordogne and Deux-Sèvres).
The Cognac region only produces wine for distillation.
The Cognac or “Charentais” alembic is a basic copper alembic c” (double heating): the alcohol is distilled twice and the brandy comes out with a higher alcohol content (72°)
VS: Aged 2 Years
VSOP: Aged 4 Years
XO: Aged 10 Years
XXO: Aged 14 Years
Napoleon: Aged for a minimum of 6 Years
Reserve: Aged for an average of 25 Years