Germany, Scotland

Germany is fully capable of producing some of the world's great white wines. One hundred years ago the demand for and thus prices commanded for the wines from the finest vineyards in Piesport, Morcobrunn and Rudesheim rivalled the best wines from Bordeaux. Largely due to the lack of government regulation into the quality of wine output, Germany over the past century became known for producing sweet sugar-water wines at cheap costs, flooding the world market. This has had a negative effect on the perception of Germany wines worldwide, but rest assured we only choose to stock Germany wines of high quality.

The Riesling grape with all its versatility is the main grape variety, and whilst many countries make Riesling, none can match the mouth-watering freshness and supreme delicacy achieved in a Mosel Kabinett from a top producer. Germany dry Rieslings as a rule tend to to be very graceful and elegant as compared to Rieslings from other countries, with an emphasis on finesse, not power. Standout producers such as Robert Weil make the headlines, but Donnhoff, JL Wolf, A Christmann and Dr Loosen are too worth seeking out.

Another most interesting contribution from Germany was Eiswine (ice wine), which until the 1970s was a freak of nature, though is now carefully managed. To produce Eiswine, parcels of vines are left out exposed to the frost, and although the production cost is astronomical they remain very popular. Robust Pinot Blancs and Pinot Gris are also produced in the whites and Pinot Noir, referred to as Spätburgunder is also grown.

The climate in Germany is, for the most part, cool, the exception being in the Pfalz and in Baden. As a result, vineyards are carefully selected with good sunlight exposure a must. For example along the banks of the Mosel River, vines are only planted one side, as there isn't enough sunlight exposure to ripen grapes on the north-facing side.

Key regions include Mosel and Nahe where extraordinary Rieslings are produced.
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  1. JL WOLF VILLA WOLF GEWURZTRAMINER 2019
    The fruit is processed as quickly as possible to preserve freshness. Delicate varietal aromas of spice and fresh roses. A juicy textured palate. Very refreshing to drink with a crisp, dry finish. ... Learn More
  2. JL WOLF VILLA WOLF GEWURZTRAMINER 2018
    The fruit is processed as quickly as possible to preserve freshness. Delicate varietal aromas of spice and fresh roses. A juicy textured palate. Very refreshing to drink with a crisp, dry finish. ... Learn More
  3. JL WOLF 'WACHENHEIMER' RIESLING 2019
    Made by the famous and energetic Ernie Loosen (of Dr Loosen fame), voted one of the World's 50 Most Influential Winemakers in Wine & Spirits Magazine. The fruit for the Wachenheimer Riesling comes from a single-vineyard site , called Königswingert (“King’s ... Learn More
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  4. JL WOLF 'WACHENHEIMER' RIESLING 2018
    Made by the famous and energetic Ernie Loosen (of Dr Loosen fame), voted one of the World's 50 Most Influential Winemakers in Wine & Spirits Magazine. The fruit for the Wachenheimer Riesling comes from a single-vineyard site , called Königswingert (“King’s ... Learn More
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  5. JL WOLF 'WACHENHEIMER' RIESLING 2017
    Made by the famous and energetic Ernie Loosen (of Dr Loosen fame), voted one of the World's 50 Most Influential Winemakers in Wine & Spirits Magazine. The fruit for the Wachenheimer Riesling comes from a single-vineyard site , called Königswingert (“King’s ... Learn More
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  6. WITTMANN ESTATE RIESLING 2018
    The 2018 Riesling trocken is sourced 100% from the calcareous sites in Westhofen. ... Learn More
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  7. A. Christmann 'Pfalz' Riesling 2018
    The Pfalz Riesling is produced from the grapes of first pickings in our classified sites. These are always picked on the perfect degree of ripeness limiting the amount of fruit acid to a moderate level. The wine unites the minerality, ... Learn More
  8. DR MAYER REMSTAL PINOT NOIR 2018
    Deep bright red , smokey, bright cherry and cranberry nose , hints of anis , mint and earth . Crunchy and bright on the palate with gorgeous , generous savoury strawberry fruit . Fine but mouthcoating tannins give the wine a long finish . Cool in style ... Learn More
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  9. DONNHOFF 'OBERHAUSER LEISTENBERG' RIESLING KABINETT 2018
    Sourced from a steep, southeast-facing slope with grey clay slate soil. A perfect vineyard for Kabinett wines! A cool, fresh nose with white peach, fresh fig and apple aromas. With well-defined, spicy fruit, very elegant with a wonderful balance between ... Learn More
  10. DR LOOSEN 'GRAACHER HIMMELREICH' KABINETT 2017
    The small village of Graach lies between two more-famous neighbours: Bernkastel and Wehlen. This vineyard’s steep, southwest-facing slopes and deep soils produce wines that combine the elegance of Wehlen with the rustic strength of Bernkastel. Because of the forceful ... Learn More
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  11. A Christmann Idig Grosses Gewachs Riesling 2013 Magnum
    A beautifully balanced Riesling, with a slippery textured and powerful fruit presence. Essence of Thai piquant spice, flowers and citrus, making it perfect for Asian cuisine and seafood. This estate only produces wines of the highest quality from the top ... Learn More
  12. GLENMORANGIE CRAFTMAN CUP SCOTCH WHISKY (700ML) GIFT PACK
    A gift pack containing Glenmorangie ten-year-old single malt and 2 stainless steel whiskey tumblers showing the Glenmorangie insignia. "The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range" The scent of citrus and ripening peaches ... Learn More
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  13. DARK MATTER SPICED RUM (700ML)
    It all starts with the highest purity level, refiner's grade molasses, a standard of molasses almost unheard of these days in rum distillation. Following distillation, the all-important spices are added for a week-long infusion. Dark Matter's infusion takes in a ... Learn More
  14. ONLINE TASTING PACK - SUMMER OF RIESLING

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on Thursday the 22nd of October 2020. This event is all about the perfect summer ... Learn More

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  15. GLENMORANGIE THE ORIGINAL SCOTCH WHISKY (700ML)
    "The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range" First, vanilla is detected on the tongue before it ripples along the palate bringing a burst of flowery fruitiness. About a minute after tasting, ... Learn More
  16. UNITED CELLARS WHISKY TASTERS; SINGLE MALT PACK
    This Pack contains 3 x 60ml bottles of whisky; 1. Glenmorangie 18 Year Old (Highland) 2. Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask (Speyside) 3. Oban 14 Year Old (Highland) This pack is the perfect way to see the nuances of Single Malt Scotch. 3 distinctive styles of Whisky ... Learn More
  17. WOLFBURN NORTHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 700ML
    Gold Medal for "Single Malt Scotch Whisky - No Age Statement" - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 "Initially sweet with notes of fruit and fresh sea air. In the background you'll find citrus freshness and hints of cereal, and ... Learn More
  18. Ardbeg 10 Years Old Single Malt Whisky
    Ardbeg's flagship expression, revered around the World as the peatiest of all the Islay malts, yet perfectly balanced at the same time. An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime ... Learn More
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  19. GLENMORANGIE THE QUINTA RUBAN 12YO SCOTCH WHISKY
    The darkest and most intense whisky in the extra-matured range, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban has spent 10 years maturing in American white oak casks, before being transferred into specially selected ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal. Dark ... Learn More
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  20. BRUNDLMAYER 'HEILIGENSTEIN LYRA' RIESLING 2016
    A stunning combination of elegance and rustic strength. Aromas or white fruit and citrus with floral notes.Rich on the palate with juicy fruit and the crisp minerality balances the slight sweetness. ... Learn More
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  21. WOLFBURN AURORA SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 700ML
    This beautiful sherried whisky is made from spirit laid down in a combination of American oak and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. "On the nose you’ll sense sherry sweetness accompanied by dried fruits and malt. On the palate there’s ... Learn More
  22. THE TEN WHISKY #0 NORTH BRITISH SINGLE GRAIN 700ML
    The North British Distillery is Edinburgh’s last remaining working distillery and also one of the few in Scotland that specialises in grain whisky. Much of their output goes into famous blended whisky brands like Johnnie Walker, Famous Grouse, and ... Learn More
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  23. GUNDERLOCH 'ROTHENBERG GROSSES GEWACHS' RIESLING 2017
    A mouthwatering German Riesling, sourced from the Rothenberg vineyard, a "Grosses Gewachs" or "Great Growth" vineyard. Off-dry in character with a cleansing acidity and plenty of citrus and stone fruit make this a perfect aperitif. Aromas of citrus, floral, honey ... Learn More
  24. Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Whisky
    The first new and permanent addition to the Ardbeg core range in almost 10 years. The Mull of Oa in the south west is the most untamed part of Islay. It's a place where storm meets calm. The jutting cliffs which ... Learn More
  25. THE TEN WHISKY #7 CAOL ILA ISLAY 700ML
    The North British Distillery is Edinburgh’s last remaining working distillery and also one of the few in Scotland that specialises in grain whisky. Much of their output goes into famous blended whisky brands like Johnnie Walker, Famous Grouse, and ... Learn More
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  26. JOH. JOS PRUM 'WEHLENER SONNENUHR AUSLESE' RIESLING 2017
    "..an intense, savory aroma, with racy flavors of slate, sea salt and white pepper accented by green apple and white cherry notes. Fine, bright apricot fruit. It is sweet but somehow you hardly notice the sweetness within the harmony of ... Learn More
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  27. GLENMORANGIE 18 YEAR OLD SCOTCH WHISKY
    Once it has spent fifteen years maturing in American white oak casks approximately 30% is transferred into Spanish Oloroso casks to spend a further three years maturing. Then, when both elements have reached 18 years, we blend them back together to create ... Learn More
  28. Ardbeg Uigeadail Single Malt Whisky
    Matured in ex-bourbon America Oak and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks.A special vatting named after our water source, Loch Uigeadail (pronounced Oog-a-dal), and a favorite amongst the Ardbeg Committee. An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions: peat ... Learn More
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  29. WITTMANN KIRCHSPIEL RIESLING GROSSES GEWÄCHS 2018
    The Kirchspiel grand cru site opens toward the Rhine like an amphitheatre. Its southern and southeastern exposure protects the vines from cold westerly winds – and accounts for the excellent microclimate of the vineyard. The soil structure is similar to that ... Learn More
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  30. A.Christmann Idig Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2018
    Idig was more or less forgotten until the early 1990s, when the Christmann family of Gimmeldingen purchased choice parcels of the original site and “put Idig on the map” with recognition and awards by leading German and international wine critics ... Learn More
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  31. DONNHOFF HERMANNSHOHLE RIESLING GROSSES GEWACHS 2018
    A perfect, steep southern slope with soils consisting of blackish grey slate and volcanic elements, extremely rich in minerals. This legendary site is the best-rated vineyard in the entire Nahe region. The vines are up to 60 years old and give ... Learn More
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  32. Ardbeg Corryvreckan Single Malt Whisky
    A phenomenally deep, swirling dram named after the Corryvreckan whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, which is matured in fully toasted French oak casks. Which adds a spicy cayenne pepper prickle to Ardbeg’s hallmark smoky sea spray ... Learn More
  33. WITTMANN MORSTEIN RIESLING GROSSES GEWÄCHS 2018
    The grand cru Morstein site is situated on the south-facing slope that stretches from Gundersheim to Westhofen. The subsoil consists of massive limestone rocks. The first documented mention of the site dates from 1282. Today, Wittmann owns about 4 ha (10 acres) in ... Learn More
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  34. GLENMORANGIE SIGNET SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 700ML
    "A fusion of unique and rare elements, and clouded in secrecy, Signet is the culmination of a lifetime's experience. A blend of our oldest whisky and spirit matured in a selection of the world's finest casks, this undoubtedly is the ... Learn More
  35. JOH. JOS PRUM 'WEHLENER SONNENUHR AUSLESE GOLDKAPSEL' RIESLING 2017
    Katharina Prüm explains the Goldkapsel wines in this way: “Think of them as limited edition, small production lots of the best Auslese of a vintage. They are made from stronger, selected grapes containing higher concentrated juice, usually affected by ... Learn More
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  36. ONLINE TASTING PACK - WINTER WHISKY TASTING

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    Join us for our first tasting of Spirits! We're expanding the range outside of wines, and what better to start within the middle of winter that Whisky! If ... Learn More

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