Unique and Surprising Spirits to Try

Unique and Surprising Spirits to Try

Apr 16 , 2024

Saleem Shafqat

When shopping for spirits at your local bottle shop, you enter a world brimming with history and culture. For those who relish the art of drinking, exploring this world can be a journey of discovery and surprise. There are many delightful spirits to be found at your local Sessions bottle shop.

So, let’s delve into five unique and surprising spirits that stand out for their distinctive character and heritage.

1. Hendrick's Gin

Hendrick's Gin, hailing from the unassuming coast of Scotland, is a concoction that defies the norms of traditional gin-making. Distilled in small batches, Hendrick's is infused with the essences of cucumber and rose, which impart a refreshingly floral and delightfully crisp flavour. This peculiar combination makes Hendrick's a gin that is an experience.

The gin is crafted in a unique still, combining two different spirits from a Carter-Head and a Bennett still, resulting in a divinely smooth gin with a balance of subtle flavours. Whether a classic gin and tonic or a more elaborate cocktail, Hendrick's adds a twist of the extraordinary.

2. Glenfiddich Single Malt Whisky

Glenfiddich, a name synonymous with excellence in Scotch whisky, has been crafting its single malts in the same independent Distillery in Speyside, Scotland, since 1887. The Glenfiddich range is aged for 12 to 50 years and is a testament to the distillery's commitment to quality and tradition. Each variant offers a different palate experience, from the fruity and floral 12-year-old to the rich and robust 50-year-old.

The whisky matures in various casks, including American bourbon, Spanish sherry, and new oak, which impart distinct flavours and complexities. Glenfiddich is more than just a whisky; it's a journey through the history and craft of Scotch whisky-making.

3. Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin

Bombay Sapphire, with its striking blue bottle, is a gin that captures the essence of ten exotic botanicals. This London Dry Gin is a harmonious blend of flavours, from the juniper berries of Tuscany to the lemongrass of Vietnam. The vapour infusion process in its distillation ensures that each botanical's delicate aroma and flavour are perfectly preserved. Bombay Sapphire is a versatile spirit that is the backbone for many classic cocktails, offering a smooth, balanced palate that appeals to gin enthusiasts and novices alike.

4. Grey Goose Vodka

Grey Goose Vodka is the epitome of French craftsmanship and luxury. Distilled in the Cognac region of France, this vodka results from an uncompromising pursuit of quality. Made from the finest French wheat and pure spring water, Grey Goose is distilled only once, adhering to the philosophy that the quality of its ingredients requires no excessive distillation.

The result is a vodka of unparalleled smoothness and clarity, with a subtle hint of almond and a soft, wheaty finish. Grey Goose celebrates the finest French ingredients and distillation artistry.

5. Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Irish Whiskey is a beacon of Irish heritage and craftsmanship. Founded in 1780 by John Jameson, the whiskey is produced in Ireland's County, Cork, at one of the most modern distilleries in the world. Jameson is renowned for its triple distillation process, which gives the whiskey its signature smoothness and versatility. The range of Jameson whiskeys, from the classic blend to the rich and full-bodied Black Barrel and the innovative Caskmates editions, showcases the brand's commitment to innovation while staying true to its Irish roots.

The Role of Local Bottle Shops

Local bottle shops serve as gateways to diverse flavours and experiences. These shops provide access to classic and unique spirits and offer the expertise and knowledge to guide enthusiasts on their journey through different tastes and stories. Supporting local bottle shops fosters community spirit and helps preserve the rich tapestry of local and international spirits available to connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike.

Shop Premium Spirits at your Local Bottle Shop

From the floral notes of Hendrick's Gin to the rich heritage of Jameson Irish Whiskey, these spirits are to be savoured and celebrated. These unique and surprising spirits are available at Sessions, your local bottle shop.

At Sessions, we stock an extensive range of premium beverages, including spirits, beer, wine and much more. With stores across Victoria and NSW, including Coburg and Leichhardt, there is sure to be one near you. Visit your local Sessions today and treat yourself to something delightful.