The name Tamnavulin is the Gaelic translation of ‘mill on the hill’, named in part after the historic former carding mill which sits on the site of the distillery. Local farmers would bring their sheep fleeces here in the summer months to be made into wool.12 dedicated and experienced distillery workers make up our team at Tamnavulin. From milling through to maturation, these time-served craftsmen and women of Tamnavulin have a passion for whisky and take genuine pride in their skills and the whiskies they make.
While Tío Pepe is a brand name for their fino sherries, González Byass is the name of the company and the brand of their wider sherry range.
Following on stylistically from the lighter styled dry sherries to richer styled dry and sweet, is González Byass Amontillado Viña AB. It begins as a Tío Pepe Fino ageing under the flor yeast but loses its flor and is subject to oxidative ageing which results in amber colour, increased concentration with richer hazelnut, saline notes. Next is the Alfonso Oloroso that begins with fortification to 18% abv and has no flor so is aged oxidatively for its entire life. It is aged for at least 8 years, resulting in a deep amber colour with aromas of walnuts, truffle and leather. The Leonor Palo Cortado has 12 years of age and it is fortified to 18% abv and it has a light mahogany colour with aromas of roasted hazelnuts and bitter orange.
Sherry can be made sweet when blended with sweet Pedro Ximénez (PX) Sherry. Cristina Medium is an Oloroso blended with a sweet Pedro Ximénez Sherry that results in 40g/l** of residual sugar. Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherries spend four years ageing separately in their soleras before being blended and aged for another three years before release. It is medium sweet with flavours of sultana raisins, dried figs and vanilla on the finish. Solera 1847 is a Cream Sherry with 128g/l** of residual sugar. It is a blend of Oloroso and sweet Pedro Ximénez Sherry aged four years separately and then four years together, which results in a perfect balance of rich nuttiness and sweetness. On the nose we have aromas of raisins, vanilla, oak and a slight hint of almonds. On the palate we have dried dates with caramel and roasted nuts on the finish. Nectar is at the very sweet end and exactly as described, a nectar of Pedro Ximénez grapes with 370g/l** of residual sugar. It is aged on average 8 years and is ebony in colour with a rich nose of raisins, dates, treacle and molasses.
In the VORS range, a rare collection of sherries, each Sherry is made in the same way as their younger counterparts but receives additional ageing to bring up the average age to 30 years by putting them in their respective VORS soleras where they gain their characteristic concentration and immense complexity.
Tío means uncle in Spanish, with the brand being named after the beloved uncle Pepe of founder Manuel María González Ángel. Manuel was only 23 years old when he began his business in 1835, in Jerez, Spain. Today, Tío Pepe is a globally recognised Sherry brand and is still produced by the fifth-generation descendants of Manuel. The Byass, in the company name González Byass, is the result of the partnership with their English sales agent and wine merchant Robert Blake Byass which began in 1844.
Flagship premium Chilean pisco Alto del Carmen is the name of an Andean Village, home both to the Chilean grape-based spirit Pisco and to the majestic Condor (between 2.000 an 5.000 meters, the symbol of Alto del Carmen).The Condor represents highness, liberty and power. The Pisco brand Alto del Carmen strives to deliver an outstanding Pisco. The production process is restricted to an artisanal volume of production, based only on Muscat grapes. This means that the process is dedicated to aromatic and fruity grapes, using small copper pots still to ensure meticulous quality control.
Angostura is one of the Caribbean's leading rum producers with a superb collection of rum brands and plays an outstanding role for bitters. These include rum brands like Angostura®1824, Angostura® 1787, Angostura® 1919, and the Angostura® AMARO, Angostura® orange bitters, and the world-famous Angostura® aromatic bitters. Angostura® aromatic bitters have not been changed since the first bottle was introduced to the world in 1824.
"The London N°1 is one of a handful of super premium gins actually distilled in London, created to echo the complex and full-bodied gins of yesteryear, albeit with a modern twist. Due to its traditions, the pure water and a good trading environment, London has always been
one of the hubs of good quality gins."
"Delamain range starts where others end, with an X.O."
With an incredibly old family tradition, Delamain makes for an exciting cognac house with roots dating back to the early 1600s! The family tree couldn't be more complicated, and yet the Delamain brand has managed to survive since its creation in 1762. This is a cognac house that is unapologetic when it comes to quality, selecting only the very excellent from its suppliers in order to create its own products. With the British aristocracy having influenced the Delamain’s for generations, this cognac is authentically catered for royalty.
"The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years and the one operational.
Since 1782 the Teeling Family has been crafting Irish whiskey and it all began with Walter. In 1782 Walter Teeling set up a craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties area of Dublin commencing a 230-year tradition of distilling for the Teeling family. From Walter Teeling to the latest generation of Teelings in Jack and Stephen who are carrying on the family's legacy and forging a bright new future for distilling in Dublin and for Irish whiskey."