Whether you’re looking for a gift for a special occasion or something to enjoy at the end of a long day, browse our craft and commercial spirit collection from The Bottle Club and discover a world of spirits you might not be aware of.
From small batch whiskys to craft gin, dark and mysterious rums to crisp, clean vodka, The Bottle Club has a spirit that will excite even the most experienced drinkers.
We have a huge range of spirits, both craft and commercial, for you to explore, including well known brands and small, off the grid makers.
Sometimes it can be tough to figure out what it is you like to drink, so let us help you find your ideal spirit today.
Whether your tipple of choice is Absinthe or Vodka, Brandy or Gin, Tequila or Pisco, Whisky or Bourbon, we have a spirit that will tantalise your taste buds.
What is a spirit?
A spirit is an alcoholic drink that has been distilled and contains no sugar and at least 20% alcohol by volume (ABV).
Typically spirits are made by a process of distillation. Distillation takes the alcohol fermentation and purifies it, removing any impurities or diluting substances such as water, in order to increase the volume of alcohol contained within.
Popular spiritsBourbon This American whiskey dates back to the 1700s when British settlers began to distill whiskey in Kentucky. All American whiskeys are distilled from a combination fermented mash consisting of cereal grain and water, no additives, preservatives, colourings or anything else. Bourbon is made from at least 51% corn. To be classed as whiskey the liquor has to be aged for at least 2 years and unblended.
Brandy The name comes from the old Dutch name ‘brandewijn’ - brandywine, meaning burned wine, and is the result of distilled wine. Brandy is typically 35-60% ABV and is usually imbibed after dinner. Brandy can be made from many different types of fruit, not just grapes, including apples, plums and cherries. Popular forms of brandy include cognac and Armagnac and pisco.
Gin The humble gin has had a renaissance of late and is now available in thousands of flavours from small batch producers to big name labels. This white spirit is flavoured mainly with juniper berries, but it can take on any flavour you wish.
Rum This spirit is the result of one single plant - sugar cane. When Europe first got a taste for sugar there was a rush to produce the white stuff, but there wasn’t any need for the byproducts, namely the molasses, until it was discovered it could be fermented and distilled to become rum. The drink of choice for sailors and pirates.
Vodka From the Slavic word voda, meaning water. Vodka is by far the most consumed spirit in the world, growing constantly in reputation and popularity. Drink it neat, or combine it with your favourite mixer.
Whisky The name comes from the Anglicised version of the Gaelic word, uisce, meaning water. Fun fact - whisky doesn’t improve once it’s in the bottle, so don’t ‘keep it for best’, it’s meant to be consumed now, it won’t get any better than it already is.