We love the idea of supporting small businesses as part of your wedding and that includes the booze too. If you agree and are looking at keeping your wine and spirits local(ish) when it comes to your wedding day alcohol then check out a few of our favourites here.
The Wasabi Company produces all sorts of yummy wasabi based products including this beautiful Wasabi Vodka. This small-batch vodka is made at the Winchester Distillery and uses wasabi grown on the company’s farm in Hampshire very close to the distillery meaning the carbon footprint is very low. The water used in the vodka comes from natural springs of their sister companies farm (The Watercress Company) the caps are wooden and the whole bottle is recyclable. What’s more, it tastes amazing! The vodka successfully captures and releases the flavour and fire of real wasabi giving it a distinctive and powerful flavour and pungent heat. Perfect served over ice, it pairs perfectly with sushi & sashimi but any mixologist worth their salt will love it in a Dirty Martini or Bloody Mary.
Franklin and Son Pre-Mixed Cans
If you don’t want the hassle of organising a bar, glassware, staff, glass washing, and all the costs and space required, then ‘ready-to-serve’ pre-mixed drinks are the way to go. They can be drunk right out of the can, saving all that potential hassle. We love Frankin and Son’s Manchester Raspberry Infused Gin which is perfectly paired with Franklin & Sons Sicilian Lemon Tonic Water to create a refreshingly different G&T. The sweet flavour of raspberries balances beautifully with the citrus burst of Sicilian lemons to make this combination unmistakable. The packaging looks fab too!
Grounds For Good
Grounds for Good Gin was launched by Dr Rosie Oretti during lockdown. She was keen to repurpose used coffee grounds into all sorts of gifts – soaps, candles, artwork, jewellery, cups, vodka and gin! Their aim is ‘to change what you consider to be waste’, believe=ing that this may be the first UK gin to be distilled using repurposed coffee grounds, collected from local coffee houses.
GFG London Dry Gin No.1 is their first offering in this range. It is a refined fusion of Juniper and other aromatics perfectly balanced with a delicious tangy citrus and fiery ginger. Finishing off with a subtle smokiness that can only come from coffee grounds. Lovingly distilled in Wales. And comes in Christmas baubles too!
Perfect Cellar is the UK’s fastest growing, direct-to-home wine retailer. Founded in 2020 by Moez Seraly, Perfect Cellar aims to make great quality wine an affordable, accessible luxury. We love the ideas of The TastingBOX, which combines wine and tech, giving customers the opportunity to try fine wines and a sommelier experience from the comfort of their own sofas. Containing a selection of three or six 100ml wines and starting at the price of £22.
Agnes Arber Gin
In possibly our favourite bottle ever, Agnes Arbour Gin is pot stilled with nine botanicals. On 24 May 1948, Agnes Arber became the first woman to receive the Gold Medal of the Linnean Society, a world-famous institution dedicated to the study of natural history. It is with an appreciation for Arber’s work – her dedication to discovering all the intricacies and wonders of the natural world – that we have produced this gin: a convergence of nine herbs and fruits, distilled together in Langley Distillery’s affectionately named Jenny, one of the oldest working copper gin stills in the United Kingdom.
Meikle Tòir is a new peated Single Malt brand, from The GlenAllachie Distillers Co. The range comprises four whiskies: The Original, The Sherry One, The Chinquapin One and The Turbo. Meaning Big Pursuit, its carefully crafted and cask-perfected in Speyside; it serves up a sweet smoke style impeccably balanced with the heather honey character of their distillate.
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