The Ricard companys commitment to providing both trade partners and consumers with a consistently high-quality spirit starts with the selection of ingredients.
Every year, a team of experts from Ricard travels to southern China where badian or star anis grows. They choose the best fruit during the harvest, carefully following the production process up to the first distillation. That takes place on site, the better to capture the badians rich flavour, which is turned into oil of aniseed.
Liquorice is the other natural ingredient that brings out the anise flavour. Their search for the best plants often leads Ricards flavour specialists to the banks of the Euphrates. Its vital to choose the plants with the most intense aromas. Only the roots are kept, which are dried in the sun and then cut up into sticks.
The oil of aniseed and liquorice sticks are sent to Ricards flavour preparation centre in Bessan, a small village near Baziers in south west France.
Mont Rocher Viognier 2019 Vin de Pays D'Oc 75cl
Mont Rocher Viognier has a haunting honeysuckle and apricot aroma and rich, almost unctuous palate that is somehow still dry, tangy and refreshing. Picked at optimum ripeness at night to preserve the fresh aromas.
False Bay Slow Chenin Blanc 2019 75cl
A rich swirl of Chenin characters with gentle ripe apple aromas, honeyed aromatics and delicious greengage and citrus lemon acidity on the long finish. The terrifically generous mouthfeel comes from the long, slow wild yeast fermentation.<
Moscatel de Setubal 2015 Bacalhoa 17.5% 75cl
A delicious dessert wine made form the Moscatel grape variety in Potugal which has been aged in small oak cask. Rich with fruity floral notes silky and smooth in the mouth. It pares well with dried fruits, chocolate desserts and citrus tarts.
Lunetta Prosecco Spumante 75cl
Lunetta (a Little Moon in Italian) celebrates life as small pleasures. The grapes are handpicked and vinified at Cavits state-of-the-art sparkling wine facility in the northern Italian region of Trentino, at the largest facility in Italy d
Lillet Blanc 17% 75cl
Lillet Blanc is a White Vermouth which has a golden colour with candied orange, honey, pine resin, lime and fresh mint aromas. Full and rich on the palate with a lovely, long aftertaste. Always serve well chilled and zest with a slice of orange or lime...
Wild Turkey 101 50.5% 70cl
Smooth and richly colored, Wild Turkey Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is a genuine super-premium bourbon carefully crafted in the heart of Kentucky. Wild Turkey 101 offers a lesson in traditional American values, most notably, the refusal to comprom...
Aberlour 10 years old 40% 70cl
A classic Speyside single malt, matured in a combination of oak ex-bourbon casks and ex-sherry butts for a minimum of 10 years. Welcoming, vibrant and rewarding.
The dry, fresh, fruity aromas of ear...
Xoriguer Gin Mahon 38% 70cl
Wonderfully aromatic, this gin has been enjoyed for centuries on the Island of Menorca. It was first made for the Britsh Sailors who were stationed on the Island between 1708 and 1802 and is still made in the tradtional way, according to the original 1...
Cuvee Jean Paul Blanc Demi-Sec Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne 75cl
This is a smooth and supple medium white wine produced from quality grapes sourced from Vin de Pays Cotes de Gascogne. The deliciously fresh, fragrant nose is followed by ripe, green fruit on the palate to create a lasting finish. Smooth and well balan...
Cuma Malbec Organic 2019 75cl
Cuma means clean and pure in Aymara language, whi were ther native people of the Cafayate area before the Inca's time. The organic Cuma wines are sourced from some of the highest vineyards in the world at over 1,700 metres above sea level. Here the sun...