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.
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...
Lunetta Prosecco Spumante 75cl
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Pellegrino Marsala Garibaldi Dolce 18% 37.5cl
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False Bay Slow Chenin Blanc 2020 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.<
Santa Digna Estelada Rose Torres 75cl
The rescue of Chiles oldest grape varietal has produced Santa Digna Estelado, a unique sparkling wine, 100% Chilean, a reward for the land and its people. Santa Digna Estelado is made using the traditional method with the second fermentation in the bot...
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.
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.
Vergelegen Semillon Straw Wine 2015 375ml
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Scavi & Ray Momento d'Oro Gold Bottle Spumante 75cl
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Santa Tresa Il Frappato di Santa Tresa Rose Brut 75cl
A stunning salon pink sparkling wine. The Frappato Spumante has fine and delicate bubbles that give a fresh fruity aroma of wild strawberries. On the palate it is well balanced, gentle and soft with a little citrus acidic and refreshing finish.