London Cocktail Week: Spirit Offers Day Four





Celebrate the weekend in style with our latest offers for London Cocktail Week: El Dorado 12 Year Old Gold Rum and Don Julio Blanco Tequila. The week of celebrations is most certainly not over, with London Cocktail Week looking to ramp up the festivities for the weekend. Stuck at home with the kids or not in London? Fear not! You can still join in on all the fun with our cocktail recipes and exclusive offers on lots of spirits!
 
El Dorado 12 Year Old Gold Rum £35.00 now £30.00
Don Julio Blanco £45.00 now £39.00

El Dorado 12 Year Old Rum
 
Cocktail Suggestion
 
Treacle
 
 
 
Ingredients
 
50ml El Dorado 12 Year Old
30-40ml cloudy apple juice
Sugar syrup
Bitters
 
Method
 
Add cubed ice, a dash of bitters and 5ml sugar syrup to a rocks glass and stir. The add 50ml El Dorado 12 Year Old and stir again. Add 30-40ml cloudy apple juice and garnish with a cherry and an orange zest.
 

The foundation of Demerara Rum production goes as far back as the 1950s, when distilling was introduced into the new territories by the British.
 
The unique name for the rum, ‘El Dorado’, is rooted in Guyana history. Motivated by the legend of a City of Gold and a king whose body was dusted with gold, early explorers searched the ancient heartland of old Guiana in search of ‘El Dorado’ (The Golden One).
 
Named ‘the golden favourite’, the internationally acclaimed El Dorado 12 Year Old typifies the smooth mellow sweetness of Demerara Rums. The unique flavour and taste of the rum is largely due to the tropical climate of this lush country of Guyana – which translates from its Amerindian name ‘Land of many waters’ – and the three centuries of rum production along the banks of the Demerara River.
 
A blend of specially selected aged rums, the youngest being no less than 12 years old, El Dorado 12 Year Old is a combination of the Enmore and Diamond Coffey stills and the Port Mourant double wooden pot still, blended to perfection and aged in old bourbon oak casks.

Savour it straight, on the rocks, in a classic Mai Tai cocktail or in Treacle.

Tasting notes:
Lush tropical fruit and spice nose with hints of honey and dark sugar. Round, mellow, full bodied palate with rich flavours of fruit and spice. The finish is delightful, elegant and dry.

Recent awards:
Gold Medal Outstanding, IWSC, 2013 and 2014
Gold Medal, Mondiales Des Spiritueux, Canada
Chicago Beverage Testing Institute, 95 points
 
Don Julio Blanco Tequila
 
 
 
Cocktail Suggestion
 
Blanco Luxury Margarita
 
Ingredients
1.5 oz. Chilled Tequila Don Julio Blanco*
0.75 oz. Agave Nectar
0.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Twist
 
Method
Mix Tequila Don Julio Blanco, agave nectar and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime twist.
*Note: Best served when Tequila Don Julio Blanco is left overnight in the freezer.
 

The world’s first luxury Tequila
 
The process of creating Tequila Don Julio is as unique as the tequila itself. From the cultivation of the agave plant to the American white-oak barrels it is aged in, Tequila Don Julio is a process that requires the skilled and practiced hands of people trained in the art and craft of tequila.
 
Each bottle of Tequila Don Julio is made from the same handpicked, 100% pure, blue Weber agave plants from the highlands of Jalisco—one of the country’s most fertile agave-growing regions. It is here where each agave plant is allowed to grow seven to ten years before it is harvested, resulting in the mellow, fully developed agave flavour Tequila Don Julio is known for. It is this attention to quality, craftsmanship and tradition that sets Tequila Don Julio apart from other tequilas and makes it the world’s finest luxury tequila.
 
Tequila Don Julio Blanco is the base from which all of our other variants are derived. Commonly referred to as "silver" tequila, its crisp agave flavour and hints of citrus make it an essential component to a variety of innovative drinks including margaritas. It can also be enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
 
Colour: clear
Nose: crisp agave aromas blended with hints of fresh citrus, notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit
Taste: light, sweet agave flavour
Finish: clean and dry, complemented by a touch of black pepper

Written by: Lucy Prosser

Lucy Prosser 

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