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Published on December 30, 2022

DWUK's #FinalFridayFaves for 2022


With 2022 coming to a close, it is time to look back at DWUK #FinalFridayFaves that we have been loving for the past year as well as some new favourites to see us into 2023. 


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A clean, crisp grain vodka from JJ Whitley, inspired by the British countryside. The palate offers notes of spicy black pepper and freshly-whipped cream.

Vibrant intense aromas of green apple and citrus fruit with the freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers. Introducing the delicious sumptuousness of white-fleshed fruits leading to the alluring caress of fine bubbles and the soft vivacity of citrus fruit and nuances of gooseberry.

A close relative to tequila, mezcal can be made with one of 8 different types of agave, whereas tequila can only be made with blue agave. It’s also very tasty and traditional. 

This wine is fresh and aromatic, it has aromas of gooseberry, cassis bud and green pineapple on the nose, followed by a zesty palate of pithy pink grapefruit. A classic English Bacchus, produced in Kent.

Salty Dog is nuts about nuts. A great choice for any venue to feature behind the bar as a classic pub snack. With a variety of flavours available, you can’t go wrong!

Remy Martin’s 1738 Accord Royal Cognac was created to sit between their VSOP and XO. It is named in honour of the Accord Royal granted by King Louis XV to Remy Martin in 1738, allowing the firm to use his land to plant vines. This is a rich and robust Cognac.

Craft beer delivered straight from the farm to your venue. Porter, Pilsner and Pale Ale available to order from DWUK now. 

A library of taste. While perfectly enjoyed neat, the complex flavours of Mount Gay rums blend exquisitely into cocktails. Check it out. 

Aromatic aromas of green citrus and grapefruit, set alongside beautiful balance and structure. A dry white, it’s fresh and full of summer zest. The initial flavours of fruit and blossom. 

A cocktail based on white rum, coconut oil and the taste of pineapple juice. The name from the cocktail is directly translated from Spanish as ‘strained pineapple’. One of the world’s most favourite cocktails, was born in Puerto Rico, but the identity of the bartender who first mixed up the iconic rum-based cocktail remains a point of contention.

RinQuinQuin is a very smart French peach liqueur made by combining white wine with infusions and distillations of peaches and peach leaves. The term RinQuinQuin was originally a generic word. In the Provençal language, it means ‘invigorating drink’ (from the verb requinquilhar: to cheer up). Rinquinquin is like biting into a peach with all its delicious fruitiness and freshness. Enjoy as an aperitif, on its own, on the rocks, or in a cocktail.

The Doghouse distillery in Battersea has added an unusual twist to its Baller Vodka here, with the addition of chilli and bacon flavouring! The method for such madness remains a secret, but the result is a vodka packing plenty of chilli heat and sweet, smoky bacon. This will certainly bring a unique edge to your cocktails and is bound to make an impression in a Bloody Mary.

Inspired by Italian bitters and aperitifs, it has a deep, developed flavour, with floral notes of hibiscus, cubeb and rhubarb. 

Mermaid Gin uses an infusion of carefully selected botanicals including Juniper Berries, rock samphire that is hand-picked from the Island’s chalk cliffs and Boadicea hops grown at the famous Ventnor Botanic Garden. 

This 5.6% trans-atlantic fusion IPA is light golden in colour with tropical fruits and light caramel on the nose. The palate soon becomes assertive and resinous with the New Zealand hops balanced by the biscuit malt. 

Beautifully yellow gold colored whiskey with an unmistakable rich body. The nose often leads off with tropical fruits and vanilla notes. The journey continues with notes of malt, sweetness and dark chocolate, while more subtle notes of toffee fudge and cinnamon, add intensity. The whiskey concludes with a mellow, well balanced, sweet finish.

One of the fastest growing Rum brands in the UK. Voted the 4th appreciated Rum brand in the UK in Savanta’s BrandVue survey 2021. Gold Award Winner At The Rum and Cachaca Masters 2021 Inspired by our original Spiced Rum from the Rum and Crab shack in St. Ives, Cornwall Tasting Notes: Sweet mango, a touch of Vanilla, and the tang of Citrus Signature Serve: Dead Man’s Fingers Mango Rum with lemonade and a wedge of lime.

Fever-Tree’s carbon neutrality ambitions are part of a wider sustainability commitment “to work with nature, not against it”. Recent initiatives include the brand’s continued investment in the global fight to end malaria and over the last year, Fever-Tree has also worked alongside Earthwatch Europe to plant London’s first Tiny Forest, an urban tree planting project to enrich biodiversity in cities across the UK

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Chloe Lewis

Chloe looks after all copywriting and proof-reading for Drink Warehouse UK, working with the Marketing team to deliver educational content to all our customers. She has spent many years in the hospitality sector, moving from behind the bar to now helping venues to stock their own. You can find more from Chloe about beer, cider, spirits, wine, non-alcoholic, soft drinks and RTDs all over our blogs, website, social media and Set The Bar magazine. 

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