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BRAULIO AMARO ALPINO

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Why Brisk and bitter, this so-northern-Italian-it’s-basically-Swiss amaro is infused with a bouquet of mountain herbs from the Valtellina region, including gentian, juniper, peppermint and wormwood. It’s like taking your tummy on a soothing after-dinner amble through snow-coated conifers. 

Price 750 ml/$28.95

Availability Vintages 364059

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BEEFEATER BURROUGH’S RESERVE GIN

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Why Burrough’s Reserve is a must-taste for any juniper geek. Distilled in small batches in a vintage copper-pot still, the spirit is then rested in Jean de Lillet French oak barrels. The result is a creamy, complex premium gin designed to be savoured neat. 

Price 700 ml/$89.95

Availability LCBO 397679 extremely limited quantities

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MOUNT GAY RUM BLACK BARREL 

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Why The latest release from the legendary Barbados rum house, Mount Gay Black Barrel is a blend of rums double-distilled in pot-and-column stills and finished in heavily charred bourbon barrels. The result is a versatile mixing rum great in stirred drinks like Old Fashioneds or Rumhattans.

Price 750 ml/$39.90

Availability LCBO 395715

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