Selfridges Unveils New-Look Wine Shop

Selfridges Wine Shop

Selfridges Exchange Square, Manchester has unveiled a luxurious new-look to its first floor Wine Shop with 50% more space and an extensive increase in its selection of fine wines and exclusive high-end spirits.

Weekly spirits tastings will take place from mid-September with a large selection of new brands on offer. Selfridges is doubling its vodka range, introducing new top of the range tequilas and mescals and bolstering its already vast offering of gin and whisky significantly.

With Christmas fast approaching there is also a focus on gifting with in-house experts on hand to advise on rare and exotic beverages from around the globe guaranteed to please the man or woman who has everything. In the run-up to the festive season there will also be bespoke personalisation services including Bombay Sapphire bottle engraving.

In addition the Wine Shop will exclusively stock the exquisite Moet Ice Imperial Party pack, Australian vermouth brand Regal Rouge, 86 Company and Cambridge Gin.

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Buy Bottled Cocktails From World-renowned Mixologist Mr Lyan

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Maverick Drinks is proud to announce the official release of Mr Lyan’s Cocktails – a unique range of innovative bottled cocktails created by Ryan Chetiyawardana A.K.A Mr Lyan, owner of London’s legendary White Lyan bar.

Featuring great packaging designed by Natasha Chetiyawardana’s company Bow & Arrow using Mr Lyan’s hand drawn illustrations, Mr Lyan’s Cocktails are ideal in any setting and can be served simply by chilling and pouring, or serving long with your favourite mixer.

The range includes cocktails for all moods and occasions, such as the decadent ‘Candlelit Manhattan’ (£46.95 RRP), which is made with Mr Lyan’s long-aged bourbon, bitters, vermouth and candle-wax. Presented in a wax lined bottle, the wax provides a lingering richness to the drink and adds a luxurious finish.

The ‘Spotless Martini’ (£27.95 RRP) brings the magic of a sophisticated aperitif to any scenario – without the need of any paraphernalia, or faff. This phenomenal twist on the classic cocktail is made with Mr Lyan’s aromatic gin, citrus bitters (which can replace the traditional twist), and a buttery green distillate made from olives and vermouth. The result is an incredible take on this familiar favourite – elevated to new levels, but to be enjoyed everyday.

Also in the range are further twists on favourite classics; the ‘Bonfire Old Fashioned’ (£26.95 RRP) mixes Mr Lyan’s Scotch with a rare, smoky lapsang souchong tea and a touch of cola bitters, whilst the ‘Diamond Rickey’ (£26.95 RRP) lifts zestiness from Mr Lyan’s gin with lime and grapefruit distillates and an almond & lime ‘falernum’ liqueur. Finally, the ‘Rainy Day Spritz’ (£29.95 RRP) – a perfect aperitif mixed with soda, white wine and/or prosecco – marries a raspberry distillate with bitter rhubarb and a blend of vermouths.

Mr Lyan first pioneered bottled cocktails in his East London bar, White Lyan. White Lyan opened in 2013 to spectacular fanfare and rave reviews. Ryan Chetiyawardana’s first solo venture is, as you might expect, rather extraordinary, using no citrus, ice, fruit or other perishables, and almost no branded products. His fantastic cocktails and innovative techniques garnered the title Best New International Cocktail Bar at the 2014 Spirit Awards, Innovator of The Year at the 2014 Imbibe awards and attracted the attention of celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyonce.

Mr Lyan’s Cocktails will be available online at Master of Malt and Selfridges.

Bespoke Valentine’s Gift Service Offered By Bombay Sapphire

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Valentine’s is coming, and Bombay Sapphire will soon be offering a more personalised gift for the gin lover in your life.

You will be able to purchase a bespoke Valentine’s gift service Bombay Sapphire to Selfridges customers across the country. Those visiting the London, Birmingham and Manchester Selfridges stores in the run up to Valentine’s Day will have the opportunity to add a special personal message to their bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin, through an exclusive hand-engraving service. Our engravers will be available on 11th and 12th February in London, 12th in Birmingham, and 13th in the Manchester Selfridges stores to customise the iconic blue bottles with names, initials or unique messages, for a truly one of a kind Valentine’s Day keepsake.

The complimentary service will be available for all those purchasing a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin in store.

Bombay Sapphire Brings Bespoke Festive Spirit To Selfridges This Christmas

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This December, iconic gin brand Bombay Sapphire is launching a bespoke experience at London’s Selfridges, for those looking for a unique and imaginative Christmas gift, full of festive spirit.

On Tuesday 10 December and Wednesday 11 December, those visiting The Wine Shop at Selfridges will have the opportunity to add a personal message to their bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin, through an exclusive hand-engraving service. The Bombay Sapphire engraver will be available to customise the iconic blue bottles with names, initials or unique festive wishes for a truly one of a kind Christmas keepsake.

For the ultimate gin lover, a limited number of Bombay Sapphire ‘The Ultimate Gin & Tonic Project’ recipe books will also be available to customers using the engraving service. Created in partnership with some of the most forward-thinking names from the worlds of fashion, food, art and design, the book is full of inspiration for creating imaginative festive twists on the popular Gin & Tonic. Alongside the bespoke bottle, the limited edition book will make the ideal gift for those in search of something a little different.
The bespoke engraving service and ‘The Ultimate Gin & Tonic Project’ recipe book (whilst stock lasts) will be available complimentary to Selfridges customers purchasing a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin from The Wine Shop at the following times:

Tuesday 10 December from midday until 8pm
Wednesday 11 December from midday until 8pm

‘The Ultimate Gin & Tonic Project’ recipe book will also be available to view online at http://www.urbanjunkies.com/ultimateginandtonic

Grey Goose Presents . . . Grey Goose Le Fizz Gift Box for Christmas

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GREY GOOSE® presents GREY GOOSE Le Fizz Gift Box for Christmas

GREY GOOSE, the World’s Best Tasting vodka, presents the perfect Christmas gift for discerning vodka drinkers – the GREY GOOSE Le Fizz Gift Box.

The GREY GOOSE Le Fizz Gift Box contains a 70cl bottle of GREY GOOSE vodka, two beautifully designed crystal GREY GOOSE Le Fizz flutes with a frosted finish and lone goose detail and the recipe for making a GREY GOOSE Le Fizz, the ultimate celebratory cocktail.

GREY GOOSE Le Fizz is an elegant and refreshing combination of GREY GOOSE vodka, fresh lime juice and elderflower, served in a flute topped with chilled soda. A cocktail guaranteed to add a touch of sparkle this Christmas.

GREY GOOSE Le Fizz Gift Pack is available to buy from Selfridges in London, Birmingham, Manchester and online for £65.00.

 

GREY GOOSE Le Fizz Recipe

GREY GOOSE’s signature cocktail is an elegant and refreshing combination of GREY GOOSE vodka, fresh lime juice and elderflower, topped with chilled soda water.

35ml GREY GOOSE vodka
15ml bottlegreen elderflower cordial
15ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
Top up with ice-cold soda water

Method

Shake and double strain into a flute and top up with ice-cold soda water

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Sailor Jerry + Jeffrey West | Stewed, Shoed & Tattooed

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Sailor Jerry and Jeffrey West Launch Limited Edition Shoes for Selfridges

Renowned British Shoe Brand Jeffery West, have entered their 25th year and have began celebrating this anniversary by creating a pop-up store in collaboration with Sailor Jerry and Selfridges entitled ‘Stewed, Shoed and Tattooed’.

On the 7th February, Jeffery West will launch the ‘Stewed, Shoed and Tattooed’ pop up display in the Men’s Shoe Department of Selfridges’ flagship Oxford Street Store. The collaboration involves utilising the creative flair of highly respected artist Aasen Stephenson from design brand Deathhouse, who will be ‘tattooing’ or etching into a shoe for any customer that purchases a pair of Jeffery West shoes over the 4-week period.

Sailor Jerry embodies the independent spirit and unapologetic attitude of Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins who was noted for saying “My work speaks for itself.” The concept behind Stewed, Shoed and Tattooed honours a legendary piece of ‘Sailor Jerry’ flash that harkens back to the days of sailors spending their shore leave on Honolulu’s iconic Hotel Street. Sailor Jerry Spiced, the rum created to honour the legacy of Norman Collins, is a straight-up, no nonsense, old-school rum, blended the way it should be, bold and smooth.

The Jeffery West ‘Stewed, Shoed and Tattooed’ Pop-Up will be in-store at Selfridges from the 7th February until the 6th March. To book in a specific time or ask any stock specific questions please call the Selfridges Shoe Department on 0207 318 2366.

Malibu Winter Tasting Notes

Malibu Winter Edition

Malibu Winter (21%) is the new limited edition from the coconut loving people of Malibu and they’ve come out with a unique concept – coconut flakes! It’s a very good idea, and the bottle itself has a ‘window’ where you can see the coconut flakes floating inside! It’s like your very own snow globe! The spirit is the same but as I haven’t reviewed Malibu as of yet, below are my tasting notes –

On the nose you get a mellow hit of coconut, whilst on the palate you receive a very sweet mix of fresh tropical fruits and coconut mixing together and forming a rather pleasant after-taste that doesn’t give that suspected ‘burn’. It’s very smooth and a little thicker than you may think, and with the added addition of the coconut flakes in this version, you get a little more Caribbean in your drink! The flakes themselves dissolve so there’s no clogging feel in your mouth which can put people off.

The back of the bottle recommends a Malibu Blizzard – 50ml Malibu Winter, 100ml lemon/lime soda and 10ml lemon juice which sounds like a winner, as well as a chilled shot on its own to get that ‘cool sensation’.

It’s a little bit more expensive than the original Malibu and is being sold exclusively at Selfridges for £18.50, but with the addition of coconut snowflakes, it’s a great conversation starter!

I’m going to save this bottle for the Christmas party this year, i think as a winter shot, it might go down well!

You can purchase a bottle of Malibu Winter Edition here – http://www.selfridges.com/en/Food-Wine/Categories/Wines-Spirits/Spirits/Rum/Winter-Edition-700ml

Check out the Malibu site here – www.malibu-rum.com