If you aren’t able to celebrate Bonfire Night but wish to experience the smoke and fire flavours at home, these bottlings are for you! I have selected a range of spirits and liqueurs that will bring the memories of Bonfire Night to you in no time. For extra effect, sip these by the fireplace.
10 smoky-fuelled bottles to bring the bonfire to you
Made with demerara rum from Guyana together with botanicals such as pine-smoked lapsang souchong and grains of paradise. Recommended in a Daiquiri. I also love the bottle and label.
Perfect whisky to create Burns Night cocktails with! Very affordable.
The cocktail has Hills & Harbour gin base. Made with smoked, toasted and macerated fruits (such as pineapple and orange), a lovely ready-made cocktail!
Peatier and sweeter version of the 2016 release. Made using micro-maturation, before the spirit is transferred to traditional sized casks.
This blended malt Scotch whisky gets great reviews. Smoky and earthy with a touch of tropical sweetness, lemon cheesecake and sea salt. Or as Dr Whisky described it: ‘Cigarette smoking though a meal of scrambled eggs, scallops and strawberry cheesecake. Pears, a bag of marijuana, cinnamon.’ Love it!
This limited-edition vodka has been smoked with English oak. Expect bonfire and streaky bacon notes on the palate followed by creamy smoothness.
Great way to add smokiness to your Bonfire Cocktails. Works especially well with whisky based drinks.
This is a fireplace in a bottle. Cold smoked with local Warwickshire apple wood, with hints of burnt caramel and apples. Intense smoke with a fiery finish.
This intensely peaty single malt is designed to show how ingredients and distillation can create superior whisky in line with those prized simply for their age. Octomore 9.1 is aged in ex-American oak for five years. Surprisingly soft on the palate, yet full bodied with notes of coconut, fudge, nougat and rose petals.
Limited edition Mount Gay XO, aged in casks previously used for peated Islay whisky. Lovely balance of salted caramel, popcorn and peat.
Are you celebrating Bonfire Night? What will you be drinking?
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