Both offer a wide range of flavors, aromas and experiences, but which is the perfect choice for your palate? We will explore the differences between these categories, their flavor profiles and how to choose the ideal alcohol for each occasion.
Distillates: The essence of purity and intensity
Distillates are the result of a meticulous process involving the distillation of fermented liquids. From whiskey and vodka to rum and tequila, each distillate has its own distinctive personality. The key to its flavor lies in the purity of the ingredients and the distillation process, which concentrates the flavors and aromas. The variety is wide: from the smoky character of a Scotch whisky to the crystalline smoothness of a premium vodka. The versatility of the distillates allows them to be enjoyed neat as well as in a wide range of classic and contemporary cocktails.
Types of Distillates
Distillates encompass a wide variety of flavors and styles, each with its own charm and versatility in cocktails. The most popular types include:
- Whisky: It comes from fermented and distilled grains, matured in oak barrels. It varies in flavor and character according to the region of production.
- Gin: Made from neutral grains and flavored with juniper berries. Its flavor is influenced by the addition of botanicals such as coriander, citrus peel and angelica root.
- Vodka: Distilled from grains or potatoes, generally characterized by its neutrality and purity.
- Rum: It comes from sugar cane or its derivatives, and is distilled to obtain different styles, from smooth white rum to rich, aged dark rum.
- Tequila: Made specifically with agave, it has varieties such as tequila blanco, reposado and añejo, each with unique flavor and aging characteristics.
- Brandy Distilled from wine and aged in oak barrels, with varieties such as grape brandy or apple brandy.
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Peach and Whisky Liqueur12,41€ IVA Incluido
Premium Icelandic Vodka34,39€ IVA Incluido
Ned Barrel’s18,12€ IVA Incluido
Gilkon’s Gin18,77€ IVA Incluido
Gin Ever case48,55€ IVA Incluido
Gilkon’s Rosé pink gin21,00€ IVA Incluido
Strawberry cream liqueur17,32€ IVA Incluido
Dominican cane rum 1233,33€ IVA Incluido
Dominican Rum 2156,35€ IVA Incluido
These are just a few examples of the wide range of liqueurs available, each with unique flavor profiles that make them ideal for enjoying on their own or in cocktails.
Liqueurs: A celebration of flavors and sweetness
Liqueurs are the result of infusions or distillations of fruits, herbs, spices or creams, often sweetened with sugar or other sweeteners. These elixirs offer a unique sensory experience, with intense and sweet flavors. From Italian amaretto to coffee liqueur and triple sec, liqueurs provide a diversity of flavor profiles to satisfy the most demanding tastes. Its versatility in cocktails is unmatched, adding complexity and sweetness to the most refined cocktails or simply enjoyed on its own, as a liquid dessert.
Types of Liquors
These liqueurs offer a unique experience in each sip, ideal to enjoy in small quantities due to their high alcohol content and concentrated flavors. Among the main types of shot liqueurs are the following:
- Mistela This liqueur, made from grape must, is sweet and has an intense fruity flavor, perfect to accompany desserts or to be enjoyed on its own.
- Orujo: Originally from Spain, it is produced from the bagasse of the grape and can offer different varieties depending on the region, from white orujo to aged orujo.
- Pacharán: Coming from the sloe, it is a typical drink of northern Spain with a characteristic taste between sweet and slightly bitter.
- Sambuca: Originally from Italy, this aniseed-flavored liqueur has a distinctive licorice flavor and is enjoyed on special occasions in the traditional way of serving it with coffee beans.
- Herbal liqueur Prepared with a combination of herbs, roots and spices, it usually has a pleasantly bitter taste and is sometimes served as a digestive.
- Jägermeister: Known for its distinctive spicy and herbal flavor, it is popular in many parts of the world and is usually served very cold.
- Limoncello: Made from lemon peel, it is a refreshing and citrusy Italian liqueur, perfect to drink after a meal.
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Prestixio Artisanal Cream of Pomace Cream15,32€ IVA Incluido
Cream of Rice Liqueur21,00€ IVA Incluido
Sambuca Italian Liqueur 70 cl10,70€ IVA Incluido
Cantueso Liqueur11,88€ IVA Incluido
Liqueur Coffee Irish Cream Keran’s12,31€ IVA Incluido
Kçalla anise cream13,75€ IVA Incluido
Traditional Liqueurs Mesclaet 100cl.10,97€ IVA Incluido
Traditional Sage Liqueur 100cl.12,35€ IVA Incluido
Herbero de la Sierra de Mariola10,86€ IVA Incluido
These shot liqueurs, with their unique flavors and high flavor concentration, are a popular choice for those seeking an intense experience in small doses.
Choosing the perfect alcohol: a personalized art
The choice between distillates and spirits is based on your personal preferences and the occasion. Looking for a pure drink that highlights the intensity of flavors? A distillate may be the ideal choice. Do you prefer a sweet and complex touch? Liquors can be your best option.
For special occasions, the versatility of distillates allows for a wider range of flavors, while liqueurs, with their sweetness and distinctive character, can be the star of a dessert or a special cocktail. Ultimately, the choice between distillates and spirits is a personal adventure that invites you to discover and savor the world of alcoholic beverages.
Buy spirits online
Buying alcohol online has emerged as a convenient and attractive option for spirits lovers. The diversity of options available is one of the main attractions: from the most recognized brands to handcrafted and exclusive products that may not be available locally. The online platform offers access to a wide range of spirits, distillates, wines and beers from different regions and cultures, allowing consumers to explore and discover new labels and flavors that they might not find in conventional stores.
The convenience and ease of buying alcohol online are determining factors. The search and purchase process is simplified with intuitive interfaces and detailed product descriptions, allowing shoppers to learn about the features of each beverage before making a decision. In addition, home delivery adds significant value, eliminating the need to physically travel to a store and offering the convenience of having products delivered directly to the doorstep, which is especially practical for those with busy schedules or time constraints.
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