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It was 1945 when Angelo Molinari, an expert perfumer, and connoisseur of the secrets of blending, began his experiments to create a product of the highest quality: the Sambuca Extra.

A liqueur with an unmistakable taste, based on star anise, with a recipe that is still secret today. Thus began the story of the Molinari company. From the post-war period to the present day, a recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. A liqueur of unquestionable quality, born from a mix of passion and skill, which brightens up tables worldwide.

Amaro Montenegro is a traditional amaro distilled in Bologna, Italy. It is made from a secret blend of 40 botanicals,

including vanillaorange peels, and eucalyptus. The amaro was first produced by Stanislao Cobianchi in 1885 and is named after Princess Elena of Montenegro. Cobianchi traveled from continent to continent collecting 40 rinds, woods, seeds, rhizomes, flowers, fruits, citrus peels, roots, stems, and leaves. Amaro Montenegro is the result of a process that has been passed down through generations, unchanged since 1885. The Master Herbalist oversees the entire production process, just as Cobianchi once did.

The famous Italian grape brandy Vecchia Romagna - one of Italy's best-selling spirits and a historic brand that's been around for a very long time. Vecchia Romagna is distilled from the Trebbiano grape, known as Ugni Blanc in France - where it is the base grape for almost all of the world's best Cognacs. The name is derived from the fact that the brandy is traditionally made from products from this region. It is available in the quality levels Etichetta Nera (“Black label”), Classica and Riserva 10 anni as well as Etichetta Oro and Etichetta Bianca. The brand was created in 1820, but it was not launched on the Italian market until 1939.

The brand was acquired by Pernod Ricard in 2019. In 2015, Biggar & Leith was formed, to develop spirits from small, family-owned distilleries in Europe. The company approached the Vergnano family, which has been distilling gin since the 1970s at Torini Distillati in Moncalieri in the Piedmont region of Italy. Malfy Originale and Malfy Gin Con Limone were launched in the United States in March 2016 and are available in 40 countries. Distilled by the Vergnano family at their distillery, Malfy was the first Italian gin to be imported into the US. Gin is typically considered to have originated in Holland, but the company asserts that monks in Italy were distilling juniper-based medicinal spirits as far back as 1050.

Limoncello di Capri is made on the island of Capri with local lemons of the Ovale di Sorrento variety. The manufacturer is the Cannale family, who prepare Limoncello di Capri according to an old family recipe, without any chemical additives. Limoncello di Capri impresses with its fruity lemon taste and a light, but not in the foreground, sweetness, which allows the lemon taste to develop very well. Limoncello di Capri can be drunk for dessert, used to prepare desserts, and also used to prepare long drinks. The essential oils are dissolved from the lemon peel with alcohol and this mixture is then mixed with a sugar-water solution and diluted.

VOV Liquore Zabajone Confortante, Vov is the brand name of a liqueur made from eggs with 17.8% alcohol content.  The same name is also commonly used today for homemade zabaione (= eggnog) liquor. A tradition claims that the recipe was introduced in Turin in the 16th century and initially called San Baylon cream, in honor of Franciscan San Pasquale Baylón, protector of cooks and pastry chefs. VOV is a famous Italian liquer made with Pellegrino Marsala, free-range-egg yolks, Madagascan vanilla, milk and sugar. This versatile drink can be enjoyed on its own, either chilled or warm, or even as an ice-cream sauce.

Stock 84 Original’s unmistakable character is the result of the aroma, flavour and golden colour developed during slow maturation in oak casks. It is during this ageing process that this brandy acquires the unique mellow taste and palate-pleasing smoothness that has been its hallmark for more than a century.

Stock 84 Brandy, a very popular brandy in Croatia, which is often mixed with cola as a stick-cola with ice. The unmistakable character, aroma, taste and golden colour are the results of long storage and maturation in oak barrels. This unique and globally popular brandy has been inspiring for 130 years.

Bottega has a history of four centuries in the world of wine and grappa. Since the 17th century, when our ancestors cultivated the vine as tenant farmers, up to now, with Bottega grappa and liquors being appreciated all over the world. Bottega wines and liquors received 280 prizes and awards, can be found in 132 countries and in the most important duty-free shops and airlines. IWSR has ranked Bottega Gold as the top-selling sparkling wine in travel retail. election of wine and grappa results from careful research on the choice of grape and pomace, winemaking and distillation techniques, to create unique products

Bareksten represents the essence of Norway, in both taste and character – dark, wild, breathtaking and dramatic. Clean flavours inspired by ancient craft traditions are the soul of Bareksten`s botanical wonders. Norwegian herbs, potatoes and berries fight an intense, slow and never-ending battle in extreme environments. Only the strongest and most stubborn survive. Norwegian ingredients, touched only by nature, form the basis for the raw flavours of Bareksten’s botanical spirits. Nordic, natural and organic ingredients form the basis for its unique flavours. Bareksten is produced  by Oss Craft Distillery.

Royal Sedang is the meeting of French and Vietnamese cultures, seen through the adventure of Charles Marie de Mayrena. He became the last French King after being elected by local Vietnamese tribes as Chief of the Kingdom of Sedang in 1888. Charles Marie was a great lover of Indochina and its culture where he spent the rest of his life after marrying a Vietnamese lady. Charles Marie was also a great gin lover, as told in books about his incredible life. The aromas and flavors of Lemongrass, Jasmine, Tea, Lime. Royal Sedang is produced in Cognac, France. 

Glen Grant is a distillery founded in 1840 in RothesSpeyside, that produces single malt Scotch whisky. Previously owned by Chivas Brothers Ltd, best known for their Chivas Regal blended scotch whisky, Glen Grant was purchased by the Italian company Campari Group in December 2005. It is the biggest selling single malt Scotch whisky in Italy. Glen Grant was founded in 1840, by brothers John and James Grant, two former illegal distillers and smugglers who decided to take out a license. With the sea and port of Garmouth nearby, all the basic ingredients of malt whisky were close at hand.

Highland Park distillery is the northernmost single malt Scotch whisky distillery in the world, located in Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands off the far north coast of Scotland, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea. Highland Park is considered by whisky insiders one of the greatest single malts in the world. It has been named "The Best Spirit in the World" on three occasions by F. Paul Pacult, America's foremost expert on distilled spirits. Highland Park has also performed well in international spirit rating competitions. Its 25-Year-Old whisky was the first spirit to ever receive a perfect 100-point score at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

The Famous Grouse is a brand of blended Scotch whisky, first produced by Matthew Gloag & Son in 1896, and currently produced and owned by The Edrington Group. The single malt whiskies used in The Famous Grouse blend include the Edrington-owned Highland Park and The Macallan. Its emblem is the Red Grouse, Scotland's national game bird.It has been the highest-selling whisky brand in Scotland since 1980. As a standard price blended Scotch whisky, the main competitors in its home market are Bell'sTeacher and Grant's. The majority of its sales in the United Kingdom are during the Christmas period.

Appleton is one of Jamaica's best-known rums. Appleton Estate is one of the oldest businesses on the island. Rum has been produced here since 1749. The plantation already existed in 1655, the year that the English conquered the island of Jamaica from the Spanish. The company includes a 4400 ha plantation in western Jamaica, producing approximately 216,000 tons of sugar cane per year. Since 1916, the company has been owned by J. Wray and Nephew, a liquor dealer and manufacturer from the capital Kingston. Wray and Nephew have been part of the Gruppo Campari. In 2002 it soled over 1,000,000 bottles.

During the second half of the 19th century, Andrés Brugal Montaner, a Spanish national who had migrated from Catalonia, Spain to Santiago de Cuba, decided to move to the Dominican Republic and take up permanent residence in Puerto Plata. While in Cuba, Don Andrés acquired expertise in the making of rum and based on that experience he founded Brugal & Co. in Puerto Plata, the company produces several different kinds of rum. After introducing its dark rum into the market in 1888. It would mark the beginning of a long family tradition. Don Andrés, unknowingly, would become the forebearer of entrepreneurial leadership in DR. 

Sagatiba is a Brazilian cachaça from the city of Patrocínio Paulista. Created in 2004, it became the first brand of cachaça to establish itself outside Brazil,  taking over 90% of the market in Great Britain in 2007. In 2011, Sagatiba was bought for the US $ 26 million by the Italian Davide Campari-Milano [3]. It is sold in two versions, Sagatiba Pura and Sagatiba Velha. The name of the cachaça comes from the union of the prefix saga, which in Nordic culture means adventure, heroic, legendary charge, with the word tiba from the Tupi indigenous language, which means infinite. Sagatiba is a welcome addition to the liquor shelves and its smooth sweetness makes some very fine cocktails

Gruppo Montenegro 

 
Founded in 1885, Gruppo Montenegro is a leading Italian spirits and food manufacturer. The Group’s brands have developed into icons of the “Made in Italy” label with strong brand equity and cultural significance.

Select Spritz 

The unique and original bitter that is served at  iconic bars in Venice.

Vecchia Romagna

This is Italy's favorite Brandy distilled from premium grapes, and with an unmistakable flavour.

Amaro Montenegro

it is a renowned Italian liqueur obtained by the infusion in pure alcohol of a large number of herbs.

 

PERNOD RICARD

Pernod Ricard is a French company that produces premium alcoholic beverages. It is the world’s second-largest wine and spirits company.

We have selected a limited selection by Pernod Ricard. 

Malfy Gin

Malfy Gin is a brand of gin bottled in Italy, distilled by Torino Distillati, and distributed by Biggar & Leith and now owned by Pernod Ricard. See the extensive list of cocktails  you can make with Malfy Gin series.

Ararat Brandy

Ararat (stylized as ArArAt), is a brand of Armenian brandy(cognac-style) by Yerevan Brandy Company since 1887. It is made from Armenian white grapes and spring water, according to a traditional method. It is an "aged brandy" aged up to 30 years.

CAMPARI PRODUCTS

 

Gruppo Campari, founded in 1860, is a leading player in the global branded beverage industry with a portfolio counting more than 50 premium and super-premium local and global brands.

Aperol Spritz Pack

We are happy to distribute some of Italy's most iconic and popular brands in the ASEAN Travel Retail. Brands that we promote and distribute regionally include Toscano Cigars, Molinari, Montenegro, Vogadori Wines, Quintarelli, Masi, and more brands that we distribute from the DFP Singapore Hub. 

Bulldog London dry

Bulldog London Dry Gin is bold, vivacious, and a refreshing take on the popular distilled spirit, an impressive, premium gin that includes poppy and dragon's eye, has a taste all its own and can be used to create some very impressive cocktails.

Frangelico Liqueur

Frangelico is a pale gold colored liqueur made of Tonda Gentile hazelnuts. It is distilled in the Piedmont region of northern Italy from an alcohol and water infusion of the nuts. Natural flavoring extracts such as cocoa and vanilla are added.

CRAFT SPIRITS & INDEPENDENT BOTTLERS

 

We support and promote the expansion of luxury niche brands of spirits and liqueurs in the travel retail and duty free. 

Bareksten Gin

Bareksten represents the essence of Norway, in both taste and character – dark, wild, breathtaking and dramatic. Clean flavours inspired by ancient craft traditions are the soul of Bareksten`s botanical wonders.

Citadelle Gin

Citadelle Gin is a French brand of Gin that was first released in the late 80s. It is produced by Maison Ferrand in Cognac, France. It is named after the only Royal Distillery in the 18th century that was built in Dunkirk, France.

Nordes Gin

Nordes is a Galician gin inspired by the eponymous fresh northerly Atlantic wind. Made using pomace from Albarino grapes, the botanicals include juniper, ginger, hibiscus and liquorice, resulting in a unique and intriguing gin.

PREMIUM RUMS & RUM LIQUEURS 

We support and promote the expansion of niche brands and new emerging ones of international  liquors yet to be developed in our markets.

 

LAODI RUM (LAOS)

Fertility of the Mekong River and technique of Japanese craftsmanship meet here in Laos to create unique and high quality pure sugarcane rum. LAODI Rum has complexity of fruit and scent of flower derived from the sugarcane grown in fertile continent, pure water provided from Tibet Mountains and unique distillery technology utilizing decompression with conventional open fire to avoid burnt taste and keep fresh flavor of pure sugarcane.

DOM PAPA RUM 

Don Papa was founded by Stephen Carroll. During a trip to Bacolod, Carroll heard stories of the area having the finest sugar cane in the world. Until that time, rum from the country had been distilled in other areas of the Philippines. He founded the  Company to manufacture the rum in Negros which is considered the sugarcane capital of the country. Don Papa is named after Papa Isio, a leader of the Philippine Revolution during the 1890s.Don Papa was first introduced in Bacolod .

RUM JAVA 

Award Winning RumJava Artisan Crafted Signature is a silky, smooth rum with a delicately balanced finish. This rich molasses rum is handcrafted from Florida cane, twice distilled in a copper column pot still  and infused with Java’Mon Coffee Signature Kona Blend, vanilla, and an unexpected touch of coconut. RumJava is 100% all natural, hand bottled and hand sealed. RumJava Signature can be enjoyed neat on the rocks or in delicious RumJava cocktails.

ITALIAN WINES

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Amarone (Veneto)

Giuseppe Quintarelli is a legendary estate located in the hills north of Verona in the heart of the Valpolicella appellation. It is regarded by many as the greatest of all Amarone producers, and is known for its traditional deep, complex wines packaged with distinctive handwritten labels. The great man Quintarelli himself, known as il Maestro del Veneto, died in 2012 aged 84 but the winery remains family-owned and managed. The Amarone wines, the Recioto, and the Valpolicella Classico Superiore all have a similar blend of around 55 percent Corvinaand Corvinone, 30 percent Rondinella, with the remaining 15 percent comprising of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Croatinaand Sangiovese. The various wines are drawn from the across the entire vineyard, and require multiple passes at harvest time.

The Region: Valpolicella

Valpolicella is a viticultural zone of the province of Verona, Italy, east of Lake Garda. The hilly agricultural and marble-quarrying region of small holdings north of the Adige is famous for wine production. Valpolicella ranks just after Chianti in total Italian Denominazione di Origine Controllata wine production

Parusso

Barolo (Piemonte)

Parusso is a Piemontese wine producer particularly known for its Barolo wines from the Nebbiolo grape. The wines have the reputation of combining approachability on release with the ageability typical of the appellation.The estate dates back to 1901 when Gaspare Parusso bought his first vineyard, a plot in Mariondino. In 1925, the family bought the Rovella farmhouse in Bussia where the cellars are now situated, although the first wines under the Parusso label were not released until 1971. In 1989, Parusso bought the Munie vineyard in Bussia. Parusso's portfolio is headed by two Riserva Barolo wines, Oro (from Bussia fruit) and Argento (from several villages). There is also a range of Barolo Cru wines from the estate's cru vineyards, as well as a standard Barolo and a Langhe Nebbiolo

 

The Region: Langhe

The Langhe is a hilly area to the south and east of the river Tanaro in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont, northern Italy. It is famous for its wines, cheeses, and truffles—particularly the white truffles of Alba. Some of the best red wine in the world is made in the Langhe. Barolo, the “King of Wines”, is the most well-known

Gravner

Ribolla Gialla (Friuli)

Josko Gravner is unique. Few world-level wine producers can boast such a radical, totally convinced, intimate and religious approach to their work.  Gravner’s philosophy does the rest: “I work the land with respect, trying to avoid abusing or poisoning it. At first he was just a great wine producer who made excellent wines. Today he is a sort of natural wine guru, with a truly incredible approach both in vineyard and cellar. The grapes are ripened to the utmost, and fermentation entails steeping them for a long time on their skins and the use of amphorae.

A return to a way of making wine that harks back to the beginning of time, typical of ancient civilizations in the Caucasian area, where vines and wines were born and where everything started.

 

The Region: Collio

The winery is located in one of the most perfect places in Italy for grape production. We are in Oslavia, where Italy borders with Slovenia, perched on the wonderful “Collio” hills and surrounded by their breathtaking landscape.

 

TOBACCO PRODUCTS

 

Japan Tobacco Int'l

JTI - Japan Tobacco International

日本たばこ産業 is the international tobacco division of Japan Tobacco, a leading international tobacco product manufacturer. The company is based in Geneva, Switzerland and sells its multiple brands in 120 countries.

Manifattura Sigaro Toscano Spa 

The Toscano cigar is the original Italian cigar manufactured in Tuscany, Italy. It is made of high-quality fermented Kentucky tobacco. Founded in the early 19th century, the Toscano cigar is rich in history, tradition and heritage.

Mazaya Shisha Tobacco Molasses

Mazaya’s Tobacco-Molasses is distinguished by its unique ingredients that include: premium quality French tobacco, medical glycerin, pure honey and natural flavors food grade (alcohol-free). Mazaya is not one of the best selling Shisha Tobacco brands.

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