Seller: upsynthau (65) 100%, Location: Sydney, Ships to: AU, Item: 291776731996 Brand: Monopolowa Ron Abuelo Upsynth, Type: Spirits, Volume: 2.7 Litres, Details: You should buy this unique four bottle selection if you are:Looking for the best examples of imported vodka, gin, aged rum and absintheStarting your home bar and not sure where to startWant to save $40 on individual purchase price AND get postage and handling included freeLooking for products not generally available in bottle shops as we are primarily suppliers to Australia's best cocktail bars, pubs and restaurants Our mixed pack includes these gems: J. A. Baczewski Vodka Monopolowa 750mLJ. A. Baczewski Monopolowa Dry Gin 750mL Ron Abuelo Añejo 5 Year Old Panama Rum 700mLUpsynth 55 Premium Austrian Absinthe 500mL The producers of these products have over 470 years of distilling experience and countless awards to show for it. J. A. Baczewski Vodka Monopolowa Established in 1782, J. A. Baczewski made vodka for the Polish and Austrian aristocracy. Using a family recipe of impeccable standards, Baczewski purified the highest quality, triple distilled, 100% potato spirit. Then, with Polish expectations, he produced vodka perfection. Smooth and neutral, Monopolowa will raise your vodka bar. There’s a jolt of anticipation that gives way to smooth excitement when the vodka hits your palate. It’s velvet. It’s smooth seduction. It’s a touch of sweetness. Freeze to sip it neat. Monopolowa was made in a time when imperialists vodka’ed all night, worked all day, then thanked Baczewski for un-heavy heads in the morning. A pure recipe meant a lot to Poles back then. Once you’ve matured to Monopolowa and joined the aristocracy of vodka aficionados you’ll never look back. And you’ll never look for anything else. A prominent U.S. trade journal wrote it is “easily identifiable in blind tastings…. it is one of the most flavourful and interesting vodkas.” Critic's Guide, Jan. 14, 2011 wrote, “Monopolowa—a simple, inexpensive and beautiful potato vodka handled minimally, yields a progression of soft floral notes and vegetal sweetness. As the burn of alcohol kicks in, potato skins emerge, followed by husky leaves and a lingering peppery tingle, as well as the sensation of 80 proof clinging to the back of your throat." The Beverage Testing Institute, International Review of Spirits Award, Chicago • Gold Medal 2014 94 points (Exceptional) & Best Buy • Gold Medal 2011 93 points (Exceptional) • Gold Medal 2010 93 points (Exceptional) & Best Buy • Gold Medal 2008 92 points (Exceptional) • Gold Medal 2007 93 points (Exceptional) & Best Value Vodka • Gold Medal 2006 94 points (Exceptional) & Best Buy • Gold Medal 2003 (Best Spirit) • Gold Medal 2002 93 points (Exceptional) International Wine and Spirit Competition, United Kingdom • Silver Medal 2012 (Outstanding) • Silver Medal 2009 • Silver Medal 2009 • Double Gold Medal 2000 San Francisco World Spirits Competition • Silver Medal 2009 • Double Gold Medal 2000 World Spirits Awards, Austria • Gold Medal 2014 93 Points • Gold Medal 2013 94 Points J. A. Baczewski Monopolowa Dry Gin Martini lovers drink Monopolowa Dry. You’ve not had a dry martini till you’ve had one made with Monopolowa Dry Gin. Not a really dry one. That’s because the dry, light flavours and subtle textures date back to an authentic Polish recipe in the late 1700s. A recipe that was the court’s darling back during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Baczewski family were the distillers to the stars, to royalty, who ruled with high gin expectations. When the Baczewski’s bought the royals their gin, it was made with only the best of the best ingredients. Like pure, deep artesian well water and triple distilled luscious potato spirit. Royals ruled back then. They knew what they were drinking and what a great gin tasted like. Monopolowa’s flavour and complexity of character go back to the humble potato and knowing how to caress the spirit out of it. Lucky for us martini lovers, J.A. Baczewski still extracts the gin from unassuming potatoes according to his original recipe. Together with traditional natural gin ingredients like juniper berries, orange and lemon peel, coriander, anise, fennel and ginger, it’s dripping with subtlety. A sensational mix of high-life extracts lace the gin with contrast and complexity. Anyone worth their weight in gin knows that it has to be smooth. Smooth and creamlike in texture. Baczewski discovered that that could not be found in grain spirits back in 1782. And that’s why martini lovers still drink his recipe today. Time to boast. Our awards. The Beverage Testing Institute, International Review of Spirits Award • Gold Medal 2011 93 points (Exceptional) & Best Buy • Gold Medal 2010 92 points (Exceptional) & Best Buy • Gold Medal 2008 91 points (Exceptional) • Gold Medal 2007 86 points (Highly Recommended) International Wine and Spirit Competition • Silver Medal 2012 • Silver Medal 2009 Best in Class • Double Gold Medal 2000 San Francisco World Spirits Competition • Silver Medal 2009 • Double Gold Medal 2009 Ron Abuelo Añejo Reserva Especial rum aged minimum five years Panama 40% ALC/VOL 700mL You thought cigars from Panama were good. The rum is amazing. Produced by three generations of Varela’s, this exquisite melt-in-your rum dates back to 1908. Ron Abuelo is how a rum should be. Made from the distillation of sugar cane, the rum’s balanced flavour can only be attributed to its faithful heritage and considered family commitment. One that’s lasted over a century. 2,000 hectares of sugar cane are grown next to the distillery for no other purpose than to bring us this sweet, complex rum of the gods. Ron Abuelo rum is stored in fine American Oak barrels for a minimum of five years. These barrels were once used to age some fine old bourbon whiskey, so there’s a bit of that flavour, in terms of vanilla, spices and toasted coconut. It’s a blend that is perfectly balanced and has never faltered in its expectations of a smooth, smutty, sweet-spiced rum. Mouth watering yet? Read the tasting notes. Ron is a daiquiri’s best friend. A papa doble’s mistress. And glass of Coke’s best mate. It’s a dam fine rum that makes the bloke in anyone purr. One sip and you’ll question the Queensland polar bear variety. About Añejo: Crafted using fermented Panamanian molasses, Ron Abuelo Añejo is a blend of aged rums that have spent a minimum of five years in fine American oak casks previously used to age bourbon. Añejo is created using a combination of traditional and modern technical procedures to achieve a superior level of excellence. Enjoy this Reserva Especial neat, on the rocks, or with your favourite mixer. Notes: Ron Abuelo Añejo is bright golden amber in the glass. This medium-bodied rum features a soft and supple entry with hints of sweet fruit, toasted coconut, vanilla and other delicate spices. Mocha, nuts and sweet spice fade into a finish that lingers for a very balanced flavour. Awards Summary The Beverage Testing Institute, International Review of Spirits Award, Chicago • Gold Medal 2009 90 points (Exceptional) & Best Buy San Francisco World Spirits Competition • Gold Medal 2010 • Gold Medal 2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition • Gold Medal 2008 Tasting Notes Beverage Testing Institute, International Review of Spirits 2009 Bright golden amber color. Aromas caramel buttercream, toffee, and dried tropical citrus follow through on a soft, satiny entry to dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with smoothness and elegant depth. Finishes with a long, leather, cherry, spicy pepper jelly, and cocoa accented fade. Brilliant.” Upsynth 55 Premium Austrian Absinthe Spirit The best thing to come out of Austria since Arnie. Australian blockbuster film Moulin Rouge rebooted Absinthe’s popularity when it showed Montmartre’s Bo-ho’s sipping their Absinthe and seeing the green Kylie fairy. Back in the day it was the drink d’jour for artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, and writers like Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway. The myth of the grand worm wood herb causing minds to spin was uber exaggerated when it was banned in the US and Europe. Perhaps it was more a reaction to artists’ bohemian culture than the actual drink itself. Lucky for us the ban was ignored by traditional schnapps makers like the Greber family. And when their son Christian was handed the family recipe in the 1970s, he let the green fairy out of the bottle. The secret to this spirit is its 28 aromatic herbs grown some 2000 metres above sea level. The fresh zingy flavours of green anise, grand woodworm and sweet fennel started the Absinthe movement. The origins of this premium Austrian absinthe date back to 1868. Double distilled in traditional column stills from 28 naturally grown alpine herbs, it leaves a smooth and complex sensation on the palate. A touch of wormwood, a hint of gentian and 26 other Austrian herbs conjure up a glacier in a glass when poured over crushed ice. The cocktail opportunities Upsynth 55 offers will make any bartender spin. Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association of America Tasting Competition • Silver Medal 2013 Licence ABN 52 118 206 901 NSW packaged liquor licence LIQP770016542 It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. No pick-ups.