Raisthorpe Manor sell top quality alcoholic drinks, preserves and chocolates. They use only the best ingredients and traditional methods to ensure their liqueurs, preserves and chocolates are of the highest quality. They began as an accompaniment to Raisthorpe Flyers, providing homemade raspberry gin for guests. The popularity of the drink grew and in 2008 the company was set up, creating homemade gins and liqueurs out of the farmhouse kitchen. The business continued to grow, and now operates from a brand new factory facility in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. Their products have gone on to win multiple awards of excellence and are used in the cocktail bars of Harvey Nichols and nationwide.
Christmas will be here before we know it. Yes I know that word “Christmas” is one we dread to hear as early as August but it will soon be upon us all. Good old spirits and liquers always go down a treat at Christmas, be it given as gifts or bought in for a good ole tipple on the big day.
I’m not a huge drinker. I steer clear of larger and cider, cannot stand either or them. I do like some spirits and love my liquers.
I have been sampling some fine beverages from Raisthorpe manor. I was sent some of their miniatures to try and to be honest it’s a good job they are only miniature or I would of been very drunk indeed as they taste lovely.
9ct Vodka Liquer Shimmer
I can see this being a huge hit amongst the ladies this Christmas. I do like vodka when out but rarely drink it. I find it really strong unless mixed well. This stuff is different. It tastes of toffee and caramel and oozing with sweet goodness. The first mouthful does hit your throat a little with it’s 18% strength but it’s a smooth ride after that. It’s delicious and it’s easy to forget your drinking alcohol. It looks like a bottle of shimmering gold dust. It sort of all settles and goes gold again once shaken, almost like a snow globe.
I also drank these Port liquers. They are quite similar with the difference being one is made from sloe and the other with damson both are a type of plum but different varieties.
Port is actually something I was introduced to at a very young age by my rather naughty Grandma (god rest her lovely sole). She loved her port and sherry and often drank it and let me have the odd sip now and again. It isn’t something I drink often. Many see it as an old perks a drink but I do like it. It’s the stuff that tastes sweet and warms up the chest as it goes down, perfect for a winters day I guess.
These liquers are a deep blood red colour. They have a lovely warming fruity taste with just the right balance of sweetness.
Many other varieties are available and with an alcoholic strength of between 21%-23% they do make a great party drink. Also enjoyed with meals, cheeses or used in cooking. Beware tho one of these miniatures made me slightly light headed.
The full collection of Platinum collection liquers can be viewed here and these drinks start from £22.95 for a full 70cl bottle.
To view everything Raisthorpe manor has to offer and get those Christmas spirits in early, then visit the website