Delaire Graff Banghoek 2016.
Delaire Graff Banghoek 2016.
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1. SINGLES MARKET

Single Batch vodka is quadruple distilled using only the finest grain and natural water to create a spirit of exceptional purity. It’s best served by mixing a shot of Single Grain vodka with a dash of cranberry juice, a squeeze of lime, and topped with fresh mint leaves.

Single Batch vodka.
Single Batch vodka.
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2. HENNESSY VSOP COGNAC

The objective of Hennessy’s master blenders has always been to create a complete and harmonious blend: the definitive expression of a perfectly balanced cognac. This highly characterful cognac reveals balanced aromas of light tobacco, fresh vanilla, and cinnamon, all coming together in seamless perfection.

Hennessy VSOP Cognac.
Hennessy VSOP Cognac.
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3. NEW GLASS, SAME CLASS

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old has a new look. Now in a pristine, clear bottle with a curved label printed directly onto the glass, the contents are as elegant as ever. Over the course of 18 years, master distiller Alan Winchester uses a combination of cask types, including both first- and second-fill American oak (for tropical fruitiness) and ex-sherry oak (for spicy complexity). The result is a superb single malt that is complex, yet vibrant and balanced.

Glenlivet 18 Year Old.
Glenlivet 18 Year Old.
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4. THE WORLD IN ONE GIN

England’s oldest wine and spirit merchants have spent the past decade perfecting their version of the classic London Dry Gin. And, just like London, there’s a melting pot of nationalities around every corner. Distilled in traditional copper pot stills from Holland, juniper berries from Italy, sweet Spanish orange peel, grapefruit from Turkey, coriander seeds from Morocco, and cardamom pods from Guatemala all come together in a sublime spirit-filled fusion. No 3 Gin has most recently been awarded the prestigious title of World’s Best Gin at the International Spirits Challenge (for the fourth year running). At the same competition last year, it won the coveted title of Supreme Spirit —the first gin to ever have been awarded this honour.

London Dry Gin No.3.
London Dry Gin No.3.
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5. THE BANGHOEK IS BACK

Delaire Graff has come to represent the pinnacle of luxury in no fewer than four markets: wine, jewellery, art, and hospitality. With such a lofty reputation to uphold, its just-released Banghoek 2016 does not disappoint. Graceful and elegant, this flagship blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot and malbec is aged in French-oak barrels before making its way into a limited number of bottles. Available at R1,800 per bottle at Delaire Graff Estate.

 From the March issue of Wanted 2020.

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