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Something for every taste

Product diversity is what sets us apart. Our vast product portfolio ranges from traditional products such as fruit spirits, fine spirits, sparkling wines and special distillates to numerous innovative brands in areas such as energy drinks and cocktail fillers, shots, ready-to-drink cocktails and hot beverages (convenience range).

Many different drinks and cocktails can be created with our products. Ideas and further inspiration can be found at drinkdirect.ch:

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TROJKA
TROJKA Diwisa own brand
TROJKA is one of Switzerland’s best-known and best-selling spirits brand. Developed and produced in Switzerland for more than 25 years, the brand is also sold in over eight countries around the world. TROJKA is perfectly suited to simple and tasty long drinks. With more than 12 flavors and products, TROJKA offers a unique variety of beverages, ranging from pure grain vodka to vodka-based liqueurs and RTD TROJKA ICE. As DIWISA’s biggest private label, TROJKA is also synonymous with continuous innovation. New products are added to the line on a regular basis.
TROJKA Energy
TROJKA Energy Diwisa own brand
Launched on the Swiss market in 2005, TROJKA Energy is one of the best known energy brands in Switzerland. As a lifestyle drink, it gave partygoers that necessary extra portion of energy to get them through long nights – whether mixed in a long drink or directly from a 250 ml can. In 2016, the recipe and design were changed. Now, TROJKA Energy contains not only taurine and caffeine but also L-carnitine, which supports the lipid metabolism and recovery after sporting activities. TROJKA Energy stands for an active lifestyle and supports you in your daily challenges.
Jägermeister
Jägermeister
To achieve the unique flavour profile of Jägermeister, 56 high-quality herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits from all over the world are processed into four different macerates and then combined according to a secret recipe. True connoisseurs can taste the five different flavours of Jägermeister. The new creations Manifest, Spice and SCHARF are also based on the original recipe of the herbal liqueur, but with uncompromising new accents given to the individual flavours.
Distillerie Willisau
Distillerie Willisau Diwisa own brand
The distillation of spirits in Willisau has a long tradition spanning over one hundred years, starting back in 1918. Today, over 100 staff work in one of Europe’s most modern distilleries. Distillerie Willisau produces hot beverages and is the number one for fruit spirits. As the only brand advertised nationwide in the fruit spirit segment, Distillerie Willisau is among the top ten most popular spirits in Switzerland. A proper Kafi Luz should be so clear that you can still read a newspaper when looking through the glass. Whether the Kafi Luz then also tastes good is not only down to the correct preparation – the quality starts with the selection of the fruits for making the Distillerie Willisau spirit.
Sierra
Sierra
Sierra Tequila is one of Europe’s most well-known tequila brands. Products range from mixto tequilas to the pure agave line Sierra Antiguo, all the way through to the premium range Sierra Milenario. All of the different agave spirits are produced in Guadalajara, Mexico, the capital of tequila. The family-run Destilerías Sierra Unidas was founded back in the 1970s. Nowadays, around 125 staff work at the distillery and 500 seasonal workers on the agave fields. Every day, master distiller Rudolfo Gonzalez Gonzalez keeps a close eye on the outstanding quality of the raw ingredients and the Sierra products.
Goccia d’Oro
Goccia d’Oro Diwisa own brand
Goccia d’Oro is a prominent DIWISA brand for prosecco and sparkling wine. Goccia d’Oro Prosecco D.O.C. is an elegant, classic prosecco with straw colour, pale golden notes and a fine perlage. It is dry, full bodied and balanced with a fruity taste, and is the ideal prosecco for your next sprizz, bellini or hugo. Goccia d’Oro is produced in the Le Contesse winery, which is located in the foothills of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene region in the province of Treviso and is famed for its outstanding quality.
Lanson
Lanson
Lanson is one of France’s oldest champagne companies and successfully bridges the gap between classic champagne and modern, trendy products. For example, the innovators in the champagne laboratories created White Label, a fruity, light, sparkling champagne whose flavour profile will also appeal to prosecco lovers. All Lanson products achieve their intense flavour by using grapes that mostly originate from the best Grand Cru vineyards.
Xellent
Xellent Diwisa own brand
Xellent is a traditional DIWISA brand that was born in 2013 with the creation of the first and only real Swiss vodka. Even back then, the products were what is known today as handcrafted or small batch. You could say that the brand was ahead of its time. What we do know for sure is that the brand is characterised by the finest Swiss raw ingredients, precise craftsmanship and passionate distilling. The unique character of Xellent spirits is down to the small batches produced and the expertise that goes into every bottle.
Russian Standard
Russian Standard
Russian Standard vodka strives to set the benchmark for Russian vodka quality. The brand is inspired by the formula for vodka that Dimitri I. Mendeleev supposedly drew up in 1894. Modern technology, top-quality winter wheat from the Russian steppes, crystal-clear water from Lake Ladoga and high-calibre filtration lead to a real Russian vodka that has become a byword for quality. Over the years, Russian Standard vodka has thus become the number one brand in Russia.
Thomas Henry
Thomas Henry
Thomas Henry is among the world’s top brands for bitter lemonades and tonics. Innovation and inspiration drive the company to constantly create new lemonades, sodas and tonics that give cocktails and long drinks a fresh new zing. The young Berlin-based company has been shaping bar culture ever since it was founded in 2010. Thomas Henry sees itself as an ambassador for a lively bar scene that is constantly reinventing itself, and one that also has a significant influence on how people enjoy a drink at home. The high-quality products from Thomas Henry are a refreshing alternative in terms of both taste and appearance. The perfect addition to any mixed drink, they can also be enjoyed just as they are.
Marito verde
Marito verde Diwisa own brand
Marito verde is the Swiss aperitif based on home-grown herbs that originate from various regions across Switzerland. Lemon balm and lemon verbena give Marito verde its refreshing citrus flavour. The product and brand were developed by DIWISA with a unique production method and are a big hit on both domestic and international markets. A perfect Marito is made with 4 cl Marito verde, 14 cl soda water, a lot of ice and a slice of lemon.
Absinthe Kübler
Absinthe Kübler
It goes without saying that the history of the «green fairy» predates the creation of Absinthe Kübler. However, it is thanks in no small part to Yves Kübler and his creations that we are now able to enjoy this drink from the past in all its glory. In Val-de-Travers – the traditional home of absinthe – Yves Kübler creates the various distillates of the Absinthe Kübler range according to recipes from his great-grandfather. This absinthe is made with tradition and a lot of passion, and is truly deserving of the Swiss cross that adorns the bottle.
A.H. Riise
A.H. Riise
While the rums from A.H. Riise no longer follow the original recipes from the Danish chemist Albert Heinrich Riise (1810–1882), his adventures are still part of all of today’s products. All rums in the A.H. Riise range have their own individual flavour, from sweet, exotic and typical of rum liqueur to spicy with notes of soaked raisins. Each rum grade represents a chapter in the story of A.H. Riise. These are anecdotes from a life at sea, from Denmark to stories from the island of St. Thomas – now part of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Aldea
Aldea
You usually associate rum with places like the Caribbean, Central America and South America. But Europe? However, on the Canary Islands – more precisely on the island of La Palma near Tenerife – there are sugar cane plantations used by Aldea Distilleries S.L. to produce its Aldea Gran Reserva Familia rum. In contrast to other rum distillates, pressed, fermented sugar cane juice is used for the distillation of Aldea rum.
Bernheim
Bernheim
Despite the long tradition and history of American whiskey, the branch still features some innovative new creations. One of these is Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey. Instead of the minimum 51% corn as seen in bourbon, Bernheim is primarily made from wheat. Bernheim is aged seven years, and the wheat gives it a fine, mild and sweet taste that is markedly different from bourbon.
Black Tears
Black Tears
The origins of Black Tears can be traced back to Cuban music, namely «Lagrimas Negras» – a bolero song that tells a story of love and loss. Black Tears is distilled from selected molasses sourced from four mills in Ciego de Avila province. The rum is then flavoured with coffee and cocoa beans before being infused with the characteristic flavour of Ají Dulce peppers.
Bloom
Bloom
Bloom was created by Joanne Moore, one of the world’s first female master distillers of gin. Not only the design of the bottle promises a gin with a floral taste – when poured, the gin reveals fruity, gentle notes of pomelo, camomile and honeysuckle. These flavours are secondary to the typical juniper notes of the gin, which is not overbearing and provides the so-called «bloomy boom» – a full-bodied, floral bouquet in the glass.
Cachaçana do Brasil
Cachaçana do Brasil Diwisa own brand
Cachaçana do Brasil is Switzerland’s most popular cachaça brand. Among others, the cachaça is available at Denner – one of Switzerland’s biggest retailers. Cachaça is one of the national drinks of Brazil and is produced from sugar cane juice. In Europe, it is best known as an ingredient in a caipirinha.
Chateau du Breuil
Chateau du Breuil
Château du Breuil calvados has been produced for centuries in the castle of the same name in the heart of Normandy. The Château du Breuil brand portfolio includes many young and mature apple brandies, liqueurs and new creations, such as with a whisky finish. Only the best is extracted from the right apple types for each product, as demonstrated by the «AOC Pays d’Auge» certification. Calvados may not be the most fashionable drink among today’s consumers. However, innovation remains alive in Normandy, with new products created by the Château for use in contemporary settings.
Clan Fraser
Clan Fraser
Several hundred years ago, the Fraser clan relocated from France to the Scottish Borders, a lowland area spanning the border between England and Scotland. One of the clan descendants, Donald Fraser, earned a living by trading barley and producing whisky. Clan Fraser Blended Scotch Whisky is a unique blend of grain and malt whiskies that harks back to this historical heritage.
Curtain’s
Curtain’s Diwisa own brand
Curtain’s London Dry Gin is produced at Langley Distillery in London, and its strong juniper flavour is typical of a London dry gin. This is also a mark of quality and does not have to necessarily be distilled in London itself. London dry gin is obtained exclusively from ethanol of agricultural origin. Flavours must be natural or similar and are introduced all at once in the re-distillation phase. From this point on, no ingredients other than water may be added. Curtain’s London Dry Gin has been an established name in the gin world for many years.
Dow’s
Dow’s
The Symington family has made Dow’s port since the 18th century. The history of the name can be traced back to the import of Portuguese wine to England. Over the years, the company grew and eventually acquired vineyards in the Douro Valley in Portugal. The different styles of Dow’s port all originate from here, from vintage bottlings to tawny ports and white port. The latter of these is so popular that it has become virtually a national aperitif as part of a white port and tonic.
Dubliner
Dubliner
Dubliner is an Irish whiskey made – as the name suggests – in the country’s capital. Currently, the company purchases the whiskey for its blend from other producers. However, with the construction of its own distillery and under the watchful eye of master distiller Darryl McNally, an own-made, mild, slightly fruity whiskey with beautiful malt flavours will soon be bottled here.
Dublin Liberties
Dublin Liberties
In addition to famous Irish whiskey brands, new, smaller distilleries are also making a name for themselves. One of these is The Dublin Liberties Distillery. Built in 2018, the distillery is carving out a niche in the Dublin whiskey landscape – thanks in no small part to talented master distiller Darryl McNally. As the year of construction of the distillery suggests, the current whiskeys are purchased elsewhere. However, the master distiller is on hand to create a unique blend that comes non-chill-filtered in the bottle. Own bottlings are planned for the future.
Elijah Craig
Elijah Craig
With its small-batch bottlings, the Elijah Craig brand is renowned for its exquisite whiskey taste – some in cask strength – and rare vintage bourbons. What they all have in common is that only the best casks are used – just as the person did who lent the brand his name. According to legend, the preacher Elijah Craig also dabbled in the distillation of spirits – until the fateful day when the barn where the casks were stored burned down. Undeterred, he continued to use the charred casks and found that this led to a change in the colour and flavour of the distillate. As a result of this discovery, he is now known as the father of bourbon.
Escape7
Escape7 Diwisa own brand
The Escape7 brand includes a range of different products from the pouring segment. Of key importance here is to offer quality products at an ideal price/performance ratio. The range includes a London dry gin from G&J Greenall, one of London’s most renowned gin companies with a history dating back to 1761. It also includes two different blended rums from the Caribbean, plus the rum liqueur Mamajuana – the national drink of the Dominican Republic.
Evan Williams
Evan Williams
Manufactured by the Shapira family, the Evan Williams brand from the Heaven Hill Distillery has become the second most popular bourbon worldwide. The bourbon is named after the founder of the first licensed distillery on the banks of the Ohio River in 1783. Even today, the master distillers continue to do his name proud, using selected ingredients and careful storage methods to produce a premium Kentucky straight bourbon.
Finsbury
Finsbury
Finsbury Distilled London Dry Gin is one of the world’s oldest and most well-known gin brands still in production today. The Finsbury Distillery was founded in London by Joseph Bishop back in 1740. Since then, the Finsbury name has become a byword for the highest quality standards. In the same way as the Finsbury Distillery and quality go hand in hand, the name Finsbury itself has close associations with London. Finsbury is the only gin brand permitted to use the London coat of arms on its bottles and in its marketing materials. Both Finsbury products impress thanks to their pure gin flavour with elegant citrus notes.
Fluère
Fluère
Sophisticated, creative drinks do not always have to be alcoholic. The credo of the Fluère non-alcoholic distilled spirit is clear – playful and with an uncompromising taste! With three different versions of the non-alcoholic distillate, new drink creations can be developed or virgin and low-alcohol versions of classic drinks conjured up. Fluère is made for cocktail inventors, bar fans, party animals – anyone who appreciates a good drink and wants to live in the moment without sacrificing on taste when alcohol-free is the order of the day.
Gancia
Gancia
Gancia was founded in 1850 by Carlo Gancia, the creator of the first Italian sparkling wine. Gancia is the global leader in the production of vermouth and diverse sparkling wines, from classic Pinot di Pinot, Prosecco and Asti to bottle-fermented Alta Langa. The company is one of few outside the Prosecco region who is permitted to produce the eponymous sparkling wine. Based in Canelli in the Italian region of Asti, Gancia currently sells its products in over 80 countries around the world.
Georgia Moon
Georgia Moon
The word moonshine conjures up a lot of images, not least since the television series «Moonshiners» became popular. Georgia Moon – which is filled in Mason jars and features old-style labelling – is a corn whiskey, meaning it is made from 80% corn and is stored briefly in previously used bourbon casks. This corn spirit is a homage to times where households distilled their own moonshine back in the Prohibition era.
Gin Sul
Gin Sul
Simple, fresh botanicals and careful distillation in a small 100-litre still makes Gin Sul what it is – a Mediterranean gin distilled in Hamburg with proud Portuguese roots. Several of the botanicals that make Gin Sul so unique come from the country on the Atlantic coast. These include fresh rosemary, lemon, lavender and, in particular, cistrus. At the end of each year, the distillery produces a limited number of special edition bottles that are highly sought after among collectors.
Glenfarclas
Glenfarclas
Glenfarclas is renowned for producing traditional Speyside single malts with a strong sherry note. Over 52,000 casks where the fine spirits mature are stored at the distillery. Whisky has been made here in this lush green valley since 1844. Around 20 years later, John Grant purchased the distillery from its founders for 511 pounds and 19 shillings. Since then, the company has stayed in the family, with the secrets of the Glenfarclas Highland malt whiskies passed down through six generations.
Glen Moray
Glen Moray
What started out in 1830 as a brewery on the banks of the River Lossie near Elgin in Speyside was transformed into the Glen Moray Distillery towards the end of the century. Maybe it was the former tenants of the building and their beer barrels that gave the distillery the idea of cask blends. Whatever the reason, the distillery remains famous for its experimentation to this day. They not only bring new products onto the market on a regular basis, but also appeal to a new, wider public with their easily drinkable, playful distillates.
Godeau
Godeau Diwisa own brand
Godeau cognac is distilled from wine cultivated solely in the bordering regions of Charente and Charente-Maritime in France. All wines are analysed precisely and tasted prior to distillation. The master distiller then decides which grapes are chosen to give Godeau cognac its unique flavour. Godeau cognac is produced at the Distillerie de la Tour and has a powerful nose that is typical of cognac, not to mention an impressive finish. Godeau is available to buy in XO and VSOP grades.
Gold Label
Gold Label Diwisa own brand
Gold Label is one of DIWISA’s whisky brands and is blended from 15 different malt whiskies. The grain whisky originates from Girvan. The Girvan grain is used to make light, smooth whiskies and brings the character of the malt whisky to the fore. The brand symbol of Gold Label whisky is the puffin, which can be seen from the distillery on the nearby Ailsa Craig island.
Isola Verde
Isola Verde Diwisa own brand
Isola Verde is a DIWISA brand that includes eight classic Italian liqueurs, including amaretto, ristretto, nocciola, sambuca and aperitivo. Liqueur production has a centuries-old tradition in Italy, with the products enjoyed at different moments. Isola Verde is a typical Italian liqueur.
Karibso
Karibso Diwisa own brand
Authenticity and fruitiness are just two of the qualities associated with Karibso fruit liqueurs. The taste of white peach, blue curaçao and passion fruit in cocktails is in no way artificial, but instead conveys an authentic freshness. This means that Karibso fruit liqueurs can also be used in cakes and other desserts.
La Hechicera
La Hechicera
The La Hechicera motto is «From barrel to bottle and nothing in between». In other words, the brand wants to emphasise the authenticity of its rum – which is left to mature for between 12 and 21 years and uses the Solera process. A conscious decision was made to do without additives or sugar, which results in an unsweetened, powerful rum. The rum from Barranquilla, Colombia, is produced by the third generation of the Riascos family. Not only the content is distinctive, but also the bottle, which pays homage to elements of Colombian life.
Landtwing Suisse Garantie
Landtwing Suisse Garantie Diwisa own brand
Since its foundation over 150 years ago, the Landtwing name has stood for the highest quality. The selected, fully ripened Swiss fruits are distilled in Willisau with a great deal of care and expertise. The mild, fruity aroma is a feast for both the nose and palate. The prizes and honours awarded on an annual basis impressively underline the outstanding quality of the products from Willisau. All Landtwing products meet the requirements of the Suisse Garantie label. Suisse Garantie stands for outstanding Swiss quality, high-grade products and sustainable agricultural practices.
Larceny
Larceny
As the name suggests, there is a colourful story behind Larceny. Back in the 1870s, distillery warehouses were under the control of the U.S. Treasury for taxation and quality control purposes. As a bonded treasury agent, John E. Fitzgerald not only had the keys to these warehouses but also a particularly discerning palate for fine whiskey. As the story goes, Fitzgerald apparently confiscated large quantities of whiskey for his own personal «inspection», with the barrels eventually becoming known around the distillery as «Fitzgerald barrels».
La Valadière
La Valadière Diwisa own brand
High-quality fruit brandies can only be made from the finest ingredients. Whether fruit can be turned into a fine brandy depends on the amount of sugar, acid and water in the fruit, plus its natural yeast and preservative content. To make La Valadière, the carefully harvested fruits are mashed in Willisau. Depending on the fruit type, the fermentation of the mash takes three to four weeks. The resulting alcohol, flavours and aromas are then captured in the final distillation. This ensures a very special, aromatic drink. Served cold, La Valadière is an exquisite digestif.
Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Many years ago, the Scottish Borders region between Scotland and England was home to numerous whisky distilleries. However, this boom eventually came to an end with the closure of the last distillery in 1837. With the opening of «The Borders Distillery» in 2018, four whisky aficionados are reviving this tradition and making their mark on the Scottish whisky map. The barrels are already filled with the distillery’s own single malts that will eventually be launched on the market when mature. In the meantime, Lower East Side – a blended malt featuring whiskies from five distilleries – is currently being bottled in Hawick.
Mancino
Mancino
Mancino – a classic «vermouth di Torino» – is the brainchild of the passionate Italian barkeeper Giancarlo Mancino and is perfect for both traditional and new cocktail recipes. Giancarlo’s aim is to create a vermouth range that can both be enjoyed neat and also used to revive recipes from old Vermouth masters. Mancino also gave his creations his own special twist, leading to new vermouth specialities. These range from bottlings with cherry blossom essence or added cinchona bark to vintage barrel-aged vermouth.
Mellow Corn
Mellow Corn
While largely unknown in Europe, Mellow Corn is one of the pioneers of bourbon as we know it today. At the start of the 19th century, corn distillate and many other products were transported in barrels. As journeys back then could last for several months, people discovered that the distillate changed in colour and taste by the time it reached its destination. Both the distillate and its label in retro design hark back to this pioneering time.
Mars
Mars
As early as 1949 – several years before the Japanese whisky boom of the 1980s – the family-run company Hombo Shuzo Co. did some pioneering work in the field of Japanese whisky. Under the Mars name, the distillery started producing a range of single malts, blended malts and other blends for the international market in 1985. In doing so, it uses both young and mature whiskies stored across Japan in different climatic conditions. Mars is thus able to offer a diverse yet compact collection of Japanese whiskies.
Marca Negra
Marca Negra
Marca Negra is a traditional mescal brand from Oaxaca, Mexico. Like tequila, mescal is an agave spirit that is produced solely in Mexico. Traditionally, the agave is dried after it is harvested, which gives the products a balanced, smoky taste. The goal of Marca Negra is to demonstrate the many facets of mescal while continuing its production tradition. The black handprint on the bottle is a homage to the tireless work of the maestro mezcalero, whose expertise is reflected in every bottle.
Meteoro
Meteoro
Meteoro mescal is an agave spirit made in Oaxaca, Mexico, featuring the characteristic powerful taste and smoky notes expected from a classic mescal. Meteoro gets its name from an old legend. Many years ago, a flash of lightning lit up the heavens. Thunder rumbled over the land before many small meteors fell to earth, with one causing a crater. The local maestro mezcalero decided to use the rock inside the crater to smoke his fresh agave and create a mescal from it.
Morin Père et Fils
Morin Père et Fils
The origins of this major name can be found in the old Moorish roots of the Morin family. Since its foundation in 1822, Morin Père et Fils has preserved local traditions and contributed to the reputation of Burgundy wines in France and abroad. Located in the heart of Normandy in the Pays d’Auge, these outstanding distillates are created from specially selected fruits from the local area, where trees grow on hillsides in shallow, calcareous soil. The uniqueness of the brand is also reflected in the shape of its bottles. This is a digestif for true connoisseurs.
ODK
ODK
ODK was founded in 1994 in Turin and quickly became an established brand. Nowadays, ODK can be found in various different countries. The ODK brand is well known on the gastronomy scene for its wide selection of fruit purées, syrups, barista products and sours. The products are characterised by their top quality and outstanding natural taste. This is a brand made for mixologists by mixologists, and is respected the world over.
Opihr
Opihr
Coriander, cardamom and pepper are just three of the many oriental herbs and spices that can be smelled and tasted when enjoying Opihr gin. Like the drink itself, the bottle design also has an oriental flair. The oriental spiced taste of Opihr London dry gin gives a gin and tonic, mule or red snapper its own unique taste.
Opthimus
Opthimus
The family-run company «Oliver y Oliver» from Santo Domingo is the driving force behind Opthimus rum. The current patron Pedro Ramon L. Oliver set out on a quest to trace the history of his great-great-grandfather, who was well known as a rum producer during his time in Cuba. Taking this history as an example, Opthimus is a byword for premium-quality rum from the Dominican Republic, and impresses above all thanks to its extremely balanced taste and special finishes in single malt or port casks.
Paesanella
Paesanella Diwisa own brand
Grappa Paesanella is both a clear, traditional, intense grappa and a fine distillate with smooth amber tones. With the Paesanella brand, DIWISA boasts a classic range of grappas consisting of seven different Monovitigno products, a Grappa Cru Riserva made from a selection of grapes from the most renowned Italian wine regions, and also traditional grappas with and without Erba Ruta.
Paloma
Paloma
Containing lime juice and other fruit juices, organic agave syrup and pinch of salt, Paloma Lemonade has a wonderfully fruity and invigorating taste – completely in line with Mexican style. The main ingredients in the lemonade are all natural and thus even more refreshing. Meanwhile, the colourful design perfectly reflects Mexican culture. The name Paloma (or «dove» in Spanish) comes from the classic tequila cocktail of the same name.
Pikesville
Pikesville
Pikesville is a homage to the rye whiskeys manufactured in the 1890s in Maryland. This was the boom time for rye spirit, which was brought to an abrupt end with the dawn of Prohibition. Nowadays, rye whiskey can be found in both classic and modern cocktail recipes. This is because Pikesville – and rye whiskey in general – has a spicy taste that gives every drink a special twist.
Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse Rye is a classic American rye whiskey from the Heaven Hill Distillery. This whiskey type was popular before Prohibition, as its spicy taste made it the perfect ingredient for cocktails such as a manhattan. Rittenhouse – based on the classic production of Pennsylvania rye – is thus an interesting product for barkeepers and mixologists alike, and is now making a minor revival.
Ron Jaguar
Ron Jaguar
There aren’t many well-known rum brands in Costa Rica. This is because there are only very few independent distilleries outside the state manufacturer FANAL (Fabrica Nacional de Licores). One of these distilleries is the Costa Rican Rum Company, which was founded in 2016. With the Ron Jaguar Edicion Malacrianza White Rum, the company has already launched a 100% Costa Rican rum on the market. For its mature rums, the company still uses molasses distillate from various countries across Mesoamerica. However, rum connoisseurs will also soon be able to enjoy pure, mature Costa Rican rums from the company’s own two distilleries.
Saint James
Saint James
Saint James originates from the Caribbean island of Martinique, where the Saint James distillery was founded back in 1765. The rhum agricole made at the distillery soon became established and was exported to various countries across Europe, and is now known the world over. All products are made from sugar cane juice, which gives them a fresh and fruity taste. The geographical location offers the perfect conditions for optimal sugar cane growth. When making Saint James, there is a particular focus on authenticity – something which is becoming increasingly important nowadays.
STROH
STROH
This world-famous spirit comes from Austria, where Sebastian Stroh founded the company back in 1832. For more than 188 years, STROH spirits have impressed thanks to their authentic, aromatic taste. STROH is an «Inländer» rum and thus a protected Austrian speciality. It is characterised by its delicate, aromatic rum aroma and harmonious, floral taste. It is commonly seen in a range of hot drinks such as hot toddies, Jägertee and grog, and also in cocktails, punch and for preparing a variety of desserts.
Thomas Dakin
Thomas Dakin
Thomas Dakin is a juniper-heavy classic gin named after the founding father of English gin. According to legend, he created the first recipe for making high-quality gin in 1716 in northern England. While the recipe of today is only a recreation, it does get some of its inspiration from the past. For example, a little horseradish is added to various gins to give it a spicy kick.
Tucano
Tucano Diwisa own brand
Tucano is a liqueur and cachaça brand owned by DIWISA. Tucano cachaça is sourced from the Fazenda Soledade distillery in Brazil. The liqueurs range from fruity passion fruit liqueurs to cocktail liqueurs for a «Sex on the Beach», plus triple sec. Tucano impresses thanks to its good price/performance ratio and Caribbean look.
Ueli’s
Ueli’s Diwisa own brand
Swiss tradition and customs are at the forefront of the Ueli’s brand. Ueli’s features genuine specialities and rarities from yesteryear that are part of Swiss heritage and should not be forgotten. These include Ueli’s Enzian made from fresh gentian root (Gentiana lutea), Ueli’s Wacholder made from natural juniper berries, and Ueli’s Herdöpfeler made from potatoes. Ueli’s specialities are made in Willisau according to complex original recipes from years ago.
Wash Saloon
Wash Saloon
Wash Saloon Shots were created in 2015 by three organisers of the Teffli Rally in Ennetmoos. They wanted to create a shot that’s easy to serve and yet consists of two different beverages that meet in the mouth and not before. The result was the Washing Machine shot. In a bid to simplify the original, which is normally served in two tumblers, they hit on the idea of the dual-chamber beaker. The brand has now grown with the addition of the Tumbler and Fabric Softener shots in 2019. All have the same goal – to blend two beverages in the mouth for a stunning taste combination.
Willi
Willi Diwisa own brand
Willi is a DIWISA own brand containing three different liqueurs: Willi Sauer, Willi Süss and Willi Feige. Willi Sauer tastes of green, sour apples, while Willi Süss tastes of sweet apples and Willi Feige of figs. The liqueurs are normally drunk as shots.
Willisauer Ringli
Willisauer Ringli Diwisa own brand
As the name suggests, Willisauer Ringli liqueur from DIWISA is based on the traditional Ringli Guetzli biscuit from Willisau. Not only the bottle is reminiscent of a classic Guetzli. The liqueur also has a balanced honey, caramel and lemon taste, just like the popular biscuit.
Zaya
Zaya
Manufactured in Trinidad & Tobago, not much is known about the people behind Zaya. This means more attention can be paid to the product in the glass. Matured for between 6 and 16 years, the rums strike a full-bodied, harmonious balance between fruitiness and sweetness, rounded off with a little spice.
Zubrowka
Zubrowka
Zubrowka is not only a vodka brand, but also a brand name for various Polish vodka creations from the company CEDC. Zubrowka is the Polish name for European bison, and the animal features on the logo. European bison still live in small populations in Europe’s last primeval forest, the Białowieża Forest in Poland. Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka – created from rye with added macerate from hand-selected bison grass – brings together a long tradition in this vodka segment.