• Range: Dubonnet
  • Producer: Caves Byrrh
  • UK Distributor: Pernod Richard
  • Retail Price: £9.76
  • Origin: Thur, France
  • ABV: 14.8%
  • Distinct Botanicals: QuinQuina
  • Nose: Sweet Coffee, Orange peel and Stewed Red Fruit
  • Palette: Blackcurrant, red berries, coffee and orange
  • Finish: Red fruits followed by subtle baked spices
  • Overall: It the class of outstanding! An amazing value for money product, sweet but balanced. This isn’t for the herbal crowd but non the less a great product in it’s own right!

Created by Parisian chemist and wine merchant Joseph Dubonnet as a means to make quinine more palatable for the soldiers battling malaria in North Africa, Dubonnet is a mix of fortified wine and a proprietary blend of herbs, spices and peels, and originally combined with the medicinal quinine. This has become one of the world’s favourite aperitifs, in fact, it is even one of the Queen’s favourite tipples.

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