A bottle of Asbach Uralt, the German brandy that is a perennial favourite, especially among British ex-servicemen. The sibling to the 3-year-old original, uralt was created by Hugo Asbach way back in 1892.
Flavour: Sweet and thick, with intense dark fruits
How to enjoy: It isn't just great neat or on the rocks but also marvelous in a long drink. The charmingly delicate balance of fruit notes and bitterness is a perfect compliment to ginger ale and tonic.