Looking for a gift your partner will love this February? North Wales distillery Aber Falls has the perfect choice of tipples and cocktails to toast the perfect romantic evening.
Located in the village of Abergwyngregyn, North Wales, Aber Falls Distillery sits between the foothills of the Snowdonia mountain range and the Menai Strait, providing a truly picturesque setting for those who visit. Here, Aber Falls mills, distils, ages and bottles their whisky, whilst their gins and liqueurs are made using ingredients from across Wales – it’s the perfect romantic setting so the distillery.
Check out our drinks and recipes for the perfect night in or out.
Aber Falls Single Malt Welsh Whisky
The perfect gift for a whisky-connoisseur:
For the dram lovers out there, Aber Falls’ latest whisky release, the Single Malt Welsh Whisky, will be a lovely choice to cheers to your partner this Valentine’s Day.
Aged for three years with an ABV of 40%, this whisky is made using 100% Welsh malted barley and rock-filtered water taken from the Aber Falls Waterfall. The Single Malt gives an aroma of sweet fruits with a hint of clove and delivers a rich and full-bodied palate, with sweet sherry notes, dark chocolate and espresso.
The new liquid stimulates a long and lingering finish of dried fruit and subtle spice, perfectly fitting as the days continue to get colder, whilst the deep amber gold appearance is complimentary for these dark evenings.
Retail info (price and URL): £26, from the Aberfalls.co.uk online store (other stockists are available)
Classic Old Fashioned
With a Little Welsh Twist!
If you really want to spoil your partner, why not make him/her this classic Old Fashioned with a Welsh twist?
- 50ml Aber Falls 2021 Single Malt Welsh Whisky
- 20ml smoked black tea syrup
- 2 pipette coffee bitters
- Orange twist & coffee bean to garnish
- Put the tea syrup, coffee bitters, and whisky in a small tumbler with ice and stir. Mix until the coffee bitters dissolves.
- Fill your glass with ice and stir in the liquid. Add a splash of soda water if you like and mix. Garnish with the orange twist and coffee bitters.
Aber Falls Salted Toffee Liqueur
A sip for a sweet tooth:
For those with a sweet tooth that prefer something rich and intense to enjoy this Valentine’s Day, the Salted Toffee Liqueur is a great pairing.
Created in collaboration with our friends Halen Môn in Anglesey, Aber Falls has developed a liqueur which pays tribute to the history of sea salt production in North Wales. Sourced directly from the Menai Strait, the clean, intense notes of Anglesey Sea Salt combine with rich toffee flavour for the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
With an ABV of 20.3% and a smooth and velvety palette with hints of burnt sugar, the liqueur leaves behind a lasting sugary finish, the ultimate beverage to accompany the loved-up season.
Retail info (price and URL): £20, from the Aberfalls.co.uk online store (other stockists are available)
Salted Toffee and Pear Fizz
Something Special for Someone Special
To create something special using this liqueur, try the ‘Salted Toffee and Pear Fizz’.
- 20ml Aber Falls Salted Toffee Liqueur
- 10ml Campari
- 10mlo pear syrup
- 75ml Prosecco
- Add salted toffee liqueur, Campari and pear syrup into a glass and stir until mixed.
- Top up with prosecco and voila!
Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin
Cheers to the citrus lover:
For those whose partner loves a refined citrus flavour, the award-winning Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin will make a great gift.
This gin has an ABV of 41.3% and gives a refined balance of sweet and bitter orange flavours, with the pine flavour of juniper: a citrus hit with warming aftertaste, guaranteed to tickle your tastebuds!
Retail info (price and URL): £24, from the Aberfalls.co.uk online store
Cucumber and Dill Sour Cocktail
A sour style drink that will sweeten your evening
If you want to cheers to your loved one this Valentine’s Day, why not treat them to the ‘Cucumber & Dill Sour’ cocktail?
- 50ml Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin
- 2 cucumber slices
- 2 sprigs of dill
- 20ml lemon juice
- 20ml simple syrup
- 15ml egg white
- In a cocktail shaker, add the lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white and muddle together.
- Add in the gin to the cocktail shaker and shake again to combine.
- Strain the liquid and pour over a cup of filled ice.
- Give a stir and garnish with dill and cucumber slices.
Whatever you do, we hope your enjoy your special evening – and that a taste of our beautiful part of Wales helps to make it perfect!