At Union Jake’s, we view distillation as equal parts science and art. The premium spirits obtained from our second run are sold in 375mL numbered, hand-painted bottles with wax seals. The unused portions are distilled a third time to generate the alcohol for our liqueurs. Our spirits never contain artificial flavours or sweeteners. While our 750mL bottles have standard labels, all bottles feature convenient tasting corks.
Winter Release 2013
Union Jake's offerings vary with the season. All Artisan 375mL Bottles feature red ribbon pull tabs to assist with wax seak removal. To sample our winter release visit one of our valued retailers.
Only Union Jake’s Banana Spirits are crafted from the fermentation of actual bananas. The result is long lasting, full banana flavour perfect for mixed drinks and desserts. This distillate can substitute for any recipe calling for 99 Bananas by Schapps.
Artisan Banana Brandy 375mL: $70EC ... Liqueur: $25EC
This batch of Union Jake's Honeyed Mango Eau-De-Vie is limited to 24 bottles. In early tastings its been favoured by all tasters because the sweetness of Bequia honey balances the natural sourness of Union Island mangos, softening their pucker.
Artisan Honeyed Mango Brandy 375mL: $70EC
Our neighbours are always attracted by the smell of our cooked guava mash. Union Jake’s captures the brightness of Caribbean guava by fermenting only the most aromatic fruits picked fresh from the tree. The melon undertones we captured makes either the spirit or the liqueur a great twist on a mojito.
Artisan Guava Brandy 375mL: $70EC ... Liqueur: $25EC
If you believe the internet, distilling honey is a waste of honey. Those critics have never sampled Union Jake's Honey Eau-de-vie. Its smoothness is favored by those looking for a delicate balance of subtle alcohol warmth and raw honey. While excellent neat, this spirit is also a mixologist’s dream. Try it with your favourite fruit juice.
Artisan Honey Brandy 375mL: $70EC ... Liqueur: $25
The last bottle of this season's Mango Brandy was available at Captain Gourmet's last we checked. In this rare blend of Vincentian mangos the traditional flavour of Julies gets an added zing with the addition of the small, sour mangos grown on Union.
Artisan Mango Brandy 385mL: $82EC
Starfruit - or five fingers - are remarkably similar to raisins when dehydrated which is why its distillates can substitute for cold weather fruits like apricots. The fruit brandy’s aroma and earthy taste is reminiscent of a budding flower garden while its liqueur can substitute for Triple Sec. The Anchorage Yacht Club pairs it with silver tequila and a cherry for a Caribbean twist on a margarita.
Artisan Starfruit Brandy 375mL: $70EC ... Liqueur: $25EC
This vintage—our first blend—marries early summer’s finest fruits. In nose and palate, mango yield briefly to sweet Antigua Black pineapples. Bottled at 33.5% ABV, Union Jake's Mango & Pineapple Brandy mixes beautifully with pineapple juice.
Reserve Mango & Pineapple Brandy 385mL: $75EC
Apperitif drinkers will adore this gentle giant. The tangy citrus spirit of ambarella awakens your senses long after its light alcohol warmth dissipates. Union Jake's Golden Apple Grappa or liqueur can pair with vodka to create a Golden Apple Martini. Its liqueur also tastes great on top of champagne.
Reserve Golden Apple Brandy 385mL: $82EC ... Liqueur: $30EC