Brands to Know

Brands To Know

What’s in the liquor cabinet at The Perfect Purée?  We must admit our treasure trove of spirits and liqueurs is busting at the seams as we discover amazing brands daily that compliment our line of fruit purees, specialties and blends. Here are a few of our current favorites.

btn_ba_spirits_to_know Inspired by the botanicals of the French Caribbean and modeled after the great amaros of Italy, Adam Seger of Chicago and London’s Joe McCanta infuse organic rum with fair trade hibiscus, organic ginger, green cardamom and kaffir lime to create the beautifully balanced spirit, called hum.  At a bold 70 proof, hum™ is best enjoyed on the rocks with lime and a splash of soda, but the applications of this versatile masterpiece are only limited by one’s imagination.

hum Recipes:

squareone Square One Botanical is a bold organic rye spirit, infused with a striking blend of 8 organic botanicals – pear, rose, chamomile, lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary, coriander and citrus peel.  This enticing composition of organic fruit, floral and herbs creates a captivating fragrance and offers a seductive taste experience in cocktails.

Square One Recipes:

chinaco Savor this tequila treasure like a fine cognac. Chinaco Añejo shares the same attack, intensity, and complexity as its predecessors, but has graduated to a rich, amber color. The aromas are intense, dominated by earthy agave with a strong presence of pepper, citrus, chamomile, caramel, smoke, and butterscotch with a hint of wild flowers, vanilla and baked apple. The tequila has a velvety character, and while oily, it seems dry, an amazing accomplishment.

Chinaco Añejo Recipes:

charbay Founded in 1983, Charbay ferments and distills an assortment of wines, ports, spirits (vodkas, rums, whiskey, pastis, liqueurs) and now even tequila! Their small batch releases find their way around the world through loyal followers.Miles Karakasevic is a 12th generation European winemaker & Master Distiller and has always been a maverick in his field. He passed his enthusiasm and wisdom onto to his son Marko, now a generation 13th Master Distiller. Marko & his wife Jenni add a fresh spark to all that Charbay stands for and it is evident in their artisanal portfolio.

Charbay Recipes:

limoncell-di-sonoma Limoncello di Sonoma uses only the best available organic ingredients from a network of local small farmers and producers in Northern California. The ingredients come together to produce a fresh, crisp and juicy organic alternative to the imported mass-produced industrial limoncellos available in the US markets. To see what founders Fred & Amy Groth are up to and learn more about their products, including their newly launched BelloCello di Sonoma product, visit them at

Limoncello di Sonoma Recipes:

glace-luxury-ice The choice companion to any premium liquor cocktail or drink, Gläce Ice is on the forefront of luxury ice. They deliver quality product, with the greatest cooling power and the slowest melting rate of any other shaped drink ice. Their motto – “Because your spirits deserve the very best” Visit Gläce at,

Gläce Ice Recipes:

bulldog-gin BULLDOG London Dry Gin is a defiantly delicious, ultra-premium gin, handcrafted in London. A relative newcomer to the scene, BULLDOG is housed in a charcoal grey bottle with deep purple hues, broad shoulders and an iconic spiked collar; it is quadruple distilled and infused with the taste and aromas of twelve of the most exotic botanicals. Made in traditional copper pot stills and utilizing a painstaking distillation process, BULLDOG exudes a smooth and harmonious texture with a distinctive flavour. Seductive notes of fruit and citrus lend a refreshingly crisp character and balanced finish, rendering it the “world’s most mixable gin.” Visit them at

BULLDOG Gin Recipes:


  • Black Currant
  • Blood Orange
  • Green Apple
  • Coconut
  • Lemon Zest
  • Blueberry
  • Lychee
  • Banana
  • Red Raspberry
  • Cherry
  • Mango
  • Tamarind
  • Blackberry
  • Pink Guava