Now in its fourth decade in Queens Park Road a second retail outlet in Brighton’s Kemp Town, mail order and internet operations, and supplying many of Brighton’s best restaurants, pubs and bars, Butler’s can claim the title of Brighton’s Oldest Independent Wine Retailer.
Whether you’re seeking a mid-week easy-drinker, an upmarket weekend wine to accompany Sunday lunch, or an exceptional fine wine for a gift, Butler’s is able to offer appropriate choices and suggestions.
Whatever your taste, budget, or level of knowledge, Butler’s will be able to give you ideas, soothe your anxiety and send you on your way with a decent bottle. Read more...
Decanter tasting Feb 2017: 91 points
Made with wild Welsh botanicals
foraged in the Dyfi Biosphere
Our passion is to produce an exceptional gin of world-class quality, which could come from nowhere else. The Dyfi is recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, and provides us with an enviable and unique flora spectrum to draw upon, as well as a meticulous selection the finest classic gin botanicals.
Pollination gin is produced by the highest standard London Dry method, in extremely limited small batches, using pure grain spirit and locally drawn spring water. Our foraged botanicals come from within the Biosphere: from the Snowdonia foothills, through the Dyfi Forest, and down to the estuary marshlands.
On a canvas of carefully selected classic gin botanicals, we 'paint' the flavours only Dyfi can combine, including wild flowers, aromatic leaves, fruits and conifer tips.
We steep these components together in a temperature-controlled maceration, before precision-distilling in our small Colorado stills.
We can’t create Pollination Gin all year round, and in order to ensure sustainability, production is necessarily very limited. Each bottle is hand signed and lot-numbered.
45% alcohol by volume, non-chill filtered
Pollination Gin has been named Best UK Gin at the Great British Food Awards 2017.
This is a stunning rose Champagne. Elegant and stylish character; great colour and lovely bubbles. Showing lots of subtle summer fruits, rose and orange blossom with a fresh, creamy mousse. Delicious!!
Made by using a carefully selected blend of new and older ‘reserve’ wine from their 1er cru Vineyards. With a great rip citrus backbone and a core of toasty, biscuit, honeyed stone fruits and soft baked apple. The mousse is lovely and soft, delicate bubbles and good length on the finish. The wine was vinified in oak barrels. The Edouard Brun range offer such great value.
Pure salmon-pink in colour with an appealing herb-spiked and fruity nose. The palate is finely balanced; quite rich, spicy red fruit is accented with bright acidity and a cleansing, sapid finish. This is a lovely expression of the grapes and of the land.
A classic rose made from Pinot Noir.
Luminescent, super pale, fragrant stone fruit nose, linear and austere, peachy, a hint of umami, lingering acidity, a rose with depth, purity and intrigue.