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TOMATIN is “Double Gold” at SFWSC 2021

May 13, 2021
TOMATIN is “Double Gold” at SFWSC 2021

TOMATIN scotch whisky range wins, again, 8 gold and double gold medals at San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2021.

Tomatin Legacy is the greatest winner with “double gold” in its category.

This “must have” whisky should be part of the private collection of any scotch whisky connoiseur.

Tomatin family, internationally recognized, is represented in Portugal by SOLBEL.

www.sfspiritscomp.com/results/
www.tomatin.com

TOMATIN 36Y is “The Best of the Best” in world

Feb 6, 2024
TOMATIN 36Y is “The Best of the Best” in world

After being recognized as “Best in Show” at SFWSC, Tomatin 36Y is the first international gold medallist to stand atop the podium over the 3 Best in Show of San Francisco (Tomatin 36Y), New York and Singapore. This first great “Olympic” award stands out of all spirits categories, recognizing Scotch Whisky TOMATIN 36Y and the whisky category as the “Best of the Best in World”.

SOLBEL is very proud to represent Tomatin distillery in Portugal and congratulates all Tomatin team for it’s superb achievement.

www.tomatin.com

SOLBEL is once again “PME Líder” 2023

Nov 16, 2023
SOLBEL is once again “PME Líder” 2023

SOLBEL is once again recognised as “PME Líder 2023” (SMEs – Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Leadership 2020) for its great performance and risk profile.

This recognition is managed by IPAMEI (The Portugues Institue to Support SMEs) in a partnership with Portuguese Tourism, the bank market and mutual guarantee societies, to recon publicly SME with high performance and the success of its strategy as a contribution for the Portuguese economy.

www.iapmei.pt

www.solbel.pt

TOMATIN 36Y crowned “Best Whisky in the World”

Jul 6, 2023
TOMATIN 36Y crowned “Best Whisky in the World”

Tomatin 36 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been named ‘Best in Show’ in the whisky category at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2023, ranking it among the top whiskies globally.

‘Best in Show’ is the highest honour of the event — only one whisky is chosen out of thousands of entries. After winning in its category, our Tomatin 36 Year Old was awarded for ‘Best Single Malt Scotch’.

Judges had kind words for our team, praising our distillery’s continued dedication to craft and superior skills in cask maturation. Esteemed whisky journalist and SFWSC judge, Joseph V Micallef, commented on Tomatin saying “without a doubt, this is one of the world’s greatest Scotch whiskies”.

Official importer and distributor in portugal is Solbel.

www.tomatin.com

LE TRIBUTE – Premium range with SOLBEL

Jun 7, 2023
LE TRIBUTE – Premium range with SOLBEL

LE TRIBUTE is a recognition to the Pioneers, Processes and Heritage; and its spirit, design and product quality proclaim it as a contemporary unique brand, full of character and soul.

"Old but New" is the brand proposal, considering Avant-garde and tradition as the roots to create a unique liquid; with innovation as the pillar to build differentiation and uniqueness.

SOLBEL brings now Le Tribute family into portugal.

It presents a creative and exclusive range with gin, mezcal, tonic water and 4 exquisite mixers (ginger beer, ginger ale, pink grapefruit and olive lemonade).

Le Tribute gin is “fresh and citric”.

Mezcal is “Pure heart”.

Tonic water is “a medicine for the people and Kings”.

Ginger beer is “the perfect balance between fresh and spicy”.

Ginger ale is “fizziness and freshness from beginning to end”.

Olive lemondade is an “unconventional lemonade”.

Pink Grapefruit is “the perfect touch of fresh and bitter”.

Find out more at www.letribute.com

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TOMATIN whisky presents the Portuguese Collection

Sep 26, 2022
TOMATIN whisky presents the Portuguese Collection

TOMATIN, recently knowned as one of the best “single malt Scotch whiskies” in the world in 2022, is celebrating the 125th anniversary of it’s own distillery.

Therefore, Tomatin presents now the Portuguese Collection, a very limited edition made with whiskies of 2006 aged for 15 years in used barrels of Port wine, “Moscatel de Setúbal” and Madeira, all fortified wines.

This unique collection is now available in Portugal, imported and distributed by Solbel.

TOMATIN whisky is in the TOP 3 in the World

Jun 2, 2022
TOMATIN whisky is in the TOP 3 in the World

Find below the official words from Tomatin Distillery:

“We are extremely proud to announce our latest product accolades from the prestigious 2022 IWSC awards. Only three whiskies in the entire competition scored 99 out of 100 and two of those were Tomatin Single Malt – an outstanding achievement I’m sure you’ll agree!

Tomatin Legacy was awarded an extraordinary 99/100 resulting in a tremendous "Gold Outstanding" award! The Judges’ comments on this exceptional single malt were: “Ripe honeyed lemons and sweet vanilla fudge characterise the nose, while a pleasant fresh grapefruit flavour comes through wonderfully on the palate creating a superb lift. Fragrant and complex, with a harmonious, lingering finish.”

The Tomatin 12 year old was presented Gold after achieving 95/100 from the judging panel, with the following comments: “Rich tarte tatin defines the nose with delicate aromas of sweet baking spice and white pepper. Ripe and fruity on the palate, marvellously complex and layered, with a rich, malty undercurrent. Excellent harmony and length on the finish.”

SOLBEL is very proud to be Tomatin partner and official distributor in Portugal. And we also recommend to all whisky lovers to visit the new Tomatin’s web site, recently presented.

www.tomatin.com

Gin MG is now available in Portugal, by SOLBEL

Apr 6, 2022
Gin MG is now available in Portugal, by SOLBEL

The Spanish gin MG is now available in Portugal, another great brand represented and distributed by SOLBEL.

MG gin has been reinvented from the original 1940’s recipe, handcrafted and distilled in traditional copper still. The base is juniper, handpicked in Teruel (Spain) fields. It’s brother MG Rosa (pink) has the same base but added with fresh strawberry syrup.

This is a transparent and crystal gin, steel-tone rim and flashing bright dots in a clear background. Very elegant nose, clear notes of juniper and wet grass, with a balsamic and resin style.

Very tasty and delicate palate, aromatic and with notes of juniper berries. Perfet destillation time with the best alcohol balance. For sure, gin tonic is the perfect, honest and fair way to serve thig MG gin.

www.ginmg.com

“Old Fashioned Cocktail” BUFFALO TRACE

Feb 22, 2022
“Old Fashioned Cocktail” BUFFALO TRACE

BUFFALO TRACE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON honours traditional Bourbon. Uses Wheat, Oats and barley of superior quality which are distilled and then aged in oak for 8-10 years and only the best part is bottled.

Instantly likeable and pleasant with notes of caramel, honey, orange, and vanilla. The nose balances these flavors well while also providing an underlying layer of oak and mint.

Here is the ultimate creation by Daniel Carvalho, Brand Developer da Amer Global Brands, to be appreciated in the comfort of our home or in a bar with close friends.

“Old-Fashioned cocktail”

60ml Buffalo Trace Bourbon
10ml Sugar syrup
3 drops of Bitter Angostura

Put all ingredients in an old-fashioned stylish glass with ice and just mix it well. Spread on top a little of essential orange oil and decorate with the orange peel.

Enjoy!

“HEIST” a Netflix documentary takes place at BUFFALO TRACE Bourbon distillery

Feb 22, 2022
“HEIST” a Netflix documentary takes place at BUFFALO TRACE Bourbon distillery

The new Netflix documentary “HEIST” takes place in on the world’s most award-winning distillery in Kentucky, USA – Buffalo Trace distillery.

“Heist” covers the famous ‘Pappygate’ theft, when in 2013 a comun employe “Curtsinger” used his inside connections to steal hundreds of bottles of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon worth half a million dollars. Sheriff Melton attempts to unravel the case but never knows who is telling the truth…

Just under curisosity, the whisky BUFFALO TRACE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON is represented and distributed by SOLBEL in Portugal.

New Netflix Documentary “Heist” Covers Famous ‘Pappygate’ Theft (gobourbon.com)

“Azenhas do Mar beach bar”, the spirit of Gin Mare

Jul 7, 2021
“Azenhas do Mar beach bar”, the spirit of Gin Mare

Feel free to enjoy the sun, the sea and Gin Mare “sangria” in one the most beautiful spots “Azenhas do Mar beach bar”. Here, the spirit is Gin Mare!

Get to know it’s “sangria” made with fresh ingredients by the well trained and cheerful team.

The blue décor welcomes a relaxing moment to create memories with the best company wether if its your friends ou loving one!

A partnership between Solbel, Gin Mare and “Azenhas do Mar” Beach Bar.

MEDONHO, premium portuguese brandy

Jul 1, 2021
MEDONHO, premium portuguese brandy

MEDONHO is a typical and premium Portuguese arbutus brandy. The fruit is wild and handpicked in the Portuguese mountains of Estrela, Gardunha and Açor. Produced and distilled in Barriosa, Portugal.

This premium brandy is fruity, smooth and very tasty. It’s master distiller is an ancient expert able to provide the best result to the most demanding enthusiast!

To complete the family, it’s also available MEDONHO MEL, a premium liquor born from old tradition, enable to mix the great taste of Medonho with the best natural ingredients (honey, cinnamon and lemon juice).

Represented and distributed by SOLBEL.

PHUNK – the trendiest drink for summer!

Jul 1, 2021
PHUNK – the trendiest drink for summer!

PHUNK is the first Portuguese “hard seltzer” brand and it’s invading all social networks!

“Hard seltzer” is sparkling water, flavours and low alcohol content.

PHUNK is a gentle sparkling water added with Portuguese natural flavours and 4,5% alcohol carefully distilled.

PHUNK is available in 100% recycled cans and 4 different flavours (blueberry, lime & ginger, mango and cherry), no sugar added and only 26 calories!

Now available in shops. Distributed and represented by SOLBEL.

www.phunk.pt

10 years of MIRABILIS, a great wine from Quinta Nova

Apr 29, 2021
10 years of MIRABILIS, a great wine from Quinta Nova

The great white wine MIRABILIS from Quinta Nova celebrated 10 years old with a magnificent online vertical tasting presented last 21st of April, by Luísa Amorim (CEO of Quinta Nova), Ana Mota (Production and Viticulture Director), Jorge Alves (Oenologist) and 2 special guests, João Paulo Martins and Dirceu Vianna Junior MW (Master of Wine).

SOLBEL, as a Quinta Nova partner, shared all the wines with a group of guests and made this tasting as real and important as it deserves to be. About MIRABILIS, each glass of wine became a wonderful experience, always above expectations, followed by younger wines before reaching the brand new 2019 vintage, now available at Solbel.

The range of wines tasted was Mirabilis Grande Reserva White 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019; Mirabilis Grande Reserva Red 2013, 2017, 2019.

www.quintanova.com

GIN RAW arrives at Solbel, gastronomic gin.

Mar 24, 2021
GIN RAW arrives at Solbel, gastronomic gin.

"Madness for perfection"

Gin Raw is na outstanding gin up to the finest gastronomic standards of Barcelona, tailored using the scent and culture of this city. Created by a group of “mad talent” where a Chef, a Sommelier, a Mixologist and a “maitre parfumeur” assembled together a superior gin. With a hint of fresh mediterranean notes (lemon, citron, laurel) and exotic botanicals (kaffir lime leaves, black cardamom, coriander seeds) combined in the right proportion of juniper, Gin Raw has a unique flavour and aroma. To be appreciated on the rocks, gin tonic or as the essence of the most creative cocktails.

Represented in Portugal by SOLBEL.
www.ginraw.com

SAZERAC RYE Whiskey now available in Portugal, by SOLBEL

Jan 18, 2021
SAZERAC RYE Whiskey now available in Portugal, by SOLBEL

Finally available in Portugal, represented by SOLBEL, the original and awarded New Orleans whisky Sazerac Rye. An ideal match for cocktails, Sazerac has aromas of clove, vanilla, anise and pepper, with a smooth big finish.

Irresistible and unforgettable, no one wants to miss it!

“The One and Only New Orleans Original. Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans. Rye Whiskey dates back to the 1800’s, around the time when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New Orleans. It was at the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street where local patrons were served toddies made with Rye Whiskey and Peychaud’s Bitters. The libation became known as the Sazerac and America’s first branded cocktail was born. This is the whiskey that started it all.”

www.buffalotracedistillery.com
www.sazerac.com

BONANTO, a signature aperitif

Jan 18, 2021
BONANTO, a signature aperitif

BONANTO is a new concept in aperitifs with a wine base and 22% vol./alc. With a strong character, Bonanto is made over 30 botanicals including mediterranean plants (bay leaf, basil and thyme), citrus flavors to bring freshness and cherry/apple spirit for a unique personality.

This ultimate aperitif was created by 3 recognised men in the world of wine and spirits. Javier Caballero, fouder and director of Liquid Experience, ground-breaking innovator in the world of mixology; Sergi Figueras, Best Sommelier 2012 in Spain; Marc Álvarez, founder and director of Drinks Atelier, promoter of the most avant-garde cocktail culture.

BONANTO is represented in Portugal by SOLBEL.

www.bonanto.com

TOMATIN 18Y Gold Medal SWA 2020

Nov 24, 2020
TOMATIN 18Y Gold Medal SWA 2020

TOMATIN 18Y was awarded Gold in the Single Malt 17 – 20 Year Old category, at the Scottish Whisky Awards (SWA) 2020.

The 18 Year Old is the jewel in the crown of the TOMATIN core range; a truly luxurious, world class single malt!

It’s final maturation occures in Oloroso Sherry butts; it’s rich, complex and rewarding; is non-chilled filtered and and its colour is completely natural.

TOMATIN 18Y is the most awarded gold medals in the range and is represented and distributed in Portugal by SOLBEL.

www.tomatin.com

SOLBEL is once again “PME Líder”

Oct 28, 2020
SOLBEL is once again “PME Líder”

SOLBEL is once again recognised as “PME Líder 2020” (SMEs – Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Leadership 2020) for its great performance and risk profile.

This recognition is managed by IPAMEI (The Portugues Institue to Support SMEs) in a partnership with Portuguese Tourism, the bank market and mutual guarantee societies, to recon publicly SME with high performance and the success of its strategy as a contribution for the Portuguese economy.

www.iapmei.pt

SEVENTEEN the new contemporary Mixers

Aug 24, 2020
SEVENTEEN the new contemporary Mixers

SEVENTEEN, recently presented as the new brand for premium tonic water 1724, has extended the range with three contemporary mixers – Ginger Beer, Spicy Tomato and Apple Kombucha. All made with natural ingredients, low sugar content and alcohol free.

Ginger Beer is fermented ginger with a touch of guarana mixed with some citric flavours like lemon, bergamot and grapefruit.

Spicy Tomato is made with dried tomato and sherry wine.

Apple Kombucha (particular type of cider) is a contemporary recipe of black tea, apple and pear.

SEVENTEEN is a sofisticated family of contemporary unique mixers, perfect for unique cocktails.

Represented in Portugal by SOLBEL.

www.seventeenmixers.com