ABV / ALCOHOL BY VOLUME is Lebanon's boutique importer and distributor of craft beverages. Proud to be a small team of internationally recognised experts, our point of difference is FOCUS. We are dedicated to a select portfolio, enabling us to serve customers and suppliers personally, hands-on and with obsessive attention to detail.
Our every tasting note, review, recommendation, practice and opinion puts our reputation as trusted industry experts on the line.
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ABV / ALCOHOL BY VOLUME portfolio, inherently giving them our seal of approval. The brands we have chosen to represent are a testament to superior craftsmanship. Subscribe below to be notified of our
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Independent Whisky Bottler
That Boutique-y Whisky Company is an independent bottler of single malt Scotch whiskies as well as single grains, blended malts and even the odd blended whisky too. Producing limited release batches from selected parcels of stock, their range boasts whiskies from a variety of celebrated distilleries (including some closed distilleries) and each numbered bottle is adorned with a comic book-style, hand-illustrated label.
Independent Gin Bottler
The world's first independent gin bottler, That Boutique-y Gin Company works with the world’s best distillers and brands to create new, exciting and innovative expressions. Each gin is presented in a fun illustrated label design, much like the offerings from sister enterprise, That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Alongside expressions from award-winning distilleries expect to discover original creations such as flavoured variants Cherry Gin and Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin.
English Compound Gin
Copper pot-distilled gin is made with juniper, coriander and other fragrant botanicals, before being infused with orange peel, cassia, juniper, coriander, cardamom and clove. This infusion is meticulously blended back into the gin, giving Bathtub its unique character; allowing those fresh botanical flavours – too delicate to survive traditional distillation – to shine through, and giving the gin its distinctive botanical hue. It’s only finished once wrapped, strung and waxed by hand.
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Classic Bruichladdich is unpeated, floral and complex. Trickle distilled from 100% Scottish barley using much of the original Victorian machinery, the methods employed by the craftsmen to coax the spirit into being, continue unchanged. The spirit matures for all its life in warehouses on the shores of Loch Indaal and is bottled at the distillery using Islay spring water. This is natural whisky, un-chill filtered and
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The power of peat with the elegance, complexity and floral top notes for which Bruichladdich stills are famous.
Port Charlotte single malts, peated to a heavyweight 40ppm, represent an ongoing exploration into the peat-fired legacy of a great distillery, now silent. Heavily peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Distilled, matured and bottled, un-chill filtered and colouring-free, at Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay, Scotland.
Super Heavily Peated
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Octomore is a sophisticated Islay single malt Scotch whisky with a dedicated following. Released in limited editions, each unique issue subtly expands the sensory boundaries that enlightened students of smoke love to challenge. Super heavily peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Distilled, matured and bottled,
un-chill filtered and colouring-free, at Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay, Scotland.
Islay Dry Gin
The Botanist is a super-premium artisanal gin from the Hebridean island of Islay. Having a core of nine classic gin botanicals, The Botanist is then, uniquely augmented by 22 hand-foraged island botanicals. In this sense, The Botanist is a rare expression of the heart and soul of this wild, Scottish island and of the culture, philosophy and passion of those who made it.
Mount Gay is the oldest, most storied and nuanced rum in the world. Local ingredients are selected, distilled using Mount Gay's unique double-pot process which came to the Caribbean island of Barbados with the first merchant ships in 1703, then aged to maturity in Bourbon oak barrels before marrying.
Bitter Bastards represents a whole new approach with a huge range of innovatively produced, single-botanical cocktail bitters. Out go undesirable over- 'stewed' notes and overbearing tannins, in comes rapid-maceration extraction. Out go filtration (where oils can be lost) and flocculation (where chemical agents are added) and in comes the centrifuge!
We believe that continual training is crucial to the success of any business.
ABV / ALCOHOL BY VOLUME offers complimentary and tailored training options from novice to expert, as a one-off class or graduated programme for hospitality and retail partners. Our curriculum incorporates service, selling, production, terminology and mixology.
ABV / ALCOHOL BY VOLUME specialises in organising and hosting tasting events. We have been the orchestrators of Beirut’s successful Burns Night and
World Whisky Day celebrations, as well as numerous product launches, international guest tastings and intimate private events. We are experts at creating memorable experiences.
ABV / ALCOHOL BY VOLUME provides complimentary management consultation to hospitality and retail partners in the areas of menu and recipe creation, supplies, recruitment and career development, merchandising and promotions. Our team are sought-after judges, critics, contributors and presenters for international media outlets and events.
Beverage, cigar, cuisine and hospitality is our passion;
our reputation can attest to that.
Finance & Logistics
Mak is a highly regarded connoisseur of libations, cuisine, cigars, watches and pens amongst many other items of skilled craftsmanship. After receiving his
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration & Finance from European Business School in London, Mak spent five years with Barclays as Private Wealth Manager for clients throughout Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. Afterwards, he became a successful international entrepreneur in areas of telecommunications, real estate and importing. At present, he is devoting his energies to his passion for food and beverage, as hotelier, distributor, retailer and consultant.
Sales & Marketing
Patsy is an internationally praised spirit guru. In 2007 she was recruited from behind the bar to become Mixologist, Trainer and MIXXIT Manager by international drinks firm Maxxium; representing the company’s portfolio of premium spirits (Rémy Cointreau, The Edrington Group, Beam Global and V&S) throughout North America, Europe and Japan. She grabbed the attention of Edrington executives in 2012 and was appointed The Macallan Brand Ambassador throughout the Middle East until co-founding ABV / ALCOHOL BY VOLUME. Her tour de force career is splattered across the internet in videos, articles, interviews, photos and recipes.
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