Christmas Gift Guide – Drink
The Glenlivet – 12 Year Old Single Malt
Smooth, balanced, fruity… an invitation to indulgence in liquid form.
This whisky has been called a lot of things in its time: smooth, fruity, complex, sophisticated, entertaining, classic. The Original Malt Whisky Almanac says: “A first-class malt. One of the most popular malts in the world – deservedly so.” Representing The Glenlivet’s signature style, this classic malt is first matured in traditional oak, before spending time in American oak casks which impart notes of vanilla and gives the whisky it’s distinctive smoothness. The mineral-rich water that comes from Josie’s Well helps form the flavours during mashing and fermentation, whilst the specific height and width of the copper stills add a delicate yet complex character. Keep a bottle on hand for every occasion.
Mirabeau Launches Bag-in-Box Rosé
The Vin de France rosé comes in a 2.25l box with Belle Année’s contemporary pink and white branding, which holds the equivalent of three bottles of wine. Belle Année launched earlier this year and was hailed as db’s best rosé under £10. The bag-in-box format is said to keep the wine fresh for up to a month…
The wine is a beautiful pale pink rosé with delectable strawberry aromas and an attractive taste profile full of summer berries with a refreshing finish. This dry, yet aromatic rosé is a joyful aperitif and a great partner to many savoury foods as well as fruity desserts.
How do you sleep at night?! With Decaf Conker Cold Brew, that’s how.
For all those that love coffee but not the buzz, we bring you the best of both worlds. Experience the delicious depths of our original Conker Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, without the caffeine.
We’ve sourced Brazilian and Colombian speciality coffee beans to create a liqueur that does justice to its caffeinated cousin. Its just as dark, just as complex and just as fruity… The only difference is, it won’t keep you up at night.
Flor de Caña Rum
This story of Flor de Caña Rum began in 1890, when Alfredo Francisco Pellas, a young adventurer from Genoa, Italy, found the perfect setting for the Flor de Caña Rum distillery at the base of the San Cristóbal volcano, the tallest and most active volcano in Nicaragua. The fertility of its surrounding lands, the enriched water and the hot volcanic climate proved to be instrumental in forging the rum’s unique and smooth character. Through its 130-year history, the brand, and the founding family have lived through a plethora of challenges (such as natural disasters and a plane crash) but against all odds, has remained a family business for five generations. In general, only three in 10,000 family businesses make it to the 5thgeneration. Flor de Caña Rum is a truly sustainable brand.
NATURALLY AGED RUMS – ULTRA PREMIUM COLLECTION Flor de Caña 12 Year Rum
A sugar-free 12-year old, ultra-premium rum that is sustainably produced (Carbon Neutral & Fair Trade certified). From a 5th generation family estate, it is naturally aged without artificial ingredients, distilled with 100% renewable energy and KOSHER certified. A full-bodied rum with a long and smooth finish that lingers in the palate. Best enjoyed in a Rum Old Fashioned or with a splash of premium sparkling water or ginger ale and an orange twist.Price: £25Link: https://flordecana.com/flordecana-12.html
NATURALLY AGED RUMS – SPECIALITIES COLLECTION Flor de Caña Spresso Coffee Liquor
Flor de Caña Spresso is a premium coffee liquor made with 7-year-old rum that’s sustainably produced (Carbon Neutral & Fair Trade certified). It is light bodied and with an intense black colour. It has an aroma with notes of coffee and wood, with a dry and smooth finish. Best enjoyed cold or on the rocks, or in an Espresso Martini, as a digestif.Price: £22Link: https://flordecana.com/flordecana-spresso.html
Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin
(a Dutch-Indonesian hybrid with Xmassy flavours of cloves and cinnamon)
Bobby’s is a Dutch-Indonesian hybrid that celebrates the 150 year old shared history of the two countries. Described as ‘Dutch courage mixed with Indonesian spice’, the recipe blends a base of juniper with whole clove, cubeb pepper, cinnamon, lemongrass, rose hips, fennel and coriander. It’s spicy and fragrant, with a burst of citrus and a bite of pepper. With the recommended garnish being a clove-studded orange slice, it’s an exotic gin that also beautifully incorporates some familiar Christmas flavours! Again, combining East and West, Bobby’s classic Dutch ‘kruik’ bottle is brought to life with an ‘Ikat’ pattern, a traditional Indonesian design. 42% ABV. RPP: £37.99/70cl. Available via masterofmalt.com
Ich Bin Berliner
Pours an eye-catching ruby red with big aromas of raspberry jam and wheat. Flavours of raspberry with contrasting tartness and sweetness. Light wheat flavour backbone.
Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or planning to impress friends with Christmas cocktails, Pedrino is the perfect way to add a sparkle traditional imbibes.
Although you may be familiar with the classics, such as the Mojito, Old Fashioned and Paloma, we’ve created a collection of recipes that enhance these popular cocktails. Not only are they elevated in taste, they’re also effortlessly elegant to make as well.
Check the Spritz cocktail recipe collection here.
River Cottage drinks by Equinox Kombucha
12 pack box: 3 x each of the 4 flavours. 20 pack box: 5 x each of the 4 flavours (Garden, Hedge, Meadow, Orchard).
We’ve made it really easy to enjoy our refreshing drinks. Our multi packs are available in 12 and 20 bottles. Ordering Equinox Kombucha has never been so simple.
Reverend Hubert Winter Liqueur
A balanced and smooth warming gin liqueur bursting with aromatic notes of dried fruit, winter spices and the freshest organic orange and lemon zest from Amalfi. To be enjoyed neat or as part of a cocktail. Created on the edge of the cotswolds in small batches by hand with natural ingredients (contains nuts).
50cl | 27% | £34.45
1800 Silver Tequila
100% agave. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.1800® is named after the year in which we first began barrel-ageing tequila 1800® is made from 100% Weber Blue Agave, hand-picked from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The agave plants take eight years to ripen and can only be harvested once The liquid is double-distilled and a special selection of white tequilas are blended together for added complexity and character The iconic bottle is reminiscent of the centuries old- Mayan stone pyramids and the words on the label’s crest reflect how 1800® has always remained true to its value of trabajo, passion, honestidad – or work, passion and honestly 1800 Silver tequila is ideal for long drinks instead of vodka or gin.
JOHNNIE WALKER LAUNCHES ICONIC LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION
Johnnie Walker, the world’s most popular Scotch whisky brand, has unveiled three new limited-edition bottles for its iconic Red Label, Black Label and Gold Label Reserve variants launched to celebrate its 200th anniversary.
The block-colour bottles are a bold reimagining of its classic glass bottle – each variant named after its iconic slanted label – in favour of a bold opaque wrap, making the collection an eye-catching addition to any drinks cabinet, whether you’re a Scotch veteran or a whisky newcomer.
The striking new designs radically reimagine the brand’s ‘Keep Walking’ mantra, celebrating the boundary-pushing spirit that has been at the heart of the brand since its founder John Walker first opened the doors to a small grocery store in Kilmarnock, Scotland 200 years ago. The timeless whiskies inside the bottles remain unchanged, making them the perfect collectible gift for anyone who appreciates good whisky.
Ali Reynolds, Johnnie Walker’s GB Brand Ambassador, added: “These limited-edition bottles give a bold new look to our most iconic whiskies and perfectly celebrate Johnnie Walker’s depth of character. This striking new design, means your favourite Johnnie Walker bottles now look even better on your shelf at home.
The new limited-edition packs will launch in the UK from now, available to purchase in all major retailers and at malts.com
TAITTINGER BRUT NV HALF BOTTLE
The Brut Réserve is renowned for its golden yellow colour with a consistent, fine, lingering mousse. The nose is light and delicate with hints of fruits and brioche. The palate is lean, but has considerable depth and elegance with a long fresh finish. There is no specific drinking occasion for the Brut Réserve. Its elegance and lightness give it the flexibility to be the Champagne for the moment but it is always an excellent aperitif. The grapes for the Brut Réserve come from prime vineyards throughout Champagne, with approximately 50% coming from the Taittinger Estate. It is a carefully balanced blend of wines from more than 35 ‘crus’.
RRP: £ 24.90
Stockists: Waitrose, Wholefoods, Amazon, www.champagnedirect.co.uk, Champagne Wine Company, The Finest Bubble, Lea & Sandeman, North & South wines, Partridges of Sloane Square, Oxford Wine Company
Refreshing, sharp and indulgent Grape soda*. Cherry soda done right. Refreshingly different, rich, rewarding and indulgent Root Beers. And last but not least. Cream Sodas with Madagascan vanilla, that’s not too fizzy, is smooth and really, really satisfying.
Grape and Cherry are: Gluten Free. Vegan Friendly. No added Sugar. 100% Natural Ingredients. *made from fruit juice concentrate.
Root Beer and Cream Soda are: Gluten Free. Vegan Friendly. 100% Natural Ingredients.
Dockyard vegan Gin trio
Kent’s Copper Rivet Distillery has made three oh so special gins, featuring its Dockyard Gin, along with its Kent Strawberry Gin and Damson gin, all in pretty 5cl bottles, so you can try a little bit of everything!
- Dockyard Gin: 41.2%, this is a fresh tasting beauty, vibrant and brimming with all its nine botanicals. It loves tonic water and leaps with lemon, juniper and coriander.
- Dockyard Oak Aged Damson Gin: 28% this deep purple gin is delicious and intriguing, and can be served chilled, at room temperature or as a colourful addition to a cocktail. The damsons hark back to the Romans who planted damsons in Kent.
- Dockyard Kent Strawberry Gin: 40% made with only fresh Kentish strawberries. It contains no additives and not a granule of added sugar and is probably the most natural un-mucked-about gin of its kind. It says strawberries, and you taste them, with their natural sweetness and anti-oxidants.
Available on Amazon £15- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Copper-Rivet-Distillery-Traditional-Handcrafted/dp/B085LVG8TD
Bottle Bar and Shop
Bottle Bar and Shop, purveyors of homemade, tasty and beautiful cocktails in a bottle, have spent the months in lockdown working on their ultimate Christmas gift selection. Natalie John and husband Xhulio Sina, who harbour a passion for all things mixology, have dreamed up some indulgent and utterly delicious booze-based gifts comprising festive-inspired libations, new cocktails, and never-before-seen gift sets to keep Christmas 2020 well-oiled.
This festive season, the team has created the below Christmas special concoctions for you and loved ones with 4 new items!
- Signature Gift Sets (3x10cl) – selection of their best handcrafted cocktails (you can mix and match too!) to create your unique cocktail gift set with personalised message
- Christmas in a Bottle cocktail (available from 19th Oct) – Infused with festive spices for over 8 weeks, we are proud to present a cocktail bursting with flavour, carefully handcrafted by us!
- Cranberry Gin (available mid November) – handmade in house by infusing our signature gin with cranberries to create a smooth and fruity taste!
- Damson Gin Liqueur (available from 12th Oct) – carefully created and handmade at Bottle Bar and Shop (in Catford, London). Rock Rose Gin infused with fresh English damsons, no added sugar, no flavours, no additives.
Winter Edition Rock Rose Gin
The Winter Edition has been created with thoughts of bracing walks, roaring fires and dark nights in mind. The original Rock Rose elements have been scaled down to allow the delightful earthy and slightly citrusy notes from the spruce tips to shine through.
Pink Marmalade Gin Launches Ultimate Boozy Gifts For Christmas
Pink Marmalade Gin, the gorgeously smooth and deliciously citrus premium gin, is proud to announce the unveiling of their highly-anticipated Christmas range. Consumers need to look no further than Pink Marmalade Gin’s extensive range of thoughtful gifts to impress loved ones this festive season.
The Pink Marmalade Festive Box – £55
Created especially for 2020, the hamper features –
- 1x 50cl Pink Marmalade Gin
- 4x Fever Tree tonic waters
- 1x jar of Gin infused marmalade
- 2x Pink Marmalade copa glasses
- 1x Christmas garnish bag
- 1x box of Lindt salted caramel truffles
- 1x oil burner, 1x tealight, 2x grapefruit scented wax melts
- 2x exclusive cocktail recipes
- and a christmas card
SMOKEHEAD RUM REBEL ISLAY SINGLE MALT WHISKY
When Smokehead meets a rum cask cousin. Fiery peat smoke and burnt marshmallows, softened with caramelised fruit. Taste the rebellion.
Jose cuervo RESERVA DE LA FAMILIA
Reserva de la Familia® is the world’s first extra-añejo tequila. It is hand selected from the Cuervo® family’s private collection. Each bottle is made using only blue agave harvested at its peak maturity after seven to twelve years of growing in the field, and aged in French and American oak barrels for a minimum of three years. Reserva de la Familia® is best served in a snifter, allowing for full appreciation of its flavors, aroma, and velvety finish.
Cantium Craft Gin
The award winning Cantium Craft Gin is adding a new pink gin to its collection. The ‘Rubesco’ has the same base spirit as the original Cantium ‘Primo’, which is distilled using locally sourced botanicals including Blackberry, Apple, Cobnut, Hops, Lavender and Roasted Chestnuts, but with the addition of Kentish strawberries and raspberries to give it a pink hue and slightly sweeter flavour.
Presented in a new pink version of the signature Cantium reusable flask, it can be cleaned and reused to keep drinks hot or cold for hours, long after the gin is finished. Reusable, recyclable and unbreakable – this is the world’s firstpink gin in a reusable flask!
RRP £40 for 500cl, available from www.cantiumgin.com and independent retailers nationwide.
Highclere Castle Gin
Distilled from botanicals hand chosen from the castle’s English gardens.
Celebrating the beauty of a bygone era where elegance reigned supreme. Rise to the occasion.
Highclere Castle Gin is the winner of 14 prestigious gold awards with a score of 95 points. Highclere Castle is famous around the world as “the real Downton Abbey”. Highclere Castle Gin is distilled from a blend of botanicals grown on Highclere Castle’s ancient estate including vibrant oranges from the Victorian Orangery. This exceptionally smooth London Dry Gin integrates juniper, orange zest, lime flower, cardamom, and other botanicals along with Highclere’s famous oats to soften the finish. Bottled at 43.5% ABV, it is quickly becoming a must have in the world of cocktail mixology. Highclere Castle Gin is distilled at Langley Distillery, England’s oldest gin distillery. The bottle is custom produced in England.
Vranken Pommery Monopole
Perfect for stocking fillers, gifts for hosts or for wrapping under the Christmas tree.
Included below are two bottles of Brut champagne and an English sparkling wine – the first produced by a Champagne House. Each bottle has its own unique qualities, sure to add a touch of sparkle to this year’s festivities and perfect to enjoy with your bubble at home.
HEIDSIECK MONOPOLE BLUE TOP BRUT CHAMPAGNE – 75CL
With Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top you see structure, roundness and complexity emerge throughout the entire tasting. Initially, through the nose, you are given yellow fruits and in particular peach. The promise offered by the aromas in the nose is more than delivered by a round mouth, subtle attack and good length. The mouth, like the nose, is dominated by fruit – peaches, cherry plums and then oranges.
The wine is pale yellow in colour with brilliant reflections.
TESCO, SAINSBURY’S, CO-OP, MORRISONS, ASDA & OCADO
POMMERY BRUT ROYAL CHAMPAGNE – 75CL
Lively and cheerful, this wine is fresh, light-hearted, delicate and generous in taste. Very aromatic, with notes of yellow, fleshy apple, ripe citrus and a touch of brioche, vanilla and almond.
With a focus on elegance and length the wine offers a clean palate at the end without any dryness. Everything is in harmony and never tires the palate.
The wine is pale yellow with slight green reflections.
WAITROSE, OCADO & MAJESTIC
LOUIS POMMERY ENGLAND – ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE 75CL
Freshness and finesse thanks to the yellow citrus aromas that emerge initially. On the second nose, this finesse is enveloped in white fruit aromas, predominantly pear, followed by vine-ripened peach. These aromatic notes are heightened on the palate, offering a beautiful balance and a rich harmony.
A lovely and delicate pale straw yellow in colour.
OCADO & MAJESTIC
Macallan Double Cask 12YO
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old forms part of our Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. This is a fully rounded single malt in perfect balance, with flavours of honey, citrus and ginger.
Mr Black Original Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur 700ml
The final brew is a bittersweet masterpiece of big flavour, balanced sweetness and an enduring coffee kick. Drink on the rocks or in cocktails.
Solo Coffee & Mr Black Espresso Martini Kit
This kit comes with everything you (or any aspiring home bartender) will need to make a killer Espresso Martini, including the world’s best coffee liqueur.
The kit will make 11 cocktails – but the Jartinis will hold you in good stead for years (as long as you replenish the bottle of Mr Black on your home bar).
The King of Soho Gin
Created by Alex Robson and Howard Raymond, sparked by an epiphany late one night over a classic Gin cocktail, the pair set about creating a high quality and beautifully designed spirit.
A celebration of the life and legacy of the original ‘King of Soho’, Howard’s father, Paul Raymond.
A challenger spirit, Raymond was famous for his risqué shows and for a while dominated the London entertainment scene; revolutionising the district of Soho.
The bold and colourful design of the bottles embody the characteristics that make Soho unique, reflecting both the past and the present of this vibrant and hedonistic district of London.
Tequila Rose Strawberry Liqueur
Surprise your loved one with insta worthy Tequila Rose Gift Set – complete with two shot glasses to toast in style.
Available from www.amazon.com
Five Farms Irish Cream
Introducing Five Farms, the world’s first farm-to-table Irish Cream Liqueur. Five Farms is exclusively sourced and produced in County Cork, Ireland. County Cork is Ireland’s largest and southernmost county, home to family-owned farms that dot the coastline where the land meets the sea. It seems to sit on the edge of the world, a rugged backdrop for the farmers who have toiled this land for generations.
nspired by the Norfolk coastline, the newest member of the Bullards Spirits collection is Coastal Gin – a smooth and refreshing gin, with a delicate salty influence.
Coastal Gin features a host of unique botanicals, foraged from the Norfolk coast – hand-foraged sea purslane, marsh samphire, sea aster and Douglas fir. The gin is subtly saline on the palette, complemented by the characteristically light, bright citrusy flavour of lemon and orange peel. This distinct balance of flavours and the delicate botanicals, subtly reminds you of the salty freshness of a walk beside the sea.
In a meticulous process, the award-winning Master Distiller Jake Wilson steeps the botanicals for 12 hours in a 400L copper column still with the neutral grain spirit, before distilling. Unusually, Bullards’ gins are distilled in the City Centre of Norwich, in the striking Grade II-listed Crystal House, produced in small-batch and hand-bottled.
Sheepy’s WINTER SPICED CIDER
Get in the festive spirit with Sheppy’s Winter Spiced Cider, made using traditional Somerset cider apples and a warm blend of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves – perfect for enjoying on a cold winter evening.
Available in 750ml bottles from the Sheppy’s webshop, the premium craft cider-maker will deliver straight to your door this Christmas.
If you’re thinking about throwing a Christmas party and want your guests to enjoy the seasonal spices of this delicious festive drink, the Winter Spiced Cider will also be available in a 5L Bag in Box meaning there is plenty to go round for everyone!
Adnams Quince Gin
Inspired by a fruiting Quince tree growing within sight of the Adnams Copper House Distillery, Adnams Quince Gin is full of luscious, fruity flavours coming from the delicate, fragrant autumn orchard fruit.
Fruity, fresh and aromatic, Adnams Quince Gin is made entirely from grain to glass in Southwold. Starting life as an unhopped beer, it is then distilled to a vodka. Adnams’ unique six botanical blend, including cardamom pods, sweet orange peel and Hibiscus Flowers, is then added along with Quince juice to create this fragrant spirit.
Serve with lots of ice, lemonade and a fresh apple garnish or use it to add some seasonal flavour to your G&T.
Adnams Whisky Trio Gift Set
For the drinks connoisseur of the group who talks your ear off about the stylistic variations of a Scotch or Japanese whisky, send them something from a little corner of England by the sea.
The set includes 20cl bottles of Single Malt, Rye Malt and Triple Malt whisky all made from grain to glass at the award-winning Adnams Copper House distillery in Southwold, one of the most water and energy-efficient distilleries in the UK.
Adnams Single Malt (20cl): Small-batch and copper-pot stilled, this whisky is aged in new French oak barrels for five years resulting in a smooth and rich whisky with bold flavours of runny honey, vanilla and apricots.
Adnams Rye Malt (20cl): Awarded Gold Outstanding at the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition, this spicy rye whisky made using Adnams’ own rye grown a few miles from the distillery, is aged for five years in new French oak, giving it warm vanilla and raisin fudge flavours.
Adnams Triple Malt (20cl): Made using rye, wheat and barley to create lovely complex flavours. With spice and coconut on the nose, and chocolate and spice exploring on the palate, it’s one to savour.
47% abv, £41.99 from Adnams.co.uk
Fourpure Starter Pack
Get a can of each of our core beers and a 2/3 pint glass. Everything you need to start your journey into craft beer and Fourpure.
1 can Basecamp Pilsner Lager 4.7%
1 can Hemishere Session IPA 4.2%
1 can Easy Peeler Citrus Session Pale Ale 4%
1 can Juicebox Citrus IPA 5.9%
1 can Shapeshifter West Coast IPA 5.9%
1 can Last Train Oatmeal Stout 5.1%
1 2/3 pint glass
Magic Rock beer
- Saucery session IPA 3.9% (gluten-free) – https://www.magicrockbrewing.com/product/saucery/
- Fantasma IPA 6.5% (gluten-free) – https://www.magicrockbrewing.com/product/fantasma-330ml-can/
- Salty Kiss gooseberry gose 4.1% – https://www.magicrockbrewing.com/product/salty-kiss/
- Murk-Life Balance Hazy Pale Ale 5% – https://www.magicrockbrewing.com/product/murk-life-balance-330ml-can/
Stambecco is an Amaro crafted in Italy and infused with maraschino cherries plus 30 traditional botanicals, to create a bitter sweet Amaro Liqueur. Stambecco is perfectly balanced and the smooth and fruity spirit can be enjoyed as a shot, over ice or in cocktails.
100% natural and the addition of maraschino cherries makes this a very unusual style of Amaro. The herbal liqueur is infused with herbs and spices including sweet & bitter oranges, coriander seeds, marjoram, oregano, wormwood (also known as artemisia blend), cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Stambecco Amaro ABV: 35% RRP: £25 for 70cl AVAILABLE FROM: Amazon
The first luxury tequila aged in Mexico in whisky casks. Perfect for sipping or cocktail creation.
Raised for over 7 months in a Speyside single malt whisky cask tasting of caramel with subtle oak and hints of vanilla and honey on an earthy, lowland agave base.
Jameson Black Barrel
‘Tis the season with Jameson Black Barrel, an enticing spirit that takes things up a notch. Matured in a combination of American Oak, sherry casks and double charred bourbon barrels, this whiskey is the ultimate gift for Jameson fans looking for something more special this year. The charring method lends this whiskey intensified notes of vanilla sweetness and caramel, alongside toasted wood, fruit and spice – the perfect winter tipple best enjoyed in front of a roaring fire.
Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur
A premium coffee liqueur all the way from New Zealand. A handcrafted liqueur, it is low in sugar and ABV, and has no artificial flavours as they believe that artificial ingredients compromise the level and quality of flavour achieved. The coffee beans are specifically selected and specially roasted by hand to slightly darker than espresso, this helps bring the unique and complex flavour profile. It’s a decadent and stunning product, really tasty on the rocks, in an Espresso Martini or in a “Foxy Old Fashioned”.
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA
Bursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing, sublime finish.
Kinahan’s Kasc Project Whiskey
The original pioneers of Irish whiskey, Kinahan’s, have launched their daring and unconventional new whiskey The Kasc Project.First of its kind, The Kasc Project is a whiskey made in bespoke handmade hybrid casks constructed of 5 different and unusual wood varieties, each bringing a unique and rich flavour to the whiskey. The first expression ‘Kasc Project’ described as ‘a riot of unconventional flavours’ comprises of a blend of malt and grain whiskeys, bottled at 43% ABV with no filtration and without adding artificial colouring.
£35.95 Master of Malt
Brookie’s Dry Gin’s distillery, the Cape Byron Distillery, is located within the spectacular confines of the Byron Bay Region of New South Wales in Australia and is surrounded by a lush sub-tropical rainforest – a natural pantry for the ingredients of their products. Brookie’s Dry Gin was co-created with legendary master distiller Jim McEwan and co-founder Eddie Brook, and uses 25 botanicals, 17 of which are native to the Byron Bay Region.
£39.95 The Whiskey Exchange
MAC. By Brookie’s
Cape Byron Distillery, the makers of internationally awarded Brookie’s Byron Gin, have released their latest creation Mac. By Brookie’s, a premium roasted macadamia nut liqueur. A versatile little nutter made from locally sourced roasted macadamia nuts and toasted native Australian wattleseed. It’s an absolutely stunning product and of course very different, not usual that we find a macadamia liqueur here in the UK!
Crave is a balance of natural and functional ingredients which are expertly blended to help health-conscious consumers stay clean, sharp and energised. Whether you’re on a night out, have just finished at the gym or need an afternoon pick-me-up, it’s the perfect drink.
£5 for a mixed pack, Crave Drinks
The Secret Speyside Collection
The Secret Speyside Collection whiskies range from 18 to 30 years old, and come from four of Speyside’s most elusive distilleries. It is made up of three, individually numbered rare single malts from each of the Glen Keith, Longmorn and Braes of Glenlivet distilleries, together with three peated and three unpeated expressions from Caperdonich. The carefully curated Secret Speyside Collection ranges in price from £88-875 per bottle, each with its own rich and unique history for discerning Scotch fans to discover. Having previously been available at Duty Free only, for the first time ever, the full collection is now able to purchase at select stockists within the UK.
The collection includes the last two whiskies made from the ‘vanished’ Caperdonich distillery, which was taken down brick by brick in 2011. The whiskies offer a rare opportunity to compare peated and unpeated expressions from the same distillery, and once gone, there will never be another.
- CUCIELO Rosso is a wonderfully complex Italian vermouth which boasts a deep festive red hue and warming winter spices.
- It’s the perfect winter sipper, brilliantly smooth with aromatic caramelised orange, rhubarb and warming spices on the nose, and bursts of fresh ripe red fruit with a warm, dry finish.
- CUCIELO Rosso is at home simply served over ice or as a key ingredient in a classic Negroni or Manhattan.
- 75cl RRP £22.95 See link for images.
- Stockists: Oddbins from November 23, Amazon The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt
Tia Maria Iced Coffee Frappé
Offering cocktail lovers a velvety smooth texture, the new Tia Maria Iced Coffee Frappé is made with 100% Arabica coffee, delicious milk cream and the unique taste of Tia Maria. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy at home in the run up to Christmas. To celebrate individuality, the new look packaging has been created in collaboration with street artist Karski from the Netherlands.
Stockist: Sainsbury’s, RRP: £1.89 per 250ml can.
Gin and more to your door
Signing a loved one up to Craft Gin Club’s subscription service is the ultimate gift for gin lovers. Every month, members will receive a surprise box including an exclusive bottle of full-sized gin paired with mixers and garnishes, cocktail of the month ingredients, both sweet and savoury treats and its Ginned!magazine. With the choice of four, six and twelve-month gift subscriptions there is an option for every budget. The Craft Gin Club gift subscription is perfect for those last-minute gifts too with the voucher available at just the click of a button.
Stockist & RRP:
12 boxes for £440
6 boxes for £220
4 boxes for £149
The newly launched Disaronno Velvet is a refreshingly smooth cream liqueur with tasting notes of toasted almonds, apricot, vanilla and a hint of toffee. The chic and stylish bottle design makes the perfect centrepiece for entertaining.
Stockist:UK major supermarkets, RRP: £15
The Lost Sheep Coffee Gift Box
Aavailable exclusively from lostsheepcoffee.com
Nespresso Compatible Compostable Capsules
Available from lostsheepcoffee.com and Amazon Prime!