MOST people love to have a little drink to celebrate the Christmas season after a long, hard year.
If you know someone who likes to gratify the fun spirit of the holiday with a luxury whiskey or decadent porte noir, look no further! Making a selection can be difficult, so we’ve gone for only the very best. We’ve even found some classy drinkware so you are prepared to share for your Christmas toast.
Clase Azul – Reposado Tequila
£215 – buy here
This beautiful bottle of tequila would make a lovely gift for someone who loves to take a couple shots to get the Christmas spirit going. It even makes a nice piece to keep for decoration after.
Maison Balzac – Pomponette Glasses
£111 – buy here
These cute glasses are an adorable addition for your kitchenware. Add a unique and fun piece to your cupboard for an interesting conversation starter with your upcoming guests.
Porte Noire – 2013 Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
£89 – buy here
Porte Noir offers a decadent and flavourful champagne to cheers to this wonderful upcoming holiday season to share with those you cherish the most.
Connolly – Tan Drinks Case
£3,000 – buy here
Connolly has put together a brilliant case for drinks on the go this winter. Perhaps for a Christmas garden party or a night by the fire, matching perfectly with the satin red finish.
Cygnet – 22 Welsh Dry Gin
£48 – buy here
Whilst you may know her better for her music career, Katherine Jenkins OBE and filmmaker Andrew Levitas have made their mark in the alcohol sector with Cygnet. Bottled in a beuatoful design by Eric Villency, the gin is made from a blend of 22 botanicals including Manuka honey, giving it a silky smooth taste.
Don Papa Rum
£37 – buy here
As the chill sets in, who doesn’t seek a soul-soothing sip to ward off winter’s cold. Don Papa
Rum, the distinguished 7-year-old premium rum from the Philippines, offers a rich-textured
finish with notes of vanilla, honey, and candied fruit. The limited edition ‘Eternal Spring in Sugarlandia’ gift canister adds an extra layer of delight, a perfect way to share the warmth with someone special.
Lalique – Champagne Hamper
£339 – buy here
Marking Lalique’s first champagne hamper, this exquisite gift set comes boxed and packed with legacy. Rene Lalique was originally from the Champagne region in France and the Maison has collaborated with the champagne house, Deutz, to celebrate the festive season. The hampers available to buy through Lalique’s UK boutiques.
Aberlour – 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky with Giftbox
£32 – buy here
By focusing on crafting the highest quality whiskey, Aberlour is a classic example of a new age drink that has matured with a subtle and well-balanced ex-Sherry cask influence. This drink offers fruit and dark chocolate aromas, ideal for the Christmas season.
Gusbourne – 51 Degrees North 2016 Vintage
£195 – buy here
Renowned English winery Gusbourne is redefining British vintage this winter with their new sparkling wine. The complex flavours of their most prestigious bottle to date, are rich, deep and buzzing with citrus notes, making for a silky drink everyone will want a sip of.
Reverend Hubert – Winter Gin Liqueur
£35.99 – buy here
This is the bottle you get someone who has everything. Bursting with aromatic fruit flavours, winter spices from Sri Lanka, as well as citrus zest from the Amalfi Coast, this gin promises to transport you somewhere warm during these long winter evenings. Even Marco Pierre White said you’d be a fool not to drink it!
Amathus Drinks – Doladira
£39.00 – buy here
Redefining the classic aperitif, Doladira is made using natural alpine ingredients based around rhubarb infused flavours with hues of plum, gentian and rosemary. With 60% less sugar than market leaders, you can now make a cocktail guilt-free!
818 – Eight Reserve Tequila
£275 for 700ml – buy here
If you’re hosting a festive bash or are invited to one, buy a bottle of Kendall Jenner’s premium tequila. Aged in French and American oak barrels, this crisp alcohol is sure to get the party started after a few sips!
Veuve Clicquot – Icon Arrow Colour Collectibles
£73 – buy here
If they love bubbles as much as we do, why not choose something that gives both fizz and a pop of colour? These limited-edition bottles come in Orange, Blue and Green road-sign inspired packaging – and also, a pink one that includes their classic Yellow Label Brut Rose. Made to keep champagne cool for up to two hours and reused all year-round, make it personal with these bright bottles!
Arday – Blended Scotch Whiskey
£60 – buy here
For those with a taste for Scotch but wish for something more special this season, look no further than Arday’s blended whiskey. Beautifully complex as Scottish flavours are executed through Japanese precision, this is a fresh take on a familiar favourite.
by Georgia Sky Little and Imogen Clark