It’s that time of the year again: Christmas is around the corner and you need to start planning ahead for those relatives that are difficult to buy for. Fortunately drinking is synonymous with the holiday season and while we don’t encourage blacking out, we’ll turn a blind eye if you want treat a loved-one to a scotch on the rocks or a cheeky cocktail.
With that in mind, why not spoil a loved one with their favourite drop? Chances are they’ll let you in on the action. So here are our go-to drinks if you’re short of gift ideas.
Big on Game of Thrones? This cheeky collaboration with Johnnie Walker is prefect for those who both appreciate a fine drop and enjoy a collector’s edition bottle. JW never disappoints.
What’s celebrating without Tequilla? Lime and salt at the ready because you need to reward a loved-one for a big year with a (responsible) drink. Patrón continues to make a high-quality drop (trust us, if you’re a spirit connoisseur, it’s easy to notice the difference in taste).
Some of our favourite bottles aren’t just about the drop. We also love a label that can double up as a decanter. Kraken’s limited edition spiced rum sits in a ceramic bottle and won’t look out of place on the alcohol cart in the hallway.
So they’re not a scotch person or a tequila person…next up? Gin. Mix up their usual g&t with a flavoured gin courtesy of Whitley Neill. Also, the research doesn’t lie: findings from the Public Health Wales and Kings College London suggests that gin makes you feel sexier as well. You are ticking all the boxes.
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Another brand that is on the lips of every whiskey drinker, this 15-year-old Chivas blend isn’t just an aged drop, it’s also perfect for Christmas cocktails. And the best thing about buying alcohol for a loved-one? They can’t wait to make you your next drink.
While some people are celebrating Christmas and New Years, tennis fanatics already have one eye on the upcoming Australian Open. Help them celebrate the festive season and get them excited for their favourite tournament with this Aus Open collaboration from Piper-Heidsieck.
As the year comes to a close and 2020 slowly creeps up, it’s time to experiment. And that’s exactly what Glenfiddich had in mind when they came up with this drop. Part of the Experimental Series, whoever is on the receiving end of this gift will be pleased to know they can expect something a little different from their usual Scotch on the rocks.
If you’re looking to steer away from the usual single malt, The Glenlivet 12 year old delivers a fruity blend that captures all the flavours of Christmas. Come the festive season, the greatest gift is thought so you can bank on this present going down well.
So they’re not into hard liquor or bubbles. Your other option? A good red that will age well. One of the beauties of gifting wine is that they not only taste better with time, but their value rises as well. Yup, look at you handing out great investments.
There are two things people like: alcohol and coffee. So why not combine the two? Perfect for making cocktails or on the rocks, Mr Black doesn’t skimp out on the quality of the bean they use, sourcing their product from South America, Africa and The Pacific.