Christmas time is for celebration, and what better mark for celebration than a bit of cognac. Aged for longer than the XO Special, this Fine Champagne cognac contains 85% Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie. A remarkably smooth, rich and mellow taste accompanies an elegant bottle, making this the perfect gift, or indulgent! Get yours here.
CHRISTMAS DRINKS GIFT GUIDE
The six tipples you’ll want in your stocking this Christmas.
Rémy Martin XO glass pack
AEN Cask No 2
The most precious METAXA blends have always been selected by the Masters and kept in the cellars of the House in oak casks, that were brought in from the first distillery in Piraeus. These few, treasured casks, known as “The Family of Original Casks”, are part of the House’s legacy. Smooth and flavourful, this is an extremely generous treat for your loved one or significant other this Christmas. With only four made, you’ll want to get to Hedonism and get yours while you can!
Mount Gay XO The Peat Smoke Expression
There’s nothing as warming on a cold Christmas evening than a generous glass of rum. Mount Gay – one of the oldest spirit producers in operation – have crafted a rich and fruity flavour, intensified over 8-15 years with hints of oak, in this Extra XO Peat Smoke Expression edition. Get yours exclusively from Selfridges for £220.
Port Charlotte 10
Port Charlotte’s long-awaited 10-year old whisky is already renowned for its rich and smokey taste. The team at its production site (at the Bruichladdich distillery on Islay. PC) claim its distinctive taste is due to their warehouse’s proximity to the sea. A unique and special taste (not to mention its sleek green bottle) makes for an ideal and thoughtful gift for just £48.95.
The Botanist Gin
Conceived, distilled & hand-crafted on the Island of Islay, The Botanist is a gin of layered complexity. Boasting aromas that explode like an olfactory aurora borealis, the nose on this gin fills the senses with an array of smells and odours. Sweet delicate menthol, apple mint, spring woodlands, juniper, coriander with aniseed undertones, lemon and orange peel, a bouquet of summer flowers on the machir, honey from thistle, coconut from gorse, wild mint and summer meadows. all feature. This is a bewitching, delectable and luxurious gin; its citrus freshness excites and stimulates the taste buds allowing you to experience a star-burst of flavours as they explode across the palate, and we would heartily recommend it this Christmas. Get yours here.
Freedom Brewery Taster Pack
A beer is a beer, right? Wrong. For those not in the know: Freedom Brewery – the independent British brewer – has been making real beers since 1995, cold-filtered using spring water direct from their own site borehole. And for those having a crack at #veganuary, they’re fully Vegan approved. Grab a taster pack including: Freedom Four Lager, Freedom Pils Lager, Freedom Amber Lager, Freedom Pale Ale Lager, Freedom Organic Helles Lager and Freedom Half Pint Tankard for £25 from Moonpig.