Drinks Christmas Gift Guide

Brand new alternative to sugary mixers specifically designed for Whiskey, Gin and Rum, Sekforde Mixers make a great stocking filler or present for a spirit connoisseur. Created by husband and wife team, Tom and Talula White, Sekforde are made using only natural botanicals and sparkling water. We’ve reviewed Sekforde before and love it, so do recommend you check them out. They’re only £1.49 a bottle so the perfect mixer for those over the regular tonic water or other soft drinks.

The ultimate ‘wow’ factor gift pack, Dan Aykroyd (of Ghostbuster’s fame)’s Crystal Head vodka comes in the hugely iconic glass skull made from Italian Murano glass, complete with 4 mini skull glasses, currently available at Harvey Nichols. A Bottle of Crystal Head Vodka retails at £39.99 – Crystal Head vodka while the Exclusive Christmas gift pack with 4 skull glasses is £72.99.

London’s first Champagne style sparkling wine from Renegade London Wine in Bethnal Green, is now available to pre-order! Made from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, 800 bottles are currently resting in a London crypt and will be ready to drink in August 2018. With each purchase, the buyer will receive a payment acknowledgement and invitation to visit the crypt for a tasting to see how their purchase is coming along. Bottles cost £100 and really is the perfect gift for those who really want to spoil their loved ones or even just yourself.

Chandon Sparkling Wine: For something that brings sparkle to the Christmas Party, Chandon – established in 1959 is the perfect drink. Born out of Moët & Chandon’s desire to explore terroirs in the New World and create a new sparkling wine that combines the Argentine fiery ambition with French craftsmanship and obsession. RRP: £18 – Stockists: Majestic Wines, Ocado and Amazon.

Ao Yun 2014: Ao Yun is a wine produced in the inhospitable and remote North corner of Yunnan – the 2014 is the second ever vintage to be made, the first (the 2013) was acclaimed by the critics and the wine enthusiasts worldwide. At £280 this bottle is for someone who loves their wine – so much so they can put it down for a few years and watch their investment grow. RRP: £280 –Stockists: Harrods, Berry Bros. & Rudd, Fine + Rare. Renegade & Longto: Renegade & Longton have produced fine sparkling wines without using grapes. Their light and refreshing bubbles are made with either elderflower or a blend of rhubarb and berries using the “traditional method” of in bottle fermentation. RRP: £18 –Stockists: Notonthehighstreet, renegadeandlongton.comBalans Soho Society Boozy Crackers –Balans Soho Society are putting spirits back into the spirit of Christmas, quite literally, with their boozy Balans Soho Society crackers! Each cracker contains: a miniature bottle of a signature festive cocktail such as….’Gin’gle Bells’ (Broker’s gin, triple sec, lime juice and lychee purée), a motto and a festive crown. RRP: £50 for a box of 6 Stockists:

‘Great British Christmas’ Wine Case  – To really push the boat out this Christmas, London Shell Co – the floating restaurant aboard the Prince Regent canal boat – has created a festive wine case containing six stunning bottles all from the UK, providing a taste of the best blighty that Britain has to offer. Deliciously drinkable, it’s a fool proof gift of what to drink this Christmas. RRP: £145 Stockists: London Shell Co

Gin Set: To celebrate everyone’s favourite spirit, notanotherbill has created the perfect gift set with a pair of stylish hammered copper mugs. For the gin, they’ve teamed up with award winning distillery ‘Sipsmith’, and to get the party started we’ve also included straws, beechwood muddler and recipe card. Gin GIFT SET CONTENTS 2 X HAMMERED MOSCOW MULE MUGS, 2 X 5CL SIPSMITH LONDON DRY GIN. BEECHWOOD MUDDLER, STRAWS AND RECIPE CARD.ADD INITITIALS ON THE BOX +£5 £40 –

RUM Set: Experience the tropical taste of the Caribbean with this rum hamper. Featuring a playful pineapple cocktail tumbler and bottle of ‘Duppy Share’, a perfectly balanced rum blend from Jamaica and Barbados, guaranteed to make your taste buds party. Rum PINEAPPLE SET CONTENTS AVAILABLE IN TWO SIZES. SMALL – 1 PINEAPPLE TUMBLER AND 20CL RUM. LARGE – 2 X PINEAPPLE TUMBLERS & 70CL RUM. STRAWS AND RECIPE CARD FOR BOTH.- GIFT BOXED –
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