Whether you’re looking for an impressive bottle to take to those upcoming Christmas parties or a delicious Christmas gift option, we’ve got some fantastic picks this year. Take a look at some of the ultimate Christmas tipple gift ideas to place perfectly under the tree for 2021. Keep this page bookmarked as we’ll be updating it right through until the big day with exciting new finds!
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Il Gusto Christmas Gin Tasting Box
If you are looking for an impressive gift for any gin lover then this Il Gusto Gin Tasting Box is for you! Beautifully presented and arriving in a wooden gift box this set contains x8 4ml bottles. The premium gins come in a range of delicious flavours – from classic styles such as pink and sloe gin to quirky creations such as rhubarb and raspberry & rosemary. Whether you choose to mix up a delicious cocktail or enjoy the smooth refined taste of a high quality gin on the rocks – these fruity flavours will bring something extra special to any occasion. Priced at £29.95 and available HERE.
Tesco Finest Irish Cream Liqueur Lebkuchen Spiced Gingerbread
Perfect for gifting or as a deliciously different Christmas tipple. Festive flavours from traditional markets with aromas of gingerbread and spice notes, warming spirit & Irish single malt whiskey, enveloped in velvety Ballyrashane double cream. Perfect served over ice. Available in your local Tesco store or online here.
Il Gusto Christmas Whisky Tasting Box
BACARDÍ® limited-edition domino sets
We love this limited-edition premium dominoes set that oozes Caribbean spirit, perfect for any rum-lover or collector in your family. BACARDÍ Rum will bring a splash of island spirit to the UK winter this festive season with a limited run of new Caribbean-inspired domino sets. A great way to celebrate coming back together with loved ones for the festivities, the BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Domino Set will bring fun, excitement and a touch of luxury to gatherings of friends and family as they enjoy a high-energy game of dominoes while savouring a delicious rum cocktail.
- Full dominoes set (28 tiles) made from upcycled BACARDÍ rum barrels featuring an authentic smoky rum aroma on each tile
- X1 presentation box and x1 dominoes box engraved with a bespoke PopCaribe design
- X1 bottle of BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho (70cl), 8-year-old aged rum
- X1 engraved recipe card for BACARDÍ Ocho Old Fashioned
Price: £75 Stockist: Minima UK
Château d’ Ollières, Classique, Coteaux Varois en Provence, 2020
Château d’Ollières brings a beautiful, crisp acidity with notes of berries and a touch of sweet spice to the palate. It makes an ideal match for oily fish canapés, such as smoked salmon blinis with a horseradish crème fraiche – a favourite of TV Wine Expert David Kermode ! Alternatively, you could enjoy as an aperitif, alongside traditional cranberry and brie tartlets.
RRP £13.70 at Les Caves les de Pyrène. For some festive recipe and wine pairings, check out @vinsdeprovenceuk on Instagram or visit www.vinsdeprovence.com/en/le-gout-du-style/mets-vins
Cotswolds Cloudy Christmas Gin
The Cotswolds Distillery has launched a delicious limited edition Cotswolds Cloudy Christmas Gin. New for this year this is a festive gin packed full of flavour and the perfect Christmas gift or addition to your Christmas gin collection. The Cloudy Christmas Gin is a festive twist on their classic Cotswolds Dry Gin. It is distilled in a traditional copper pot still and features nine carefully considered botanicals, including sweet zesty clementine and cardamom. The result is a classic juniper-led gin with a touch of Christmas magic.
Expect refreshing bursts of clementine, a hint of warm spice as well as the signature cloudy glow when ice or tonic is added. The Cotswolds Cloudy Christmas Gin RRP: £34.95 for 70cl. ABV: 46%. Available from www.cotswoldsdistillery.com
Tesco Finest Premier Cru Champagne Brut NV 12.5% abv
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Tesco Finest XO cognac
XO cognac alc. 40% vol is a fine and elegant blend of cru cognacs. Expertly crafted by the cellar master. Steeped in years of tradition and family heritage, set in the heart of Cognac. This fine & elegant cognac is characterised by a combination of subtle vanilla, almond and candied orange notes. Available in store at Tesco or online here.
Boatyard Sloe Boat Gin
Boatyard Distillery the award-winning, Irish distillery has released Boatyard Sloe Boat Gin. Developed and distilled in Co. Fermanagh, Ireland, the new sloe gin will be a permanent addition to the range as this style of gin remains popular with consumers beyond the festive period.
Completely natural, Boatyard Sloe Boat Gin has an appealing Bordeaux colour. It is rich and intense with plenty of attractive fruit notes including sweet plum and cassis, almond, juniper and sloe berries. Boatyard Sloe Boat Gin, 70 cl, 29.8% ABV is available at The Whisky Exchange and various specialist retailers. RRP: £29.50
Made by premium Californian producers J Vineyards, this sparkling wine offers something deliciously different for special occasions, opening with bright aromas of tart pineapple and orange blossom, followed by rich notes of pear and honeysuckle. RRP £23.00 available in store or online at www.tesco.com
Bulldog Gin Gift Pack
The BULLDOG Amazon Gift Pack comes complete with an iconic black copa glass, ideal for creating delicious BULLDOG favourites such as the supersonic G&T and the classic BULLDOG Blackberry G&T. To lend a hand to anyone looking to impress with their bar skills, the set includes the recipe to the BULLDOG Blackberry G&T, for the perfect Christmas refreshment as well as the classics. A truly impressive gift set to place under the tree for someone special! Available from Amzon.co.uk.
Tesco Finest 10Yr Old Tawny Port
A smooth, mature wine, amber in colour, with nutty and dried fruit flavours and butterscotch characters to finish. The wine has been aged in handcrafted oak barrels for an average of 10 years in the family wine cellars, where it develops its mellow characters. Perfect chilled as an aperitif or paired with cheese. Available in your local Tesco store or online here.
Inspired by the effortless glamour and carefree spirit of the Italian Riviera in the 1960s, O’ndina is a Italian gem that embodies the spirit of La Dolce Vita; a refreshing and herbaceous gin that transports you to the sophisticated and vivacious Italian Riviera.
Crafted with 19 hand-selected Italian botanicals including fresh basil from Liguria (the Grande Verde di Genova – variety famed for its bright green colour and refreshing sweetness) and citrus from southern Italy, it is refreshing and herbaceous flavour creates the Mediterranean gin and tonic and an exquisite all-Italian Negroni. RRP £34.00. Available from: Amazon, The Whisky Exchange
Wild Turkey Longbranch
Wild Turkey Longbranch is what happens when you allow yourself to wonder “What if?” The small-batch bourbon is the brainchild of Matthew McConaughey and Master Distiller Eddie Russell, who tapped into their respective Texas and Kentucky roots to give this whiskey a true taste of home.
Refined with Texas mesquite and oak charcoals, the 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon goes down smooth. It has a sweet vanilla flavour balanced by a slight smokiness, which are present whether you’re sipping it neat, on the rocks, or in a mixed drink. RRP £40.00 and availble from: Stockists links: The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt, Amazon, Tesco
Tesco Finest Prosecco DOC NV 11% abv (vegetarian)
IWC & IWSC 2021 Bronze Medal Winner. Made from grapes sourced from a single area, which overlaps the finest vineyards in the Prosecco region. This fresh sparkling wine boasts a lingering finish that is brimming with citrus and pear aromas and flavours. Priced at £8.00 and available at your local Tesco store or online:www.tesco.com
Glen Grant 15 Year Old Whisky
A sweet, spiced single malt from Glen Grant, the first edition of its 15 Year Old Batch Strength whisky offers floral aromas of orange, apple, honeydew melon, caramel, oak and heather that fill the nose. The palate holds notes of vanilla, honey, apricot marmalade, sweet malt and baking spices that linger in the finish alongside apple and cinnamon. RRP: £60 from: The Whisky Exchange
Duppy Share White Rum
The perfect gift for any rum lover. On the nose you get bright banana, mango and green thyme. As you taste, smooth caramel sweetness and lively tropical fruits give way to pimento spice and a lively pot still rum finish. Duppy White is made with 100% Jamaican Rum for 100% Jamaican flavour. RRP: £26 available from: Tesco
Funkin Mixologist Gift Box
Worth £50, the Mixologist Gift Box is the ultimate gift for the budding mixologist and contains everything needed for individuals to perfect their cocktail-making skills. It contains a pouch of Passionfruit Puree, an 100% natural puree with no nasties that can be mixed with any cocktail to give it a tropical twist and a bottle of Passionfruit Syrup, which provides a sweet tang to a whole host of fruity creations. Individuals can choose an alcoholic or non-alcoholic Box, with either a bottle of Strykk No Vodka or Absolut Vodka and a Cocktail Shaker. The box also contains a selection of delicious gourmet popcorn goodies from Joe & Seph’s making it a wonderful Christmas gift idea. Starting at £20 and available from: https://www.funkincocktails.co.uk
Seven Hills Gin
Seven Hills VII Italian Gin is made using a combination of seven locally sourced botanicals – juniper, celery, rose hip, artichoke, blood orange, chamomile and pomegranate. Beautifully presented and a delicious festive tipple or Christmas gift idea. Stockists: Amazon, Ocado, Master of Malt
We hope we’ve inspired you to pick up some true classic tipples or perhaps to try something new for the festive season. Bookmark this page for regular updates with more exciting finds right through until Christmas. You can also follow @lifestylelinked on Instagram for unboxings, new discoveries and more!