Christmas Gift Guide 2022 | The Festive Tipples Edit

As Christmas draws near, we are launching our annual festive gift guides to offer you some inspiration for those hard to buy for friends and family. Today our festive tipples themed Christmas gift guide goes live and we can’t wait to share some fab options with you! Don’t forget to bookmark this page as we are updating all of our gift guides with more suggestions right the way through to the big day!

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Domaine du Météore

Meteoric wine producer, Domaine du Météore has expanded its range with a new organic Sparkling Rosé Wine, Le Cratère. Le Cratère is an organic ‘methode champenoise’ sparkling rosé wine made in limited quantities (970 bottles) from Syrah grapes, which are all grown inside the 200-metre-wide meteorite crater from which Domaine du Météore takes its name. Over ten thousand years ago a meteorite struck a hillside in Southern France and helped form, Le Cratère, a cosmic wine from another dimension.

Domaine du Météore have partnered with Birding Languedoc who have given their advice on the design of the wooden gift cartons for Le Cratère, making sure they can be upcycled as bird boxes to encourage nesting. Domaine du Météore will donate a proportion of the Le Cratère wine sales to this non-profit organisation. RRP: £28 per bottle. £33 per bottle with wooden bird box. £168 for case of 6. ABV:13%. UK delivery: £5.00. Available from: Domaine du Météore

Mijenta Reposado Tequila 

Mijenta Tequila is the world’s first and only B Corp tequila. Mijenta Reposado Tequila is aged up to six months in a blend of American white oak, French oak and French acacia casks. Presented in a stunning green gift box, Mijenta Reposado Tequila makes for a brilliant luxury tequila gift. RRP: From £63.99 for 70cl. ABV: 40%. Available from SelfridgesAmazonMaster of MaltDrink Supermarket and Hedonism Wines 
 

Kentucky Owl™ The Wiseman™ Bourbon

Kentucky Owl Bourbon Whiskies are for those who appreciate high quality, attention to detail, craftsmanship, and authentic whiskey-making heritage. The latest Kentucky Owl expression, The Wiseman is an artful balance of soft wheat and spicy high-rye that provides a smooth but complex bourbon designed to drink neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. RRP: £60 for 70cl. ABV: 45.4%  Available from: Master of MaltAmazon and The Whisky Exchange
 

Cotswolds Hearts & Crafts Rum Cask Single Malt Whisky 

The limited-edition Rum Cask Single Malt Whisky is the third expression in Cotswolds Distillery’s Hearts & Crafts collection. This yearly limited-edition series celebrates the Arts & Crafts movement which flourished in the Cotswolds and stood for the importance of traditional craftsmanship – the same values upon which the rural distillery was built. This limited release has been aged in rejuvenated French oak ex-red wine casks seasoned with fine Caribbean rum, resulting in a well-balanced single malt with notes of soft brown sugar and ripe pears. All bottles come with a limited-edition William Morris design presentation tube.RRP: £74.95 for 70cl. ABV: 55.6%. Available from: cotswoldsdistillery.com

Tulchan™  Gin

Taking its name from the prestigious Tulchan Estate in Scotland, Tulchan™ Gin is a small batch gin distilled in Speyside, with flavours inspired by the terroir of the Estate located on the banks of the River Spey. Tulchan™ Gin is inspired by its natural surroundings with botanicals including sloe berries, elderflower and blackberry leaves which are found on the Tulchan Estate. One unusual botanical within Tulchan™ Gin is asparagus, which provides the gin with a bitter edge and long finish. RRP: from £39.99 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 45%. Available from Amazon and Master of Malt.

Mermaid Zest Gin 

Mermaid Zest Gin is subtly enhanced with grapefruit and Cascade hops. This is gently infused with Island bergamot, lemon zest and wild-foraged coastal rosemary, to produce a light yet complex zesty tone with a subtle sweetness and herbal notes. Mermaid Zest Gin features the ‘dew of the sea’, coastal rosemary foraged from the Island’s shores. It is also made with fruits grown in the Victorian walled garden of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Osborne House. RRP: £39.90. ABV: 42%. Available from: John Lewis and Isle of Wight Distillery

 

Duppy Share XO Rum 

A blend of 5, 8 and 12 year finely aged 100% column still rums from Barbados. Rich, indulgent flavour notes are balanced out with lighter, more chocolatey-sour ones as the younger and older rums react to each other. Designed to be super premium, this liquid truly re-defines the XO category. RRP: £40.50 for 70cl. Available from: Duppy ShareJohn LewisMaster of MaltThe Whisky Exchange and Amazon

Aviation American Gin

Aviation American Gin, co-owned by actor and producer Ryan Reynolds is the perfect Christmas present this year for the gin lover in your life.  Presented in an Art Deco-style retro bottle it would look great as an addition to any Christmas bar. The world’s highest-rated gin is light on juniper but big on lavender, fresh pine wood and aniseed. This makes for a softer, smoother gin which is an ideal base for cocktails. 

Aviation American Gin RRP: £28 for 700ml.  ABV: 42%. Available from: TescoAmazonMaster of Malt and Morrisons

Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin

Jaisalmer Gin have launched the second gin in the range, Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin, just in time for Christmas. Distilled at one of Indias oldest distilleries, Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin encapsulates the rich heritage and history of Jaisalmer, known as the jewel in Indias crown and likened to a golden canvas. Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin is produced in the foothills of the Himalayas and is infused with 18 handpicked botanicals, of which 14 have been sourced from India.

The Jaisalmer Gold liquid is enhanced by Gold filtration to produce Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin. This unique production process occurs wherein the Gin slowly passes through a filter made of intertwined golden silk filament, enriching the Gin with gold ions and providing a clean and smooth tasting experience and balanced taste. Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin ABV: 43%. RRP: £39.99 for 500ml. Available from: Drink Supermarket

Château La Louvière, PessacLéognan 2015

Serve with a seafood chowder. A rich and creamy seafood chowder is a staple winter dish, and an oaked white wine, such as Château La Louvière 2015, is the perfect match. Made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this crisp and generous Bordeaux white has aromas of buttery toast and lime conserve with an extremely long, intricate and nutty finish. These flavours beautifully complement seafood ingredients and stand up against the creamy and velvety characteristics of an ultimate comforting chowder. HVE certified £30.61 from Vinatis


Duboscq Claret, Bordeaux 2018


Serve with a smoky ham and lentil stew With Christmas just around the corner, a tasty ham and lentil stew is a delicious way to make use of leftovers from the festivities and feed hungry family members over the holiday. The Duboscq Claret 2018 is a subtle and refined Bordeaux red, making it a wonderfully interesting pairing with juicy stew. A powerful yet beautifully balanced red, this wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is bursting with rich and fruity aromas of plum, jam and liquorice, with concentrated ripe fruit flavours on the palate and an amazing freshness. £9.95 from N.D. John Wine Merchants.

 

Don’t forget to bookmark this page as we are updating all of our gift guides with more suggestions right the way through to the big day!

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