Glen Moray Classic Peated Single Malt is available in Morrisons and Sainsbury’s. Priced from £22.00. It is unusual to have a peated malt from Speyside and this is an excellent value peated single malt for the whisky novice, offering sweet vanilla flavours combined with layers of peat smoke to deliver a satisfying whisky with a long finish. Perfect with smoked foods such as cheese, ham or fish. When it comes to Christmas gifting this looks seriously impressive!
Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur – the world’s most luxurious Irish Cream Liqueur is available from Tesco. Priced at £12.50 this is a delicious and affordable drink for Christmas 2015. Feeney’s has just been awarded the prestigious SIP Platinum Best in Class 2015 Award – as judged by consumers, where taste is king. If you know anyone with a sweet tooth then this is will be sure to go down an absolute treat.
As the winter chill begins to take hold, Kopparberg is bringing something extra cosy to cider lovers this festive season, with the launch of the Kopparberg Spiced Apple Gift Pack. The newest addition to the Kopparberg range, currently available in Boots stores across the UK, is the ideal stocking filler for those friends and family keen to enjoy the ultimate festive tipple this Christmas. Inspired by the earthy surrounds of Kopparberg’s Scandinavian forest, the stylish set includes a bottle of delicious Kopparberg Spiced Apple, a selection of delicately spiced cinnamon sticks and a limited edition Kopparberg mug, the perfect combination for thawing out the coldest of winter nights.
Served warm in a mug and garnished with a cinnamon stick, this aromatic Swedish drink offers a refreshing yet wintery twist on flavoured cider, and a subtle note of spice guaranteed to warm up any frosty evening. Kopparberg Spiced Apple can also be served the traditional chilled way, poured over large chunks of ice for that intensely refreshing and gentle spicy taste. The Kopparberg Spiced Apple Gift Pack is priced at £12 and is available now in Boots stores Kopparberg Spiced Apple is available in individual 500ml bottles (RSP £2.29) from Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and selected pubs and bars across the UK.
If you are searching for the ultimate present this festive season then look no further – the world’s first premium ethical vodka, Snow Leopard Vodka is all you need! Snow Leopard Vodka, the original spelt grain vodka that is produced in small batches and painstakingly distilled six times for a distinctive creamy taste and silky finish is a full bodied vodka, perfect for the classic martini or served on the rocks in its purest form. The vodka itself comes in a beautifully crafted glass bottle which makes it a standout gift for any shelf.
In addition to this, when you buy a bottle of Snow Leopard Vodka, 15% of the sale goes directly to help save snow leopards from extinction – so you’re doing a good deed this yuletide which will get you onto Santa’s good list too! Snow Leopard is available at Waitrose stores nationwide and priced at £33.70* for a 70cl bottle. For further information, visit www.snowleopardvodka.co.uk.
Perfect for Christmas dinner or to enjoy on a cold winters night throughout the festive period. This would also work well as a versatile wine to take to those upcoming New Years Eve parties that we’ll all soon be getting invited to.
Availability: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and Nisa RRP: £10.39
Campo Viejo Gran Reserva – A must have for any red wine fan, the Campo Viejo Gran Reserva is a delicious Rioja which is ruby red in colour and full of the flavours of ripe red berries with a hint of spices at the end.
This is a gorgeously luxurious wine that would make a wonderful gift idea for any red wine lover or why not raise a glass with friends and family with this extra special tipple throughout the holidays.
Availability: Most supermarkets nationwide RRP: £16.79
William Hardy Limestone Coast Chardonnay 2014 – The Limestone Coast has a climate well suited for growing Chardonnay, with warm summer days and plenty of sunshine allowing full fruit flavours and sugars to develop. This is a particularly dry Chardonnay with intense aromatics of melon and white peach, with hints of zesty citrus fruits, combined with notes of spicy oak. This wine has a creamy texture and delicate, well-integrated oak complexity, with a generous length and harmonious finish. Matches beautifully with roast chicken or creamy pasta dishes. Stockist: Ocado, Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, 1853 Wine Club, £9.99 RRP
William Hardy Langhorne Creek Shiraz – Picking at optimum maturity has resulted in wines which display vibrant bright colours with ripe flavour profiles, rounded flavoursome palates and soft fine tannins. This full-bodied Shiraz has intense fruit flavours of fresh blackberry and mulberry accompanied by rich black pepper and vanilla spice. Enjoy with roast beef or lamb with grilled vegetables. Stockist: Ocado, Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, 1853 Wine Club, £9.99 RRP.
Supermarket Aldi is set to entice customers this Christmas with the launch of a luxury range of fine wines and spirits sold for up to 78 per cent less than the average market price. The exclusive drinks range, which hit the supermarket’s shelves this week (16 November), includes a 24-carat gold labelled Russian vodka, which if bought online, would cost customers almost twice the price. Created using the highest quality grains and pure glacial water from Lake Ladoga, Imperial Collection Gold Vodka is purified through a matrix of pure gold thread in a 12-stage filtration process before being transferred to an ornate frosted glass bottle, decorated with the finest 24-carat gold. Traditionally a staple of Russian high-society events, customers in search of this luxury tipple won’t find it anywhere on the high-street apart from Aldi.
Highland Black 8 Year Old Whisky – £12.99 (70cl) Boasting a long fruit-filled finish with a rich blend of the finest grain and malt whiskies from Scotland.
This whisky scooped a gold medal at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge and Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters this year.
Get both the above Vodka and the Highland Black whisky along with a huge selection of various spirits and drinks from your local Aldi store or www.aldi.co.uk.
Rum Chata from ASDA – If you are looking for something a little bit different this party season then take a look at Rum Chata.
This delicious drink combines smooth Caribbean rum with the sweetness of vanilla and cinnamon, and a hint of warmth, thanks to its signature blend of spices.
This would make an excellent Christmas gift and will see you through Christmas with its uniquely sweet and warming flavour. Even the bottle looks chic and stylish!
Rum Chata is exclusive to Asda and can be bought in store or online: www.asda.com.
Perfect as a gift that is sure to impress, or as a stylish addition to your festive drinks cabinate this month.
Have we missed something? Feel free to get in touch and let us know what your personal favourite festive tipples are so that we can update the list with the most popular!