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Christmas 2023 – Festive Drinks

Festive Drinks

As we approach the festive season, many of us are starting to think about the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Whether you’re shopping for a whisky connoisseur, a spirits enthusiast, a vodka lover, a gin aficionado, a wine connoisseur, or a fan of blended Scotch whisky, there’s something for everyone in our Christmas drinks guide!


For those with a true penchant for whisky, Aberfeldy offers exceptional options. 

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The Aberfeldy 25 Year Old Single Malt Whisky is a standout choice, featuring notes of Highland honey, wild strawberries, ripe peaches, and a price tag of £5oo! This luxurious whisky comes in a collector’s pack commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Aberfeldy distillery.

For those seeking a limited edition wine cask finish whisky, the Aberfeldy Wine Cask Limited Edition Series presents the 15 Year Old Cadillac French Wine Cask and the 18 Year Old Napa Valley Red Wine Cask. Priced at £115 and £41, respectively, these whiskies highlight the influence of wine casks on Aberfeldy’s single malt.

If you’re looking for a more affordable but equally impressive option, the Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky comes in an opulent Gold Bar Gift Tin, priced at £57. Known as the golden dram to whisky aficionados, this whisky boasts rare citrus and honeyed notes, as well as hints of spices, honeyed plump fruits, vanilla, fudge, and a hint of smoke on the finish.


Looking for a luxurious and unique Christmas gift for the spirits connoisseur in your life? Look no further than Metaxa Private Reserve, a limited-edition spirit crafted by the Metaxa Master with a blend of well-aged Greek brandy and distillates matured for up to 30 years. 

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Metaxa is an exceptional spirit is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks, and pairs beautifully with some dark chocolate. With notes of dried fruit on the nose, caramel on the palate, and a hint of smoke on the finish, Metaxa Private Reserve is sure to delight the discerning palate of anyone who appreciates fine spirits. This single batch expression is a unique marriage of Muscat wines from the mountainous vineyards of Samos and wine distillates from the founder’s distillery, creating a complexity that sets it apart from other spirits. 

The addition of Mediterranean herbs and botanicals, which are macerated in wine alcohol for a year, adds another layer of depth to this exceptional spirit. After an extended period of maturation, the final blend is bottled with selected blends at the peak of their expression by the Metaxa Master, with each decanter bearing its own number and the Master’s signature. Metaxa Private Reserve is truly a one-of-a-kind gift that is sure to be cherished by anyone who receives it.

Bar Douro Wines

We have the perfect wine selection for all wine lovers, courtesy of Bar Douro’s exquisite selections!

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Bar Douro, a bastion of Portuguese culture in London, has curated a wine lover’s dream gift — a mixed selection of six stunning Portuguese wines. The collection showcases diverse regions and styles with options for white and red wines, including an Exploration case, and a Fine Premium Reds case, all priced between £90 and £165.

Wine enthusiasts can savor an elegant and intense red from Douro by Churchill’s Estates, featuring lively fruits and a floral, spicy nose. There’s also the M.O.B. from Dão which offers a spicy kick and value for money, and Campolargo’s complex Bairrada red from 2016. For something from Lisbon, try Hugo Mendes’s ripe and juicy red, while Alentejo provides an Explicit red with a velvety smoked quality and Herdade do Rocim’s fresh ‘Talha’ wine.

Highlighted wines include the Churchill’s Estates Grafite Tinto from Douro, vibrant in color, bursting with fresh berry scents, and offering an elegant intensity, and the Campolargo Baga Castelão from Bairrada, a blend of traditional local grapes that delivers a well-structured wine with autumnal notes and a balanced, approachable finish.

This handpicked collection, brimming with characterful wines, provides a perfect journey through Portuguese viticulture. Revel in the joy these bottles bring, each a testament to the art of winemaking and a festive touch to any holiday celebration.

Mermaid Gin

Mermaid Gin is the perfect gift for the gin enthusiast in your life this Christmas. 

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This artisanal spirit has been carefully crafted on the Isle of Wight since 2014, using a meticulous selection of ten ethically sourced botanicals. The result is a smooth yet complex blend with a distinct flavour profile. Notes of fresh organic lemon zest and the peppery tones in grains of paradise give Mermaid Gin a refreshing and invigorating character, while a hint of sea air from fragrant rock samphire adds a unique touch to the overall taste.  Mermaid Gin is presented in an eco-friendly bottle, making it not only a treat for the taste buds but also a sustainable choice. With an ABV of 42%, Mermaid Gin is both versatile and delicious – perfect for sipping neat or mixing into cocktails. Whether enjoyed on the rocks or in a classic G&T, this gin is sure to impress any connoisseur. Give the gift of a truly exceptional gin this holiday season with Mermaid Gin.

Campari Rare

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the spirits connoisseur in your life? The Campari Rare portfolio offers a variety of aged expressions across the premium spirits range. 

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From the visionary blend of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge to the aged Appleton Estate 8-Year-Old, there’s something for everyone.

The Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, priced at £20, is the perfect addition to classic cocktails with its blend of fine cognac and bitter orange-flavoured liqueur. For those who prefer bourbon, the Wild Turkey 101, priced at £32, offers a rich and characterful taste that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail.

If whisky is more their style, The Glen Grant Whisky, priced at £67, provides a sweet and spiced single malt experience with floral aromas and notes of vanilla, honey, and baking spices. Each unique expression in the Campari Rare portfolio is sure to impress this holiday season. So why not treat your loved ones to a premium bottle of aged spirits? They’ll thank you as they enjoy every sip of these carefully crafted drinks.

X Muse

Looking for a unique and artistic gift for the vodka lover in your life? Look no further than X MUSE’s limited-edition bottle and giftbox, inspired by the work of Anglo-Argentinian artist Pablo Bronstein. 

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X Muse is presented hand-painted and foiled in rich amethyst and gold colours. This striking bottle is sure to make a statement on any festive table. Retailing at £299, this exclusive edition of 99 bottles is a must-have for any collector. Plus, a portion of the profits are donated to Outset Contemporary Art Fund, so you can feel good about your purchase. With X MUSE’s Reveal Series, the spirit-in-hand becomes a conversation starter, embodying the brand’s ethos of “more is hid than uttered.

This unique gift combines exceptional vodka with artistic vision, offering an entertaining and enlightening experience. So why not give the gift of a bottle that embodies art and innovation this holiday season?


Axia Mastiha is the favorite spirit of our Editor, and for good reason. This elegant, extra dry Mastiha is made from the resin of the Mastiha tree, found on the Greek island of Chios. With its unique flavor notes of bergamot and cypress, and a fragrant rose aroma, it is the perfect addition to any holiday cocktail. 

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Axia Mastiha is a truly unique spirit, with a rich history dating back to ancient times. The Mastiha trees grown on the Greek island of Chios produce a resin that has been highly valued for its sweet floral scent, distinctive flavor, and revered antioxidant healing qualities. 

This elegant, extra dry spirit captures the essence of the Mastiha tree, with velvety flavor notes of bergamot and cypress, and a fragrant rose aroma. Its production involves a meticulous process, from the extraction of the resin to the hand-crafted distillation at the Plomari distillery. The result is a refreshing, complex spirit with aromas of pine, wet grass clippings, and hints of caraway, and a palate that evolves from sweet notes of liquorice and pine to a subtle vegetal finish. 

Axia Mastiha is the perfect gift for the spirits enthusiast who appreciates the art of traditional distillation and the allure of ancient traditions. This Christmas, give the gift of Axia Mastiha and treat someone to a truly exceptional spirit that is steeped in history and artisanal craftsmanship.

Seven Crofts

Looking for a unique and special gift for the gin lover in your life? Look no further than Seven Crofts Gin. This small batch, super premium London Dry gin hails from the Highland Liquor Co, based in the picturesque town of Ullapool on Scotland’s North West Highland coast. 

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Hand-distilled and bottled in Ullapool, Seven Crofts is a traditional style, proper gin that is truly world-class in both taste and packaging. Named after the original seven private dwellings that made up Ullapool in 1791, Seven Crofts is a nod to the town’s rich history of craftsmanship and trade. Five years in the making, this gin went through 18 months of development, resulting in the perfect blend of juniper, pepper, and ripe plum notes. With an assertive juniper flavor, and hints of coriander and pink pepper, this gin promises a long, warm finish that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates.

If you’re looking for the perfect serve, we recommend enjoying Seven Crofts in a straight glass with lots of ice and a good quality tonic water, garnished with a slice of orange. So why not treat someone special (or yourself) to a taste of Scottish craftsmanship and history this Christmas? Seven Crofts Gin won’t disappoint!

Brugal Rum

Looking for the perfect gift for the rum enthusiast in your life this Christmas?
Look no further than Brugal Rum, specifically the ultra-premium Colección Visionaria Edición 01, Cacao.

This deep, radiant amber liquid is infused with cacao, boasting a decadent culmination of rich, festive aromas of hot chocolate, toasted oak, spices, and citrus, perfectly balanced by gentle notes of vanilla – making it an ideal accompaniment to this year’s NYE celebrations. 

Crafted using a world’s first Aromatic Cask Toasting technique by fifth generation Brugal family member and the youngest female rum master in the world, Jassil Villanueva Quintana, this limited-edition release is a testament to the brand’s 135 years of rum mastery. Priced at £80 per bottle, this exclusive rum is only available in four batches worldwide, making it a truly unique and special gift for the holidays. So, surprise your loved ones with the richness of Brugal rum and make this festive season unforgettable. Cheers to the holidays!

Jaisalmer Gin

If you’re looking for a luxurious and unique Christmas gift for the gin connoisseur in your life, look no further than Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin. 

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This exquisite gin is infused with 18 handpicked botanicals, 14 of which are sourced from India, giving it a truly authentic and exotic flavour. 

What sets Jaisalmer Gin apart is its gold filtration process, where the liquid slowly passes through a filter made of intertwined golden silk filament, enriching the gin with gold ions. This results in a clean and smooth tasting experience, with a balanced and complex flavour profile. Priced at £40, this is a gift that will surely impress any gin lover and add a touch of opulence to their Christmas celebrations.

Wise Wolf Wines

This holiday season, consider the gift of Wise Wolf Wines for the eco-conscious wine lover in your life. Winner of a silver award at The Grocer Packaging awards for their innovative and sustainable packaging.

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Wise Wolf Wines offers a range of environmentally friendly and visually distinctive wines. Sustainability meets taste in Wise Wolf Wines, which includes a delightful Cabernet Sauvignon, a smooth and crisp Chardonnay, and a light and refreshing Rose Pays D’OC. 

Each bottle, label, and closure is made from 100% recycled materials, making them an excellent choice for a thoughtful and unique Christmas gift.

Dewar’s® 12-year-old Blended Scotch Whisky

For the blended Scotch whisky enthusiast, consider the gift of DEWAR’S new 12-Year-Old Blended Scotch Whisky.

Double-aged in hand-selected, first-fill Bourbon casks, this reimagined whisky promises a richer, smoother liquid with amplified spice and rich fruit notes, and a robust finish of vanilla, butterscotch, and a wisp of smoke. 

This new blend offers an exceptional tasting experience, whether enjoyed in cocktails or sipped neat. At such a reasonable price, DEWAR’S 12-Year-Old Blended Scotch Whisky is an ideal choice for sharing the spirit of the season with friends and loved ones. Priced at a reasonable £31.

Kavka Vodka

Kavka Estate Vodka is another great Christmas gift for the spirits connoisseur in your life. This award-winning vodka is a blend of rye and wheat spirits, with the added twist of apple and plum fruit spirits. 

This unique combination brings a crisp acidity from the apple and a natural, sweet depth from the plum, making for a bold and versatile vodka. Whether enjoyed as a shot, mixed in a cocktail, or sipped in a luxurious martini, Kavka Estate Vodka is sure to elevate any holiday celebration. 

With its classic Polish style and big, confident character, Kavka Estate Vodka harkens back to the traditional methods of vodka production, blending fine rye and wheat spirits with small quantities of aged pot-stilled fruit spirits. This results in a vodka with a rare depth, complexity, and smoothness that is sure to impress even the most discerning of tastes. Priced at £30, Kavka Estate Vodka is a holiday gift that is as distinctive as it is delightful.

Mar De Frades Wines

Savor the Atlantic Breeze with Mar de Frades Wines for the Holiday Season

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As you curate your Christmas gifts, consider the sophisticated essence of Mar de Frades wines, the quintessential expression of Spanish elegance and the vibrant Atlantic lifestyle. This eminent Galician winery, now gracing the UK market, invites aficionados to taste the crisp, mineral notes of its distinguished Albariño—the perfect accompaniment to holiday festivities. With each bottle, one embarks on a sensory journey to the windswept vineyards of Spain’s Salnés Valley, where tradition and terroir blend to create a memorable wine experience. Ideal for the discerning palate, Mar de Frades bestows not just exceptional wines but a piece of the Spanish Atlantic life to be savored and shared. Whether gracing the tables of fine dining establishments or enriching a cherished friend’s collection, these wines promise to leave a lasting impression this Christmas season.

Mr Black Coffee Liqueur

Here’s a gift idea we’re really excited about! Mr Black Coffee Liqueur is the perfect gift for the coffee aficionado in your life.

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Mr Black premium cold brew coffee flavour is bold and unapologetically coffee, making it a standout choice for those who appreciate the complexity and depth of a good cup of java. Whether enjoyed on the rocks, in a festive Espresso Martini, or sipped neat after dinner, Mr Black is a versatile and delicious option for indulging in the spirit of the season. 

With its origins rooted in Australian coffee culture, Mr Black embodies a dedication to quality and attention to detail that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates. So why not treat your loved ones to a bottle of Mr Black Coffee Liqueur this Christmas and elevate their festive season with the rich, indulgent flavor of premium cold brew coffee?

Our Christmas drinks guide offers a range of exceptional options for the whisky connoisseur, spirits enthusiast, vodka lover, gin aficionado, eco-conscious wine connoisseur, and blended Scotch whisky fan on your gift list. From luxurious whiskies to unique vodkas, artisanal gins, sustainable wines, and reimagined Scotch whiskies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season. 

Cheers to the spirit of giving and the joy of the festive season!


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