Christmas alcohol gift sets, unique bottles and stocking fillers
Festive tipples and must-have items for your at-home bar
Signature Brew X The Darkness pub in a box – Bells End edition
East London-based brewery Signature Brew is bringing back its limited-edition Bells End beer this Christmas in collaboration with rock band The Darkness. The warming winter beer takes its name from The Darkness’s hit Christmas single, Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End). Signature Brew’s festive pub in a box includes four cans of Bells End, a mix of the brewery’s award-winning core beers – Roadie All-Night IPA, Studio Lager and Backstage IPA – plus limited-edition glassware, a beer mat, The Darkness art print, snacks, a Spotify playlist and a pub quiz.
Bubbleshop festive champagne case
Bubbleshop by Sandia Chang has launched a festive collection featuring six exciting bottles like George Laval Garennes; Mottes 2011, Olivier Horiot Solera; and Françoise Bedel Entre Ciel et Terre. These six champagnes have been handpicked by Chang and are designed to enjoy at different parts of the festive feast. The Dhondt-Grellet makes for a great aperitif, the Hautes Mottes will go perfectly with roasted meat, and the Tarlant Rosé Zero is ideal as a dessert pairing. Available for nationwide delivery every Friday.
Diogenes the Dog festive box
Diogenes the Dog wine bar in London has served up a festive box filled with wines and treats. The box includes a Diogenes the Dog tote bag plus a dry, slightly smoky Indian Chenin Blanc, a rich medium bodied Chinese Cabernet / Marselan Blend, 500ml of Diogenes the Dog extra virgin unfiltered olive oil, a malty buckwheat honey and a delicious seasonal game terrine.
A Fine Christmas Malt
The Whisky Exchange’s 2021 Christmas whisky has hit the shelves. This 16-year-old Highland malt will take you on a rollercoaster of festive flavours, from fruit cake notes to Christmas-stocking apples and oranges, sweet and savoury biscuits, and a hint of chocolate orange. Made at a mystery Orkney distillery, only 2,200 bottles are available of this limited edition Christmas tipple.
The Stocking Stuffer by Honest Brew
Five beers, two Serious Pig snacks and a Frankonia glass are included in Honest Brew’s Stocking Stuffer. The beers are Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale, Verdant Lightbulb APA, Wild Beer Co Fruitbooter Raspberry BA Wild Ale, Orbit Jolly Saint Nico Kolsch-style Beer, and Tiny Rebel Stay Puft Marshmallow Porter.
Pinkster Gin crackers
Add some fun to your Christmas lunch with Pinkster’s elegant Gin Crackers, holding both a dinkster 5cl bottle and a mini jar of Gin Jam. Hand-steeped in fresh raspberries, the original Pinkster Gin makes for a deliciously dry gin, with a hint of fruit and an exceptionally smooth finish. Be sure to garnish with some fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint.
The LAIBA gift set
Recently launched in the UK and created by mixologist Michael Chen, LAIBA is a range of eight luxury bottled cocktails, made sustainably with natural, fresh ingredients and no artificial additives. It takes 30 seconds from start to finish to make a delicious cocktail – just shake, add ice, serve and enjoy. Cocktails included in the gift set are Earl’s Old Fashioned, I Am Coconuts, In Love with Rosemary, Twisted Negroni, Cold Brew Martini, Passion De-Light, LAIBA Sour, and Bloody Mary.
Vocation Brewery’s ‘Naughty & Nice’ stout gift box
Craft beer brewer Vocation has launched a seasonal collection gift box containing five different versions of its original Naughty & Nice Stout and an exclusive gold Allegra tasting glass. Each Naughty & Nice pack contains a 440ml can of Original Chocolate Stout, Salted Caramel Stout, Black Forest Stout, Toasted Marshmallow Stout, and Imperial Stout.
Gin, rum and vodka
Jaffa Cake Trio gift set
If you know someone who likes chocolate orange – with a boozy kick – then this Jaffa Cake Trio gift set will go down a treat. It contains one 50ml bottle each of Jaffa Cake Gin, Jaffa Cake Rum and Jaffa Cake Vodka.
Christmas Day in a box – 12 mixed wine case
This mixed case from Majestic has everything you need for the big day – from the first glass of fizz, to port for the cheese and dessert wine for the Christmas pudding. Included in the case are 3 x Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2020; 2 x Bouvet Ladubay Brut; 1 x Croft Reserve Tawny Port; 3 x Vinsobres Château de Rouanne 2019; and 3 x LB7 Red Reserva 2018.
Glenmorangie A Tale Of Winter
Glenmorangie has released a limited edition 13-year-old Highland single malt Scotch whisky which captures the cosiness of wrapping up in a winter jumper. Created by Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of whisky creation, this winter warmer bursts with fruit and honey, cocoa dust and spice.
Beer Hawk Christmas Yard of Ale
Beer Hawk’s online shop is packed full of festive goodies this year, including the Christmas Yard of Ale. Eight of Beer Hawk’s favourite crafty cans are included and the yard is sure to go down a treat for your beer-loving family and friends.
Yuletide Gin from That Boutique-y Gin Company
This Yuletide Gin is unmistakably festive. Its 24 botanicals include juniper, cassia, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and Christmas tree needles, plus distillates made from Christmas cake, chestnuts, Christmas pudding, Lebkuchen, mince pies, panettone, an entire gingerbread house, and, of course, frankincense and myrrh. As if it wasn’t festive enough, edible gold flakes… give it a shake for your own gin snow globe.
NIO Cocktails Christmas premixed cocktail box
NIO Cocktails has your Christmas drinks menu covered with six festive-inspired serves. Created by Italian master mixologist Patrick Pistolesi, the premixed cocktails included are: Snow Daiquiri, Winter Sidecar, Spiced Negroni, Christmas Margarita, Apple Rum Punch, and Christmas in Manhattan.
Christmas Bubbly Box by FodaBox
FodaBox’s gift boxes are jam-packed with the finest food and drink from across the UK and beyond. The Bubbly Box is a perfect gift for sparkling lovers and comes with a selection of sweet treats, combining rich, sweet and seasonal flavours with a sensational bottle of prosecco.
Cotswolds Cloudy Christmas Gin
The Cotswolds Distillery has launched a limited edition gin for Christmas. The Cotswolds Cloudy Christmas Gin is a festive tipple packed full of flavour and makes a perfect gift or addition to your gin collection. It can also be used in a tasty Christmas cocktail…
Black Cow Christmas Spirit Vodka
This festive expression by Black Cow Vodka is “Christmas in a glass”. Packed with the flavours of Christmas pudding, this spirit is naturally infused with the fruits and spices traditionally associated with the festive season. Drink it neat over ice, topped with champagne, or mulled in hot cloudy apple juice.
Nelson’s Sprout Vodka
Sprouts and vodka? It’s a mix that could even make the Grinch a little merry. As Master of Malt puts it: “Nelson’s has gone and whacked a whole load of Brussels sprouts into this festive vodka! Oh, and if it wasn’t Christmassy enough, if you shake it, it also sparkles.”
Pickering’s Brussels Sprout Gin
The humble Brussels sprout has also been used by Pickering’s to create this festively flavoured gin. In its bottling note, Master of Malt said: “It doesn’t taste like being pelted with sprouts, mind, but there is indeed a vegetal quality to this gin akin to the infamous member of the cabbage family.”
The Botanist Gin’s tin herb planter gift set
The set features a 70cl bottle of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, alongside a bespoke tin herb planter which can be retained to grow an array of herbs – perfect as a garnish for cocktails or to enhance the flavours of the gin. The set also includes a pack of rosemary seeds to inspire your green fingers, ready to create your very own kitchen herb garden.
NOVELTEA trio gift set
If boozy tea is your beverage of choice, then read on. Alcoholic tea brand NOVELTEA has released a gift set containing a trio of its core blends: The Tale of Earl Grey, The Tale of Moroccan Mint and The Tale of Oolong. The gift sets are available as a 25cl or 70cl per bottle pack.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s Greatest Hits of Whisky: Volume 1
That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s radical take on the “whisky box set” is sure to strike a chord this Christmas. Featuring 10x50ml bottles, this is a premium gift that’s perfect for lovers of whisky and music.
Churchill’s Port Experience
Finish your Christmas meals with a cheese board paired with a glass (or two) of port. If you’re unsure which port to go for then this Churchill’s gift pack could be a fine festive addition. It includes three 20cl bottles: the rich, complex Dry White; the fruity, well balanced Reserve Ruby; and the classic 10 year old Tawny. A great gift for any port lover.
For the bar
Philips PerfectDraft Keg Machine and glassware bundle
Sold by Beer Hawk, this smart machine will keep beer chilled to 3°C and can pour ten perfect pints per keg. Philips’s PerfectDraft features a premium chrome finish and a built-in LED display showing the keg temperature and volume of beer remaining - so you’ll always know how much you have left. More than 40 beers are available in real bar-grade metal kegs including the Belgian classics, American IPAs and German Weisen.
20 Whiskies that Changed the World Tasting Set
New to The Whisky Exchange, this set takes you on a journey through the groundbreaking whiskies of the 21st century. Described as the “whisky tasting set of a lifetime” the set includes 20 3cl whiskies, two whisky glasses, an informative and illustrative tasting book together with videos to taste along with the experts. This tasting set has been designed to be enjoyed by everyone, whether you’re a total whisky novice or an “expert” in your own right.
That Boutique-y Gin Company’s ‘Retro Gin Fridge’
This unique gift set from That Boutique-y Gin Company is a gin lover’s dream. It contains eight 50ml which are housed in a bespoke-design, retro-inspired “fridge tin”.
Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé gift set
Adding an extra touch to any special occasion this Christmas, Champagne Laurent-Perrier’s Cuvée Rosé is accompanied with two glasses, perfect for toasting to intimate merry festivities with family and friends.
Sing Gin & Truffles box
Presented beautifully in a Sing Gin branded wooden box, this gin and truffles gift set includes a 70cl bottle of Sing Gin and the luxury classic chocolate collection from The Chocolatier.
Luxe Cognac gift set by Not-Another-Bill
This gift box comprises a 20cl bottle of Delamain XO Cognac “Pale & Dry” – a cognac aged for 25 years – and a pair of Normann Copenhagen glasses. The shape of the glass enhances the experience of drinking cognac by accentuating the deep colour, movement and aroma of the liquid.
Personalised stout gift set
This stout gift set includes a milk stout, a bottle of Guinness, Guinness stout glass and a Guinness toucan bottle opener. The hamper can be personalised with up to 24 characters including spaces making it the perfect Christmas gift for any stout lovers.
Vintage brut champagne collection case
This collection features six different unique vintage champagnes from both Grand Marques champagne houses and champagne growers. The case contains the following 75cl bottles: Vilmart et Cie Grand Cellier d’Or 2015; Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime 2006; Pol Roger Brut 2012; Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012; and Drappier Millesime Exception 2013.
For the bar
Absolut Elyx’s Copper Tiny Tini Kits
Swedish vodka brand Absolut Elyx has a range of luxury copper accessories in its boutique that would make a great addition to a cocktail lover’s at-home bar. Its Copper Tiny Tini Kits contain all you need to craft the perfect martini, Cosmopolitan or Espresso Martini, including two miniature coupes, martini mixing glass, bar spoon, jigger and strainer.
Gin flavour selection tasting set from Drinks by the Dram
With so many different gins out there, Drinks by the Dram has made life a little easier by selecting some of its favourites for this 5x30ml tasting set. Available flavours include Jaffa Cake Gin, Bombay Bramble Gin, Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin, Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, and Smoked Rosemary Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company).
Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned gift pack
With everything you need to mix the timeless classic cocktail at home, this limited-edition gift pack includes a 20cl bottle of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon, an ornate rocks glass and 60ml Old Fashioned Syrup. Simply pour 50ml of Woodford Reserve into the glass, add 10ml of the Old Fashioned Syrup, stir with ice for ten seconds, garnish with an orange peel twist and voila... the perfect Old Fashioned.
The Peat Monster gift set
Compass Box has released a collectible gift set featuring the award-winning Scotch whisky The Peat Monster. Packaged in a beautiful and reusable box, the gift set contains a full-sized bottle of the peaty, smoky blended malt Scotch whisky plus two glasses laser-etched with the emblematic monster icon.
For the bar
Luxury barware by Theo Fennell
Every great home bar needs spirits and mixers, but it also requires essential items to create and serve your favourite cocktails. British jeweller and silverware designer Theo Fennell has a range of barware products which are perfect for cocktail making. Featured items include an egg ice bucket (£11,995); smoke crystal decanter and glasses cased set (£7,250); and this Cosmopolitan set (£9,950, pictured).
Pinkster Gin home tasting kit
Pinkster Gin’s tasting set for two includes five different 5cl varieties – Pinkster Gin, Elderflower & Raspberry Pinkster Spritz, Pinkster Gimlet (pre-mixed cocktail), Hedgepig Wild Bullace and Quince, and Triple Distilled Gin (the base gin for Pinkster) – plus a sachet of Gin Jam Cocktail Mix, a jar of mini Gin Jam and Fever-Tree tonics, ginger ale and soda.
Nc’nean Hot Toddy gift set
Nc’nean, the UK’s first net zero whisky distillery, has brought out a perfect present for whisky lovers. This gift set comes with everything you need to make a Hot Toddy, including a bottle of Nc’nean single malt organic Scotch whisky, Scottish heather honey, a bottle of sherry vinegar, recipe card and a thermal flask to keep it hot – containing enough for two to three serves.
Bloody Box: ‘the ultimate hangover kit’
Bloody Drinks has your festive hangovers covered with the personalised Bloody Box, also known as “The Ultimate Hangover Kit”. The Bloody Box contains four Bloody Classics (250ml), one tin of Bloody Mary Salt to coat the rim of the glass, one can of Perello Picante Olive & Pickle Mix, and one bag of Bloody Nuts.
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