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Christmas alcohol gift sets, unique bottles and stocking fillers

Festive tipples and must-have items for your at-home bar

1

Beer

Signature Brew X The Darkness pub in a box – Bells End edition

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.

2

Champagne

Bubbleshop festive champagne case 

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. 

3

Wine

Diogenes the Dog Festive Box 

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. 

4

Whisky

A Fine Christmas Malt 

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. 

5

Beer

The Stocking Stuffer by Honest Brew

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. 

6

Gin

Pinkster Gin Crackers

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.

7

Cocktails

The LAIBA Gift Set 

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.

8

Beer

Vocation Brewery’s ‘Naughty & Nice’ stout gift box

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.

9

Gin, rum and vodka

Jaffa Cake Trio gift set

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. 

10

Wine

Christmas Day in a Box 12 Mixed Wine Case

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. 

11

Whisky

Glenmorangie A Tale Of Winter whisky

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. 

12

Beer

Beer Hawk Christmas Yard of Ale

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. 

13

Gin 

Yuletide Gin from That Boutique-y Gin Company 

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. 

14

Cocktails

NIO Cocktails Premixed Christmas Cocktail Box

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.

15

Prosecco

Christmas Bubbly Box by FodaBox

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.

16

Gin

Cotswolds Cloudy Christmas Gin

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… 

17

Vodka

Black Cow Christmas Spirit Vodka

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.

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Vodka

Nelson’s Sprout Vodka 

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.”

19

Gin

Pickering’s Brussels Gin 

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.”

20

Gin

The Botanist Gin’s Tin Herb Planter Gift Set

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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. 

21

Alcoholic tea

NOVELTEA Trio Gift Set

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. 

22

Whisky 

That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s Greatest Hits of Whisky: Volume 1

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. 

23

Port

Churchill’s Port Experience

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.

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For the bar

Philips PerfectDraft Keg Machine and glassware bundle

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. 

25

Whisky

20 Whiskies that Changed the World Tasting Set 

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.

26

Gin

That Boutique-y Gin Company’s ‘Retro Gin Fridge’ 

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”. 

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Champagne

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Gift Set 

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. 

28

Gin

Luxury Sing Gin & Truffles Box 

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.

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Cognac

Luxe Cognac Gift Set by Not-Another-Bill 

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.

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Stout 

Personalised Stout Gift Set

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.

31

Champagne

The Vintage Brut Champagne Collection Case

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. 

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For the bar

Absolut Elyx’s Copper Tiny Tini Kits

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.

33

Gin

Gin Flavour Selection Tasting Set from Drinks by the Dram

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).

34

Bourbon

Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Gift Pack

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. 

35

Whisky 

The Peat Monster Gift Set

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. 

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For the bar

Luxury barware by Theo Fennell 

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).

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Gin

The Pinkster Gin Home Tasting Kit 

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.

38

Whisky

Nc’nean Hot Toddy gift set 

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. 

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Bloody Mary

Bloody Box: ‘The Ultimate Hangover Kit’

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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