FOOD & DRINK, SHOPPING

The best Christmas gifts for those who like a tipple

Who doesn’t at this time of year?

 

Absolut Andy Warhol Edition

Absolut Andy Warhol Edition
£21.99, Harvey Nichols
What a collectable for Andy Warhol fans – and one which will be proudly displayed we’re sure. The latest in Absolut’s art collaborations sees the artist’s original painting of the vodka bottle transferred onto the actual bottle itself. Certainly the exception to your otherwise impeccable recycling habits.

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Belsazar White Vermouth

Belsazar White Vermouth
£24.99, Selfridges
Newly launched in the UK, this German vermouth will make you see this traditional drink in a new light. Sweet, with full-bodied notes of peach and orange, and delicate herb and spice tones, you can’t help but have this served neat. Plus, it makes for a wonderful alternative to a dessert wine.

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Bowmore Black Rock Pack

Bowmore Black Rock Gift Pack
£44.99, bowmore.com
A rich and smoky single malt whisky with notes of burnt orange, cocoa beans and treacle toffee – ideal for rounding off with at the end of a long night. And park your glass on one of the slate coasters so you always know where to find it.

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Caorunn Gin

Caorunn Gin
£28.49, Fortnum & Mason
A special addition to your spirit staples, this small batch gin is infused with five traditional Celtic botanicals that leave an aromatic, crisp and slightly drying, lingering finish. Garnish your G&T with a red apple slice to bring out the flavour.

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The Tanqueray Collection

The Tanqueray Collection
£110, alexanderandjames.com
The ultimate kit for dedicated gin drinkers. With three Tanqueray variants, one for each mini gin and tonic glass and recipe, along with a zest peeler and jigger, you won’t be short of a drink any time soon (or friends pestering you for one for that matter).

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DISARONNO Wears VERSACE

Disaronno wears Versace edition
£15, supermarkets nationwide
Talk about making an effort, this special edition bottle of Disaronno is adamant not to be outdone in the fashion stakes. Positively bold and opulent – unmistakably Versace, this one-off design makes for a pretty stylish gift for those who love a sweet tipple.

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Hendrick's 35cl Minisculinity Pack

Hendrick’s Minisculinity Pack
£18.49, Waitrose
A brilliant introductory set with a 35cl bottle of Hendrick’s Gin and cocktail recipe book to get you started. Good things do come in small packages.

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House of Haig Haig Club

Haig Club
£49.99, Selfridges
The House of Haig’s latest single grain whisky is certainly striking to behold. It’s a good introduction for beginner whisky drinkers, featuring lighter flavours and notes of butterscotch, toffee and brioche to appeal to new palates.