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Eat, drink and be very merry

Here are NOTED’s pick of 10 sweet gifts and delightful drinks that will go down a treat this Christmas: Those with a discerning sweet tooth will be spoilt for choice with the Green & Blacks Tasting Collection gift box which features 12 different flavours, including an indulgent butterscotch, a mouth-watering cherry and an intense 85% dark chocolate. There is one small bar and 24 miniature bars to enjoy so get your taste buds ready and for those wanting to make the most of the cocoa sensations, the selection of Tasting Notes with food and drinks recipes are a particularly nice touch. £10.99, available at www.greenandblacks.com ———- These Charbonnel et Walker Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Truffles are a very fine treat that should be reserved for only the most worthy. A delight for dark chocolate lovers, these truffles have a delicious chocolate ganache and a 12 Year Old Jamaican Rum centre, surrounded by a dusting of chocolate flakes which, after every bite, leave behind a satisfying warm and silky finish. £11.95, available at Charbonnel et Walker …

Style and substance

Never have we wanted gin so very desperately. If you can find someone deserving enough this Christmas (hint: yourself included), the Gordon’s Ten Green Bottles Limited Edition collection brings together just the right measure of both style and alcoholic substance. Designed by Sir Terence Conran, each of the 10 incredibly fetching cotton fabric bodies, which have been hand-stitched around the bottles, are inspired by the story of the Conran brand itself. Each print even has its corresponding limited edition number cleverly incorporated into it. As well as taking home the bottles which come packaged in a Sir Terence Conran hand-signed gift box, you’ll also be the recipient of a piece of artwork – an A3 print featuring the corresponding design. But they won’t be around for long at all – there are only 10 sets of the limited edition collection available. Get them exclusively at Selfridges for £425 (70cl bottles). If you miss out or if it is out of the price range, there is an additional Ten Green Bottles collection featuring smaller Conran-designed fabric …

Must make mine a double – Johnnie Walker Double Black

If you’ve a discerning whisky palate and you like your flavours with a serious kick, this powerhouse in a bottle may just hit the spot. Richer, smokier and more intense than its sister Black Label, the Johnnie Walker Double Black is bold yet fresh – there are hints of apple, pear, orange zest, vanilla and spices. Only available to buy for another month (end of December), now is the time to stock up for the year. £33, available at Sainsbury’s and Waitrose

Must Drink – Bacardi Oakheart

Warm up your palette with glug of Bacardi Oakheart, a delicious new dark spiced rum flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Smooth with a hint of smokiness, this is a versatile, easy to drink rum that adds a satisfying kick to your cocktail. £18, www.bacardi.com