September 12, 2023
Boozy Christmas Gift Ideas
Indulge in the spirit of the season with exquisite luxury alcohol selections perfect for a memorable Christmas celebration. From delicious wines to refined gins, rums, and distinguished tequilas, this guide is designed to elevate your festivities, creating lasting memories while embodying the essence of luxury and taste.
Amarula African Gin
Raise a glass and celebrate the timeless and sophisticated spirit that is Amarula Gin.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for a classic G&T lover or a slightly more unusual cocktail experimentalist, we’ve got you covered with the brand new and award-winning Amarula African Gin – the ONLY gin in the world made from the South African marula fruit.
With premium botanicals (juniper berries, orange peel and blossom, and grains of paradise), Amarula gives us a gin with an orange flourish and spicy backbone – the perfect base for creative Christmas cocktails.
Amarula African Gin is available to purchase for £25 from Amazon or Master of Malt.
Amarula Cream Liqueur
Best served over ice and preferably enjoyed during the festive season with friends and family, Amarula Cream Liqueur is made from the delicious Marula fruit of sub-Equatorial Africa, the Marula spirit is distilled and aged in French oak for two years. It is then blended with a velvety cream to create the smooth taste of Amarula.
There’s also a majestic elephant on the label, and Amarula has its own trust (The Amarula Trust) that raises funds for conservation, safeguarding, and education projects, dedicated to elephant protection.
Amarula Cream Liqueur is available to purchase for £12.50 from Amazon and Tesco.
X Muse Vodka
The award-winning luxury Scottish vodka, X MUSE is the gift that keeps on giving this festive season.
Made using a careful orchestration of heritage UK barleys, local ingredients, and water of exceptional purity, drawn from an ancient aquifer at the heart of the Jupiter Artland estate in Edinburgh, X MUSE is prized for its smooth yet complex taste that embraces the subtlety of natural flavours.
Perfect for wrapping and placing under the Christmas tree for a loved one!
X MUSE (70 CL Bottle) is priced at £55 and is available to purchase on X MUSE website, Amazon.co.uk and at Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange.
Bushmills Irish Whiskey Single Malt 16YO
One of the finest Christmas spirits, Bushmills 16-year-old Single Malt is truly one of the greatest whiskeys of the world.
The perfect gift for whiskey lovers, Bushmills Whiskey 16 years is an Irish single malt aged fifteen years in ex-bourbon barrels and sherry separately and finishing as one in casks of port.
Bushmills Irish Whiskey Single Malt 16YO is priced at £84.95 and available to purchase from Master of Malt and Amazon
Maestro DOBEL Añejo
With tequila craftsmanship at its finest, Maestro DOBEL’s single-estate, multi-aged Añejo is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys sipping a neat drink under the Christmas tree, or who likes to serve creative cocktails to their guests.
This exceptionally smooth tequila with diverse layers of flavour, ranging from fruity pineapple, apple and agave to subtle smoke, toasted oak and nutty vanilla, is achieved by carefully blending different vintages from several phases of the ageing process, along with an extended 18 months in the barrel.
Maestro DOBEL’s Añejo is priced at £65 and available to purchase from Amathus, House of Spirits, Hedonism and Selfridges.
Maestro DOBEL 50 Cristalino
Just in time for the festive season and perfect for sipping neat from a tequila flute, Maestro DOBEL celebrates the release of Maestro Dobel 50 Cristalino – a smooth and complex extra añejo Cristalino that celebrates the Maestro Tequilero’s virtue and passion.
With notes of fig, quince, date, pineapple and pumpkin, together with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and clove, this silky liquid is the result of an aging process in new Eastern European and American oak barrels for at least three years, before undergoing a proprietary filtration process, using activated charcoal to strip the colour resulting in a perfectly clear, rule-defying Cristalino while keeping the complexity and elegance of the aromas.
Maestro DOBEL 50 Cristalino will be released in October at a RRP at £199 and will be available at select retailers including Master of Malt and Speciality Drinks.
Pasqua Winery – Hey French
A wine of great aging potential and a delicious serve for the Christmas table – Hey French is sure to WOW guests over the holidays.
A stylistic effort designed to obtain a unique complexity and structure through the skillful combination of the different characteristics represented but various vintages. Gardanega gives the wine structure, freshness and fragrance with floral note and intense minerality.
Hey French is priced at £32 and available to purchase at Harrods
Pasqua Winery – Prosecco Brut
Make Christmas extra special with a bottle (or two) of Prosecco Brut from Pasqua Winery – it’s sure to bring a little festive cheer to your seasonal shindigs.
Fruity and rather intense on the
nose, it is fresh and balanced on the palate, and a nice easy drink to serve the whole season through. The mouth-feel is aromatic and has good length, with a pleasantly tangy and mineral finish.
Prosecco Brut is priced at £12.99 and available to purchase at Majestic
Pasqua Winery – Mai dire Mai
Wondering what to drink with Christmas dinner? Mai dire Mai has you covered.
This is a wine to be discovered and that reveals itself gradually; austere on the first sip but then all its power and personality comes to the fore. Intense and complex, elegant and ethereal.
On the nose, it offers overtones of tobacco, cedar wood, autumn leaves and balsamic notes on the palate, it is warm and intense with morello cherry, clove and coffee aromas, very fine and rounded tannins. Decisive, with high acidity and a long, enduring finish with spicy notes.
Mai dire Mai is priced at £42 and available to purchase at Harrods