Looking to get that special Joe in your life something for Christmas but struggling for inspiration? We have you covered with a range of last minute boozy gifts.
The Glenlivet 12 – Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This Speyside whisky is double matured in European and American oak casks for a minimum of 12 years for a deliciously sweet and fruity taste with a long, creamy and smooth finish. At least that’s what the blurbs say. Personally I’m not a whisky drinker but I’m reliably told this will make a whisky lover very happy on Christmas Day.
Stambecco Italian Cherry Amaro
This bittersweet Italian amaro is infused with luxury Maraschino Cherries, bitter-Citrus peel and local mountain herbs. It can be enjoyed neat as part of a cocktail. I especially like the sound of the STAMBERONI which is 1 part gin, 1 part Stambecco, 1 part Starlino Rosso, shaken over ice with a grapefruit peel garnish. I’ll certainly be making one of these on Christmas Day.
The Duppy Share Spiced Caribbean Rum
This is right up my street. The Duppy Share Spiced Rum features “vibrant pineapple and rich kola nut, with supporting notes of ginger, vanilla, clove and nutmeg, as well as brightness from grapefruit, orange and basil”. All I can say that I have a glass of it in my hand right now and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. It works neat but I like it with ginger beer and plenty of ice.
J&B Rare Blended Scotch Whisky
This sipping Tequila is barrel aged in casks used to make single malt whisky. This gives it a unique flavour that has helped it to win awards. Best enjoyed neat, on ice, with a touch of water or in a Tequila Sour. “Heart of Mexico, Soul of Scotland: aged in handpicked Speyside whisky barrels from Dufftown, Scotland, for a minimum of 7 months, giving this product a completely unrivalled smooth oaky taste in the world of tequila”.
The J&B Rare Blended Scotch Whisky brings together 42 single malt and grain whiskies for a subtle, smooth and complex flavour. It offers great value at under £20 for a 70cl bottle and will be sure to make that scotch lover in your life very happy.
Cockspur Rum Punch
The cheapest item on our list really packs a punch! Don’t worry I hate myself for using that but it’s staying in. This ready to drink rum punch is perfect to get the party started. It’s bold colour matches it’s fruity flavour. The Cockspur rum is infused with a blend of tropical fruit juices that will have you feeling like you’re transported to a far away tropical island. And may of us want to be far away this year year!
Captain Morgan Tiki Pineapple and Mango
Bring Summer to Christmas Day with this fruity little number. As you can probably tell from the half full bottle, we’ve been enjoying this for a little while. Often simply mixed with lemonade to create a sweet cocktail hit. Alternatively ginger beer and fresh lime helps cut through the sweetness to give you a Caribbean party in your mouth.