Celebrate the festive season by gifting a personalised bottle of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Whether engraved with a name, unique message, or simply ‘Happy Holidays’, a personalised bottle of this rare and crafted whiskey makes the perfect gift for the special someone in your life.
Price: £49 (the engraving cost is free)
Stockist: The Whisky Shop (http://www.whiskyshop.com/jd-engraving/)
Give someone the gift of learning about wine
We’re a nation of food fanatics and gourmet gifts are a big hit at Christmas. But what do you buy for the cook with a cupboard full of gadgets, or the wine connoisseur with a cellar brimming with Bordeaux? This year, enroll your loved one on a course with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and treat them to a lifetime of wine discovery.
Available through 160 course providers nationwide. Prices for the introductory WSET Level 1 Award in Wines begin at £145 and no prior wine knowledge is required. For further details about the range of WSET courses, visit www.WSETglobal.com.
For a memorable gift that will delight long after the Christmas wreath has been retired, the Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine Club is perfect for wine fans. Every two months, recipients will enjoy discovering something new from the award-winning Berry Bros. & Rudd range, with a case of wine delivered directly to their door. Whether you choose the six or 12-month membership, it is a gift that will make a lasting impression.
Gift memberships to the Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine Club range from £360 for a six month Bourne membership, to the £1,800 year-long Wellington membership. For more details, visit http://www.bbr.com/wine-club/membership-gift
Caorunn Gin is a truly Scottish gin, handcrafted in small-batches from natural resources – pristine boreal forest and pure Scottish water. Infused with a combination of traditional and wild foraged botanicals from the terroir surrounding Balmenach Distillery in the Speyside of Scottish Highlands, Caorunn Gin has a very carefully balanced, versatile flavour. Each of the five Celtic botanicals infused in Caorunn Gin – Rowan Berry, Heather, Rowan Berry, Dandelion, Heather, Bog Myrtle and Coul Blush Apple – contribute to its unique flavour profile that establishes its dry, crisp, aromatic taste.
Stockists: Caorunn Gin is available in selected Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s stores, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum and Mason, Oddbins, The Conran Shop, Spirited Wines, The Whisky Shop and spirit specialists.
Celebrate this festive season with Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. With a whole collection of Vintages to choose from, Balblair guarantees a dram to warm every Christmas occasion. Why not gift the Balblair Vintage 2003 1st Release (£42), fused with floral notes and hints of citrus fruits, apricots and honey; it is a full bodied and well balanced whisky that combines orange, lemon, honey and spice. Or for whiskey aficionados why not try the Balblair 1999 (£60) Balblair 1990 (£83) or Balblair 1983 (£200).
Stockists: Royal Mile Whiskies, The Whisky Shop, The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malts (online), selected Oddbins & independent specialists