Christmas Gift Ideas
Christmas comes but once a year – but it doesn’t hurt to be extra organised for the festivities! Coming up with gift ideas can be one of the most stressful parts of the season so we’ve put together a list to help you out! From wines to whiskies to gift packs, below is a selection that is sure to make a loved one in your life very happy!
Redbreast in collaboration with Birdlife International, present the Limited Edition Project Wingman Bird Feeder Bottle. This mouth-watering single pot still has aged for 12 years and has a smooth yet complex flavour of sherry and fruit and a lingering finish. Limited to only 2000 bottles. €15 from each sale will go to Birdlife International to keep common birds common.
ABV: 40% | €72.00
All the way from the French town of Lannepax comes this fantastique bottle of Delord Armagnac 1992 Ariane. It's made from traditional Armagnac grape varieties: L'ugniBlanc (56%), Colombard (24%), Baco (14%) and Folle Blanche (6%) for an exceptionally rich flavour! Perfect for after dinner!
ABV: 40% | €76.50
A superb Irish Cream that combines single batch dairy cream with Irish Whiskey, all sourced within County Cork. A true example of farm-to-table liqueur that has won a number of awards to date!
ABV: 17% | €32.00
Midleton Very Rare Barry Crockett Legacy was created to commemorate the career of the former master distiller who retired in 2013 after 47 years at the distillery. Barry was a key figure in formulating this single pot still. The spirit is mostly matured in 1st fill bourbon casks with a small amount going into virgin American oak. This is a no age statement but some of the whiskey used is dated at around 25 years.
ABV: 46% | €250.00
A sweet dessert wine dedicated to San Lorenzo, patron saint of the Bibbiano Chapel. The wine is matured for three years in small casks made of various types of wood. The result is an amber-tinged wine with a wonderful balance of dried fruit and hints of acacia honey.
ABV: 14% | €58.00
The perfect gift for any Dunville's lover! Three 5cl samples including Dunville's Three Crowns, Dunville's PX Cask 12-Year-Old, and Dunville's Three Crowns Peated.
ABV: 44.3% | €23.00
From Drinks Botanicals Ireland comes this award-winning cocktail kit! It includes: 3 piece stainless steel cobbler cocktail shaker, Stainless steel Jigger (15/30ml), Stainless steel strainer, Stainless steel cocktail mixing spoon/muddling spoon, Stainless steel ice tongs, 2 x stainless steel straws, 1 x spirits pourer, recipe booklet compiled by international mixologists which contain eight amazing recipes, while the botanicals include: Rose Buds, Dehydrated Blood Orange Quarters, Hibiscus Flower, and Grapefruit Peel.
This exciting Single Malt limited release from Echlinville Distillery is here! This beautiful whiskey is aged in incredibly rare casks from the lost Port Mourant Estate Distillery in Guyana – casks that previously nurtured an exceptional 41-year-old Demerara Rum from the world’s last surviving double wooden pot still! This is the perfect gift for any lover of Dunvilles, presented in a beautiful collectors box the contents of which have been carefully curated to reflect both Dunville’s rich heritage and the unique provenance of the rare rum casks in which the whiskey has been finished!
ABV: 52.6% | €650.00
Mortlach 15 Year Old is coming! For fans of Game of Thrones, comes this wonderful Speyside whiskey matured in first-fill sherry casks, with a finish in American oak bourbon casks. The limited edition single malt is bottled at 46% ABV, presented in a metallic gold presentation tube.
ABV: 46% | €140.00
After he inherited the house in 1833, Louis Roederer mastered every aspect of winemaking to form his unique style. Having bucked the trend at the time Louis bought a selection of Grand Cru vineyards and became acutely aware of the nature of his vineyards and their parcels. Today the house owns 240 hectares of vineyards and with increasing biodynamic practices the Champagnes are a true testament to their terroir. With the destruction of more then half of the estate during WW1 Léon Orly Roederer rebuilt the vineyards and began buying grapes, he built a reserve of wine over multiple vintages. The resulting wine is the Premier Brut. A blend of all three grapes 40% Pinot Noir and Chardonnay along with 20% Pinot Meunier.
ABV: 12.5% | €60.00
A limited edition rare cask finished, cask strength Irish single malt. After maturing for over seven years in oloroso sherry butts and bourbon barrels, this exceptional whiskey was finished in rare Sauternes wine casks for an additional two years. Expect delicate summer fruit flavours and fresh grape with mouth-watering caramelised toffee apple and hints of spice and citrus.
ABV: 56.3% | €110.00
Named after a mythical giant squid-like sea creature, Kraken Spiced Rum is a dark Caribbean rum that has been flavoured with plenty of exotic spices. The branding and bottle shape are iconic and the liquid inside makes a tasty Dark n Stormy cocktail!
ABV: 40% | €34.99
Perfect for blind tastings and keeping the light out of your favourite whiskey. Tuath is named after Tuatha Dé Danann which is the old Irish for people, tribe or nation. This Tuath glass has been specifically created for the enjoyment of Irish Whiskey, to ensure sufficient nosing and more importantly that the whiskey is delivered straight to the centre of the tongue.