Have A Rose-mantic Valentine's Day
Cards? Flowers? Chocolates? All stereotypical Valentine's Day gifts and don't get us wrong what's not to like about a bouquet of roses or an indulgent box of Cadbury's Milk tray but nothing quite says Happy Valentine's Day like a tipple of your loved one's choice!
From pink gins to delectable whiskeys, exquisite champagnes to craft beer, the team at the Irish Drink Shop are here to help you select the best liquid gifts for that special someone...or just yourself — any excuse after all! So whether it's Valentine's, Galentine's or a treat yourself moment, check out our recommendations below. Afterall, it’s the perfect day to be Rose-mantic!
A rose gin from the Glendalough Distillery in Co. Wicklow that has been created using different rose petals, including Wild Rose, Heritage Rose, and Damask Rose. Far from just another pink gin! Wonderfully floral, fragrant, and flavourful. We recommend serving up this small batch gin with premium tonic, a wedge of lime, and some fresh mint leaves.
A superb Irish Cream that was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, the premier spirits competition in the world. The 97 score awarded to Five Farms is the highest that an Irish Cream Liqueur has ever received in this prestigious competition! Five Farms combines single batch dairy cream with Irish Whiskey, all sourced within County Cork.
Inspired by the Cassi Cassona cocktail, this Raspberry Negroni has been given an Irish twist with the use of raspberry wine from Co. Wicklow along with Irish gin, vermouth and peach and rose bitters. Serve this over ice or why not try with some sparkling wine!
A very popular rose from renowned producer, Chateau d'Esclans which contains Grenache, Cinsault, Vermentino, Syrah, and Tibouren grape varieties. Delicate and crisp on the palate with nuances of peach, strawberry, and orange blossom.
One for the craft beer fans out there! This is a New England style Session IPA so you can expect plenty of fresh tropical fruit, orange, and citrus fruit flavours. A dangerously delicious brew at 4.2% ABV.
Join us for a virtual tasting with Samuel Gelston's whiskies! This tasting pack features samples of the Gelston's Blended, Gelston's Single Malt, Gelston's Pot Still Pinot Noir, Gelston's 12 Year Old Rum Cask Finish, and Gelston's 28 Year Old. Zoom tasting will take place on Thursday, February 25th at 8pm with Johnny Neil from Halewood International and Celtic Whiskey Bar's Luke Crowley Holland.
*This pack includes the shipping price for Irish and other EU members only. Please note that we cannot currently send tasting packs to the UK.
Through its 160 year history house Pol Roger has established itself as one of the leading Champagnes in the world. Overcoming the destruction of the house in 1900 was a turning point as many Royal families and leading political figures began drinking Pol Roger Champagnes. This remains true today. Now exporting to over 30 countries and with a production of around 120,000 bottles annually, Pol Roger can be found in the best restaurants around the world. The 2009 Vintage Rosé was an outstanding year and grapes ripening above all expectations. 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, and then 15% still Pinot Noir is added before second fermentation.
Writers Tears Red Head Single Malt has been exclusively matured in Oloroso Sherry casks, evoking a depth and richness to the whiskey as well a vibrant red hue. This boasts a strong sherry flavour profile which is supported harmoniously by some dried fruit flavours, spicy raisins, and creamy oak. Long and wonderfully complex with a flourish of orange.
Named after a mythical giant squid-like sea creature, Kracken Spiced Rum is a dark Caribbean rum which 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!
An all-time favourite for all the team here! A 100% heavy pot still whiskey with a high sherry ageing percentage. Redbreast was a brand name for Jameson's pure Irish pot still, bottled in bond by Gilbeys. First made in 1939 with Jameson filling Gilbey's own casks. Two sherry casks were used for each bourbon cask. The brand died off with the closure of Jameson’s distillery but was recently relaunched and is a huge favourite with both whiskey drinkers and connoisseurs.
Want to make this gift extra special? Include a personalised message on the bottle. Limited to 20 characters, so choose wisely!