Our mothers have done so much for us. From dropping us to school, being a shoulder to cry on, making us top-notch Mammy-dinners and so much more! So, it’s only right we have a whole day to celebrate her (and only her!). So we’re raising a glass to all mums and mother-figures, to those we live with, those living far away, those no longer with us, and those we’ll be visiting (or Facetiming) later!  Instead of the usual flowers and chocolates, we’ve put together a list of top-quality gins, champagnes, and everything in-between to give you inspiration on what to gift her.  

1) Stillgarden Boss Lady Gin

A limited release gin inspired by Stillgarden’s own Boss Lady, Viki Baird! It's a deliciously fruity gin with notes of peach and mango followed by juniper berries and a hint of spice! €2 is donated to Women’s Aid with every purchase!

ABV: 41% | €35.00

2) La Farra Valdobbiadene Superiore Brut Spumante Prosecco

Created in the Spumante style (fully sparkling), this award-winning wine makes a great and inexpensive alternative to Champagne. It is created from a selection of grapes coming from the vines on the Farra di Soligo and S. Pietro di Feletto hills with clay and limestone soils. Elegant bouquet with pleasant notes of apples and peaches. Well-orchestrated flavour and a dry close.

ABV: 11 | €23.75

3) The Whistler PX I Love You Single Cask 9 Year Old Celtic Whiskey Shop Exclusive

A Celtic Whiskey Shop EXCLUSIVE from Boann Distillery! Treat that very special loved one in your life to this latest release in The Whistler's Single Cask series. This single malt is aged for 9 years in Spanish Sherry Pedro Ximenez casks and is limited to just 480 bottles. Offers a lovely combination of fresh and dried fruits with a silky cocoa infused backbone. Flavours of fresh pineapples, mango, milk chocolate, ginger snaps, raisins, dried figs, and flambéed banana.

ABV: 46% | €95.00

4) Juvé y Camps Brut Rosé Cava

Pinot Noir grapes grown in Penedes make up the core of this very fine cava, an excellent champagne alternative. Juve Y Camps is located in the heart of the main Cava production area in the town of San Sadurní d'Anoia, not far from Barcelona. The family owns 2,700 acres of vineyards and their philosophy has always been to use only traditional, high-quality practices when making its cavas and still wines. Dry with red berry, strawberry, cherry and almond flavours.

ABV: 12% | €27.00

5) Istil 38 Blue Vodka 

A clean, crisp Irish vodka full of perfumed aromas and delicious flavours!  It's made from carefully refined copper pot distillation process, specifically designed to create a smooth, rounded, full-flavoured vodka. Such is the purity and smoothness of istil 38, it may be enjoyed neat, chilled or mixed.

ABV: 38% | €38.00

6) Redbreast 16 Year Old All Sherry Single Cask

The new LIMITED EDITION Single Cask from Redbreast whiskey is here! This special release has been hand selected and bottled exclusively for the Celtic Whiskey Shop. This single pot still is tripled distilled and aged for 16 years in Oloroso Sherry Casks. Bottled at 60.2%, single cask 34970 is limited to only 600 bottles. Silky treacle-like texture with the oak tannins building over time, with hints of almonds, figs and dates while the pot still spices add a further layer of complexity creating balance and structure.

ABV: 60.2% | €265.00 

7) Amarula Raspberry Chocolate and Baobab Liqueur

A unique liqueur from Amarula in South Africa. This is made using sustainably sourced ingredients from Africa. Raspberries and chocolate are blended with the fruit of the Marula and Baobab trees. Flavours reminiscent of Turkish delight, caramel, citrus and cream. 

ABV: 15.5% | €21.00

8) Kinsale Hazy Summer Mead

Handcrafted in small batches, using natural ingredients and modern techniques. This uses raw Spanish honey and ripe berries to create a light and refreshing Summer mead, with plenty of strawberry, blackberry and cherry flavours coming through on both the nose and the palate.

ABV: 11% | €22.00

9) Edinburgh Strawberry and Pink Peppercorn Gin Liqueur

A bright and bold Strawberry and Pink Peppercorn Gin Liqueur in both flavour and colour. This fresh and fruity expression delivers succulent strawberry sweetness followed by a soft trace of pepper and warming heat from the pink peppercorns. Try it on its own, over ice or why not add it to some bubbles with a leaf of basil for a decadent treat!

ABV: 20% | €23.00

10) Móinéir Irish Strawberry Wine

A unique creation from Wicklow Way Wines that is truly Irish. Utilising handpicked Irish strawberries, each bottle contains around one hundred and fifty small strawberries. These are gently pressed to yield their juices and fermented and aged to a golden-red hue. A wine that embodies the best days of an Irish summer, this is complex and alluring on the palate, while a hint of sweetness gives way to a full-bodied flavour, tapering to a crisp finish.

ABV: 11% | €21.99

We hope you enjoyed our blog post and that all mothers have a fabulous Mother’s Day! If you still can’t find the perfect gift, be sure to browse our amazing range of winechampagneliqueurginvodka and whiskey. You can also sign up to our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/hhIkv5 (you can unsubscribe at any time).