Round up of our favourite festive tipples this season for loved ones or yourself…
Jaw-droppingly refreshing Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger cleverly combines fiery ginger with the gin and finishes with the intense flavour of pineapple.
Distilled near Belfast, at the Jawbox Distillery located on a 300-acre 16th-century estate where the grain for the spirit is grown and harvested, these new liqueurs have been expertly balanced with the perfect combination of sweet and spice, married with a unique balance of the classic Jawbox Small Batch Gin.
Available from: Amazon, Ocado, masterofmalt.com, thewhiskyexchange.com, 31dover.com, distillersdirect.com and drinkfinder.co.uk RRP £25
Sussex based, Marvolio’s Nostrums (www.marvolios.com), has launched with a trio of distinctive small batch liqueurs Tequilomile, Whinger and our favourite Whiskoffy; Beautifully blended liqueur combining
malt scotch whiskies with carefully matched, 100% Arabica, coffee.
£24.95 per 500ml
Find Marvolio’s Nostrums at Majestic Wine as well as online via Amazon, Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange.
Glen Moray is a quality Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Elgin, the capital of Speyside, Scotland’s most famous whisky region. Producing fine malt whisky, distilled in traditional copper stills, on the banks of the River Lossie since 1897.
Glen Moray Classic
The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range offers excellent value and is an approachable whisky with butterscotch and shortbread on the nose and a lightly spiced mouthfeel with malty toffee notes and a lemongrass tang.
Prices start from £20, available from Most supermarkets. www.glenmoray.com
Il Gusto’s fabulously shaped bottles can be filled with everything from rhubarb gin to fig vodka liqueur, look online for their selection of liquers & bottles. We loved the Violet gin, beautiful both straight & with a tonic, a berry-like sweetness with a light floral aftertaste.
Star with violet gin – £20, 200ml
Rhubard Gin £21.50, 100ml
Christmas tree with cherry vodka £33.50, 100ml
Available from www.ilgusto.com
If you’re looking for drinks to accompany your Christmas dinners try Nonius, new to Aldi it has the distinctive fruit character of the Feteasca Neagra grape – Romanias most highly regarded local varietal, balanced with the power and spice of Shiraz. Smooth but with rich lasting after taste we think this is an excellent value Shiraz.