I hope you have been enjoying my Christmas Gift Guide so far. This time I am sharing with you some delicious alcoholic beverages that I have tried recently and would make the perfect gift for those who like a tipple with a difference.
Lanique Rose Petal Liqueur is distilled from Attar of Rose which is a liquid as valuable as gold. This exotic ingredient is created by steam distilling thousands of hand-picked rose petals that are sourced from the East. The Attar of Rose is then added in a slow, multi-part process with carefully selected sugars and a neutral fine grain spirit. I love drinking this on its own or with tonic but it’s also a fantastic ingredient in numerous cocktails.
Kokoro’s Cherry Blossom Gin Liqueur is a British Gin Liqueur with a Japanese heart. Sakura in Japanese has a uniquely floral flavour and the softest hint of sweet cherry. The image on the bottle forms a triptych of Mount Bandai in Fukushima prefecture, painted by Koshu, the master calligrapher who also painted the Hiragana of Kokoro on Kokoro’s London Dry Gin bottle. The Liqueur bottle also includes the kanji meanings of ‘Hanakotoba,’ the Japanese language of flowers where Cherry Blossom stands for elegance.
North Uist Distillery is getting gin lovers in the Christmas spirit this new seasonal special. Its signature ‘Downpour’ gin has been reimagined as ‘Downpour Sloe & Bramble’. The spirit is infused with sloe berries and wild North Uist brambles, aged in specially selected bourbon casks – a process celebrated for its depth of taste.
Coole Swan is a delicious blend of 100% natural ingredients including; single malt Irish whiskey, White Belgian Chocolate and Fresh Cream. They have just launched their stunning gift pack for Christmas.
Each set features a 700ml bottle of Coole Swan premium Irish cream liqueur along with two beautifully crafted glasses. Coole Swan is best enjoyed in celebration and this stunning Gift Pack makes the perfect Christmas present.
Available exclusively at John Lewis (RRP £35.00).
Barentsz Gin has just announcedd the launch of a new, flavoured expression, Barentsz Mandarin & Jasmine, which will be available to purchase just in time for Christmas. Delicately infused with natural mandarin peel and exotic jasmine flowers, this gin has a distinctively smooth and fresh taste. The secret to Barentsz Gin comes from its unique base spirit – a sophisticated marriage of golden rye and winter wheat. Barentsz is natural – infused with real botanicals and natural flavours. No artificial colouring or sweeteners and no sugar.