Christmas Drinks 2019: The Best Alcohol Christmas Gifts

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Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Brut

Gifting drinks at any time of the year is always a safe bet, it a polite thank you for an invitation on board a superyacht, or a nice gift for those close to you who you know enjoy a certain type of tipple. Alcohol Christmas gifts are the same, but at this time of year we see the special limited editions come out of the woodwork and suddenly Christmas drinks are a lot more personable. Take a look at our choice in the best Christmas tipples to gift this festive season.

Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Brut

£125, laithwaits.co.uk

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2/11

Royal Salute Time Series 52-Year-Old

With only 106 bottles of this fine whisky, this is a must for any collectors liqueur arsenal. This single cast blend 52-year-old has taken careful consideration and been expertly created from the finest Royal Salute whiskies to create a rich and smooth flavour profile. With enticing flavours of chocolate and toffee there are definitive notes of marmalade and ripe fruit to balance. The texture is smooth and creamy, making this exclusive Scotch whisky one to be enjoyed slowly.

$30,000 a bottle from selected global retailers 

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3/11

Salcombe Gin

Salcombe Gin 'Rosè Sainte Marie' Gift Hamper

This hamper, and gin specifically, is perfect to enjoy on board your superyacht, even more so if you're sailing through warmer climates this Christmas. Reminiscent of summer, the flavours are delicate and fresh, ideal for spritzers or as a classic G&T.

Set includes:

  • Salcombe Gin 'Rosè Sainte Marie', 70cl. 41.4% ABV
  • Copper barware set including copper jigger measure, bar blade and tongs
  • Two copa style reusable plastic glasses
  • Four 200ml Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Waters
  • Salcombe Gin natural jute bag (not pictured)
  • Stylish willow hamper basket with antique wash finish and a white leather Salcombe Gin tag

£100, notonthehighstreet.com

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4/11

44N Gin

A sea-inspired gin that's sure to be a winner among yacht-lovers!

£65, shop.comtedegrasse.com

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5/11

Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé

When you've got to bring a bottle, make it fun. A fail-safe, great tasting rosé Champagne that's been a part of the Laurent Perrier repertoire since 1968, this special edition comes with an eye-catching wrap to make it more gift-able (like you needed an excuse). The rosé has a vibrant palate of ripe red fruits and plenty of texture.

£79.99 from selfridges.com

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6/11

Diplomatico Rum

Diplomatico Gift Set with Paul A. Young Chocolates

Recreate the perfect pairing at home with Diplomatico rum and Paul A. Young chocolatier. The dark chocolate orange perfectly balances the sweetness of this sipping rum in a harmonious blend of flavours. Alone this rum has notes of chocolate (perfect for this pairing), and hints of ripe fruit and we're sure it would be a winner in a rum old fashioned.

£49.95, thewhiskyexchange.com 

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7/11

Hendricks Gin With Penguin Pourer

This special edition Hendricks gin comes with a decadent penguin pourer to add a little interest to your Christmas dinner table.

You'll be hard pushed to find a drinker who doesn't like the light, crisp and refreshing flavours of Hendricks. Perfect poured over cucumber, ice and tonic water for an ideal superyacht tipple.

£60, amazon.co.uk

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8/11

Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old

The subtle flavours in this 23-year-old are redolent of Champagne, with notes of brioche, vanilla and pear, making this a light and easily drinkable whisky.

£220, glenfiddich.com

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9/11

Johnny Walker Ghost And Rare

A complex whisky with plenty of character, this Ghost and Rare from Johnny Walker has notes of sweet summer fruits and creamy butterscotch with hints of bitter chocolate.

£275, thewhiskyexchange.com

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10/11

Christmas Malt

Exclusive Christmas Malt

Give the gift of a properly festive whisky, specifically a Speyside single malt from Linkwood distillery. You'll enjoy the festive flavours of fruit, balanced evenly with spice.

£56.95, thewhiskyexchange.com

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