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Perfect Gifts for The Festive Season to Be Enjoyed These Summer Holidays

November 15, 2017 Beverage No Comments Email Email

The pre-Christmas shop can be a particularly intimidating time of year, especially when friends and family require that special something.  So, when pressed for time, it can be even more challenging when the only thing that comes to mind is yet another voucher.

This is where the finest drop is sure to please the one at the receiving end at any and every occasion throughout this festive season, and might even guarantee you the title of ‘best gift giver’ this year.

Here are some quality tipples to please the fussiest of family members and friends this Christmas and are sure to please at every occasion these summer holidays.

Glenfiddich IPA Experiment – A World First

The IPA Experiment is a recent addition to the Glenfiddich range, which is the world’s most awarded single malt. The IPA Experiment combines the flavours of scotch and hops which is a world first. This whisky is bold but definitely sparks a challenge to those who seek it. This exquisite drop is the result of a collaborative effort between Malt Master Brian Kinsman and a Speyside craft beer brewer, where the whisky has been finished in seasoned IPA craft beer casks. A combination of zesty citrus flavours with a touch of green apple, this whisky is the perfect accessory to anyone who loves to challenge the status quo. RRP $130. Suggested Serve: Neat or over ice

Glenfiddich Project XX – Truly Unique

This liquid is the perfect gift for those who are a catalyst by nature, and whose presence echoes prestige and esteem. When 20 of the whisky industry’s most exceptional minds came together, they channelled their knowledge and developed one of Glenfiddich’s truly unique whiskies, Project XX. The whisky sings flavours of apple blossom, summer fruits and ripe pear whilst still fused with the Speyside characteristics of Glenfiddich we know and love. This progressive whisky is definitely one to add to the collection, and will impress any connoisseur of Single Malt Whisky. RRP $140. Suggested Serve: Neat or over ice

Hendrick’s Gin – Curious, yet Marvellous

Hendrick’s Gin is infused with the curious, yet marvellous, essences of rose and cucumber, delectably supported by no less than 11 botanicals from the four corners of the world. Characters that are eccentric and charismatic always have a lively presence during any and all festivities, so why not thank them for it? Hendrick’s Gin is hand-crafted in tiny batches of only 500 lovely litres at a time, which gives the Master Distiller, Ms Lesley Gracie, greater control of her careful artistry. RRP $75. Suggested serve: Tonic water, ice and a thin slice of cucumber

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old – World’s Most Awarded

If you are looking to please, you can’t go past the world’s most awarded single malt, Glenfiddich. This world class whisky is widely proclaimed as the best dram in the valley. With its distiller having been named the Distiller of the Year an unprecedented six times, this is the perfect drop for those seeking excellence. Carefully matured in the finest American oak and European oak sherry casks, this fine dram is the benchmark of the Speyside region. This whisky is distinctively fresh and fruity, whilst mellowing into butterscotch and subtle oak flavours. The accessibility and versatility of this whisky makes it the ideal gift to those who wish to start there Single Malt Whisky journey. RRP $70. Suggested Serve: Neat or over ice

Balvenie 12 year old DoubleWood – Tradition & Craft

This single malt whisky is for those who love and respect the art of craft and tradition. Here, one will discover the tradition & craft of Malt Whisky making that still flourishes at the Balvenie Distillery, which has been owned and managed by the same independent family for over five generations. The Balvenie DoubleWood acquires its complex yet rich and smooth taste from its maturation in two different types of oak casks. Many years initially spent maturing in Traditional Oak casks mellow the spirit, imparting layers of vanilla spice, whilst further maturation in Sherry Oak increases complexity adding fruity and honeyed depths to this incredible Single Malt Whisky. RRP $99.00. Suggested Serve: Neat or over ice

Drambuie – Exquisite Blend

Dating back to the daily elixir of Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 18th century, Drambuie is a secret recipe, handed down for over 250 years, shrouded by mystery, steeped in an enigma. It is an exquisite blend of aged Scotch whisky and a secret combination of heather honey, herbs & spices. In short, it tastes like Drambuie, there’s really nothing like it. You will experience a kaleidoscopic taste sensation, a complex arrangement of herbaceous sweet honey notes, accentuated by a luscious warming finesse.  If your family or friend appreciates the classics, then the iconic Rusty Nail will be their drink of choice this festive season. RRP: $59.99. Suggested Serve: Neat or over ice or a Rusty Nail

Monkey Shoulder – Triple Malt Whisky

For that special someone who prides themselves on the reimagining the dull and conventional, Monkey Shoulder will be right up their alley. Monkey Shoulder can be enjoyed almost any way – whether it is neat, on the rocks, with a mixer, or as the base to a plethora of classic and signature cocktails. It’s the world’s first triple malt whisky, made  from the unique combination of three tasty Speyside single malts, expertly married in small batches to create a versatile flavour like no other. RRP $55. Suggested Serve: Neat, over ice or with your favourite mixer 

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