A Christmas Tipple

by Robbie

With Christmas fast approaching you are perhaps looking for the perfect little stocking filler or something slightly larger to fulfil your loved one’s cravings and that perfect gift could come in the form of a bottle or bottles of booze. Below is a small round-up of some perhaps lesser publicised brands that should be making their way into your or your loved one’s drinks cabinets this festive season.


For a gift that has been crafted with care, choose the world’s most perfectly balanced bourbon. Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select is the only bourbon to be triple distilled in cooper pot stills, giving it a balance of depth and flavour that make it great for the Old-Fashioned cocktail. Heavy on the nose with faint vanilla and tobacco spice, the complexity of Woodford Reserve gives it a silky smooth, well rounded and almost creamy finish.

RRP: £31.00
Available from Waitrose & Morrisons.


The Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12-Year-Old has joined the existing range of award-winning premium aged rums, all of which are produced from ‘cane to cocktail’ on the Appleton Estate in the lush Nassau Valley in Jamaica. Appleton Estate is Jamaica’s oldest distillery and has been crafting rum for over 265 years. This special rum is a true expression of the Master Blender’s craft and passion. The rare, golden rums that make up Rare Blend are hand-selected, and have all been aged for a minimum of 12 years. The long years of tropical ageing give it its rich mahogany hue, confident woody character, and smooth robust taste – all of which make a bold statement of extraordinary quality.

RRP: £35.00
Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12-Year-Old is available from selected specialist retailers.


The Glasgow Distillery company have launched their MAKAR Trio Gift Packs in time for Christmas and they feature one MAKAR Original Dry Gin, one MAKAR Old Tom Gin and one of either of the cask matured expressions; MAKAR Aged in Oak or MAKAR aged in Mulberry.

The perfect little stocking filler for a loved one or perhaps for yourself to enjoy with your feet up in front of the fire on Christmas day whilst you binge on Christmas TV and indulge in some delightful food.

RRP: £18.00
Available exclusively from the Glasgow Christmas Markets & Online HERE.

Have a great Christmas everyone and remember to DRINK RESPONSIBLY.





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