Get an early start with these festive gift ideas.
As we enter the final stretch of 2021 there is much to look forward to – the summer sun, friends around a braai, and the festive season with family, friends, holidays and gifting. But more importantly, this year let’s welcome in 2022 in style with a glass of the best.
Irish Heart With Caribbean Soul
Shining with a golden amber glow, Tullamore D.E.W. XO Caribbean Rum Cask Finish is a blended whiskey of exceptional flavour. On the nose, the notes of vanilla and oak overlaid with citrus, ripe bananas and delicate spice take you on a journey to the heart of the Caribbean. Incredibly smooth and rich, the creamy mouthfeel brings out the deliciously deep caramel and banana notes with dates and raisins evident. The finish is long and sweet with bananas and caramel lingering. Tullamore D.E.W. XO Rum Cask Finish is a triple distilled, triple blend, triple wood matured, Demerara rum cask finished whiskey, 750ml, R379,95.
Only The Original will Do
This stylish bottle of original Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey in a two-glass gift pack will make the ideal gift for anyone with a taste for whiskey, R299,95 for 750ml.
The Perfect G&T
To create the perfect Hendrick’s and Tonic cocktail, you need two secret ingredients packed beautifully into the Hendrick’s Maestro gift pack – a 750ml bottle of Hendrick’s Gin and a Hendrick’s Jigger, R449,95.
Try this: Fill the larger end of the jigger (50ml) with Hendrick’s Gin. Pour into a highball glass over ice and add 150ml tonic water. Lightly stir and garnish with three cucumber slices. Perfection!
Once In A Blue Moon …
Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is a most peculiar and unusual gin conceived beneath the celestial light of the moon and yields an alluring complexity and a delightful warmth, which is best suited to refreshing sundowners, night-sipping, moon gazing and other sensible modes of contemplation, R499,95 for 750ml.
OUR FAVE: STARRY OLD FASHIONED
In a mixing glass stir 50ml Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, 7,5ml sugar syrup, 1 dash orange bitters, and 1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a twist of orange. Enjoy while gazing at the moon.
Rich with fruity aromas and mellow vanilla notes, Monkey Shoulder is perfect for sipping neat or mixing in cocktails. Whether you’re throwing an awesome socially-distanced party or spending time at home with family and friends, our Monkey Shoulder cocktails are sure to make your festivities merrier than ever. Try them for yourself by going to www.monkeyshoulder.com/cocktails. Beautifully presented in a gift tin and packed with useful cocktail making tips, R399.
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