Christmas drinks: Five of the best luxury, limited edition gifts
With Christmas right around the corner, we compile some of the best limited edition luxury drinks to gift to your loved ones
With Christmas fast approaching, the struggle of getting gifts for your family and friends gets even more intense. However, if you haven’t had time to get a present for your loved ones, gifting a drink of their choice is never a bad idea. And so, to help you with some last-minute luxury drink gift ideas for Christmas, we have compiled a selection of our favourite limited edition spirits and drinks so you don’t go empty handed.
Seventy One X Pasticceria Marchesi: Una Notte Dolcissima
For luxury fashion lovers, SEVENTY ONE Gin has collaborated with iconic PASTICCERIA MARCHESI, to create the UNA NOTTE DOLCISSIMA – a delicious Marchesi Panettone paired perfectly with a sleek bottle of SEVENTY ONE Gin. A stunning gift, kick off Christmas day in style with a festive gin cocktail and a slice of Prada-approved Panettone.
Available exclusively at seventyonegin.com and Pasticceria Marchesi, Mount Street.
Yamazaki 18 Year Old Mizunara
The Yamazaki 18 Year Old Mizunara from Suntory makes for an elegant gift. A celebration of Japanese heritage, the limited edition release showcases the quality of Mizunara Oak casks – their use of which by Suntory dates back to the 1940s and lends the whisky its signature aromatic, spicy profile.
Maison Courvoisier: Special Edition L’Essence de Courvoisier Gift Box
Maison Courvoisier has this year collaborated with Chinese painter and artist, Jiannan Huang, on a Lunar New Year collection, in celebration of the Year of the Dragon. The L’Essence de Courvoisier Gift Box draws inspiration from Huang’s original dragon painting, with the eaux-de-vie remaining true to its source, unaltered from the iconic L’Essence blend. L’Essence is crafted using a blend of more than one hundred rare eaux-de-vie sourced from the most exclusive crus within the Cognac region, namely Grande Champagne and Borderies.
Available from Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, The Whisky Exchange.
Talisker Glacial Edge 45 year
An incredible gift for whisky lovers and adventurers alike, Talisker has released a rare new Scotch whisky, Talisker Glacial Edge 45-Year-Old — aged over four decades, the blend weathered many winters before being finished in ice-fractured oak, an experimental approach and a first for Talisker.
Talisker Glacial Edge 45-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is available to purchase globally from selected retailers and www.diageorareandexceptional.com.
Billecart-Salmon Coffret Exception 2
Billecart-Salmon was founded in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in 1818 by husband-and-wife team Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, and is one of the few maisons in Champagne that is still family-owned and run. Long known for its range of premium wines and sustainable winemaking techniques, the champagne house has now released this limited-edition Christmas Gift Set combining two of its exceptional expressions — the Brut Réserve and Nicolas François 2008. Crafted for the perfect festive tipple, this set is certain to ring in the New Year in style.
Available at harveynichols.com