Last week our blog post was about the best whisky to buy as a Christmas present. In this post we want to look at other spirits and alcohol you can put in your flask.
Kauffman Luxury Vintage Vodka
When it comes down to buying a Christmas present, if you want to spoil someone you should consider the Kauffman Luxury Vintage Vodka. As with some of the whiskies documented last week, this isn’t just a drink but an experience. It is produced in specific quantities and comes with a vintage so you know that each bottle is unique. No more than 20,000 bottles are produced in a single year, and it may not be produced at all if the wheat harvest is considered inferior.
It is distilled 14 times and then filtered through both coal and quartz sand.
Given the difficulties that come with buying this, it may be too late to buy one for Christmas 2014. If, however, you are able to find one, it is a present that will be hard to top.
It may feel a bit like back to the future because this could be the brandy that your dad or granddad liked, but this classic French brandy is making a comeback. Established in the early 19th century in Paris, it was the cognac of choice for Napoleon Bonaparte. Any drink that has been around for this long knows what it’s doing. Giving this as a Christmas present just isn’t a special gift but shows you have your finger on the pulse. They are releasing four rare cognacs for Christmas, but buyer-beware – their prices will seriously break the bank.
Last week we mentioned the massive Diageo conglomerate – and now they are releasing a gin called Jinzu. It has been in development for over a year and will go up against their more established gin lines in terms of Gordon’s and Tanqueray. Created by Dee Davies, it has juniper berries from Tuscany and other ingredients from Eastern Europe and Japan. No Christmas party is complete without gin, so if your hosts are short, this will come in very handy.
Appleton Estate VX Rum
This is the oldest and most well-known rum making estate in Jamaica. It has been in business since the late 17th century. It is now owned by Gruppo Campari who purchased from previous owners, J. Wray and Nephew Ltd. The great thing about giving rum as a Christmas present is that it is an instant replacement – given that rum is generally used toward baking a Christmas cake. Nothing like a ready-made replacement.
Giving any of these drinks as a Christmas present is sure way to supply some Christmas cheer. Any of these is your Christmas flask is bound to make it a great Christmas!