Christmas is (or at least it should be) one of the most sociable times of the year, and as a result of spending so much time with family and old friends, it can often feel that one’s hands develop a life of their own and a quick trip to feed the dog can end with a cocktail in your hand that you apparently cooked up one handed whilst opening the tin. Considering the spiritual connection between Christmas happy times and Christmas happy hour, KCWToday have assembled a list of some festive spirits to help you get into the spirit:
Mexican Heritage Tin Patron Tequila:
Tequila might not immediately make you think of Christmas, but that’s just because you haven’t seen how they do Christmas in Mexico! This limited edition case adds an extra touch of vibrancy to the the ultra-premium Patrón Silver tequila, which is handmade in small batches from 100% Weber Blue Agave. It showcases Mexico’s colourful and artistic heritage with two divine figures from Aztec and Mayan folklore, the peacock and the jaguar, helping to add a conversational distraction if the kids ask to try some!
Stockists & RRP: 70cl, UK Selfridge’s stores
(£66.99) and Selfridges online, & Amathus
Drinks in Soho (£54.00).
PIPER-HEIDSIECK Rare Rosé Champagne
Florens-Louis Heidsieck presented his first cuvee of wine to Marie Antoinette, so if you have any difficult family members who can occasionally make you feel like the guillotine could do with coming back into style, don’t do anything revolutionary, just split a bottle of the Rare Rose Champagne and see if you can’t overcome your differences like good citizens!
Stockists & RRP: Hedonism Wines, £325
An award-winning whisky for an award winning present (if your family don’t give out awards for presents get a new family), Hibiki 21 Years Old is a Christmas gift for those who want to appreciate a fine whisky. Honoured the “Supreme Champion Spirit” at the International Spirits Challenge 2017 this July, this whisky is a blend of rare and meticulously selected mature malt and grain whiskies aged over 21 years. With aromas of sweet dried fruit and a spicy flavor, it is characterised by a solemn, refined richness (but ‘solemn and refined’ may not be words that describe it’s effects on a party!) perfect for giving Santa something to write home about!