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By Cherelle Mukoko on 29th November 2023

From elegant and smooth whiskeys, to crisp and refreshing gins, we've handpicked a selection of premium alcoholic beverages that are sure to impress this festive season

Whether you're searching for a luxurious bottle to add an extra sense of celebration to a festive gathering, or a unique gift that will delight every recipient come Christmas morning, The Sybarite has you covered with this extensive guide.

X-Muse Reveal 2023

Introducing the latest creation from innovative Scottish barley vodka brand, X-Muse. Continuing to champion innovation and artisanal design, X-Muse has released an exclusive capsule of just 99 handcrafted limited-edition bottles with foiled gothic and chinoiserie motifs in a rich amethyst and gold palette, perfect for party season. With a smooth, rich flavour, it is perfect for sipping straight, or incorporating in an array of cocktails. 

Best paired with cold meats and raw salmon

£299, xmusevodka.com

Pod Pea Vodka

I was introduced to a cocktail not long ago with a potent taste of celery, whilst unexpected, it was surprisingly drinkable. I have been on the hunt ever since to find an alcohol brand that similarly took me by surprise. Pod Pea is the first British vodka made from 100% British peas, and the vegetal notes making it a conversation starter around the dinner table. Not only does it boast a green, zesty taste but it's vegan friendly, eco friendly, and supports the Eat Well charity. It may not be one of your five-a-day, but I won’t tell anyone if you don’t.

Best paired with a roast

£48, selfridges.com

  Balblair 21-year-old Malt Scotch Whisky

This single malt whisky is the oldest in Balblair’s core collection, and it exudes undisputed sophistication. Balblair is renowned for its exceptional selection of single malts, and the highly-anticipated release of this 21-year-old blend is truly a crowning achievement. The richness of this particular whiskey is a result of its extended ageing process, which allows for an intricate interplay of flavours and a smooth, velvety texture.

Best paired with medium rare steak

£300, thewhiskeyexchange.com

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey

Aged in new American oak barrels, this full-bodied whisky boasts delightful notes of rich vanilla, warm brown sugar, caramelised nuts, sandalwood, mint leaf and milk chocolate.  These unusual notes imbue this whisky with a sense of occasion, setting it apart from your everyday favourites. The sleek bottle will elevate every drinks trolley. 

Best paired with barbecued  meats

£69, masterofmalt.com

Taittinger Champagne

With its fruity bouquet that dances delicately on the palate, this exquisite Champagne is a true celebration of flavour. Immerse yourself in the luscious aromas of ripe peaches and vibrant apricot jam, as they intertwine with subtle hints of toasted brioche and a touch of vanilla. Taittinger Champagne is the embodiment of luxury and will delight every self-confessed Champagne lover.

Best paired with scallops

£78, harrods.com

Duppy Share Spiced Rum

Experience the vibrant taste of Duppy Share spiced rum, crafted in Jamaica. Infused with notes of pineapple, ginger, clove and nutmeg,  this remarkable rum will transport you to a Caribbean getaway.

Best paired with jerk chicken 

£29, theduppyshare.com

Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Petal Robe Brut Champagne

Introducing a special edition of the iconic Laurent Perrier Champagne bottle, just in time for the holiday season. This playful, abstract design draws inspiration from the colour palette found in the juice itself. Serve as an aperitif at a dinner party, the bottle will brighten up festive tablescapes.

Best paired with grilled seafood

£97.99, harrods.com

Rock Rose Gin

This limited-edition release from Rock Rose Gin has been meticulously crafted to showcase the label’s commitment to craftsmanship and combination of carefully-selected botanicals. Expect a delicate bouquet of rose, warming cardamom, zesty citrus, tangy sea buckthorn and sweet berries that form a full-bodied, powerful gin.

Best paired with olives and paté

£39, dunnetbaydistillers.com

Four Seas By Salcombe Gin

Salcombe Gin is a multi-award winning distillery who has partnered with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to donate 10% of the sale of each bottle to support their vital work. Aside from the great work they do, this gin makes a moreish pour.  ‘Four Seas’ by Salcombe Gin is lifted by  lemons smoked over Scottish whisky barrel wood chips, tangy sea buckthorn from the Cornish coast, sugar kelp foraged from the Irish sea and elderberries from Wales, lending a floral sweetness.

Best paired with lamb

£39.50, salcombedistilling.com

Graham Beck Cuvée Clive 2017

Indulge in the remarkable Graham Beck Cuvée Clive Chardonnay, a wine that exudes elegance and sophistication. Crafted in limited quantities, this blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir grapes is perfect for toasting with friends and family this festive period.  

Best paired with pasta dishes

£50, northandsouthwines.com

Masala Chai Liquer

Perfect for lovers of chai tea lattes, this fiery liquor is laced with hints of ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. Warming, with a hint of spice it’s perfect for this time of year.

Best paired with tacos

£30, spicekitchenuk.com

Lanique Spirit Of Rose

The aroma of rose, taste of fresh raspberry and cherry, and sweet hints of Turkish Delight makes this a unique addition to every drinks cabinet. Lanique takes pride in sourcing the most exquisite eastern attar of rose, which is delicately distilled from its stem to capture the taste. Every bottle is meticulously distilled and bottled in the UK, following the original recipe that has been perfected over time.  

Best paired with cheese

£32.99, lanique.co.uk

Pineapple and Grapefruit Liquer

Distilled on a farm in the picturesque region of North Yorkshire, this exceptional liquer is crafted in small batches. Each bottle captures the sweet and sour taste of pineapple, coupled with a fresh burst of citrus from zesty pink grapefruit. 

Best paired with pickled vegetables and cheese

£16, ellersfarmdistillery.com

Della Vite

Founded by the Delevigne sisters in 2020, Della Vite has earned its place as a leading sparkling wine. Della Vite is on a mission to elevate the reputation of prosecco, offering a 100% vegan alternative that is perfect for Christmas celebrations. As you can expect from the high society sisters, the bottle is undoubtedly chic.

Best paired with Asian food

 £25.99, selfridges.com

Candy Cane Martini

Incite childlike wonder with this Candy Cane Martini cocktail. Centred around Hepple Gin, with a splash of strawberry and hint of mint, it is quite simply Christmas in a glass. Shake with ice and strain into a coupé glass for a perfect serve. Candy cane decoration is encouraged, but not required.

Best paired with duck or fruity desserts

£25, johnlewis.com


Hensol Castle Wild Strawberry & Hibiscus 

This delicate pink gin bursts with fruity notes and hibiscus flowers, a fragrant twist on the brand's classic Welsh dry gin. I used this in a strawberry fizz cocktail, perfect for sweet tooths. It works as well for a pre-dinner aperitif or post-dinner wind down. 

Best paired with cold meats and olives

£30, hensolgardendistillery.com

The Cocktail Co Spiced Rum Punch

Best served hot, this spiced rum is laden with berries and spice making it a punchy alternative to mulled wine.

£15, the-cocktail-co.com

Riedel Veloce Tasting Set

If you want to be the hostess with mostest, we recommend investing in this beautiful glassware set. When it comes to tasting alcohol, the importance of having the right glassware cannot be overstated. It is a delicate dance between form and function, where the shape, size, and material of the glass work harmoniously to enhance the sensory experience. Trust Riedel to allow you to fully appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry of the spirits and wine you are indulging in this Christmas.

£125, riedel.com

Moth Cocktail Crackers

Moth’s canned cocktail crackers, elevates the humble cracker to the next level. Each one is filled with one of four of their top-notch ready-to-serve cocktails: Espresso Martini, Piña Colada, Margarita and Negroni. Plus, a joke, of course.

£20, mothdrinks.com

Vinca Wine Tasting Crackers

These Vinca crackers are the perfect Secret Santa gift for wine lovers. Hailing from the brand’s family-owned, sustainable vineyard in Sicily, each cracker is filled with three of Vinca’s organic canned wines: pale rosé, white and red.

£15, vincawine.com

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