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The Luxury Drinks

You Should Gift

This Holiday Season

It’s that time of the year when we are clutching at straws trying to find that perfect gift. You’ve got your usual suspects of jewelry and fragrances filling the obligatory stocking, but for this year’s Christmas gifts, why not treat those closest to you with something more personalized to their palates. 2020 has been a strange one, but what better way to see out the year than gifting a bottle from Bacardi’s selection of the finest drinks on earth.

We have carefully curated a list of the perfect bottled gifts for everyone, from the know-it-all whisk(e)y connoisseur, the luxury demanding epicurean, to the hosts who have to create a wow with every drink and dish they serve. Whether you desire expertly designed personalized bottles or luxurious aged liquids, we’ve got you covered.

Check out our list of the perfect bottles to gift this Christmas and buy them from your favorite online retailers below.

Aberfeldy 21

Scotch Whisky

This 21-year-old Scotch should be reserved for only your closest confidants. Whoever you gift this to will be transported straight to the Scottish Highlands from the comfort of their sofa after just one sip. Every Aberfeldy whisky takes its water from right outside its distillery. The source, Pitilie Burn is renowned for its water quality and known to host deposits of alluvial gold, which explains the reason for the gold wax-coated stopper that adorns this beautiful bottle.

For a present cozier than a mohair sweater, gift the Aberfeldy 21 Scotch Whisky this Christmas.

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Aberfeldy 21

Scotch Whisky

Dewar’s 25

Scotch Whisky

Dewar’s 25-year-old Scotch Whisky will make anyone you gift this to feel like they just rolled up to Balmoral Castle in their Land Rover for a drink by the fireplace with the Queen. A cashmere sweater and wax jacket should be the go-to garms to gift your partner to accompany this bottle, which has been officially endorsed by the British royal family since Queen Victoria’s reign. Elevating the finery within, the bottle can also be personalized with an engraving of your loved one’s name.

Treat your loved one to the personalized royal luxury of Dewar’s 25 Scotch Whisky.

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Dewar’s 25

Scotch Whisky

Angel's Envy Rye

Bourbon

For those who need persuading to join the exclusive Whiskey Club, may we recommend the Angel’s Envy Rye as the perfect Christmas gift. A Rye Whiskey that brings in all the mellow sweetness of rum into its repertoire thanks to the whiskey being finished in aged rum barrels. A masterstroke in flavor that lives up to the name. The bottle itself doesn’t let the flavor down either; smoothed and curved like the wings of an angel, it will stand out within your drinks cabinet like a Zaha Hadid building rising from the rubble.

For the friend new to whiskey, gift them a beautiful bottle of Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey this Christmas.

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Angel's Envy Rye

Bourbon

D’USSÉ VSOP

Cognac

A drink for those who steer towards the finer things in life, the bottle itself is pure glass blown decadence. D’USSÉ is young compared to their regional counterparts, but it’s no underdog. Their founder Michel Casavecchia is one of the world’s greatest minds when it comes to Cognac and has come into the market with a fresh and invigorating perspective on the drink. Their forward-thinking approach to the market can be seen in the bottle’s design, which goes against the more fussy grain of other Cognac houses. D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac is made by aging the richest eaux-de-vie in the finest cellars of Cognac for four and a half years minimum, for which there can be only one outcome, liquid luxury. Hints of cinnamon make this a champion accompaniment to any evening over the holidays.

For lovers of designer luxury, swerve the obligatory fragrance this year and gift them D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac.

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D’USSÉ VSOP

Cognac

Noilly Prat Original Dry

Vermouth

For those of us missing going on vacation by the sea, the Noilly Prat Original Dry Vermouth brings all the south of France flair and finesse to the table. The bottle itself has all the essence of French sophistication, and its minimal simplicity wouldn’t look out of place on an Emily Oberg mood board. While a magical evening on the coast dressed head to toe in linen may seem a million miles away, pair a small glass of this with a seafood dinner and some Serge Gainsbourg on the speakers and you’ve already saved $1,000 on a trip to France.

Got any francophile or foodie friends? Gift them Noilly Prat Original Dry for Christmas.

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Noilly Prat Original Dry

Vermouth

St Germain

Liqueur

You know this bottle. It has to be one of the most iconic liqueur bottle designs in history. In 2,000 years, they will be finding these fine vessels and putting them in museums locked up in glass cases alongside other vestiges of our era. For centuries it has been disdainfully used as a candlestick holder in many bars, but this work of art deserves better. This artisanal liqueur is made from nearly 1,000 handpicked elderflower blossoms per bottle. It elevates any mixer it is added to from Negroni to Gin and Tonic – gift this for Christmas and let them try to tell you that it doesn’t.

The ultimate designer gift for lockdown this Christmas isn’t a mule or a tracksuit, it’s an iconic bottle of St Germain.

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St Germain

Liqueur

Martini Bitter

Liqueur

Aperitivos should only be Negroni, and Negroni should only be drunk using Martini Bitter. A good Negroni is all about balance, sophistication, and Italian cool. The Martini Bitter has it by the bottle load. It blends three rare plant species: Saffron, Angostura, and Kalumba and comes in an iconic bottle that features the classic diamond designs that echo the engravings of the glasses it should be served in. If your partner has a refined style with a penchant for loafers, sunglasses, and pleated trousers any time of the year, then this is the Christmas gift for them.

For the partner that has everything, get them a bottle of what they should own more of. Martini Bitter.

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Martini Bitter

Liqueur

Santa Teresa 1796

Rum

For a Christmas gift that says “I love you” like no other, look no further. Santa Teresa 1796 is the accumulation of 200 years of craftsmanship and rum making. It blends the finest rums from Santa Teresa’s last 35 years into one bottle. This rum uses a unique process called the Solera Process in which the barrels it is aged in are never entirely emptied, so you’re getting a flavor of generations of rum making in one glass. Each bottle is hand corked and waxed, giving that extra exclusive and personalized gift feel.

Looking for a piece of jewelry for your partner this Christmas? Gift them Santa Teresa 1796 instead. 35 years of liquid gold in one bottle.

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Santa Teresa 1796

Rum

Oxley

Gin

Oxley Gin is a baby in the drinks world, but it is shaking things up like wearing a SpaceX suit on a Kennedy Space Center tour. From the bottle design to the process, everything they do is sleek, clean, and very, very modern. If designers had a drink of choice, it would be Oxley. Their Gin was created by scientists and uses a unique cold distillation process that they invented themselves. What does that mean exactly? Well, your average Gin uses dried citrus peels. Oxley keeps it fresh. The use of frozen citrus peels excels the drinking experience from moderate to magnificent. With only 240 bottles made a day, this is one of the most exclusive Christmas gifts out there.

Got a design snob or tech freak in the family? Gift them with Oxley. A Gin created by scientists and presented in one of the sleekest bottles on the market this Christmas.

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Oxley

Gin

Gran Patrón Platinum

Tequila

Designed for the Louvre it is not. But it should be. The clear crystal bottle of the Gran Patrón Platinum hints that this tequila is sourced from the springs of the style gods. With a bottleneck just the right length for a civilized grip, the flex points that will come from pouring your close ones a glass of this are astronomical. A good Tequila, for your information, should be sipped, savored, then refilled throughout the evening, not dunked back into your gullet, and followed with a cheap beer or mixer. The Gran Patrón Platinum uses the very finest 100 percent Weber Blue Agave and is triple distilled then rested in oak tanks for 30 days. This, the smoothest of Tequilas also comes in a hand-numbered bottle and presentation case that only adds to the rarity and quality of this personalized Christmas gift.

The daddy, mummy, King, Queen, and God of gifts for 2020 has to be a bottle of Gran Patrón Platinum. Postpone buying that console and gift your partner something you can share this Christmas.

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Gran Patrón Platinum

Tequila

Words by Kev Soar