Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gifts

Everyone has someone that is impossible to buy for at Christmas and they inevitably get a bottle of something alcoholic. Let’s be honest; it’s easy, predictable and rarely impresses. But that can be amended!

By going off the beaten track and purchasing something with a story, a quirk and that certainly can’t be picked up at the supermarket, you will have a more personal feel to your Christmas gift and it won’t just be shoved in the cupboard with last years!

For the Cigars connoisseur

At Taste Fine Wines we have been accredited a silver class from Hunters & Frankau since 2010. This certificate has been achieved through our thorough knowledge of Havanas and our conservation of cigars. This conservation ensures you will experience a unique product in perfect condition every time. This means we can provide a high-quality Christmas gift for a serious cigar lover. Cigar gift boxes are available online, but for a more personal service and larger range you can call into the shop or contact us directly.

For the Gin enthusiast

The drink of choice for many at the moment. But Gin is a lot more than Gordans, Bombay or Beefeater all of which you can get everywhere. A gift should be special, some could even say divine! So pick up an award-winning bottle of Gin Divine, which is distilled locally in Holmfirth and is beautifully bottled. Or for a more festive flavour go with Gin Divine Cranberry & Apple, but be warned, only 230 bottles have been produced from this small batch so get in quick or miss out.

Slingsby Rhubarb Gin also started as a small batch, but due to its overwhelming popularity, it has become a standing product from the Harrogate based distillery. Pretty in pink and using good old Yorkshire rhubarb, this is a stunning gin to look at and drink.

For the Rum devotee

Rum makes everyone happy, with its sunshine roots in the Caribbean, it cannot fail to deliver pure Christmas joy. For a cheeky range of Rums, look no further than the Ron de Jeremy range – 2 varieties endorsed by a certain moustachioed “film star” whose face graces the bottle. An extra special rum for those that have been exceptionally good this year is the Angostura 1824, named after the year of the rum’s inception, this premium rum is charred in American oak bourbon barrels for a minimum of twelve years and then skillfully hand blended and re-casked. Pure perfection.

For the Wine aficionado

A beautiful range of wines we have come from the San Marzano vineyard in Italy. Available as a Sauvignon and Negroamaro, but if you’re really splashing out, go for the ‘Anniversario 62’. It combines all the flavours of prunes and chocolate covered black cherry combined with fresh herbs, quite delicious and for a real festive treat you can get in as a magnum.

For the Champagne lover

A gift of champagne (not prosecco) is always welcome. We’ve all had Moet, Lanson and even the odd bottle of Bolinger but have you had Pol Roger? It’s special, premium and comes in 3 versions and price points. The Brut Reserv, the Vintage Brut and the pinnacle is the Sir Winston Churchill. Currently on the 2004 vintage, it is composed exclusively of grapes sourced from Grand Cru Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards which were already under vine during Churchill’s lifetime. A strong friendship existed between Churchill and the then vineyard owner Odette Pol-Roger after they met in Paris shortly after the liberation of France. It comes beautifully boxed and is a taste of history!

Taste Christmas Elves!

We offer a much larger range in store, so come in or get in touch for our full range of spirits, wines, cigars and more. How about solving your gift dilemmas with a hamper which can include your choices of spirits, mixers, wines and special little extras to make a truly personalised boozy gift using our professional know-how. We also offer a gift wrapping on request and have a range of limited edition Christmas gifts which are only available in store – you can see some of these on Facebook.

To get your gift delivered before Christmas make sure you complete your order by midnight Friday 15th December. We are also offering free delivery on orders over £100.

Merry Christmas from Tim, Dave and everyone at Taste.

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