Whether you’re looking for an interesting winter liqueur to try or want to impress your friends and family with an amazing flavoured vodka, we’ve got you covered. Here are five of the best spirits from independent producers to enjoy this Christmas. Cheers!
Black Cow Christmas Spirit
Vodka that tastes like Christmas pudding? Yes, please! This Black Cow Christmas Spirit is a rich and warming concoction created by the team behind Black Cow Vodka. They combined their silky and creamy Pure Milk Vodka with an assortment of winter fruits and spices: brown sugar, currants, figs, raisins, orange zest, lemon zest, cinnamon, and vanilla. The result? The beautiful concoction that tastes like Christmas!
Expect rich flavours of dried fruit and toasty spices with hints of citrus. Drink Black Cow Christmas Spirit neat, or over ice. You can also top it up with champagne or hot cloudy apple juice for an even more indulgent experience.
English Whisky Co. - The Norfolk NOG
The Norfolk Nog Liqueur makes an excellent winter warmer. It is best served outdoors on a cold and blustery day. Perfect for long walks or a day fishing, or if you are not one to brave the elements, add some ice, a comfy chair and a log fire.
This winter liqueur is absolutely smooth and warming, with rich creamy notes.
Folks at the English Whisky Co recommend serving their Nog Liqueur over lots of ice or pop a little in your coffee. You'll love it!
Reverend Hubert Winter Gin Liqueur
Reverend Hubert Winter Gin Liqueur was created by Reverend Hubert Bell Leste in 1904 for Christmas celebration of his army fellows and congregation. Years later, his great-grandson Thomas Lester has updated the original recipe.
The resulting liqueur is smooth and balanced, with enjoyable citrus and spicy notes, warming aromas of dried fruits complemented with the freshest organic orange and lemon zest from Amalfi. Reverend Hubert Winter Gin Liqueur is perfect both neat and in cocktails, for example, it works beautifully in the Negroni.
The liqueur is created on the edge of the Cotswolds in small batches by hand with natural ingredients (contains nuts).
Warner’s Distillery - Sloe Gin
Warner's SLoe gin is an excellent Christmas libation, with incredibly rich flavour profile including fruity, spicy, and sweet notes dancing on your tongue.
Expect a wonderfully thick feel, with blackberry jam and a little nutmeg. Cinnamon mixes with the tart sloes and a little sweet orange to give a truly decadent experience.
Savour Warner's Sloe Fin neat over ice, with a zesty lemon tonic or simply top with bubbles for sparkles, laughter, and Christmas vibe!
Nuet Dry Aquavit
For an alternative to the traditional gin and tonic, try aquavit this Christmas! Nuet Dry Aquavit is a quintessence of combining the best from almost 500 years of aquavit tradition with a modern approach.
Created to bring the Scandinavian moments to the whole world, Nuet Dry Aquavit is a wonderful gin substitute. It is made from potato-based spirit and botanicals, including caraway blackcurrant, and grapefruit peel.
Perfect sipped neat as well as with tonic and a slice of grapefruit peel.