14 of the best wine & spirit gift ideas this Christmas

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Holidays are right around the corner, and with it comes a raft of events. Whether for menu planning, gifting, or drinking yourself, finding the right bottle of booze can play an important part in bringing Christmas cheer to your silly season.

Bird in Hand ‘Italian Series’ Nero d’Avola 2022: $40

This medium-bodied red is part of Bird in Hand’s ongoing Italian series. This one brings international taste with locally-grown South Australian fruits that have been carefully selected for their purity. For when you need some bang for your buck, this is available for $40 at Bird in Hand.

Pluto Vodka: $65

Pluto Spirits is a South Australian distillery that is locally owned and operated – and they have just released a state-first range of all-organic spirits – just in time for your Christmas gifting needs.

This vodka is subtle and pure, distilled 10-times over from cool-fermented Australian sugarcane. Available for $65 at Pluto Spirits.

Champagne-Pommery Kashmir collection: From $89

One of the world’s best-known Champagne Houses has upped its game with this visually stunning collection of bubbly. In limited edition bespoke gift boxes, the Kashmir collection is perfect when you need a fun and thoroughly enjoyable gift.

The collection includes the Pommery Brut Royal NV, the Brut Rosé NV, a Brut Apanage NV, an Apanage Blanc de Blancs NV, and the 2009 Grand Cru. Available from $89 at David Jones.

864 Funder & Diamond Chardonnay 2021: $94.99

Part of the 864 Single Block range and straight from the heart of the Yarra Valley, this chardonnay is elegant, dry, flavourful, and medium-bodied.

Oakridge is a staple of the Australian wine-making scene, and this release is a reminder of why they are known for their Chardonnay. Available for $94.99 at Oakridge Wines.

Grey Goose Aurora Vodka: $100

Grey Goose’s new limited edition Aurora bottle is a fun and striking addition to anyone’s drinks cabinet. Inspired by the beauty of the Northern Lights, this one is as much of a treat to look at as it is to drink.

Christmas martinis anyone? Available exclusively at Dan Murphy’s from $100.

Four Pillars Australian Christmas Gin: $100

It smells like gin – but it tastes like the holidays. Inspired by the dried fruits of Christmas tarts and puddings, this seasonal favourite is an appropriately festive gift.

Available for $100 at Four Pillars.

Belvedere Vodka Chrome Edition: $105

Inspired by the luxe world of fashion, Belvedere Chrome Editions have been specifically designed to be photographed. Bold and beautiful, these limited edition bottles are available from $105 at Kent Street Cellars.

Talisker 10-Year-Old Scotch Whisky: $119.99

The whisky with a wild spirit! This bold single malt is best enjoyed on the rocks, at the end of a tough day, surrounded by good company. Available at BWS for $120.

Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs: $149.99

For a special Christmas toast, we can’t look past the meticulously crafted Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs. The bottle is as elegant and refined as what’s inside – making it a great choice for a Christmas gift.

The floral and citrus notes are beautifully fresh and pair particularly well with seafood. Available for $149.99 at Dan Murphy’s.

Ardbeg Anamorphic Whiskey: $255

Ardbeg’s newest single malt has us all excited this silly season!

What sets this whisky apart is the experimental charring method used in an ‘extreme’ cask treatment process.

This bold move results in a whisky that is sweet, smoky, herbal, and spicy all at once. Available for $255 at Ardbeg.

Patrón El Cielo Tequila: $270

Patrón has done it again with the world’s first four-times distilled prestige tequila – with beautiful sweet flavours and a smooth finish. Available at First Choice Liquor Market for $270.

Don Julio 1942 Tequila: $300

An A-lister favourite, Don Julio 1942 is a very safe bet if you’re looking for the perfect – slightly exxy – boozy stocking stuffer. Available at BWS for $300.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU Grand Cru, Chambertin 2014: $6,500

For the wine lover in your life who deserves an out-of-the-ordinary Christmas present, this wine is truly special. The 2014 vintage is a dense and dry medium-red, that stands up even when enjoyed young.

And you’ll want to get in fast – there are only a few bottles available. Available from Langtons for $6,500.

House of Suntory 100th anniversary Hibiki 21-year-old Japanese Whisky RRP: $8350

Suntory is celebrating its milestone hundredth birthday with this limited edition 21-year-old Japanese whisky, for those looking to enjoy or gift a truly special drink this Christmas. Available at premium liquor retailers for $8350.

But get in fast! We must stress the ‘limited’ in ‘limited edition’ for this one.

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