If you're not hosting this Christmas, you're probably heading over to someone else's house to have some food and enjoy a few drinks. And you can't show up empty-handed! So, you may want to get yourself down to your local O'Briens Wine and avail of some of the incredible offers they have on premium spirits at the minute.
Redbreast 12-Year-Old 70cl - €60.00
Known as one of the most decorated Irish Whiskeys, Redbreast 12 is described as being complex and having the distinctive qualities of Pot Still whiskey. In terms of aroma, it's a mature fruit bowl (pears, brown bananas, strawberries), vanilla and cloves. On the palate, it has a thick texture and is floral and creamy with hints of burnt ginger cake. Overall, it's rich and complex but still makes for easy-drinking.
Plus, it was the winner of the Worldwide Whiskey Trophy 2019.
Method and Madness Gin 70cl - €40 down from €50.00
Method and Madness Gin is the result of an exploration into historic gin recipes from 1798. Made with a wide range of 16 botanicals (led by black lemon, Irish gorse flower) and featuring notes of citrus and spice with subtle earthy undertones, it makes for some seriously nice drinking and is a nice switch-up from the usual festive flavours you'd come across at Christmas.
Powers John’s Lane 70cl - €60.00 down from €65.00
This bottle is a perfect example of the uniqueness of Powers Whiskey.
The whiskey has been matured for no less than 12 years, mainly in first-fill American bourbon casks, with a small contribution of distillate which has been matured in Oloroso sherry butts.
This results in a complex bottle of whiskey that is bursting with flavour and perfectly balanced, mixing layers of juicy fruit, dry spice, chocolate and oak.
Monkey 47 50cl - €47.00 down from €57.00
This one makes for quite a nice (and unexpected) gift idea this Christmas.
Hailing from the Black Forest in Germany, this batch distilled and handcrafted Schwarzald Dry Gin takes inspiration from British traditions, exotic India and the enchanting Black Forest.
Combining 47 unique botanicals such as spruce shoots from the Black Forest, this gin is yet another complex entry on the list that is simply bursting at the bottle cap with flavour.
Ceder’s Crisp Non-Alcoholic Gin - €25.00
This is a wonderful alternative for those looking for a non-alcoholic option this festive season.
This alcohol-free gin is made using a blend of exotic botanicals from the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa and with pristine Swedish water. As the name implies it’s crisp and refreshing!
The unbelievable offers on these gorgeous gins and whiskeys are available in all 34 O'Briens stores around the country as well as online.
To find more fabulous deals on premium spirits and loads more this Christmas at O'Briens Wine, head to obrienswine.ie.