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Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Made for Gentlemen by Bremont
Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Made for Gentlemen by Bremont

If you’re looking for inspiration for Christmas gifting, here are nine reasons to say it with a bottle this festive season...


Penfolds is Australia’s answer to First Growth Bordeaux, but you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy its entry level Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2012, Australia (£10.79, Waitrose). Quite possibly the best-tasting New World red for the price, it’s ready to drink now but with the ability to age gracefully over many years, no cellar should be without a bottle.


Veuve Cliquot is bound to be at the top of every fashionista’s wish list with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Clutch Bag (£64.99, www.selfridges.com). Glamorous and fabulous, this flat clutch has raised contours to hold the bottle of her favourite yellow label champers and will keep the bubbles chilled for at least an hour.


One of the bestselling blends in the world, Chivas Regal loves to collaborate with designers this time of year and its ‘Made for Gentlemen’ series continues to impress with a presentation tin designed by Bremont Watch Company. Chivas Regal 12 Year Old - ‘Made for Gentlemen’ by Bremont (£27.50, 70cl, www.masterofmalt.com ) is a match made in heaven with its fragrant nose of heather, honey and toffee with a full, creamy palate and lingering vanilla and spice on the rich finish.


Italian fashion house Versace has teamed up with Disaronno, the delicious almond flavoured Italian liqueur, to release Amaretto Disaronno Versace Edition (50cl, £14.95, {http:// www.thewhiskyexchange.com|www.thewhiskyexchange.com|Click here to visit The Whisky Exchange}). Dressed in a dramatic blue sleeve embellished with gold motifs and seashells, there’s also a cocktail recipe to mark their collaboration...

Disaronno Versace Sour - 25ml Disaronno, 15ml Vermouth Bianco, 15ml lime juice. Shake and pour over crushed ice, top with a dash of prosecco, drizzle with Blue Curacao.