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5 Whisky-fuelled gifts for a boozy Christmas

2016-11-22

WOW WOW WOW. It’s already this time of the year again! We were still wandering around in our neon-pink swimsuits, poolside, sipping on coconut milk straight from the coconut (well, for the luckiest of us… I wasn’t part of this team though, I was more the one already shopping for scarves and gloves in Edinburgh in the middle of August) a few months back and yet all signals are here to remind you Christmas is just around the corner.

No worries, I’m here to help you deal with the annual “I’m trying to find something decent and not too lame at the last minute because I just procrastinated until today” gift race. You don’t need to spend hours browsing the internet again this year, no… I sacrificed myself and did it for you 😀 #CharitableSoul

Here we go!

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Some elegant whisky-barrel cufflinks

These cufflinks are the first accessories from OAK. “A new brand for the elegant gentleman who appreciates a truly fine whisky” which is still gathering funds through an already successful crowdfunding campaign!

While I’m not a glentleman, many of my relatives are, and you’re probably in the same case (or you may be one refine gentleman yourself? Who knows who’s wandering around here…)

Bundled with the cufflinks comes a small book with the entire history of the oak. Where it was cut, by whom, how it was made into a barrel, what kind of beverage was aged in it and how it got shipped to Scotland..  And what I find utterly cool is that OAK will even tell you the age and brand of the whisky it contained! And yes, this feeling of hanging around at a whisky party with my fancy 24-year-old-Glenfarclas cufflinks would definitely made me consider a sex change operation my day.

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a beautiful wooden handcrafted hipflask

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Jotunheimen is a the tallest mountain range in Norway – Jotunheimen stands for ” Home of the Giants ” and is characterized by craggy peaks , glaciers and trough valleys . A hip flask for Scandinavia Lovers.

The apple tree veneer core consists of many small real wood slats that were glued under pressure in several steps and have been processed to this interesting brown – green stripes grain. A handmade Flask Jotunheimen emits a sense of pleasant warmth . Each Gentlecask Flask is unique.

The wood was brushed to highlight the structure of wood and to obtain a unique feeling. Then a high-quality organic wood oil was massaged three times into the veneer, which provides protection against external influences (water and alcohol resistant).

Each Gentlecask comes with a high quality box, which consists a CNC-machined MDF inlay. Included is also a funnel and 5ml wood oil for subsequent maintenance. Included in our exclusive booklet are care and usage tips.

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A stylish water dropper

Just one drop of water can change the composition of your whisky, so if you like a wee drop in your dram, this is the perfect tool for you. The hand crafted whisky diluting dropper allows finer control releasing one drop of water at a time. This glass pipette is approximately 200mm length, and is presented in a luxurious velvet lined box.

Various designs to choose from on www.angelsshareglass.com –> a real goldmine for whisky-fuelled Christmas gifts seekers!

 

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A whisky subscription box

A Scottish start-up has decided to bring the best of craft whisky and Scottish artisan delicacies straight to your doorstep (and with an entry package at 26.95£ comprising a full size bottle, this sounds like Heaven right? – wait a few months and I’m sure a complimentary basket of kittens will complete the offer)! The company has already secured amazing partnerships with no other than Compass Box, R&B Distillers, Mackmyra, Teeling Whiskey etc. – and as far as I know, the future looks pretty good for CWC members… Exciting releases ahead!

 

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A box of “Insanely Fine” Whisky Truffles

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Matthieu De Gottal is definitely my personal cocoa hero, always designing some incredibly tasty boozy chocolates that will make you forget your stupid kale-chia-seeds-goji-berries diet!

So what’s in this particular box? 

Sweet Peat Monster – The amazing Åkesson’s Organic 55% Brazil Dark Milk infused with the ground braking Compass Box’s The Peat Monster Blended Scotch Whisky.

Taketsuru Feeling for Snow – The very cacao intense 34% white chocolate from Chocolat Madagascar infused with a Nikka Pure Malt Japanese whisky released in honour of its forefather Masataka Taketsuru.

Salty Fennel – Linconshire’s chocolate moody blues Duffy’s Venezuela “Ocumare” 55% Milk and “Ocumare” 72% Dark infused with Mackmyra Svensk Ek, or ‘Swedish Oak’, it is matured in barrels made from oak trees planted on the island of Visingsö centuries ago, Himalayan Pink Salt and Fennel Pollen.

His Grace’s Atholl Brose – Suffolk’s insanely good chocolate makers Pump Street Bakery’s 75% Malagasy dark chocolate infused with a classic Aberlour 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch whisky, organic oatmeal and Cotswold honey.
Indochine 105 – Marou’s mind and sense blowing Vietnam Sô Cô La Den 65% Dark Chocolate infused with the superb cask strength Speyside Glenfarclas 105 and Cotswold Honey.

Johnny Drum’s Peruvian Odissey – Scotland’s fabulous chocolate makers Chocolate Trees’s Peru Marañón Dark 69% infused with Johnny Drum Black Label 12 year old Kentucky Bourbon and Cotswold Honey Roasted Organic Oatmeal.

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