Bookblock Guide to Classy Alcohol Gifts

Looking for a special gift idea? Whether it’s a 25th wedding anniversary present or an 18th birthday gift, we’ve got tipples for every occasion. From miniature artisan cocktails to cask-aged whiskey, there’s something for all tastes. So raise and glass and take a look at our top picks for classy alcohol gifts. Cheers!


Firstly, our wonderful Champagnes. There’s nothing like popping open a bottle for a celebration (or just a Friday night!), which is why it’s such a favourite. Two of our stars are the Champagne Brut Vintage 2012 and Cuvée Aged 5 Years Champagne.

Champagne Brut Vintage 2012 and Cuvée Aged 5 Years Champagne with wine and cheese illustrative decoration

Champagne Brut Vintage 2012 and Cuvée Aged 5 Years Champagne


Our Brut Vintage 2012 has elegant Chardonnays blended with powerful Pinots Noirs to produce a rich and perfect balance. With aromas of lime, tangerine and pomegranate, notes of ripe black cherry, blueberries and honey, it has a refreshing acidity. Not to mention its long, silky finish.
The extraordinary aromatic concentration, due to modest production and magnificent maturity of the grapes, makes this vintage Piper-Heidsieck a sublime gift.

The Cuvée is a complex champagne by Devaux, rich and intense with a balanced acidity that brings a beautiful sense of freshness and minerality. Its flavours are enhanced by the proportional use of reverse wine which goes back as far as 1995. It is then aged for over sixty months! It makes a great companion for any special occasion.

I think we can all agree that these champagnes are packed with elegance. As a result, they are a definite for our classy variety and great alcohol gifts.


Prosecco and Wine

Sometimes we want to gift something special…but not Champagne special. We understand this, so have a gorgeous variety of Prosecco and wine to choose from. You can still have the fun bubbles or rich aromas with our bottle gifts.

Firstly, we have our Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry by Ca’di Alte. It’s made from Glera grapes in a vineyard situated in the hills of Veneto and is a light straw yellow with fine bubbles. A pleasant bouquet with notes of pear and white flowers that follow onto a palate which is bright and clean, with a refreshing finish. This is a lovely addition to any gift box.

Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry with floral decoration in creams and greens

Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry


Secondly, our 2018 Central Otago Pinot Noir. This bright garnet wine has aromas of sweet cherry, strawberry, white blossom, clove and wild thyme. The palate is rich in texture and complimented by red and black berry fruit, wild herbs and earthy flavours. It is 100% Pinot Noir and well structured with silky tannins and enticing layers of fruit. We love this wine by Wild Earth and think it deserves a place with our classy alcohol gifts.

2018 Central Otago Pinot Noir with grape and leaf decorations in reds and greens

2018 Central Otago Pinot Noir



Cocktails are always exciting to receive in a gift box. We have an ever-growing range from our Forty Liquors collection, which definitely fall into the classy category. Each Forty Liquors premium cocktail is carefully considered by expert mixologists with top quality ingredients and bottled with care. 

Take our Queens Martini by Forty Liquors. Inspired by the New York classic, this delicate martini has an abundance of class. Take a sip and discover London Dry Gin mixed, complex Fino sherry and orange blossom bitters with a subtle hint of Lillet Blanc and elderflower essence. Stir with ice and strain, serve with dehydrated lemon for a cocktail that’ll take you to the beating heart of the Big Apple.
The packaging from our design team really finishes this cocktail off with a pop. The bright and contrasting colours grab your attention, with lovely brush-stroke style illustrations. 

Another wonderful, classy cocktail is our Grapefruit Negroni. Think, when Turin meets Soho. The result, a modern twist on this timeless classic. An incredible aperitif with carefully curated ingredients London Dry Gin, sweet Vermouth and Grapefruit. Delivering elegance with a zesty kick to your front door, making a brilliant alcohol gift. 

Queens Martini and Pink Grapefruit Negroni cocktails with abstract and landscape decoration

Queens Martini and Grapefruit Negroni


Mini Cocktails

For slightly smaller, more understated gifts, our miniature cocktails are the gifts to go for. Forty Liquors has created classy little tastes for you to try. They are great gift ideas for birthday gifts or thank you gifts (or any gift box really!).

Our Bucks Fizz is a great example. This sophisticated cocktail is inspired by the classic Bucks Fizz, a drink synonymous with brunch, celebrations and festivity. Its namesake is classically a mix of just orange juice and champagne, but this cocktail has some additions. The Gin, Thyme Liqueur, Mandarin Sherbet, Citric acid and the all-important orange juice will take your fizz to a whole new level of deliciousness. 

Additionally, we have our Island Spiced Rum. This light bodied, oaky and fruity rum is perfect for cocktails. With notes of orchard fruits, tropical fruits and smoke it is gracefully sweet with a wood spice fade. This is formed by five years of maturation in small oak barrels. These delicious flavours put this gem straight into our classy alcohol gifts.

Bucks Fizz and Island Spiced Rum with illustrative leaf decoration in green

Bucks Fizz and Island Spiced Rum