When it comes to champagne, the gold standard is Moet. These artisans have been crafting the fizzy stuff since 1743 and centuries of experience ensure every bottle is better than the last. This mini Moet packs all the punch of a full-sized bottle and features the same fruity notes of apple pear and white peach. Thrown in aromas of praline and French brioche and you’ve got an extra special champers for extra special occasions. Add it to a wedding anniversary gift box for a hint of luxury.
It’s not just Moet in the champagne game. For decades, Lanson has been providing first-class bubbles to royal families across the world. Even Queen Elizabeth herself is partial to a drop. Their rosé blend takes the traditional recipe of French champagne and adds a drop of red wine. The result is a fabulously fruity bottle that’s perfect for parties. A great 18th birthday gift for girls, it can be enjoyed it on its own or with raspberry liqueur for a sumptuous summer cocktail.
If you’re looking for something a little more understated, take a look at this punchy miniature negroni from Myatt’s Fields Cocktails. Born in Florence in the early 20th century, the negroni is famous for its balance of sweet and bitter flavours. Sure to be a hit with him and her, it’s great for a wedding anniversary gift box. This blend is made from gin, two different vermouths and a rich fruity Campari. The experts at Wyatt’s Fields then let it mature for at least six weeks to honour the Italian recipe. Saluti!
Compared to some of the other tipples on this list, the espresso martini is relatively new to the cocktail scene. Invented in Soho in the early 1980s, this blend combines the smooth sweetness of coffee liqueur with the punchy hit of Italian espresso. Add a healthy serving of vodka and you’ve got a wonderfully drinkable cocktail. Its mature mix makes it perfect for a 30th birthday gift. And with its generous 25cl serving, you can even share it between two.
If you’re looking for classy alcohol gifts, look no further. This miniature bottle of Islay single malt whisky is ideal for the discerning gent in your life. Matured for 12 years for added depth of flavour, it features smoky notes with a rich leafy aroma. Its small size means it’ll slip nicely in the golf bag. Or keep a wee dram for warming up wet and windy walks. Sweet, subtle and wonderfully mature, it’s the perfect addition to a 40th birthday gift box.