With the year’s biggest gifting occasion just around the corner, here’s The Shout’s guide to some gift guides to hHelp your customers think outside the box this Christmas, with a range of on-trend drinks to help them ‘sleigh’ gift-giving this season.

Patrón Tequila
Forget panic buying a bottle of whisky at the last minute this Christmas and take your gifting to the next level with a bottle of Patrón Tequila. Patrón Reposado and Patrón Añejo are both ultra-premium expressions of aged tequila and can be enjoyed so many ways. A refreshing tall serve to recommend this Christmas is the Patrón Paloma which has been named the official cocktail of the summer by the New York Times. Both tequilas are handcrafted from the finest 100 per cent Weber Blue Agave and carefully distilled in small batches at Hacienda Patrón distillery in Jalisco, Mexico.
Distributor: Bacardi-Martini Australia

Benriach The Smoky Ten
The Smoky Ten is one of the latest reimagined Benriach whiskies to hit Australian shores, with more to follow in coming months. Distilled using malted barley smoked with Highland peat, Benriach The Smoky Ten has distinctly sweet and smoky notes and is an ideal introduction for explorers wanting to try a different style of peated whisky.
Distributor: Brown-Forman

Grant Burge Prosecco
Grant Burge has launched two new Prosecco wines to its premium range, just in time for summer, with the launch of Grant Burge Prosecco NV and Prosecco Rosé. Offering a lighter style, a touch of fruit, and with slightly lower alcohol, at 11.5 per cent ABV, Grant Burge Chief Winemaker, Craig Stansborough, told The Shout, the wines were created after a challenge was laid down by the winery’s winemaking team.
Distributor: Accolade Wines

Tia Maria Matcha Cream
The latest release from Tia Maria is a uniquely fresh and indulgent tea liqueur with the distinctive flavours of Japanese green Matcha. The floral and refreshing taste makes this a great ingredient in food and cocktails, such as a Matcha-tini, or for sipping neat over ice.
Distributor: Spirits Platform

The Botanist Gin & Plant Mail plant box
To celebrate the start of summer, The Botanist Gin has partnered with Australian plant gifting brand, The Plant Mail for people to grow their own cocktail garnishes. This one of a kind Botanist plant box can be purchased with a 200ml bottle of The Botanist gin and a pot of Rosemary to create a delicious summer cocktail garnish and an aromatic addition to your home. Each grey ceramic pot is filled with a lush rosemary plant placed in a unique velvet box and is a perfect garnish to numerous cocktails, as well as a delightful decoration for the interior of your house. Rosemary adds a delicious savory note to any gin cocktail and goes well with the flavour of the juniper.

Craft Cartel’s Christmas Tinnie Tree
Craft Cartel, Australia’s leading speciality craft beer and liquor merchant has launched its inaugural Craft Cartel Christmas Tinnie Tree. The perfect gift for a craft beer lover, or a must-have in your own home that you can use year after year. The Craft Cartel Christmas Tinnie Tree comes flat packed and ready to assemble, with 48 handpicked Australian craft beers (24 beers, x 2 of each), and your tree-top will glisten with 7 limited releases including Stockade The Mountie Maple Imperial Stout, Akasha Korben Double IPA, and Bright Mystery Beer Batch-04. Chill a few cans before your mates arrive and grab a cold one straight from the tree.

Giesen 0% Rosé
The latest no-alcohol offering from Giesen Wines, the new Giesen 0%, is a New Zealand rosé that boasts delicious aromas of white peach, apple, and fresh strawberries, lingering on the palate alongside crisp cranberry flavours. With a lively, refreshingly dry texture, it’s a fresh addition to any dinner table or social gathering.
Distributor: Oatley Fine Wine Merchants

Feels Botanical Christmas Gift Box
Giving a bottle is a good way to get you off the Christmas present hook, but picking the right one can be a bit of a minefield. Can’t decide which Feels – we don’t blame you, it can be a difficult choice! Why not enjoy them all with the new Feels Botanical 200ml Gift box. Velvety, delicate, complex, distinctive and versatile, the Feels Botanical gift box is the perfect spirit collection to serve over ice, or to concoct your favourite cocktails using the very best nature has to offer. Small batch Feels Botanical is 100% Australian owned, and free from grains, gluten, preservatives and added sugars.

Prohibition Christmas Gin 2021
Fast becoming a hallmark of Australian Yuletide traditions, the Prohibition Christmas 2021 vintage is no exception, and features all the luxurious complexity you’ve come to expect, including classic ‘Christmas pudding’ flavours from ingredients naturally macerated in our citrus-forward Australian dry gin.
Distributor: Cerbaco

Glenfiddich personalised labels
Shoppers love the chance to make their gifts a little more special, and they can do this with Glenfiddich personalised labels, available nationally across the Glenfiddich range. Labels can be created at gflabels.com.au and will arrive via post in three to 10 days. Retailers wanting to promote the offer through their store should contact William Grant & Sons for digital advertising assets and point-of-sale.
Distributor: William Grant & Sons

McWilliam’s Hanwood 10 Year Old Tawny
The ideal Christmas gift for the dads and granddads that like nothing more after a big day than sitting by the fire pit with a book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. The McWilliam’s Hanwood 10 Year Old Tawny can be paired with any novel and is a fantastic complement to any cheese board or Christmas lunch.
Distributor: Calabria Family Wine Group

Squealing Pig Sparkling Rosé
From the makers of Australia’s favourite still rosé is the Squealing Pig Sparkling Rosé. It’s a crisp, silky smooth style of sparkling rosé with a pale ‘piggy pink’ hue and a fine bead.
Distributor: Treasury Premium Brands

Everleigh Bottling Co De Luxe Collection
The Everleigh Bottling Co has released a new De Luxe Cocktail Collection. Part of the annual series from Everleigh this year’s De Luxe Collection is made to the high standards you expect from EBC and features four delightfully balanced 85ml bottled cocktails, presented in a leatherette gift box. Each set is numbered with only 500 collections available.

Grey Goose Night Vision Bottle
Grey Goose Vodka have gifting covered this festive season with the self-illuminating Grey Goose Night Vision Bottle. Bold and sophisticated, the Grey Goose Vodka Night Vision bottle is a limited-edition release from Grey Goose designed to illuminate at-home cocktail experiences. The perfect gift or addition to a dinner party, New Year’s celebration or intimate event that is sure to make a statement. Captured in exquisite matte blue glass, incorporating the distinctive Grey Goose logo, the 1 Litre illuminated bottle is a stunning display for the famed, premium vodka.
Distributor: Bacardi-Martini Australia

MEXINK canned cocktails
Someone has actually achieved what many before have attempted: a range of canned margaritas so good, they rival even the most painstakingly-perfect cocktails you would expect of a top notch bar. And that someone, is MEXINK. The four-flavour range of premium tequila based cocktails has officially launched into bottle stores & on tap nationwide. 13% ABV, available in 250ml cans (4 or 16 packs) single or mixed flavours, or 30L kegs.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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