Elevated Drinking: A Gift Guide For Unusually Flavoured Spirits And Beautiful Bottles

Sophisticated tipples for those with a refined palate

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Friends with the kind of booze hounds who drink every weekend but rarely in the pub? If your girl gang favours a sophisticated tipple, rather than a stern stout, we've got just the guide for you. Check out this delicious selection of lesser known spirits, unusual flavours and beautiful bottles. Perfect presents for those with a refined palate.

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unusual alcohol gift guide
Rhubarb And Ginger Gin

Wake up your tastebuds with Whitley Neill's rhubarb and ginger alarm clock.

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la Fee absinthe
La Fée Absinthe Superieure

Immediately push all thoughts of green fairies out of your mind and hear this, traditional French absinthe is one of the most sophisticated and luxurious drinks one can partake in. So much so that La Fée's absinthe superieure is often served at parties using a 19th century absinthe fountain.  The top container holds iced water which gradually drips out of the tiny taps onto the absinthe in a glass below, to release the flavour and create the famous absinthe louche. Not to mention, this bottle is completely divine. 


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naked marshmallow gin
Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Gin

Ok, it doesn't get much more millennial than this does it? Oh, ok, if you added some pink unicorns then maybe... But what a way to delight a girlie drinker than with vanilla and marshmallow infused gin?

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Ableforth rumbullion
Rumbullion

If you haven't heard of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin, then you must have been hiding under a rock, but it's well worth checking out the brand's other offering - Rumbullion. A spicy concoction of full-bodied rum that comes in a wonderful papered bottle complete with wax seal. 

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Cannabis Sativa Gin

Caught your eye did it? The product doesn't actually contain active T.H.C but it is hemp infused and delicious. A delightfully unusual option to stock in your drinks cabinet. 

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Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur

Got a friend who loved those little parma violet sweets as a child? Well this Zymurgorium 'Sweet Violet' liqueur would be the perfect adult gift. 

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Mary Le Bone Gin

Mary Le Bone gin is made by the 'Pleasure Gardens Distilling Co.' and if that doesn't already whet your whistle, we know what will.... that B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L blue and gold bottle. Elegant and luxe in gin form. 

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boutique gins
Neroli Gin

Sold on the orange-blossom bottle before even looking at the spirit? Us too. 

That Boutique-y Gin company scores again.

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Unusual alcohol - best alcohol gifts
Coconut Rum

The Aluna coconut rum comes in such an adorable bottle, it's hard to imagine not wanting to own it. 

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Unusual alcohol - best alcohol gifts
Collagin

Yep, you read that correctly. This gin has anti-ageing botanicals in it and claims to be a beauty tonic as well as a welcome end-of-day drink. 

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pirates grog
Black Coffee Rum

Rum's a great staple for those not looking to sip on the crisper spirits, but dark rums can get a little samey. The Pirate's Grog Black Ei8ht Coffee Rum is five year aged rum (already a good start) infused with premium Brazilian coffee (now you're really talking). Great for espresso martini lovers and swashbucklers alike.

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Kah Skull Blanco Tequila

Drink tequila or not, this skull will look amazing on your sideboard. 

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boutique gins
Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin

After having a little chortle at the name, you'll move onto the pleasantly designed bottle and, finally, to this fabulously fruity 40% proof gin from That Boutique-y Gin Company.

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Mulberry Gin

Sweet, thick, designed to be drunk on its own without tonic, this is a fantastic alternative to sloe gin.

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Rhubarb Vodka

Another rhubarb flavoured spirit, only J J Whitley's vodka is the most adorable shade of blush pink.

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Skull Vodka

The crystal head skull vodka has reached something of a cult status these days. Still, a cool present. 

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Lemon Gin

Made from 5 botanicals, this Malfy con Limone is a zesty gin that packs a punch.

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pirates grog
Mini Rum Trio

Picky eaters and indecisive drinkers - you know, the ones who stare at a menu for a full 20 minutes before making a selection - will love this set of miniatures. Firstly, there are three different rums: a Five Year Aged rum, an incredible 13 year aged rum and a black coffee-infused rum. Secondly, they actually come in a little cask so you can pretend you're a pirate unearthing treasure. X marks the spot and hits it too.

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Mezcal with agave worm

Knock their socks of with a bottle of traditional Mezcal, complete with worm. This Lajita bottle is pretty cute. 

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Bloom gin
Bloom London Dry Gin

Triple distilled and made from juniper, chamomile and honeysuckle, this is a deliciously feminine gin, complemented by an equally beautiful bottle in Tiffany blue.

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Pornstar Martini

The Pornstar martini is now, notionally, the nation's favourite cocktail wouldn't you know...

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