Christmas Gift Guides – Drinks, Beauty & Travel Gift Ideas
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McConnell’s Irish Whisky
Aged 5 years, McConnell’s is a fine blend of Irish malt and grain whiskies which have been gently rested in select bourbon casks, bringing beautiful overtones of vanilla sweetness, ripe fruits, butterscotch, and pepper spice.
McConnell’s signature blended Irish Whisky is aged for 5 long years in handpicked, first fill, ex-bourbon barrels which add a delicate, subtle sweetness to the whisky and also provide a deep oak woodiness and light char to the finish.
Glen Moray Shiraz Cask Finish
Glen Moray Speyside single malt Scotch whisky invites drinkers to explore a new wealth of floral and fruity flavours in its latest release Glen Moray Double Cask Shiraz Finish launching just in time for Christmas. The single malt is the newest addition in Glen Moray’s Explorer range, created to delight all those eager to discover new tastes. Filled with notes of strawberries, roses and undertones of oak, the whisky will be available exclusively at the Distillery and in Australia at Dan Murphy’s.
Glen Moray Double Cask Shiraz Finish explores the intriguing characteristics these red wine casks can bring to a whisky. Aged first in bourbon barrels for Glen Moray’s classic notes of vanilla and citrus, the single malt is then finished in Shiraz casks for almost two years, to gain floral, fruity flavours. The result is a whisky with aromas of rose petals and red fruits, leading into tastes of strawberries, creamy toffee, soft oak and spice.
Hampton Water is the result of a collaboration between Jon Bon Jovi, his son Jesse and leading French winemaker Gérard Bertrand which came around as a result of the family spending summer holidays enjoying delicious French Rosé wine in the Hamptons.
Described as an elegant pale pink colour, Hampton Water is fresh and lively with distinctive minerality and a long-lasting finish, intensified by ageing in French oak barrels. Featuring intense aromas of red fruit, citrus and spices, this divine drop will be a welcome guest at any social occasion. Pair with light canapes, seafood, Mediterranean dishes and lightly grilled fish, vegetables or white meat.
Available from Dan Murphy’s nationally, RRP $34.99
Keep things simple and live in the moment as you enjoy a chilled glass of the blush colour Cote des Roses rosé by renowned French winemaker Gerard Bertrand. Cote des Roses rosé has a palate full and fresh with a great balance of fruits and acidity. A great dry and light bodied style of rosé that can be enjoyed over Christmas lunch.
Available at Dan Murphy’s for $24.99
Gifts for the Traveller
Christmas is a perfect opportunity to get the whole family together and head on a road trip, exploring everything Australia has to offer, be one in nature and get up to some fun activities. By hitting the road, you can happily say goodbye to airports, security checks, long waits, delays and tiring plane trips, and set your own itinerary along the way.
Let that special someone choose their own adventure with Camplify’s option of purchasing e-Gift Vouchers this Christmas, allowing you to add your desired amount, design and personalised message.
Treat your chosen other with a Reflections Holiday Parks Gift Voucher, the ultimate key for unlocking the best of the best NSW holiday escapes.
Gifts for the beauty expert
Naked Tan’s Face Tan Mist
Naked Tan’s new Face Tan Mist is the go-to solution for a quick and convenient facial tan that nourishes and rejuvenates your skin effortlessly – the perfect gift for the bronze lover in your life.
Unlike traditional fake tan products that require hands-on application, Naked Tan’s Face Tan Mist offers a revolutionary contactless tanning experience. Infused with the cooling freshness of cucumber, this hero product not only delivers a gradual and natural-looking face tan but also leaves your skin feeling smooth and revitalised. It’s oil-free, making it ideal for those with lash extensions, ensuring your beauty regime stays uncompromised.