What to Give the Rummy Who Has Everything?
Our friend Emily recently reminded us of a couple of great Christmas gift ideas and coupled with the fab El Dorado 15 Year Old offer that Aldi will be running this coming week we thought we might share them with you just in case you’re stuck for ideas yourself.
Someone who appreciates the finer things in life? If that sounds like someone you know then the El Dorado miniature gift set might be for them. Consisting of some of the world’s finest rums, the El Dorado Demerara Rum Gift Pack contains the lovely 12 and 15 year old expressions but the incredible 21 year old as well! El Dorado has a history going back to 1670 when Guyana’s sugar industry was first established and still employs the same production methods used on three of the great Sugar Estates of the 18th and 19th centuries, along the banks of the Demerara River. Made for Rum aficionados, El Dorado 12, 15 and 21 year old rums are the ultimate sipping pleasure and would make a perfect present for any discernible drinker.
Available at Harvey Nichols Wine Shops Nationwide RRP: £25
The El Dorado 12 Year Old and 15 Year Old rums can be purchased online at Master of Malt for around £35 and £47 respectively – just in case you fancy going for the full bottle! With the El Dorado 21 Year Old rum priced around £80 - you can probably see why the gift set could be a great idea, as it’s probably a good idea to try before you buy! Which (incidentally) Master of Malt allows you to do as well – as you can buy a 3cl miniature of the El Dorado 21 Year Old for £6.52! The ideal stocking filler perhaps? I know I’d certainly be happy with one on Christmas morning!
Maybe you have a real foodie to please? Someone who always has their finger on the pulse of what’s new, jet sets around the world’s best bars and restaurants and likes things made in the best possible way, by experts with real passion for what they do. If this is true, than The Bitter Truth Travel Pack is just the ticket. Invented by world renowned bar tenders Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck to mix better drinks on the plane in between gigs, this handy Travellers Pack contains flavoured bitters of 20ml each, so that they can be carried in flight hand luggage.
Flavours range from Orange, Aromatic, Celery, Creole and Jerry Thomas Own Decanter bitters and a handy recipe card with instructions on how to use them. The Bitter Truth are committed to sourcing the very best ingredients in the world to create these tinctures which add depth of flavour, balance and aroma to your drinks – known as the bar tenders secret weapon these bitters are sure fire way to total cocktail mastery.
One than one of our bartender friends have been known to carry miniatures onto the plane to make their on-board drinking experience a little more exciting and pleasurable and it’s a trick we will be trying on our next flight!
If you’re new to the world of cocktail bitters – this pack could be the ideal way to get started. A rum Old Fashioned is made with a dash of bitters. A rum punch is enlivened with a dash or two of bitters (you have to trust us on this – they really do lift a drink). So if you’ve been good this year – why not treat yourself? Go on – imagine sipping that El Dorado rum Old Fashioned… Good times await!
Available at Harvey Nichols Wine Shops Nationwide RRP: £20. But also available at Master of Malt for £15.52 http://www.masterofmalt.com/bitters/the-bitter-truth/the-bitter-truth-cocktail-bitters-travelers-set-bitters/
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Country of origin: Guyana
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