Need Last Minute Gifting Ideas? 10 Spirits Every Home Bar Needs

Food & Drink
By Lottie Woodrow | 8th December 2021

In partnership with Clink* Spirit UK

Whether you’re after a special gift for the home mixologist or an award-winning bottle for the self-proclaimed whisky connoisseur, find the perfect gift for someone you love this Christmas with our edit of the best drinks gifts. And the best part? You can order them all from one place.

Enter Clink*, the online drinks destination that allows you to shop all of the best award-winning spirits in one place. They work with some of the best names in the business, from Glenfiddich to Sailor Jerry, The Balvenie to Discarded Spirits, offer exceptional service and are quickly becoming the nation’s favourite spirits retailer. 

From gifting sets to no- and low- spirits, read on to find out the best drink goodies to gift this Christmas. All that’s left to do is raise a glass and enjoy a festive Clink* moment – cheers!

Discarded Spirits Trio 

Designed with sustainability in mind, Discarded Spirits uses ingredients from manufacturing processes that would otherwise be thrown away. These ingredients are packed with flavour so the brand has made it their mission to eke out the extracts and transform them into three spirits that are innovative, sustainable and delicious. 

The Discarded Cascara Vermouth is made from discarded fruit of the coffee bean and is combined with fortified wine, which is another by-product of the whisky making process and wormwood extract. In the trio, there’s also the Discarded Banana Peel Rum made using the peel of a banana that’s sweet flavour is often ignored and discarded. Finishing the trio is the Discarded Chardonnay Vodka, a spirit that uses grape skins and seeds that are typically thrown away in wine making. It’s then distilled to make a crisp, light vodka.

Atopia Spiced Citrus Ultra Low Alcohol Spirit 

Moderation shouldn’t come with a compromise. You can still enjoy all of the familiar characters, flavours and sophistication with Atopia, just without the hazy head come the following morning. 

Perfect for the friend who’s trying to cut down on their alcohol intake, this tasty tipple is made with a mix of coriander, angelica root, lemon, orange and juniper. It’s then mixed with spice, wormwood and orange blossom to give it a deeper aromatic depth. Serve this with tonic, a fresh slice of orange and ice and you won’t be able to tell the difference.

Monkey Shoulder

Treat the whisky lover in your life to a bottle of Monkey Shoulder, the 100% malt whisky that’s made with mixing in mind. It’s created from a small-batch blend of single malts and is used globally by professional bartenders and mixologists. 

This is the perfect gift for your brother who thinks of himself as a cocktail making pro since picking up a few skills in lockdown.

Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 

Toast to the occasion with the true spirit of celebration. Glenfiddich Grand Cru is aged for 23 years, before being finished with a flourish in rare French Cuvée oak casks for up to six months. Daring and unexpected, this whisky fuses the finest flavours of Scotland and France to create a stunning finish and grand drinking experience. 

Perfect for celebrations, bring this one out after the Christmas Day feast and you’ll win serious brownie points with the whisky drinkers around the table.

Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Reserve Irish Whiskey

For those wanting an Irish whiskey experience, look to Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Reserve. It’s a blend of Irish whiskeys and is matured for at least 12 years, adding character and maturity. The overall result is smooth and well rounded, with slight sweetness and spiced notes.

The overall result is smooth and well rounded, with slight sweetness and spiced notes.

Sailor Jerry Original Spiced Caribbean Rum 

If you’ve got a friend or family member who is trying to craft the perfect home bar, a bottle of Sailor Jerry Original Spiced Caribbean Rum will be a welcomed addition. 

Named after the creator of the old school tattoo, the all-natural spices and flavours in this blend is unbeatable. Think vanilla tones with warming notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. 

The Balvenie Stories Week of Peat 17 Year Old

The Balvenie Distillery’s story is one of age-old tradition and craftsmanship that’s been passed down through generations. Today, they still grow their own barley and make whisky traditionally, and you can feel the story come to life through every sip. 

The story of the Week of Peat started with distillery manager Ian Millar as he began experimenting with The Balvenie profile following a trip to Islay. He ordered Speyside peat for the kiln and built a peat burner, and the result is a rich fragrant blend, with honey, vanilla and citrus notes that are layered through smokiness.


For those searching for gifts for the coffee lover, try a bottle of Drambuie, the famed golden Scotch whisky liqueur. It pairs perfectly with a warming cup of coffee or nibble of chocolate and cream, and is the liqueur you’ll want to bring out after a shared meal with the family or friends. 

Rich with a blend of aged Scotch whisky, herbs, spiced and heather honey, it’s made using the top secret ingredients crafted for Bonnie Prince Charlie and has been handed down through generations, making sure that the traditional flavours can be found in every sip. Bundles with Kuka coffee are also available on Clink*.

Milagro Silver Tequila

For a tequila tipple, it’s got to be Milagro Silver Tequila. It’s made using the finest and sweetened blue agave straight from the Jalisco Highlands. With every sip (yep, this one is best enjoyed sipped, not shot), expect there to be a crisp, fresh and smoothness that’ll linger. 

Although rooted in tradition, the brand encapsulates the bold brightness of modern Mexico, and this tequila isn’t one to be missed.

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Reyka New Bottle and Volcano 2021

Reyka Small Batch Icelandic Vodka

This might just be the easiest drinking vodka we’ve ever laid eyes on. Made with Icelandic glacial spring water before being filtered through literal lava rock, Reyka have crafted the smoothest, crispest and most enjoyable vodka to drink. 

The distillery is powered by geothermal energy from underground volcanoes, making it environmentally friendly too – bonus. They’ve also made a delicious premade rhubarb cosmopolitan, perfect for gifting the cocktail lover in your life.

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