Gensac Solo 2015, £35.95
Only around 3,000 bottles are produced in the best of years, making it somewhat of a stunning rarity. It’s made from 100% tannat grapes, which are aged for over 36 months in entirely new French oak barrels. This wine is of immense character and intensity. We recommend opening it at least two hours before consumption and it should ideally be decanted to give it air and time to breathe.
Available in the UK at House of Malt.
The Macallan A Night on Earth in Scotland, £75
A Night on Earth in Scotland is the first whisky in a new line from The Macallan, specially distilled for seasonal gifting. This wintery drink features notes of shortbread, vanilla, toasted marshmallow and cinnamon, with flavours deepened by The Macallan’s use of exceptional sherry seasoned American and European oak casks. The artwork was created by Erica Dorn, famous for her iconic cinematic illustrations and work with director Wes Anderson.
More details at The Macallan.
LG Signature Wine Cellar, £6,099.98
Once you’ve picked up a few bottles of wine, you’ll soon run into the problem of where to store them, not everyone has a basement cellar after all. LG has an innovative solution. The Signature Wine Cellar is a state of the art appliance with multi-temperature controls for storing white or red wine, as well as Champagne. Think of it as fridge dedicated to the arts of the epicurean. It also has compartments for cheeses and meats.
Available at LG.
Bottled Cocktail Company, from £33
Over the past two years many of us picked up new hobbies – for some reason we had a lot of extra time on our hands – and a popular project was to finally set up that home bar you always wanted. However, mixing your own cocktails can be hit or miss, which is where the Bottled Cocktail Company comes in. Their initial collection includes Silver Fir Negroni El President, Dry Gin Martini Elderflower High Ball and Passionfruit Spritz.
Available at at Bottled Cocktail Company.
Bowmore Masters’ Selection Aston Martin, £300
The worlds of luxury whisky and luxury cars appear to be natural bedfellows, as they’re both industries that require exacting precision and innovation. Hence, for this collaboration with Aston Martin, Bowmore have found inspiration in the rules of engineering, specifically the golden ratio that informs much of Aston Martin’s designs. On the nose it’s sweet and nutty, which lends itself to the taste of bitter dark chocolate, black pepper, butterscotch sauce with vanilla and coffee beans.
More details at Bowmore.