Whoever the recipient or the occasion, we have Christmas all wrapped up at Amathus with our 12 gifts of Christmas. In the run-up to the big day, we will feature 12 of our favourite tipples perfect for treating the ones you love.
#1 COPENHAGEN DISTILLERY ORANGE GIN
Copenhagen Distillery Orange Gin adds two types of orange to organic wheat spirit, juniper and 3 other botanicals to deliver a fruit-forward, sipping gin with a deep, bitter orange snaps burst.
#2 FRANÇOIS VOYER COGNAC GRANDE CHAMPAGNE AMATHUS SPECIAL SELECTION
The François Voyer Cognac Grande Champagne Amathus Special Selection is a blend of finer vintages from the early to mid-1970s. Plenty of floral and fragrant fruit, quince, vanilla, caramel and coffee spice. The flavour will linger on the palate leading to a long, enjoyable and satisfying finish.
#3 CASTILLO DE MENDOZA RIOJA RESERVA
Castillo de Mendoza's Rioja Alta wines are released only at their peak. Their Reserva is from old-vine Tempranillo, matured for 36 months in barrel & bottle. Full of lush, velvety, bramble fruits and sweet spices.
4 SPIRIT OF HVEN WINTER SPIRIT
On the island of Hven located in the strait of Oresund between Denmark and Sweden lies the Spirit of Hven distillery. Founded in 2008, this family-owned distillery became the third pot still distillery ever to be built in Sweden and is one of the world’s smallest commercial pot distilleries.
#5 CHAMPAGNE A.BERGÈRE BLANC DE BLANCS SOLERA
A Bergère is a high-quality grower Champagne house based in the Côtes des Blancs region. Their Blanc de Blancs Solera is 100% Chardonnay with low dosage and partially barrel fermented for extra complexity. An elegant, crisp Champagne with notes of white peach and nougat and a gorgeous creamy palate.
#6 CHÂTEAU DU BREUIL FÛT 63 CALVADOS PAYS D'AUGE AMATHUS SELECTION
Exclusive to Amathus, this is from a single barrel, Fût no. 63, of Château du Breuil Calvados du Pays d'Auge. With 20 years in oak, this is an exceptional Calvados, specially selected by us.
#7 KOVAL CRANBERRY GIN LIQUEUR
Made with ingredients sourced directly from local, organic Midwestern farmers, the Cranberry Gin Liqueur offers an enticing blend of fruit-forward and bittersweet flavours, surrounded by the crisp, well-rounded notes of KOVAL Gin’s signature 13 botanicals.
#8 VIVERA A'MAMI 2018
Made with Carricante from the volcanic slopes Mount Etna and Chardonnay from Corleone, Vivera A'mami is an organic Italian dry white wine with delicate aromas of white stone fruit, wildflowers and beeswax. The fresh yet rich palate is beautifully textured with vibrant minerality.
#9 MICHEL COUVREUR OVERAGED MALT WHISKY
Michel Couvreur Overaged Malt Whisky is his flagship, blending malt spirits distilled in Scotland and, in Michel's signature style, maturing them in different ex-Sherry casks in his cellars in Burgundy. Though this carries no age statement, the Overaged Malt is matured a minimum 12 years.
The result is a classic sherried whisky, blending a whiff of peat smoke and honey with bags of dried fruit, chocolate and Christmas cake.
#10 CHATEAU D'ANGLUDET 2010
Chateau Angludet is located in the Bordeaux appellation of Margaux and their biodynamic wines enjoy a reputation for their elegance, finesse and exceptional ageing potential. The wonderful 2010 vintage is deep and complex with a great concentration of dark fruits and spice. This stock has come directly from the cellars of the chateau, ensuring immaculate provenance.
#11 CHÂTEAU DE LAUBADE BAS ARMAGNAC XO
Chateau de Laubade was founded in 1870 in the heart of Gascony, the original home of distillation in France, and has been owned by the Lesgourgues family since 1974. The vineyards, occupying 105 hectares, are situated in the top growth Bas Armagnac region; Ugni Blanc, Baco, Colombard and Folle Blanche are cultivated using organic methods, then vinified and distilled at the Château.
#12 CÁLEM 10 YEART OLD TAWNY PORT
Cálem 10 Year Old Tawny Port, from this Portuguese house that specialises in Tawnies, is a trophy-winning, barrel-aged Port with complex, dried red fruit, raisin and nuts. Extremely versatile. Situated on the south bank of the Douro River, this wine estate has an area of 300 hectares, 100 of which are occupied by the best vineyards of the Douro Demarcated Region, classified with the letter “A”.