Shake up Christmas presents with our guide to the best alcohol gifts to give in 2022!
If beer Christmas trees excite you, limited edition releases and Aussie made concoctions have got you intrigued, read on through as we’re about to tipple your tastebuds this festive season with our alcoholic gift guide!
Whether you’re looking to find the perfect present this Christmas for a family member, a friend, a colleague in the office or even yourself – treat that alcohol connoisseur to the ultimate gift this Christmas 2022.
And to help you celebrate the festive season we’ve found the best wines, beer Christmas trees, the latest spirits and even a pavlova flavoured liqueur. So let us tipple your tastebuds and help that alcohol connoisseur say cheers with our gift guide to the 15 best Christmas alcohol gifts to give in 2o22!
The Best Wines to Gift this Christmas 2022:
Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir
If you’re looking for the best red wine to gift this Christmas 2022, look no further than Innocent Bystander’s Pinot Noir. Hailing from the Yarra Valley in Victoria, this medium bodied red proves to be a highlight from the region for this festive season. Think intense characteristics of dark cherries and spice. Despite its intense profile, Innocent Bystander’s Pinot Noir is juicy, smooth and gorgeously velvety on the palate. With soft savoury tannings, this wine is best paired in a DIY hamper filled with artisan chocolate to make for the best alcohol gift for 2022.
Lanson Black Label Champagne
Hailing from Champagne, France, Lanson’s Black Label is a must-have for any celebratory occasion, especially Christmas 2021. Showcasing a soft and overall pure texture, this Champagne features an overall delicate acid structure. One of the best valued non-vintage Champagnes, drinkers can expect an elegant palate that continues through each sip. A crowd pleaser, we recommend pairing this drop with fresh seafood on Christmas Day. Better yet, this gift set also includes two branded Champagne glasses.
Petaluma Yellow Label Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2021
Do you have a wine lover that you need to gift this Christmas 2022? Petaluma’s Yellow Label Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2021 is the tastiest drop they’ll unwrap. Fermented in 30% new French oak barriques that was matured on yeast lees for eight months. Beyond this, this dry white wine features complex aromas and flavours including hints of stone fruits, citrus zest and a subtle flintiness on the bouquet. As well as that, drinkers will find a creamy texture, a lingering finish with a grapefruity pith. Great to drink now or store to develop with age.
Pikes Wines Traditionale Riesling
For 36 years, Pikes Wines in the Clare Valley wine region of South Australia have been producing this exceptional Traditionale Riesling. And, in 2020, it was given the accolade it deserves with 96 points and a gold medal at Halliday Wine Companion. Expect a citrusy aroma, wafting with fresh lime, with a palate that emboldens the nose thanks to the various other citrusy flavours – a delightful addition to any upcoming dinner party. Or, for aficionados, consider cellaring to 2035.
Yalumba 2016 The Signature Cabernet Shiraz
When the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley team up, you know that it’s destined to be a drop to remember. Diverse in it’s own sense, Yalumba’s The Signature Cabernet Shiraz is the best wine gift for every occasion. Classically rich, wine lovers can expect exotic florals, a cranberry complexity and hints of dark chocolate and liquorice. Full-bodied with a long, flowing and precise tannin profile; this drop also features a tight acidity which makes for an overall stylish yet approachable drink. Plus, the Yalumba 2016 Signature Cabernet Shiraz comes in a signature gift box.
The Best Beers to Gift this Christmas 2022:
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co Peanut Butter Porter
Blending the tasty breakfast spread with a full-bodied beer, Bad Shepherd Brewing’s Peanut Butter Porter shows just how quirky Australian craft beers can get. Brewed with chocolate malt, chocolate wheat and hazelnuts, Peanut Butter Porter features the distinct taste of peanut butter, perfect for any spring picnic with friends. Better yet, rather than peanuts, the brewing wizards at Bad Shepherd have used hazelnuts, lactose and peanut flavours for an experiment gone oh so right.
Big Drop Brewing Co Woodcutter Brown Ale
Brewed out in Goulburn, Big Drop Brewing Co’s Woodcutter Brown Ale will cut through any misconceptions about non-alcoholic craft beers. This award-winning ale is malt focused with a toasty aroma and soft grassy notes because of the light use of hops. But don’t just take our word for it, Woodcutter Brown Ale has been internationally recognised for its excellent taste, most recently winning a prize at the World Beer Awards in 2021. So crack open a few Woodcutter Brown Ale with friends and enjoy a great night!
Craft Cartel Christmas Tinnie Tree
We’ve seen wooden, Disney themed and even upside-down Christmas trees. But, just in time for this Christmas 2021, Craft Cartel has unveiled the one tree every Aussie beer lover wishes to sit under – the Christmas Tinnie Tree. In partnership with designer Domus Vim, this sustainable timber tree comes ready to assemble with 48 handpicked Australian craft beers and a beer glass guide. Plus, as a gift that keeps on giving, they’ll also receive five $20 vouchers to use at Craft Cartel! If they love to rock around the Christmas tree, then this is the ultimate Christmas 2021 gift. No ornaments needed.
Hope Brewery Sunny Boy 2.0 Pine Lime Super Sour
As anyone over the age of 25 would know, Sunny Boys were the perfect treat for hot summer days. And now you can reminisce on the good old days with the Sunny Boy Sour — brewed by Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Featuring Australian grown specialty wheat malt and orange juice extracts, this beer is soured during the brewing process to create a vibrant, cheek-pinching beer. Get nostalgic and a little tipsy with this adult version of a childhood treat for Christmas 2022 and beyond.
World Class Beer Collection
Whether that be in 80 days or not, after being stuck at home and travel has been off the cards, we all wish that we could go on an around the world trip. But, before you pay for overpriced tickets, we present to you the World Class Beer Collection – where planes, jet lag and long lines at tourist traps are replaced with 12 of the finest brews from around the world. All that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home! Including the likes of Sol, Monsuta and Blue Ribbon, the World Class Beer Collection is perfect for any travel and beer lover alike. Simply chill, sit back and sip your way into the best Christmas gift for 2022!
The Best Spirits to Gift this Christmas 2022:
Baileys Pavlova Flavoured Liqueur
Last year it was all about the Apple Pie, Strawberries and Cream as well as the Red Velvet Cupcake. This Christmas 2022, the spotlight is on Baileys’ Pavlova Flavoured Liqueur. The newest addition to the range, Baileys Pavlova sees every Aussies favourite summertime dessert blended with the iconic Irish Cream. This delicious concoction features a flavour swirl of creamy meringue and summer berry flavours. Enjoy over ice or, get creative with one of Baileys delicious cocktail recipes. Think of it as a bottled dessert. Yum!
Nant Port Cask Tasmanian Highland Single Malt Australian Whisky
When it comes to gifting whisky this Christmas 2022, why not support Australian distillers? And thanks to Nant, a Tasmanian distillery making it’s mark in the industry, you can do just that. With multiple gold medals on their belt, Nant is renowned for their strong, spicy and complex blend that makes up their Port Cask Tasmanian Highland Single Malt Australian Whisky. Think sultanas, ginger nut biscuits, buttery caramel tones and so much more. It’s like Christmas in a bottle!
Silent Pool Gin
Hailing from England, lovers of the classic gin and tonic will soon fall in love with Silent Pool. A contemporary take on a London Dry Gin, Silent Pool is distilled with over 20 botanicals including juniper, liquorice, cardamom, bergamot orange and kaffir lime to name a few. A full-bodied taste, this drop is simultaneously a rich and clean, juniper-driven spirit. Featuring rose, lavender, chamomile and honey notes; drinkers can expect a smooth, floral finish when paired with their favourite tonic. Best enjoyed at an occasion!
ST. ALi x Young Henrys Coffee Gin
When two Aussie dream teams come together, you know it’s going to be good. Do you have a coffee lover that’s also a gin lover that you need to find a trendy gift for this Christmas 2022? The ST. ALi x Young Henrys Coffee Gin is right up your alley! This new release blends together hand selected Peruvian coffee roasted by the legends over at ST ALi that’s then blended with a fusion of dried coffee cherries from El Salvador. With notes of piney juniper, earthy Angelica root and fruity Tasmanian enigma hop, we will ensure that this will be their favourite afternoon pick-me-up this festive season and beyond.
Volando Tequila Blanco
Just as how every home bar needs a good gin, vodka and whisky, it also needs a good tequila. And this is exactly why Volando Tequila Blanco is at the top of our Christmas gifting list for 2022. If it’s not for the two Australian Olympians who started the business, it might be for it’s enticingly smooth taste. Think of it as an invigoration of the senses with passing scents of caramel, baked agave and a basket full of fruits. With slight herbal hints, drinkers will find bold, earthy flavours of wet stone.
If you’re looking for some trendy present ideas to gift before Christmas, why look countdown with Australia’s 10 Best Adults Advent Calendars? Or, for something more personalised, you can’t go wrong with our 2022 Gift Guide to the 10 Best Christmas Presents for Her and Him.