By Paul Barry | Assistant Buyer: Beer & Spirits
Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or some great options for sharing this Valentines we have you covered. Here is my pick of some great drinks to get you in to the spirit of the occasion. Of course, these are great options for treating yourself as well!
First up, some gin. What spirit says valentines more than pink gin? Gordon's Pink brings the refreshing taste their London Dry while adding the subtle sweetness of red berries. Plenty of raspberry and strawberry tones with the tang of redcurrants make for a great, delicate and fruity, G&T. Pick up a bottle of Gordon's Pink on line or in-store for just €22.95
We also have some great gin gift packs available. Dingle Gin has established itself as one of Ireland's leading brands and with good cause. The eye-catching design is matched by the fresh and balanced flavours from the combination of botanicals drawn from across the world. Their gift pack comes with everything needed for making some great gin cocktails including a dingle glass, spirits measure, Off the Cuffe bitters and a cocktail booklet.
Another equally delicious option comes from the other side of the world. Roku Gin incorporates six traditional Japanese botanicals; infused, distilled and blended by, the artisans of The House Of Suntory Spirits. This gift pack comes beautifully presented with two traditional Yunomi style cups. It’s also on offer this month, at just €39.95
If your tastes run more towards darker spirits, then we have some great whiskeys to share. Slane Whiskey is super smooth with some complex notes of oak and spice. Perfect whiskey for curling up in front of the fire with. At just €27.00 this month in O’Briens it’s a steal.
If you are looking for gift pack for that special someone then Writers Tears Copper Pot would be a great choice. This is a vatting of pot still and single malt, the resulting whiskey has picked up too many accolades to mention. Approachable but with lots of complexity, expect apple, vanilla, ginger, butterscotch, toasted oak and chocolate tones. With the presentation pack at just €39.95 it’s too good to pass up.
Of course we also have a great range of craft beers and gift packs available in store, the ideal gift for the craft lover. You can check out our full valentines special offers here.
Please note prices are correct at time of publishing. Please check our website or stores for the most up-to-date pricing.