From Award-Winners To Festive Delights, 27 Best Alcohol Bottles Perfect For Year-End Gifting

From premium whiskies, gins, and tequilas to sparkling wines and rich reds, these offerings cater to diverse palates and preferences.

by Mallika Khurana
From Award-Winners To Festive Delights, 27 Best Alcohol Bottles Perfect For Year-End Gifting

As the festive air embraces us, a myriad of meticulously curated alcohol bottles emerge, each a masterpiece in its own right. From the vibrant celebration pack of Hoegaarden, echoing the vivacious spirit of the season, to the opulence of Stranger & Sons’ award-winning Sherry Cask Aged Gin, this collection embodies the epitome of indulgence and sophistication. Step into a world where every bottle encapsulates a unique journey, an ode to tradition, innovation, and the sheer pleasure of exceptional taste. These alcohol treasures aren’t just gifts; they’re moments waiting to be uncorked and savoured, inviting you to share the magic of the holidays with your dearest friends in a symphony of tantalising flavours.

Best Alcohol Bottles That Make For A Perfect Holiday Gift

1. Hoegaarden

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Starting with Hoegaarden, their celebration pack stands out as an exceptional gift. It embodies the festive spirit with its vibrant packaging and a trio of distinctive wheat beers. These flavours cater to both seasoned beer enthusiasts and newcomers, making it an inviting gateway to exceptional brews. The Belgian Wit, Nectarine, and Roseé flavours offer a diverse tasting experience, perfect for elevating any celebration.

Cost: starting at ₹660

2. Stranger & Sons


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Stranger & Sons’ Sherry Cask Aged Gin earned a Gold Medal within 45 days of release, showcasing its exceptional quality. The dark fruit and raisin notes from sherry cask ageing, coupled with spice and smooth vanilla undertones, create a truly unique gin. Its versatility in serving styles, from on the rocks to highball, ensures a delightful experience for gin aficionados.

Cost: starting at ₹3,499 (approx)

3. Longitude77

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Seagram’s Longitude 77 Indian Single Malt Whisky pays homage to India’s spirit of luxury and sophistication. Crafted in small batches, its rich flavour profile, with hints of oak, vanilla, and subtle fruit, reflects the care put into its creation. This whisky stands as a testament to seekers of authentic contemporary Indian luxury.

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*Available in Maharashtra, Goa, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and at Delhi Duty Free

4. Absolut Limited Edition Pack

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Absolut’s Limited Edition Pack not only retains its unique character in design and taste but also celebrates self-expression through art and creativity. This vodka’s exceptional smoothness makes it a versatile choice for mixing or sipping straight, appealing to those who appreciate multifaceted identities and artistic endeavours.

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5. Indri-Trini


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Indri-Trini Single Malt from Piccadily Distilleries in India sets a high standard. Matured in three coveted casks—ex-bourbon, ex-French wine, and PX Sherry—it delivers a smooth single malt experience with notes of caramelised pineapple, vanilla, black tea, and honey. Its numerous global awards speak to its premium quality.

Cost: starting at ₹3000

6. Camikara 3YO


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Crafted as India’s first pure cane juice rum, Camikara celebrates the country’s sugarcane heritage. Aged for 3 years, it’s a testament to purity, reflecting the essence of time, culture, and the land. Its versatility in serving, either neat or in cocktails, makes it a genuine tribute to Indian traditions.

Cost: starting at ₹1,500

7. Campo Viejo Tempranillo

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Campo Viejo Tempranillo is soft and fresh on the palate, with a long finish that leaves a taste of red fruit, vanilla, and cocoa. The nose is rich in aromas and pronounced in intensity. There are wood nuances with gently sweet notes of vanilla to finish with other sweet spices. The Spanish wine pairs best with pasta, poultry, grilled chicken and vegetables, fresh light cheeses, and small bites.

Cost: price available on request

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8. 1800 Tequila Cristalino


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1800 Tequila Cristalino presents an ultra-premium añejo tequila, clear in appearance but with deceptive depth. Aged in French and American oak barrels and finished in port wine casks, it offers the complexity of an añejo combined with the smoothness of a Blanco. Perfect for sipping neat, on the rocks, or in cocktails, this beautiful bottle of alcohol is an ideal gift for the holiday season.

Cost: starting at ₹15,000

9. Bushmills 12-Year-Old Irish Single Malt

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The Bushmills 12-Year-Old Irish Single Malt Whisky boasts a full-bodied, deep amber hue with complex yet approachable flavours. Triple-distilled from 100% malted barley and finished in Marsala wine casks, it offers rich dried fruit and nutty notes, showcasing the essence of Irish whisky craftsmanship.

Cost: starting at ₹6,999

10. Hayman’s Peach & Rose Cup


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Hayman’s Peach & Rose Cup combines London Dry Gin with fresh peach and sweet rose, creating a subtly sweet yet bright drink. Best served with premium lemonade and fruit garnish, it’s perfect for outdoor gatherings, adding a burst of natural fruit flavours to any occasion.

Cost: starting at ₹5,700

11. 9 Lives Merlot


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9 Lives Merlot from Central Valley, Chile, is an intense and fresh wine with notes of strawberries, red currants, figs, and subtle hints of caramel and vanilla. Its medium body and round tannins make it a versatile choice, pairing well with various dishes, from grilled chicken to lighter cheeses.

Cost: starting at ₹2,350

12. Villa Sandi Il Fresco Prosecco Treviso Brut DOC

This beautiful bottle of alcohol, Villa Sandi Il Fresco Prosecco Treviso Brut DOC, a delightful prosecco from the Veneto region, makes for a great gift this season. With fruity and flowery aromas, a dry and flavoursome palate, and a harmonious aftertaste, it’s perfect for celebrating special moments, whether on its own or paired with light dishes.

Cost: starting at ₹2,195

13. Hendricks 

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Hendrick’s Gins offer both their classic variant and the maritime-inspired Neptunia. The classic variant, crafted with 11 botanicals and infused with rose and cucumber, delivers a unique taste profile. Neptunia, their maritime edition, adds invigorating sea-inspired notes to the classic blend, resulting in an incredibly smooth gin with a refreshing citrus finish.

Cost: starting at ₹3995 (Delhi)

14. Antiquity

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Antiquity reimagines its presentation with a cobalt blue bottle, embodying the essence of fine art. Its exceptional blend of malts unfolds in layers, showcasing a captivating depth of flavour and elegance, making it a sophisticated choice for whisky enthusiasts.

Cost: starting at ₹1,000

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15. Black Dog 14Y0

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The Black Dog 14-year-old Millard’s Private Reserve is a rare and incomparably smooth blended scotch whisky. With delicate hints of vanilla, lightly toasted oak, and an accentuated taste profile from the 200-year-old Linkwood distillery, it’s a tribute to perfection, aged for 14 years to achieve a balanced scotch.

Cost: starting at ₹6,400

16. Johnnie Walker Blonde

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Johnnie Walker Blonde introduces a surprise taste of sunshine with a light and bright variant crafted using whiskies matured in first-fill American oak casks. Its sweet, fruity flavours make it perfect for casual moments, especially when mixed with lemonade and orange slices.

Cost: starting at ₹2,930

17. Johnnie Walker Black Label: Air-Ink Edition

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The Johnnie Walker Black Label: Air-Ink Edition, with its limited run of just 2500 bottles, features a captivating Delhi-inspired design by artist Shilo Shiv Suleman. Using innovative AIR-INK® technology that transforms pollution into ink, this collector’s edition bottle showcases the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Encasing the renowned Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky, it’s a bold and vibrant Scotch renowned for its layers of creamy toffee, rich sweet fruit, spicy vanilla, and enveloping sweet smoke—an exceptional blend enclosed in a truly unique and collectable package.

Cost: starting at ₹14,000

18. Chateau Indage wines


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Finally, Chateau Indage wines offer a diverse selection, from Chantilli Chardonnay, Vin Ballet, and Chantilli Merlot to Tiger Hill, each presenting its own unique characteristics and flavours. These wines cater to various preferences, ensuring a delightful experience during the festive season.

Cost: starting at ₹390 for 750ml

19. Amrut Fusion


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Amrut Fusion stands as a pioneer in the world of single-malt whisky. Its carefully crafted blend of tastes promises an exceptional celebration. Bottled at 50%, this golden single malt whisky boasts refined notes on the palate and nose, evolving into a captivating complexity. The nose exhibits thickly oaked and curious barley-sugar notes, while the taste journey transitions into intense chocolate fudge, and the finish culminates in dry peat, oak, and spices. 

Cost: starting at ₹2700 (approx)

20. Highbury Classic Whisky

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Highbury Classic Whisky makes for a perfect companion during the festive season. This American blended whisky features hints of berries, caramel biscuits, and peat on the nose. The palate offers a delightful mix of raisins, stone fruits, cinnamon spice, and vanilla, rounded off with oakwood. Its layered complexity derives from double-charred wood, ensuring a consistently appealing taste.

Cost: starting at ₹600 (approx)

21. Greater Than by NAO Spirits


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Greater Than by NAO Spirits, India’s first craft gin and the only London Dry gin made in India, offers a clean juniper taste with fresh lemon peel notes and a hint of ginger on the finish. With an ABV of 42.8%, it pairs exceptionally well with tonic water or flavoured mixers for refreshing cocktails. Available in various Indian regions, this craft gin is a delightful addition to any festive gathering.

Cost: starting at ₹2116 (approx)

22. The Famous Grouse

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The Famous Grouse presents Scotland’s favourite blend, known for its smoothness and balance. With an aroma of candied fruits, buttery shortbread, and citrus peel, this blend offers dried fruits, soft spices, and oak on the palate. The Famous Grouse is a harmonious blend of superior taste and quality, ideal for home bar additions and festive get-togethers.

Cost: starting at ₹1500 (approx)

23. Short Story Dry Gin

Short Story Dry Gin features an 11-botanical blend of traditional, pot-distilled London dry gin, offering a vibrant citrus and juniper foundation on the palate. This gin is perfect for those seeking a balanced and refreshing gin experience.

Cost: starting at ₹1050 (approx)

24. Salud Cusp


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Salud Cusp London Dry Gin, at 42% ABV, offers a harmonious fusion of flavours and aromas. With botanicals like juniper, coriander, orange peel, hibiscus, and more, it promises an exceptional flavour profile. This small-batch craft gin is a celebration of craftsmanship and elegance.

Cost: starting at ₹3450 (approx)

25. Skinny Witch Prosecco

Skinny Witch Prosecco offers two variants: the Rosé with hints of rose petals and red berries, and the Brut with citrus, green apple, and a dry finish. These sparkling wines provide an exquisite effervescent experience for celebrations.

Cost: starting at ₹2300 (approx)

26. Hapusa by NAO Spirits


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Hapusa by NAO Spirits is a unique contemporary gin made with Himalayan juniper berries and other indigenous botanicals. This gin celebrates the flavours of juniper, gondhoraj lime, raw mango, and more, creating a distinct taste experience.

Cost: ₹2,857 (approx)

27. D’YAVOL Single Estate Vodka


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D’YAVOL Single Estate Vodka from Poland, made from winter wheat and meticulously filtered through rare black pearls, boasts an ultra-premium quality and unique mouthfeel. With a clean and smooth finish, this vodka is a symbol of luxurious defiance and a standout alcohol for gifting during the holiday season.

Cost: starting at ₹5000 (approx)

These alcohol bottles are exquisite choices for gifting and enhancing the holiday cheer for your special pals this holiday season.

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PS: “Consumption of alcohol is injurious to health. Be safe-don’t drink and drive”.

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