It’s time to refresh your drinks cupboard for Christmas, so we’ve picked out some of the best UK made drinks for cocktail addicts and teetotallers alike!
Lower East Side Whisky
The Borders Distillery is the first Scotch Whisky distillery in the Scottish Borders since 1837 and was commissioned in 2018. As it is a new distillery they have not produced a Single Malt Scotch yet but they are set up to produce a light, fragrant and floral style of malt whisky. As their Single Malt is still ageing the distillery have created other spirits; William Kerr’s Borders Gin is distilled on-site, as is their small-batch vodka.
Featured: Lower East Side Whisky £29.95
Cracker Drinks Co.
Go sober with Cracker Drinks Co. Founded in 2005, they crafted a range of fruit drinks that are completely natural which never use artificial additives, colours or preservatives.
Featured: Apple, Mint and Lime, £1.80
Brewgooder produces craft beer with a difference. Their quality beer, which is made in Ellon, Scotland using British malts, aims to bring clean water to 1,000,000 people across the world by donating 100% of their profits to clean water charities. So far, they have impacted 64,748 lives and aim to achieve their target of 1 million by 2025.
Solway Spirits make a range of small-batch spirits and liqueurs. Some of their gin botanicals are even hand foraged in the local Dumfriesshire countryside. Solway Spirits experiment with many flavour combinations and we love their Apple Caramel Gin for Christmas!
Featured: Apple Caramel Gin, £32.95
Funkin’ make a range of products that allow everybody to recreate delicious bar quality cocktails at home by simply adding alcohol. With over 20 years of experience working with and supplying some of the best bars and mixologists with their award-winning products, Funkin’ knows a thing or two about cocktails.
Featured: Passion Fruit Martini Mixer, £4
The London Essence Co
The London Essence Co. make a range of stylish mixers to complement premium spirits.
Founded in 1896 on the banks of the River Thames, The London Essence Co. developed a knowledge and expertise creating exquisite essences for leading perfume houses of the era.
By applying these secrets to the food and drink world, they used the science of distillation and the art of layering’ flavours, to create natural essences with an unmatched depth of flavour and complexity.