Whether it's bringing a gift to someone while visiting their home over the Christmas period, a well-chosen gift for a connoisseur in the making or a gin fanatic, our list of drinks to gift will help you make an informed choice.  

For the gin fanatic... 

Chinnery Gin, which was launched in 2016, however after tasting it ourselves this year for the first time, it is definitely one of the nicest we’ve tried. Inspired by George Chinnery’s travels to India and Southern China, this gin combines ten exotic botanicals to create a beautifully fragrant finish. We particularly love the scents of oolong tea and sweet orange peel, as well as faint spicy taste. 

This Irish gin comes in a gorgeous bottle depicting the lands Chinnery visited on his travels, so it will definitely add some colour to your drink’s cabinet. You can find Chinnery Gin stocked in good independent off-licences around the country. Check their website for the full list of stockists. RRP €49.95

For lovers of Irish music & whiskey...

This is definitely the perfect stocking filler for any whiskey lovers you know. We all the know the famous song ‘Whiskey in the Jar’, originally by The Dubliners, but probably most famous from Thin Lizzy's version. This gift comprises of a cute Teeling-branded mason jar and a miniature bottle of the brand's flagship Small Batch Whiskey. This Irish whiskey, with its notes of spice and vanilla, is a firm favourite of whiskey aficionados. Order it from Molloys. RRP €8.95

For experimentalists... 

If you know someone who loves to whip up a good cocktail, then you can’t go wrong with this Pink Pineapple Mix Master Cocktail Shaker. Not only does it look cool, but this shaker provides six cocktail recipes, which are printed on it, so you’ll never have to wing it! Available from Debenhams. €10.20

A brilliant stocking filler... 

Encased in a handblown glass bauble, you’ll find just enough gin to make the perfect Christmas cocktail in this fantastic stocking filler gift. Once you’ve used up the gin, rinse out your bauble and hang it on your tree every Christmas as it makes a gorgeous, unique decoration, or alternatively fill it again every year! Just 3,000 of these baubles were produced, so don't miss out and buy one asap! Get them online at Drink Store.

For a lover of craft beer, the ultimate gift... 

The O’Brien’s Craft Club is perfect for those who like to try a variety of craft beers and build up their taste and knowledge like a true connoisseur. Every month the beer team at O’Brien’s specially select six craft beers across a diverse range of styles from Ireland and further afield. This Christmas, O’Brien’s are offering a three-month subscription for just €75, or six-months for €150, including delivery, so order online now to welcome some fab new craft beers into your life. 

For the love in your life... 

Every year ABSOLUT bring out a limited edition bottle and this year's A Drop of Love appealed to the romantics that we are at heart! The 2018 concept aims to communicate the need for love on a  global scale with the powerful word canvassed across the bottle in multiple languages. 2018 is Bliain na Gaeilge, the year of Irish Gaelic, as it marks 125 years since the Irish language revival and the founding of Conradh na Gaeilge, the Gaelic League. The new limited edition A Drop of Love bottle is joining in this celebration with the inclusion of the first Irish word on the bottle - gráWe feel think this makes a lovely gift for your secret santa or as a stocking filler. RRP €26.68.

For something quirky as well as something classy... 

Writers’ Tears is a unique vatting of Aged Single Pot Still and Single Malt whiskey. Distilled entirely from Pot Still and Malt, without Grain, this is a truly special Irish whiskey. They have two gift packs available that we really love, the first contains a bottle of Writers Tears Pot Still Blend and a pair of glasses and the second, pictured here, is a great little gift pack containing three miniatures of the hugely popular Writers Tears Copper Pot whiskey (3x5cl). 

The whiskey is gently spiced with a burst of ginger and butterscotch with background notes of toasted oak and the finish is long and elegant with subtle notes of milk chocolate and almonds. Truly delicious! Available from The Celtic Whiskey Shop.  

Happy Shopping!