The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48



Spirits for Christmas

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


Whether you’re looking for a boss rum, vodka or whisky for a last-minute gift, you can’t go wrong with one of these corkers – they each scooped top trophies in the recent IWSC awards…

Spirits Product Trophies

Cask Strength Scotch Whisky
Ardbeg Uigeadail Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (The Glenmorangie Company)

Pomace Brandy 
Grappa Le Giare Gewürztraminer (Distilleria Marzadro Spa

London Dry Gin 
Carlton Club London Distilled Gin (London & Scottish International Ltd)

Supercassis Vedrenne (Pagès Vedrenne)

El Dorado Rum 12YO (Demerara Distillers)

Ogilvy Scottish Potato Vodka (Ogilvy Spirits)

Blended Whisky 
Ballentine’s 30 – pictured above (Chivas Brothers)

Brandy Trophy (Worldwide)
Van Ryn’s Distiller’s Reserve 12YO (Distell Ltd)

Club Cigare XO Grande Champagne (SARL Hawkins Distribution)

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Over 15 Years Old 
Glenfiddich Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisy 21YO (William Grant & Sons)

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Under 15 Years Old 
Bowmore Tempest Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islay 10 YO (Beam Suntory)

Single Malt Scotch Whisky No Age Stated 
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Whyte & Mackay Distillers)

Shasharakuraku (Nishi Sake Brewing Co. Ltd)

Blanton’s Gold Edition Bourbon Whiskey (Blanton Distilling Company)

Worldwide Whiskey 
Three Ships Single Malt Whiskey 10YO (Distell Ltd)

El Tesoro Platnium Tequila (Beam Inc)

Contemporary Style Gin
Hernö Juniper Cask Gin (Hernö Gin AB)

Gin & Tonic 
Napue Gin (Kyro Distillery)

Bloody Mary 
Vodrock (Vodrock UG)

Looking for wine ideas? Check for details.



Picture of The Cocktail Lovers

The Cocktail Lovers

The Cocktail Lovers are Mr G and Ms S, a man and a woman who share a passion for cocktails. (We also happen to be married, so we’re cocktail lovers in more ways than one…)


Be the first to hear the latest news, get sneaky peeks inside upcoming issues of The Cocktail Lovers magazine, receive special offers and lots more. (And we promise we won’t share your details with anyone else).

To get the latest copy of our gorgeous print magazine just click on the cover!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


The Cocktail Lovers magazine is packed with features, fashion, food, travel, interviews, news, recipes – all written from a cocktail lover’s perspective. Published four times a year, take your pick from the luxurious print edition or get your fix in the page-turning digital format – either way, it couldn’t be easier to start a subscription or order back issues. And why keep all the cocktail goodness to yourself? Share the love by setting up a gift subscription. We ship pretty much everywhere in the world, so we’ve got you covered. Start your subscription today!

The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48
The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 47
The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 46
The Cocktail Lovers Magazine 45 Cover
The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48
The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48

JOIN us!

Join us at The Cocktail Lovers and be the first to hear the latest news, get our new magazine and receive specials offers. (And we don’t share your details with anyone else.)