Christmas, the time of year that elicits everything from joy and laughter, to sensations of being satisfyingly over-fed and sleepy. A time where everything you eat, smell and touch, transports you back to Christmasses past and times gone by. At Buck & Birch we pride ourselves on celebrating the festive season to the fullest, offering the perfect drinks and gifts from Santa’s (bar) sleigh, all utilising the best in natural ingredients.
So, what’s in our stockings this year? For those who want a luxurious taste of the wilds of Scotland, the Aelder Amarosa Gift Set (£25 for 2 x 200ml bottles wrapped up in a classic box) contains two delectably fruity liqueurs to be sipped neat or mixed to liven up any cocktail. Aelder Elixer Elderberry Liqueur and Amarosa Aromatic Rosehip Liqueur give a sweet and spicy edge to your Christmas day and are the perfect accompaniment to an after-dinner parlour game or two.
The Botanist Gin Wild Cocktail Collection (£29) is for all the mummies and daddies, aunts and uncles, nanas and grandads who need a little bit of a break at around 3pm…. The dinner has been eaten and the crackers are pulled, so there is nothing left to do but pretend you’re a gin connoisseur and luckily, we have the perfect gift for that. In collaboration with Botanist Gin, the Wild Gin Cocktail Collection offers a limited-edition range of three pre-bottled cocktails, just ready for the drinking.
Inspired by the flavourful wilds of Scotland, home to both The Botanist and Buck & Birch, the collection has been created with passion, appreciation and a knowledge for the Scottish wilds, with each cocktail crafted using The Botanist Gin, blended with exclusive Buck & Birch liqueurs and harvested ingredients from the county of East Lothian. The Ramble offers a typical twist on the Bramble cocktail, The Amagroni is the perfect herbal aperitif and The Plants & Quincidence is light, floral and refreshing – just what you need after too much turkey!
For the port, sherry and whisky lovers, a bottle of Aelder Elixer Wild Elderberry Liqueur (£12.95) is the only way to go. Found on the ‘nice’ list, this tipple has flavour notes of dark stone fruits with hints of bitter chocolate and spice. With a texture of crushed velvet and soothingly warming finish it is a must with the 7pm cheeseboard. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Wild Elderberry Liqueur in your cup. Bliss.
Finally, for the one you never have any idea what to buy: our Buck & Birch Gift Card. Starting at just £15, you can give someone the option to choose their own premium present, selecting from anything on the website – whether that be the Wild Liqueur Taster Pack, the Ana-Birch Syrup Caramel Liqueur or one of our best-selling pre-mixed cocktails. Formed from nature, enjoyed by you.
Who said Christmas was about the kids anyway?
To view the full selection of drinks available for purchase, visit www.aelderelixir.com