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Three Reasons Personalised Whisky Makes a Fabulous Gift

Article by Totally_Gifts

When it comes to choosing the perfect gift, it requires you to put some thought into it so you can be certain you’ve chosen exactly the right thing. Whatever the occasion – birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and everything in between – the right present can really help to make the event. If you know someone who enjoys a drop or two of whisky from time to time, why not make their day by buying them some delicious personalised whisky? We take you through three reasons why you should.

Great for any occasion

This could be a particularly great gift for your dad on Father’s Day or your husband on his birthday, but it works for practically any occasion. The bottles come with a personalised label, which is a really nice touch as it lets the person receiving the gift know that you thought carefully about what to get them and took the time to get it personalised rather than just picking up a non-descript bottle in the supermarket. The labels are printed with the name of the recipient and they can also include the special event you are buying the gift for. Examples include Father’s Day, Best Man at a Wedding and Valentine’s Day. This means there are loads of options available and you are sure to find the perfect one for your needs.

Different types of whisky

There are also different types of whisky available, so if the person you are buying for has a favourite, you will be able to find one that they are sure to love. You have a choice between malt and blended whisky. For those not in the know, malt whisky tends to have a distinctive flavour as it uses single malt, whereas blended whisky blends different malts together to create a smooth taste that is delicious but not quite as acquired. This makes blended whisky a good option for anyone who is not a connoisseur of the drink.

When buying personalised whisky, if you choose a malt whisky then it is most likely to come from Glen Grant, whose heritage dates back to 1840. This makes it a gift packed with history as well as character and flavour and it is sure to be a winner with whoever you give it to. Blended whisky is made from Scottish malt and grain to create a delicious peaty flavour that is sure to turn anyone into a fan of the drink.

Add a personalised newspaper

For something extra special, you could give a gift of personalised whisky along with a newspaper from the date of birth of the person receiving your gift. For instance, the personalised blended whisky and newspaper from a date of your choosing would be a really special birthday gift, combining history with the specific tastes of the person you’re buying for, making personalised whisky an overall fantastic gift option.

Give the Gift of Delicious Wine and Tasty Beer

Whenever an occasion for gift-giving rolls around, it can be challenging to decide what to get those special people in your life. Whether it is your father’s birthday, your best friend’s anniversary, or a job promotion, there is one gift that will always be received with gratitude, and that is the recipient’s favourite beer, wine or spirits.

When you give the gift of a tasty and elegant wine to your loved ones for various occasions, not only are you opening doors to a number of celebratory events, but you are offering them something which shows that you appreciate their tastes. There is a lot more to buying wine as a gift for someone than simply venturing out to your local supermarket or off-licence. You should take the person’s taste into consideration as well as the price and quality of the wine being bought. For a special occasion, you are most likely to want to offer something that is high quality, distinctive and delicious so that the celebration can be shared among a wide circle of people.

When you shop online for wine to give as a gift, you will realise that you getting access to a massive range of gift-giving possibilities which will equally delight the sender and the recipient. The internet often offers choices which are hard to find in any store. whether you want to shop directly from the winery, or want to browse the selection of a particular merchant, there is a much broader selection on the internet, and the prices will be highly competitive.

If you are shopping online for a beer-lover, there are so many options available that every taste and price bracket is catered for. Beers, like wines, often have a distinctive character which is shaped by the region in which they are produced, and the wide array of methods employed. Shopping online for such wonderful gifts is a great way to go about giving it to a friend or loved one, as it is easy to find an outlet which will happily deliver the product to any address, making it a pleasant surprise for your recipient.

The internet is home to many more wine, beer and lager varieties than even the most dedicated store owner can possibly stock. Whether you choose to give the gift of a well-loved beer, or you decide on buying wine as a gift for someone, shopping online is a way to buy that is sure to satisfy.

There is no need to be intimidated by choice when you buy wine online. Online sellers give exhaustive descriptions of their products, while they also stock big-brand spirits such as Jagermeister.

Delicious Mudslide Recipe for a Special Gift

Article by Jill Hathaway

Here is the best Mudslide recipe for gifting. This delicious cocktail tastes better than ever with homemade versions of coffee and Irish Crème liqueurs. Bottle up your gourmet Mudslide Mix for birthday presents for special friends, or just enjoy it at home.

The three ingredients in the classic version of this drink are:

• Coffee Liqueur • Irish Crème • Vodka

And simple directions:

• Fill a cocktail glass with ice.• Pour an ounce or so of each over the ice and stir.

Some folks leave out the vodka, and some folks add cream or milk. Our mudslide recipe simply combines the two liqueurs in a bottle of Mudslide Mix, and your friends can add vodka or milk as they please. Or maybe some chocolate or…

Remarkably simple when you have the mix ready to go. And simply remarkable when you use homemade ingredients.

You can buy Kahlua and Bailey’s, but for a heartful gift, buy some decent vodka and whiskey, and create these delicious liqueurs for your homemade Mudslide Mix. It really adds that special touch for your special friends.

For the “Kahlua” coffee liqueur start with:

• 3 cups boiling water and 4 cups white sugar• 1 cup boiling water and 2 ounces instant coffee• 1 quart vodka• 1-2 tablespoons vanilla extract to taste


• Add sugar to the first 3 cups of water.• Boil for about 10 or 15 minutes until the sugar is dissolved completely.• Let it cool or you will evaporate your alcohol.• Dissolve the coffee separately in the fourth cup of boiling water. • Let it cool (or you know what).• Combine the mixtures with the vodka and vanilla.• Bottle it up and let it sit for a month to develop.

This recipe makes two quarts, good for mixing four quarts of Mudslide Mix.

When the flavors in your “Kahlua” have melded, it will be time to make the “Bailey’s” (the Irish Crème liqueur).

For your “Bailey’s” use:

• 1 3/4 cup Irish or Scotch whiskey (not bourbon)• 14 ounces Eagle sweetened condensed milk• 1 cup heavy cream • 1 tablespoon instant coffee • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract• ½ teaspoons almond extract


• Mix everything in the blender for a minute until smooth.• You can add more whiskey or chocolate to taste.

You’ll have to make two batches to get four bottles of Mudslide Mix. But it’s quick and easy.

Now make up your Mudslide Mix for presents. (Keep one for yourself.)

Mix equal parts of the two liqueurs, and voila, you are ready to make a nice label and tie on a ribbon or two! You can customize your recipe for chocolate lovers by adding chocolate syrup.

Tell your friends to shake gently and pour over ice, or add vodka for an extra kick. Or add some cream or milk for a more dessert-like occasion. They can pour chocolate syrup in the glass in a nice swirl before pouring and top with a strawberry when in season.

Cheers! Enjoy this special-occasion Mudslide Recipe