A Seasonal Selection: Festive Gift Ideas

With the festive season fast approaching, F+R is delighted to offer a selection of gifts befitting of collectors and connoisseurs of all things fine, rare and luxurious. From Whisky advent calendars and personalised Cognac bottles, to rare aged Burgundies released ex-domaine in perfect condition. There’s truly something for everyone this Christmas…

The (Very) Old and Rare Whisky Advent Calendar

With whiskies of legendary status behind every door, these advent calendars will make December a month to celebrate and savour. Two calendars are available to order:

The Very Old and Rare Advent Calendar features 24 of the finest drams on the planet – many of which are near impossible to find in the marketplace. From Yamazaki Age Unknown and Karuizawa 1964, to The Macallan 42 Year Old and Glenfarclas 60 Year Old – this represents a true whisky drinker’s bucket list. Made-to-order, the calendar is available in two wooden finishes (Walnut or Macassar Ebony), handcrafted by Kent-based cabinet maker, Simon Jewell Designs.

The Old and Rare Advent Calendar also comes in two unique styles – Craft or Themed. It contains a selection of 24 highly sought-after expressions from some of the world’s most renowned distilleries, including The Macallan, Talisker, WhistlePig and Hakushu, to name but a few…

Order now online or by emailing wine@frw.co.uk to ensure delivery before the 1st of December.

Aged Premier Cru Meursault with Perfect Provenance

Aged white Burgundy is a real thing of beauty, but over the last decade or so, issues of premature oxidation have blighted some of the finest Burgundy producers. While delicious when consumed in relative youth, the textural opulence and unbeatable combination of orchard fruit, mineral salinity and savoury truffle character when fully matured is one of fine wine’s greatest joys.

Our selection of aged white Burgundies from Domaine Pontinet-Ampeau have never left the domaine’s cellars until now and on tasting through this recent set of ex-domaine aged releases, the consistency in quality and condition is spellbinding.

Ex-cellar stocks such as these are incredibly rare in Burgundy, as few producers have the desire, or indeed capacity, to hold back any bottles for late release. On tasting this latest selection there couldn’t be a better collection of wines to have with Christmas lunch.

Order now online or by emailing wine@frw.co.uk to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

Tesseron Extrême Grande Champagne Cognac Premier Cru

Tesseron Extrême is so rare that even Cognac specialists only speak of it as a memory of flavours, long sought-after but never found. Velvety and supple on the palate, its exceptional mellowness is matched only by its infinitely complex depth. Its ‘’rancio’’ nose – the result of long years of ageing in oak casks – is smooth and harmonious. It opens up in waves of countless secondary aromas, whose tones get stronger and stronger, and then ends with a soft finish. Its exceptionally long-lingering taste is an irrefutable pledge of its quality.

Easily classed as Tesseron’s most prestigious blend, this very rare bottling contains Cognac from years 1853 to 1906. Having been sheltered in the tranquillity of Tesseron’s 12th century underground “Paradis” cellars, this rare Cognac makes it appearance onto the world’s stage in time for the festive period.

Nestled in a lacquered box, this unique creation is presented in a small 1.75 litre ‘’dame-jeanne’’ demijohn and can be engraved with a personal message, making it the ultimate bespoke gift for the Cognac-lover in your life.

Order now online or by emailing wine@frw.co.uk to allow for bespoke personalisation and delivery before Christmas.