Unless you’re a spirits enthusiast, it can be difficult to purchase something for your favourite drinks connoisseur. But don’t worry, for this gift guide will sort you out.

With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, the clock is ticking for you to purchase suitable gifts come the festive season. If you’ve put your boozy friends at the end of your list, it’s time to tick it off with this selection of cognac and whiskies that are sure to thrill them.

Be sure to read all the way to the end for a special promo code to get a 10% discount on these bottles.

Martell Noblige Limited Edition by Angel Chen

By now, most ardent partygoers will already be familiar with the Martell Noblige cognac. The drink that was traditionally reserved for the elder and sophisticated crowd has been given a new lease of youth in the form of the Martell Noblige. Make no mistake — it’s still sophisticated with its sleek and classy bottle, but the cognac is versatile enough to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail.

On the nose, the cognac has notably fruity scents of lemon, pears, prunes and exotic hints of caramelised grapes. But upon taking a sip, woody flavours of vanilla, cedar, and oak are present and full-bodied with an elegant finish.

Taking on that spirit of youthfulness is this limited-edition collaboration with Chinese fashion designer Angel Chen. Her bold and colourful style, which is an amalgamation of traditional Chinese motifs and Western aesthetic has resulted in a distinct Martell Noblige bottle and box design that will make the perfect gift.

The design features her signature colours of red, yellow, and blue. It also pays tribute to Martell’s first shipments of cognac to China in 1858 — a meeting of both East and West.

Find out more about this collaboration here.

Chivas Regal 18

The Chivas Regal 18 whisky is a complex one that any whisky enthusiast can appreciate. This multi-faceted blended whisky has 85 multiple flavours in one bottle and is velvety in texture with hints of dark chocolate and multi-layered aromas of dried fruit and buttery toffee.

Despite being such a complicated whisky, it is surprisingly versatile when paired with food. We’ve seen it go well with classic Cantonese cuisine, desserts, and even Malaysian dishes. Of course, having neat and on the rocks is also a great way to enjoy the Chivas Regal 18. You can see why this is the perfect gift for the whisky aficionado.

Find out more about the Chivas Regal 18 here.

The Glenlivet 18

However, if the person you’re planning on gifting a bottle of whisky to prefer the Single Malt variety over a blended whisky, then The Glenlivet 18 will be perfect. With an aroma of rich fruit and toffee with a glorious balanced palate and nuances of sweet orange, these are all thanks to a maturation process in first- and second-fill American Oak and ex-Sherry casks. Naturally, one may expect The Glenlivet 18 to have a long, lingering finish with flavours of raisin and spice. While this is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks, it also pairs well with decadent dishes of filet mignon and foie gras.

Find out more about The Glenlivet 18 here.

Now comes the best part. Should you purchase any of these three bottles — or anything from the Pernod Ricard Malaysia official Shopee page, you can get a 10% discount with no minimum spend. Just use the code PERNLSA10 upon checkout to get the discount.

The code is valid from now till 31st December 2020. However, there are only 1,000 vouchers available for this code, so be sure to redeem it as soon as possible.

(All images: Pernod Ricard Malaysia)

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.