Product focus: Last-minute Christmas ideas
If you’re still looking to order stock for the festive selling season, then look no further. We’ve got plenty of Christmas items in this product round-up…
Whisky connoisseurs and collectors will appreciate this gift of organic single malt Welsh whisky, produced as a limited edition, single cask batch, from Dà Mhìle Distillery in Ceredigion. Maturation in a first-fill Tawney Port cask has given the whisky a “beautifully rounded palate and smoothness beyond its years”, says the distillery. Gifting formats include a 70cl bottle presentation box (RRP £99) and a 70cl gift pack containing two branded nosing glasses (RRP £110).
The Singing Spice Company’s organic Indian spice blends offer a short-cut to recreating authentic Indian dishes at home. A sustainable gift case containing all five blends – Curry Powder, Biryani Masala, Garam Masala, Masalan and Meat Masala – is available to the trade priced at £22.95 (RRP 13.79) and will shortly be joined by a Punjabi truck art-inspired spice tin range for Christmas.
Jiddler’s Tipple and By The Horns have collaborated to launch a panettone stout. Hints of sweet pastry, candied citrus fruits, brandy, caramel and chocolate notes can be detected in this 7% ABV festive stout, which has been brewed with real vanilla and citrus to exude the flavours and aromas of traditional Italian Christmas cake. RRP £4.50 for 440ml; trade price £2.50.
Burren Balsamics has introduced two new kits for Christmas. The Christmas Roasting Tin (RRP £13.50) combines four seasoning mixes and a recipe booklet. The Mulled Wine Kit (RRP £15) contains everything you need to make and serve two bottles of mulled wine: whole spices, dried orange slices and spiced sugar mixes, as well as a recipe booklet, muddler spoon and Irish coasters.
Paxton & Whitfield has introduced four new condiments for the Christmas cheeseboard. Spiced Apricot & Cranberry Chutney pairs with Stilton, territorials, Alpine and other hard cheeses; Beetroot & Horseradish Chutney complements blue and goats’ milk cheeses; Paxton’s Proper Pickle is a ploughman’s pickle; and Black Garlic Pickle (£5.00/110g) is recommended with Alpine cheeses and territorials. All have an RRP of £5.
Cateritaly has brought together three of its EPRONTO ragùs in gifting format for Christmas. The Italian style lamb, Bolognese and venison ragùs are handmade from fresh ingredients and locally sourced meat, providing a fast-food option that is authentic and healthy, says the Scottish producer. RRP £15.
Barbara’s Kitchen has partnered with fellow Dorset producer Southbourne Ales to produce a chutney it describes as “the ideal Christmas gift for the man in your life”. Chilli Chutney & Dorset Ale pairs well with classic pub dishes, cheese and charcuterie.