Reviewed by Lindsay Burton
With the festive season upon us, gift ideas always come in handy for most people. We all have a list of people that we would like to get a little something for but not want to spend anything that will break the bank – these would be a perfect option as a Secret Santa gift.
So I was super impressed when I got to sample these Christmas crackers!! The crackers are made of strong card and the ends carefully fold in to create the “cracker look”. Each cracker is Filled with a small bottle of festive cheer. You can now get something very classy and sophisticated that would suit everyone’s taste.
The HOLY GRASS VODKA Cracker contains a cute 41.5% Alc Vol. – 50ml bottle of vodka which is delicately fresh with a creamy smooth finish.
I read online that the Holy Grass Vodka is a creation of local produce and botanicals, being infused with a carefully made vapour of Highland apple juice, to complement the sweetness of the Holy Grass. The hero botanical Anthoxanthum nitens is a delicate, sweet-scented grass known by several common names such as Holy Grass, Bison Grass or Sweet Grass. I enjoyed my vodka with some lemonade and ice, it was deliciously refreshing!
The ROCK ROSE GIN Cracker is the other sample I got to try and my personal favourite. This cracker also contains a lovely decorated 41.5% Alc Vol. – 50ml bottle. The gin is flavourful and fresh, zesty yet berryful with a long smooth finish.
The description online stated that the Rock Rose Gin gets its wonderful flavour from a carefully selected and put together creation of local and traditional botanicals. Each one meticulously chosen for their flavour properties to create the perfect taste. I enjoyed my gin with some lemonade and ice and a slice of lemon. I do prefer gin to vodka so this one went down very well! I have added this one to my Christmas list (at least a bigger bottle)!
Once I looked at the products online and the rest of the range this company have on offer, I saw that it took fifty five experiments by Martin & Claire for the gin! The final recipe was chosen to give a small taste of Caithness and the very first batch was distilled on the 17th August 2014.
Rating: Both of these crackers get 5/5 from me – a lovely stocking filler or Christmas gift in general for most adults who enjoy vodka and/or gin.
RRP and Buy link: These Items can be purchased at a very affordable price of £5.00 from Dunnet Bay Distillers here and here. There are a number of other great products that are available to purchase from here, one can even go and visit the distillery for tasting sessions – they are located in the very north of Scotland.
Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday of the year with gifts like these!