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Designer Knives, Christmas Chocolates and a Liqueur Giveaway

Product Reviews, Reviews | November 18, 2015 | By

Welcome to the first of my Christmas Gift Guides for Foodies.  I’ve gathered together the kinds of gifts that I know I would welcome as a keen cook and food lover, and I hope that this helps you with your gift choices too.

Let’s start with the most essential of  kitchen tools, knives. 

The futuristic design of these Precision knives have been created by London designer Christian Bird for Edge of Belgravia. Precision manifests the superb combination of futuristic bold design and the superb cutting ability of an easy-to-sharpen stainless steel blade. The hallmark handle design has won a slice of the prestigious D&AD product design award in competition with Apple’s Ipad 2.  Add a futuristic and unique floating knife block,  reminiscent of the angles of a rough-cut diamond, with the style and beauty of contemporary art and you have the perfect gift.   Tightly packed, the knife block can fit up to 11 knives, but will appear complete with just two. 
 Prestige Knives

The complete Precision collection consists of the Bread, Chef’s, Deba and Paring knife designed for precision in cooking RRP £69.90

The unique, angular float knife block designed by Christian Bird is a piece of art for the kitchen.
Clever use of weighting secures the knives in their blocks, just as slight angling allows for easy extraction. Designed for maximum flexibility it is suitable for most knives RRP £89.90

 

Famous Names and Elizabeth Shaw ChocolatesChocolate is always popular and these two selections feature popular Christmas flavours making them ideal to give as gifts or offer to your house guests. 

Elizabeth Shaw Christmas Creations  RRP £5.00 includes:

Dark Gingerbread Crisp  is a delicious gingerbread flavour dark chocolate with crisp honeycomb pieces.

Milk Amaretto Neapolitan, a smooth and silky Amaretto flavour milk chocolate square, there is a real taste of amaretto which I love.

Smooth Orange Creme combines rich dark chocolate with a fragrant orange infused fondant creme

Dark Caramel Neapolitan is a square of dark chocolate with a creamy caramel flavour

If you enjoy liqueur truffles, then you are in for a treat with Famous Names The Winter Warmer Truffle Collection  RRP £5.00 We definitely enjoyed the smooth milk and rich dark chocolate which enrobes smooth and warming truffle centres, in 4 delicious seasonal flavours ; Amaretto, Cognac, Whisky and Rum, all presented in a contemporary gift box.

Mini apotheker liqueurs

You need a little tipple with your chocolates and what better gift than to choose three liqueurs from Demijohn, presented in a hand crafted presentation rack which is designed to fit 3 Apotheker 40ml bottles. Simply choose the contents for each of your 3 bottles to create your own unique tasting set.  

Demijohn were exhibiting at the BBC Good Food Show, Scotland and I had a chance to taste a number of their liqueurs.  I have to say that they were all superb and really taste exactly as described.  The Seville Orange Gin tasted exactly like alcoholic marmalade, the Toffee Whisky Liqueur and the Chocolate Rum Liqueur would both be great with Christmas cakes and bakes.

Demijohn’s products are unusual, varied and always delicious and make the perfect Christmas gifts. This autumn it has just launched two new products – Toffee Whisky Liqueur and the first ever British Chocolate Rum. Toffee Whisky Liqueur is a delicious new blend of butterscotch, caramel and whisky which appeals not just to hardened whisky drinkers but all lovers of fine drinks as the tinge of sweetness softens the strong whisky flavour – think of cosy nights in front of the fire and a warmth inside and you’ll love this new drink. Chocolate Rum Liqueur combines cacao which has been infused with white Caribbean Rum and is less sweet than traditional liqueurs. With the taste of delicious rich chocolate and the kick of the rum it is just perfect to be drunk either as an aperitif or digestif as the spirit of Christmas in a bottle. These can be enjoyed in a new Mini Apotheker 40ml bottle rack which is a great affordable tasting present. A hand-crafted wooden presentation rack holds three Apotheker 40ml bottles (we recommend Toffee Whisky Liqueur coupled with Brammle Scotch Whisky Liqueur and Blended Whisky which is priced at just £19.) Or you can choose your own contents from the vast selection of Demijohn drinks, oils and vinegars and each can have its own personalised message added for free. 

Demijohn’s products come from all over the UK with the oils from Europe. But Demijohn is more than a deli – it is a whole new concept of selling. The staff are all knowledgeable about the products and passionate about their provenance, even to the extent the shops are closed on certain days so the staff can pick elderflowers or sloes from the hedgerows to ensure plentiful supplies of the raw ingredients. This makes it unique AND a great campaigner for great tasting, well sourced products.
The brainchild of Angus Ferguson, Demijohn began 11 years ago. Angus has thrown the idea of a deli on its head and has nothing but large glass demijohns lining the wooden shelves all containing the most delicious, quirky liquids that makes your mouth water just at the sight of them. Customers are encouraged to taste before buying which inevitably leads to them learning about the products, where they come from and how they can be used. From there the customer chooses the size and shape of bottle into which the liquid is poured, a personalised message added for free and then nicely gift wrapped. A mini rack costs around £22.79/£22.98 depending on the contents.  

I have a £25.00 Gift Voucher to give away to one lucky winner, you can visit one of the Demijohn stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow, York and Oxford, or you can buy online from the Demijohn website.  To enter this competition, you must be 18 years old and have a UK address.

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  1. Leave a Reply

    Margaret Clarkson
    November 18, 2015

    Chocolate rum liqueur, Bramble Scotch whisky liqueur, Sloe Gin

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    Tracy Nixon
    November 18, 2015

    I’d choose the Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur , the Seville Orange Gin and the Spiced Rum Liqueur! Thank you x

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    Marga
    November 18, 2015

    I’d pick the Sloe Gin, the Raspberry Vodka Liqueur and the Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur 🙂

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    kellyjo walters
    November 18, 2015

    Seville Orange Gin Sloe Gin and Chocolate rum liqueur … altho I might change my mind

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    frances hopkins
    November 18, 2015

    I’d choose The Sloe Gin, Chocolate orange cream Liquer, and the spiced rum x

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    Jane Willis
    November 18, 2015

    I’d choose Apricot Brandy, Lime Vodka and Seville Orange Gin

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    kim neville
    November 18, 2015

    Chocolate rum liqueur, Chocolate orange cream Liqueur and Raspberry Vodka Liqueur

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    Elaine Savage
    November 18, 2015

    Seville Orange Gin, Toffee Whisky Liqueur, Chocolate Rum Liqueur

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    Steven Appleton
    November 18, 2015

    I’d choose Raspberry Vodka Liqueur, Lime Vodka and Seville Orange Gin

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    Rose Elise
    November 18, 2015

    I really would have trouble deciding, but toffee whisky, morello cherry brandy liqueur, and butterscotch cream all make my mouth water!

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    Nicki Evans
    November 18, 2015

    Black cherry, chocolate orange cream & raspberry vodka

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    Martina Pichova
    November 18, 2015

    Apricot brandy, chocolate orange cream, toffee whisky

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    morag p
    November 18, 2015

    hocolate rum liqueur, Bramble Scotch whisky liqueur and Sloe Gin

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    winnie
    November 18, 2015

    Chocolate rum liqueur, Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur and the Bramble Scotch whisky liqueur please 🙂

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    Suzanne O'Neill
    November 18, 2015

    Rhubarb Vodka, Lime Vodka and Limoncello

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    Suzanne O'Neill
    November 18, 2015

    Limoncello, Rhubarb Vodka and Lime Vodka

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    Samantha Loughlin
    November 18, 2015

    Chocolate run chocolate orange and black cherry

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    Isabel O
    November 18, 2015

    I think I would choose Chocolate Rum, Raspberry Vodka and Spiced Rum.

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    Martina Evans
    November 18, 2015

    I would choose choose the Seville Orange Gin, the Spiced Rum Liqueur and the Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur! Thank you

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    pete c
    November 18, 2015

    Chocolate Rum, Spiced Rum and Chocolate Orange Cream (liqueurs)

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    William Gould
    November 18, 2015

    Bramble Scotch Whisky, Chocolate Rum & Toffee Whisky!

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    Tamsin Dean
    November 19, 2015

    Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur , the Seville Orange Gin and black cherry sound yummy

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    Sue C
    November 19, 2015

    Tough choice! I’d go for bramble scotch whiskey, black cherry liqueur and chocolate orange cream liqueur.

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    laura banks
    November 19, 2015

    Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur, Limoncello and Bramble Scotch whisky liqueur

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    emily omara
    November 19, 2015

    Chocolate rum liqueur, Chocolate orange cream Liqueur and Raspberry Vodka Liqueur

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    Laura Pritchard
    November 19, 2015

    The Seville Orange Gin, Toffee Whisky Liqueur and the Chocolate Rum Liqueur

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    Tracy Newton
    November 19, 2015

    What a great choice. I think that I would choose Chocolate rum liqueur, Chocolate orange cream Liqueur and Raspberry Vodka Liqueur

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    Natalie Crossan
    November 19, 2015

    Apricot Brandy, Lime Vodka and Seville Orange Gin

  29. Leave a Reply

    Sharon H
    November 20, 2015

    I’d choose the Raspberry vodka, Butterscotch Cream Liqueur and the Bramble Scotch Whisky Liqueur .

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    clair downham
    November 20, 2015

    Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur ,Limoncello,Seville Orange Gin and chocolate rum thankyou

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    clair downham
    November 20, 2015

    sorry got carried away and put one extra down

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      Janice Pattie
      November 20, 2015

      ha ha, that’s okay clair!

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    aj
    November 20, 2015

    Raspberry vodka, Butterscotch Cream Liqueur and the Bramble Scotch Whisky Liqueur

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    Ruth Harwood
    November 21, 2015

    Apricot, Spiced Orange and the Limoncello xx

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    Theresa Parker
    November 21, 2015

    Sloe gin…..raspberry vodka…..chocolate rum

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    claire woods
    November 21, 2015

    toffee whiskey, chocolate rum, chocolate orange

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    Kelly Ellen Hirst
    November 21, 2015

    I’d choose the lime vodka, the raspberry vodka & morello cherry brandy

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    Lynsey Buchanan
    November 21, 2015

    I would choose the Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur , raspberry vodka and the Spiced Rum Liqueur!

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    claire griffiths
    November 23, 2015

    Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur , raspberry vodka and traditional mead

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    Angela Kelly
    November 23, 2015

    Black Cherry, Butterscotch Cream and Chocolate Orange Cream

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    julie eley
    November 23, 2015

    Raspberry Vodka Liqueur, Spiced Rum Liqueur and Apricot Brandy all sound amazing.

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    Mark R
    November 23, 2015

    Lime vodka, morello cherry brandy and bramble scotch whisky

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    Jon Sellers
    November 24, 2015

    I would choose the Raspberry Vodka, Bramble Scotch Whisky and the Apricot Brandy

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    wendy
    November 26, 2015

    Orange vodka Baileys Jim Beam Maple syrup

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    Rena plumridge
    November 28, 2015

    I would choose Sloe Gin, Raspberry Vodka Liqueur and Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur :

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    Gilly Holmes
    December 1, 2015

    Chocolate rum liqueur, Bramble Scotch whisky liqueur, Sloe Gin

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    Peter Stephens
    December 1, 2015

    Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur , the morello cherry brandy, and the Spiced Rum Liqueur! Thank you

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    charlotte
    December 1, 2015

    id like the chocolate orange cream, raspberry vodka and the chocolate rum 🙂

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    Gemma Cook
    December 1, 2015

    I would pick:
    Sloe Gin
    Raspberry Vodka Liqueur
    Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur

    🙂

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    Diane Jackson
    December 1, 2015

    Seville Orange Gin, Sloe Gin and the Chocolate Rum Liqueur

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    Sheri Darby
    December 1, 2015

    I would choose choose the Seville Orange Gin, the Spiced Rum Liqueur and the Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur please

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    Nancy Bradford
    December 1, 2015

    Amaretto, Seville Orange Gin and Sloe gin.

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    vera Bahounkova
    December 2, 2015

    Chocolate rum , Sloe gin and Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur

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    Kimberley Hazelton
    December 2, 2015

    Sloe Gin, Morello Cherry Brandy Liqueur and Gooseberry Gin Liqueur.

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    Trevor Linvell
    December 3, 2015

    Lime Vodka, Sloe Gin and Raspberry Vodka Liqueur

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    Andrea T
    December 3, 2015

    Apricot Brandy, Lime Vodka and Sloe Gin

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    zoe somerfield
    December 3, 2015

    Raspberry vodka liqueur, Morello cherry brandy, Seville orange gin. Thanks for the chance x

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    Margery Lumsdaine
    December 3, 2015

    Raspberry Vodka Liqueur, morello cherry brandy and ginger wine 🙂

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    Monika Suchonska
    December 3, 2015

    Raspberry Vodka, Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur and rum liqueur

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    Kirsteen Mackay
    December 3, 2015

    I’d choose the Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur , the Seville Orange Gin and the Sloe Gin Liqueur!

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