Drinks Gift Guide

Unique spirits, craft beer and organic wine

The festive season is all about getting together with family and friends to enjoy each other’s company — so what better gift to give than something that you can share together over the holiday period. Explore the HEY GENTS Drinks Gift Guide for 2020 below, featuring a neat, handpicked selection of unique spirits, craft beer and organic wine.

Mr Black Ultimate Espresso Martini Kit

Be the one to kick-start the party with the Ultimate Espresso Martini Kit from Mr Black. Not only will the lucky recipient unwrap a bottle of the world’s best coffee liqueur, but they’ll also have everything they need to make you the world’s best espresso martini.


Applewood Gin

Applewood Distillery spirits are handcrafted in an old industrial cold store built in the Adelaide Hills in the early 1920s. This gin is distilled from twenty fresh and sustainably farmed ingredients including rare desert limes, native wattleseed and aromatic peppermint gum leaf.


Minimum 2019 Sangio Syrah Cab.

Certified organic, vegan, and ready to open and enjoy now, the 2019 Red Sangio Syrah Cab from Minimum is a light to medium, balanced drop brimming with cherries, berries, chocolate and warming spices.


Pure Scot Blended Scotch Whisky

Pure Scot Blended Scotch Whisky is produced by Bladnoch Distillery, Scotland’s southernmost distillery, which was purchased by Aussie businessman and philanthropist David Prior in 2015 — making him the first Australian to own a Scotch Whisky distillery. The Pure Scot Cocktail Kit with matte black finish is perfect for the mixologist in the making.


Unico Yuzu

If the orange peel in a Negroni is the embellishment, then this Unico Yuzu Sweet Vermouth will give it the substance. Hailing from South Australia, Merlot and Yuzu are the players in this concoction.


Balter Hazy IPA

The perfect gift for any easy-going beer drinker, the Hazy IPA from Balter is filled with juicy hops, delivering orange, mango and passionfruit flavours that balance a bitterness underneath.


Okar Island Bitter

Handcrafted in small batches from botanicals native to the coastal rainforests of Australia, this fine bitter is extracted from rare native riberries, fresh Davidson plums, and aromatic strawberry gum leaf.


Hartshorn Sheep Whey Gin

Don’t let the strange name fool you, Sheep Whey Gin is an award-winning gin — one of the smoothest and most floral gins available. It’s distilled by Hartshorn Distillery in Tasmania — winner’s of the world’s best vodka award in 2018.


Spirited — Cocktails from Around the World

What would be the point of having all of these aforementioned spirits if you didn’t have the best recipes for them? Look no further than this comprehensive compendium of classic and cutting-edge cocktail recipes. It spotlights hundreds of cocktail recipes from the past 500 years and 60 countries, ranging from renowned iconic classics to lesser-known regional specialties and influential bespoke drinks — each reflecting the era, location, or bar that inspired it. 


Words by Joe Vuong.
Photographs by Joe Vuong, Nick Vodicka and supplied.

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