The Best Luxury Drinks to Gift This Christmas

From Christmas pie-inspired whisky to the best in Champagne, these are the drinks that T Australia’s editors are coveting (and gifting) for Christmas this year.

Article by Victoria Pearson

Fortified winesSpanish manzanilla and palo cortado sherries with local takes by Pennyweight and Seppeltsfield. Photography by Fred Siggins.

Christmas and celebratory drinks go hand-in-hand. Whether shopping for a red wine novice, a whisky connoisseur or those embracing an alcohol-free approach to the silly season, take notes from the T Australia editors’ drinks-themed Christmas Gift Guide (we’ll toast to that).


The Christmas Cask 500ml + Gift Box

Our favourite Australian Luxury Single Malt Whisky, LARK Distilling Co. has curated the ultimate Christmas selection to celebrate the people, and the moments that matter this festive season. Presented in a collector’s edition gift box, the 2023 LARK Christmas Cask is the perfect gift for the whisky-lover in your life. It boasts festive notes of fruit mince pies, red wine, rich toffee and gingerbread  culminating in a heartwarming and buttery finish. $250.

Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs champagne, $149.99 (750ml),


Penfolds Grange 2019 Gift Box

For that extra-special someone, the iconic Penfolds Grange 2019Gift Box drop is made from ripe, flavour-forward and structured shiraz grapes, for a full-bodied and balanced sip (likened by the Penfolds winemaking team to those originally crafted by Max Schubert). $1,000 (750ml),


El Cielo tequila

Toast the silly season with the world’s first quadruple-distilled prestige tequila — bright, citrusy and made for summer. $269.99 (700ml),

Talisker 10-year-old single malt Scotch whisky, $116.99 (700ml),

Four Pillars Modern Australian gin, $84,

Toki Suntory

100th Anniversary Edition whisky

Designed by Japanese artist Tansetsu Ogino, Toki’s limited-edition gift carton is dedicated totoki (“time” in Japanese). The exclusive blend is comprised of whisky from its three distilleries, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita, with a majority of Hakushu single malt and Chita grain whisky. $77.99 (700ml),

Bird in Hand

2020 ‘O’ Sparkling 

A blend of the classic Champagne varietals, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, this Méthode Champenoise style wine – perfect for Christmas morning – has been aged for two years on lees in bottle before disgorging.  $45 (750ml),