Fingers on keyboards and cards at the ready, Black Friday is back once again!
There will be many spirit seekers scouring the internet on the hunt for the best and boozy Black Friday discounts. We're no different!
Instead of panic buying last minute and second guessing if you’ve really found the best discounts, we’ve compiled a list of our best for value, best for gifting, best for tasting and all the category specific discounts that are going on this week, all in one place.
With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to get the wrapping tools to the ready and get the tree stocked up without taxing your wallet more than you need to.
So, let’s have at it....
The Best Gin Deals
For those looking for some bright and bold flavours, Mermaid Zest Gin is as zingy and zesty as they come. Adding layers of island grown bergamot, lemon zest and rosemary onto their Signature Dry Gin there has never been a more opportune moment to step up your gin game - it's £5 OFF It may just make your cocktail cabinet look that little bit more festive when the time comes to shake up a few Christmas tipples too…
If you have your eyes set on some cult classics this Black Friday, Monkey 47 is a name that has travelled the world. At £4 OFF It’s never been a better time to get your hands on such a stunning gin. Whether your go-to pairing is a splash of Indian Tonic or a drop of Campari, Monkey 47 has earned its place on shelves for one thing above all else - it's delicious and doesn't disappoint.
On the other side of the flavour wheel - Gin Mare is a herbal beauty that stands head and shoulders above all others in that savoury zone. One of gin’s must have offerings, Gin Mare is vibrant, oily, resinous and evocative of holiday walks through olive groves. At that amazing discount, £5 OFF, it’s a lot cheaper than a flight ticket to Spain too!
However, if Spain is a little too close to home and you are ready to venture out into the weird and wonderful world of juniper on a global scale, Roku Gin is one of the standout Japnese gins. While the flavours of sakura leaf, sencha, gyokuro tea, sansho pepper and yuzu peel speak for themselves, the design is simply beautiful. It might just get those gift ideas ticking…a treat made that little bit more tempting, considering the price (£3 OFF).
The Best Whisky Bargains
Let’s move onto Whisky. This year we’ve got some of the most-sought after icons of the Whisky world at reduced to ever more affordable prices - perfect for those who collect experiences dram in hand, rather than those saving bottles for auction sites.
For those who see a hit of ocean spray as a friendly reminder of home, a fresh marine salt-citrus tang should definitely be one of the few discounted drams to chase after this Black Friday. Bruichladdich, The Classic Laddie does just that. It's quite high ABV and if you add a splash of water to open up the flavours it just gives and gives. Such easy sipping Scotch... especially at (£5 OFF).
For those whose sole focus entirely banks on versatility (despite an amazing price tag with £3 OFF), Monkey Shoulder stands as a bartender’s favourite and a resident on our spirits shelf for any cocktail you see fit. Take it from us, you just cannot go wrong with a splash of Monkey Shoulder to lead a Rob Roy or a Boulevardier. An amazing bottle to have on your shelf ahead of the festive season - and one you can guarantee will be at the base of countless tasty cocktails if you do.
If you are looking for the real value for character, the incredibly high proportion of rye (which is amongst the highest in the category) in Bulleit Rye, ensures that this spirit packs a powerful spicy punch. At the incredibly low price we have it on this week (£3.50 OFF) it may well be our best deal in terms of quality per ml of liquid vs cost.
Black Friday deals couldn’t be a more perfect moment to push the boat out and try something new. If you’re a whisky-fanatic you’ll most certainly heard of the Nikka dynasty, but are you familiar with their Coffey Grain Whisky? With £6 OFF, why not try something different! Sweet spice says hello to taste, but the aroma is all about tropical fruit and each time we get a sniff, we add another to the basket.
The Best Tequila Discounts
If you are looking for some agave love that strikes the perfect balance between flavour and value, plan ahead as to how you are going to savour your tasty tequila tipples. Cocktails? On the Rocks? We've got you covered whichever you choose:
Smooth and incredibly complex, Don Juilo Añejo Tequila is one for the connoisseurs. If you think the ‘salt and lime’ combo is an insult to the category, take the cheeky £7 OFF offer to bag yourself a fantastic example of a Tequila good enough to drink neat.
If you’ve had Mezcal on your mind but have hesitated at a chance to jump into smokey earthen pits, Dos Hombres Mezcal offers a very approachable serve at an incredibly exciting discount (also £7 OFF). It’s made in all the traditional ways you can imagine so walks the walk from a credibility and authenticity perspective…and is owned by Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Authentically cool? Absolutely.
Código 1530 Rosa Tequila’s rosy, pink hue is one that does not sacrifice on agave’s signature herbal meets floral notes. Instead, Cabernet Wine leached from the barrels is allowed to interact directly with the Tequila to add some substantial tannic structure (and the colour hue). Luckily, it’s included in our Black Friday discounts with £6 OFF as this is one sale item you definitely can’t miss out on.
Everyone’s heard of them, and everyone will be wanting to get their hands on one of the most iconic tequilas in the world. If you've got gifts in mind, want something recognisable and that's known for being good quality - why not opt for the fresh, crisp flavours of Patrón Silver Tequila. It’s one of the largest tequila brands in the world for a reason - Tequila enthusiasts LOVE IT - and at £4 OFF you'll need to be quick if you’re planning to steal this discounted treat.
The Best Rum Reductions
Just as you can be sure that winter is coming, so are some of the best deals for Rum this year. We’ve been on the lookout for all the rum-thusiats out there, so instead of scouring each and every corner of our site for the drop - here is what we think is worth your while.
Warming cinnamon spice, dried fruit and dark chocolate on the nose, Eminente Reserva Cuban Rum will make THE perfect gift for those looking for something eye catching. That bottle is amazingly tactile to hold and reflects its origin - It’s from the heart of ‘Isla del Cocodrilo’ - but aesthetics aside, it has the liquid to back it. With £5.50 OFF snap it up quick, many will be hungry for this treat.
For those not swayed by fancy packaging fit for gifting, Duppy Share Caribbean Rum is a cracking all-rounder. Packed full of tropical fruit flavours up front, the smooth Bajan 5-year-old expression fuels a warm buttery finish. It was already at an accessible price before Black Friday, at £4 OFF this deal transforms it into an absolute treat. We would just suggest getting there quick, it’s one many will have waiting to tick off their shopping list.
For those familiar with their bitters, this is a rum that demonstrates what makes Angostura so legendary - they are an amazing distillery who make fantastic rum too! Angostura 1787 15yo Rum celebrates Trinidad’s bouquet of flavour. Dried prunes and sweet rounded oak notes entwined with toffee nuances encourages all to join in on the chorus. See this as a special treat for yourself or as a great way to treat any rum connoisseur, all at one bargain price.
Moving away from the Caribbean, if you’re out looking for something truly different, Don Papa is a premium aged, single-island rum from the Philippines. Those that enjoy vintage design that doesn’t rely on novelty, treat this as a must-steal deal (£4 OFF) this Black Friday. It's vanilla, fresh apricots and raisin cake flavours just leap of ot the glass the moment to cork comes off - delicious!
The Best Vodka Steals
Let’s dive into the next must-have cocktail cabinet essential. Vodka.
When it comes down to the decision on what to bargain on this sale, you will without a doubt have to consider a vodka's versatility. We've focussed the selection predominantly on classic 'plain" vodkas and here’s our standout sale selection for those battling with ‘name vs. value’ debate.
Cîroc is one of the most famous vodkas in the world and it has the liquid to match its reputation. See this £3.50 OFF as a chance to stock up an essential cocktail staple. Bloody Mary, Espresso Martini, Black Russian… you name it, this makes it. When you see a discount as good as this, the best thing to do is to jump on it quick before it's gone.
This is one for the gift shoppers who have their hearts set on something eye-catching. A bottle that warrants the response: ‘Now THAT is cool’. Crystal Head Vodka does all of that, before you have even had a sip. To top it off, as well as having links to Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd, the spirit sings smooth notes of creamy pepperiness after being filtered through Herkimer diamonds. Naughty or nice, this amazing discount - £5 OFF - will bring some ooo’s and ahh’s this Christmas.
Everyone’s heard of them and everyone is going to want a bottle this Black Friday. Now is the time to get your hands on a premium cabinet essential at an excellent price. Made using ‘superior bread-making wheat’, Grey Goose is always worth the price – but everything tastes that little bit better when there’s a £3.5 OFF discount involved.
Fresh, zingy and at £3 OFF this next vodka will be one of the first items added to basket. Absolut Citron is the original citrus vodka and it's loved for a reason. If you haven't already sprinted to checkout, just think of how good a Cosmopolitan is with it!
Cognac & Brandy: The Star of Black Friday Sales
If you’re looking to get your hands on one of the most popular cognacs in the world it just so happens that this week, Hennessy VS will be at an amazing bargain price, £4.50 OFF. It’s robust flavours make it ideal for all your favourite Cognac cocktails like the Sidecar, while it's great to use for igniting the Christmas Pudding - so it’s definitely worth grabbing a bottle or two.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for an exceptional example of ageing and blending in the world of Armagnac, Castarède VSOP Bas-Armagnac is structured, balanced, honeyed…and ON SALE with £4 OFF! See this as your sign to step into Eau-de-Vie, guilt free.
For those overwhelmed by the vast collections of Cognac and struggling to find the right one to gift, consider a tribute to the Ferrand family, who have made Cognac since 1630. Pierre Ferrand 10 Generations Cognac is a bold showstopper. Take it from us, it’s at its finest when leading the charge in a Brandy Old Fashioned. Rounded, lively and a step up for classic cocktails, with £4 OFF this is a sale steal.
There probably won't be a better time to get your hands on Martell XO Cognac. With £20 OFF the opportunity is staring at you right in the face. The distinctive arch-shaped bottle reflects the producer’s visionary spirit, and makes for one heck of a gift. No explanation needed, it’s now or never.