Wednesday 24 August 2022

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A Cracker of a skincare Christmas gift!

Finding a Christmas gift that will be loved by women of all ages is not easy. But natural skincare brand, Natura Siberica, is offering two Christmas Crackers guaranteed to delight!

And what’s more, neither of them will break your bank account, making them perfect for secret Santa, teenagers, teachers, family or friends. Or even for self-gifting? You can sign up for the brand's newsletter too and get 20% off your first order - making them even more affordable.

Natura Siberica

Face Glow Beauty Set


With Organic Altai Oblepikha Oil, a rich natural source of vitamin C. Suitable for all skin types.

Organic Altai oblepikha oil hydrates skin and promotes the formation of collagen, a structural protein essential for youthful skin. The super Siberian berry is the richest natural source of Vitamin C.

Certified VEGAN by the Vegan Society


Cleansing Face Foaming Gel 75ml tube: This gel is perfect for everyday use! It gently cleanses your skin and gives a feeling of freshness. Organic Altai oblepikha hydrolate promotes the improvement of skin’s overall condition by boosting elasticity and hydration. Vitamin C helps to enhance your skin's natural defense system, speeding up the repair process. AHA Acids improve skin texture, tone and leave you with a brighter-looking complexion.

Antioxidant Face Serum 30ml with pipette: This face serum helps to improve skin’s appearance, gives a fresh complexion, and awakens skin's natural radiance.

Toning Light Face Cream-Fluid 30ml tube: This cream gives your skin energy for the whole day! It protects skin from external environmental influences, providing freshness and smoothness.

Anti-Ox Face Beauty Set


With Organic Volcanic Wild Blueberry Hydrolate for all skin types. Wild volcanic blueberries, growing in the Taiga wild plains of Siberia, contain a huge amount of valuable antioxidants called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins accelerate skin renewal processes, improving skin tone and elasticity, restoring a healthy complexion.

Blueberries are naturally rich in beta carotene and B vitamins, which add radiance, leaving skin hydrated and smooth.

Certified VEGAN by the Vegan Society

Cream-to-Foam Face Cleanser 75ml tube: This creamy foam gently removes dirt and makeup from the skin, deeply moisturising, soothing and smoothing the complexion.

Super Hydrating Eye Patch-Effect Mask 30ml tube: This patch effect mask is super-hydrating for the undereye area. It restores skin tone and elasticity, refreshes, erases signs of fatigue and relieves swelling and dark circles.

Overnight Renew Face Cream-Mask 30ml tube: This mask is an overnight superhero, hard at work while you sleep! It helps smooth fine lines and even out skin tone to leave your face looking refreshed and radiant when you wake up.

Hoppy Christmas! Seven Bro7hers Advent Calendar Launches With Special, Exclusive Countdown Beer

It is time for a little Christmas beer! Introducing the ultimate festive count down we all need this December, the SEVEN BRO7HERS advent calendar is back and better than ever!

Made up of 24 of the Salford-based brewery's most iconic beer types, the Christmas calendar will include a mix of the vibrant and delicious family core range, including Easy IPA, Juicy IPA and Hoppy Pale Ale.

But it wouldn't be Christmas without a little indulgence… this advent you can enjoy a mix of SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO's unusual, crafty special beers. 

Get ready to feel fruity under the mistletoe, as the calendar will feature the brewery's award-winning Watermelon Wheat Beer, its juicy Passion Fruit Pale Ale and the 'Crunchie in a can' Honeycomb Pale Ale.

If you weren't already thinking 'Beery Christmas', this year's advent calendar will also have its very own exclusive, brand new festive brew – the jolly red ale… the perfect pint for Santa. 

Could it get any better? The countdown will also feature three beers from the brothers' 'ugly cereal' sustainability project with Kellogg's. Behind one of the doors, you will find a Kellogg's Corn Flakes 'Throw Away IPA', 'Cast off Pale' made from Rice Krispies and Coco Pops 'Sling it Out Stout'.

All beers are a mixture of 330ml and 440ml cans – RRP £69.95 and will be available for pre-order on the SEVEN BRO7HERS website at the end of August. Those who are keen to get into the Christmas spirit, sign up to the SEVEN BRO7HERS newsletter at the bottom of the website for access to the £64.95 early bird purchase deal. Shipping is free.

SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO was founded back in 2014 by the seven McAvoy brothers, Guy, Keith, Luke, Daniel, Nathan, Kit, and Greg, inspired by their dad's home-brewing in their cellar at home.

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Let Gravity Drink be on your Christmas tipple list this year

Gravity Drinks introduces Christmas Globe Gin Liqueur®,  this year’s NEW and collectable light-up globe, due for release in stores worldwide this September.

Take a look inside the Christmas Globe ® to see the enchanting festive scene. A Christmas tree takes centre stage in a snowy street scene.

 Townsfolk are teetering on a ladder, adding the last lights and finishing touches to the tree. Carol singers practice nearby and a chestnut stand is selling piping hot treats to keep everyone warm. 

Fireworks light up the night sky and can you see Father Christmas racing across the sky?

The all-important gin liqueur inside the beautiful, globed bottle is a taste of Christmas; an indulgent spiced orange and cranberry flavour using Seville oranges and cinnamon. Plus, it features real edible 23kt gold leaf and a light up bottle.  

For that extra WOW factor, simply give the globe a gentle shake and turn on the light at the base of the bottle to illuminate the gold leaf cascading around the Christmas scene inside.

Beautifully packaged in a gift box it’s the perfect gift for loved ones. It’s even topped with a ribbon on the  top!

What does it taste like? It's a subtly sweet and indulgent gin liqueur with zesty spiced orange upfront meeting the sharp tang of fresh cranberry to perfectly capture the spirit of Christmas.

Scan the QR code on the gift box to see a video of 3 amazing cocktails you can create at home with Christmas Globe!

The product is 700ml, 20% alc./vol.

Stockists: Harvey Nichols, Costco, Master of Malt and Firebox.


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Superb Christmas Drinks for Every Occasion from Hattiers Rum

Served neat, over ice or to create delicious festive cocktails perfect for the party season, the UK's first B Corp certified rum, Hattiers' three premium aged rums also make wonderful gifts and stocking fillers. 

Specialising in sourcing fine blended aged rums from around the world, which they sustainably blend in Devon, their unique rums include Egremont Premium Reserve Rum, Eminence Blended Aged White Rum and Resolute Navy Strength Rum.  

Not only do Hattiers' rums taste exquisite, with six awards from the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) to prove it, they're also sustainable, plastic free and committed to carbon neutrality.  

The ultimate Christmas gift for the rum connoisseur in your life, premium sipping rum Egremont Premium Reserve Rum, is a blend of four cask aged rums hand picked from across the Caribbean and Central America and gently paired with pure soft spring water from the hills of Dartmoor.  Filtered by layer upon layer of ancient granite, Dartmoor spring water balances the alcoholic strength of the base rums to a more accessible level and produces a long and creamy finish.  A fragrant, medium bodied rum that is complex yet accessible, Egremont is perfect in Hattiers' original Hot Hattiers and The King's Hat Christmas cocktails.  £42.00, 40% ABV, 70 cl.

With a fruity but not sweet taste, gentle nutty pineapple aftertaste and long cream finish, Eminence Blended Aged White Rum is the perfect gift for cocktail loving family, friends or colleagues.  Divine served with mixers too, Eminence is crafted using cask rums from Barbados, Australia, Trinidad and Jamaica and is smooth, light-medium bodied with a great depth of flavour and character.  With light and attractive soft fruit notes and a vanilla pod, creamy fudge and ripe pineapple aroma, it has been carefully carbon filtered to remove the colour while maintaining the impact of the barrel.  £37.50, 42% ABV, 70cl.

Guaranteed to pack some punch and sure to make Christmas parties go off with a bang, Hattiers Rums' Resolute Navy Strength Rum is a blended aged navy strength rum, made using rums from Barbados, Australia, Guyana and Jamaica.  With a toasted brown sugar and charred oak aroma followed by warm banana, on the palate it has an intensity of fruit with pineapple, apple, banana, mango and a buttery pastry taste with darker notes of liquorice which linger.  Wafts of coal smoke drift in on the finish, with a dominance of banana cream.  £56.00, 54.5% ABV, 70cl.

Treat party guests to an exquisite Christmas inspired Hot Hattiers or The King's Hat, or both, at your next festive celebration.  

Hot Hattiers

Combining sweet cider with sugar, spice and all things nice, Hot Hattiers is a delicious winter warmer that makes all that wind and rain worthwhile.  So, embrace the season, close the curtains, light a fire and invite friends and loved ones around for Christmas carols, mince pies and hot rum and cider.  After all, Hot Hattiers is best enjoyed shared!


70ml Hattiers Egremont Premium Reserve Rum

500 ml sweet cider 

100g Demerara Sugar

One apple - finely sliced

Two allspice berries

Dash of vanilla essence

Three drops of Angostura Bitters


Combine all of the ingredients and mix well in a large saucepan.

Warm gently over a medium heat, stirring occasionally and being careful not to boil.

Use a sieve or strainer to pour the mixture into a glass and serve hot.

The King's Hat Ingredients 

25ml Hattiers Egremont Premium Reserve Rum

25ml The King's Ginger

25ml Dry Vermouth

25ml Fresh Lemon Juice

15ml Sugar Syrup (also known as simple syrup or gomme)

Unwaxed Orange


Build all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.

Shake vigorously.

Strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass.

Garnish with a twist of orange.

Hattiers Rum is available from as well as Waitrose & Partners, Harvey Nichols, Master of Malt, Fortnum & Mason, The Whisky Exchange, Enotria & Coe, Drink Finder and Daylesford Organic. 

For further information about Hattiers Rum please visit or like and follow Hattiers Rum on Instagram: hattiers_rum and Facebook: HattiersRum.  

Monday 8 August 2022