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A geek’s guide to drinks this valentine’s day

What drinks are geeks giving each other on the most romantic day of the year.


With Valentine’s day fast approaching, geeks everywhere will be wondering what drinks gifts to give each other. Here is a list of drinks to consider.

Bumbu Rum


Bumbu Rum Co. has just announced the newest release to their range, Bumbu XO. This ultra-premium rum is the crème de la crème of rum, perfect for that extra special person in your life. Bumbu XO is aged in bourbon barrels for up to 18 years in a 120-year old Panamanian distillery
and finished in white oak sherry barrels from Andalusia, Spain. It’s striking package makes a bold statement and an excellent gift, and it tastes as good as it looks with aromas of toffee, toasted oak, vanilla, orange zest and spice. This is the second release from Bumbu Rum Co. with its already award-winning Original Blend in the portfolio.

RRP: £44.99 – £49.99

McQueen and the Violet Fog

An extraordinary gin handcrafted in the hills of Jundiaí, Brazil, McQueen and the Violet Fog is like no gin on Earth. Distilled with 21 botanicals gathered from all over the world – including six “signature” botanicals rarely (if ever) found in gin – it’s a complex, subtle, incredibly smooth spirit. We use two distillation techniques, maceration and vapor infusion, to create McQueen, making small batches of just 500 liters (55 cases) each time.

Luc Belaire

Luc Belaire: A smash-hit line of premium sparkling wines produced in France. The portfolio includes Belaire Gold, made in Burgundy from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir along with a cane sugar dosage, alongside Belaire’s top-selling cuvée Belaire Rosé, a unique sparkling Rosé wine from the south of France crafted from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes – the three favorite Rosé grapes of the region – and Belaire Luxe, an elegant ‘blanc de blancs’ made exclusively from Chardonnay with a special dosage made from prized Chablis grapes in Burgundy. The newest addition to the range is Belaire Luxe Rosé, made at Belaire’s estate in Provence from a classic blend of rosé varietals and a unique addition of oak-aged Syrah.

It is available at 31dover.com