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Make your own bespoke gift with the Brandy and Nibbles Gift Box.  Choose your preferred bottle of brandy to accompany three delicious snacks of your choice.  With snacks from Capital Crisps, Love Cocoa chocolate, Mr Filberts and lots more this will be a gift to be savoured and appreciated.

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Brandy and Nibbles Gift Box

Are you looking for a gift for a Brandy or Cognac fan? Then look no further.  Accompany your preferred bottle with three delicious treats to create this a bespoke box of mouth watering flavours for the recipient.

Two of the most revered spirits in the world, Cognac and its sister spirit brandy make luxurious gifts.  Whether your loved one is a staunch VS, VSOP, or XO fan, buying Cognac and brandy Christmas gifts can be a daunting task.  Take a look at our guide below to help you decide with something for every style and budget.

The brandy or cognac may be the centrepiece of this gift hamper however, do not underestimate the delicious hand picked gourmet nibbles for you to choose from to make the perfect pairing and enhance the amazing taste experience.

The Brandy and Nibbles Gift Box allows you to make this Brandy gift bespoke for your recipient.  Choose you favourite Brandy to accompany three delicious hand picked nibbles from our Award Winning range.

Brandy Vs Cognac – What is the Difference

Brandy, a distilled spirit made from fruit, is the generic name for this fine, fiery style of drink. Cognac comes under the umbrella of brandy, but it is just one of the many variations of it out there.  Here’s what you need to know about the world of brandy and its most famous, well-loved version: cognac.

Just as wine comes from specific regions around the world, so do various styles of brandy. The ingredients may vary and the distillation or ageing processes may differ from region to region, but if the result a spirit distilled from wine made with fruit, then wherever it comes from, it’s a brandy. Usually bottled at around 40% alcohol, brandy is traditionally drunk after dinner, with desserts, cheese, and, if you’re feeling dapper, cigars.

Cognac on the other hand is in a specific region of France following specific rules to guarantee its quality.  The Cognac region is in western France, north of Bordeaux, with one border on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

There’s also a hierarchy of quality for Cognac, including:

  • V.S., “Very Special” or “Three Star” Cognac, in which the youngest brandy is at least two years.
  • V.S.O.P., “Very Special Old Pale” or “Reserve,” with a minimum age of four years.
  • X.O., “Extra Old” or “Napoleon,” with a minimum age of ten years.
  • Hors d’Age is used to indicate even older and more premium releases.

Presented in a stylish black lidded box.  Finished with a hand tied red satin ribbon and personalised gift message.

If you have a favourite brand that is not featured in our selection, please email us at sales@handmade-hamper.co.uk to see if we can obtain it for you.

 

View our full range of Spirit Gift Hampers

 

Contents

Gift Includes:

1 x Your Choice of Brandy 70cl

3 x Your Choice of Nibbles

Presented in a Black Lidded Box

Finished with a Hand Tied Red Satin Bow

Personalised Gift Tag

 

 

Choice of Brandy

Three Barrels Brandy VSOP 70cl  38%

Carefully hand crafted and aged in oak, Three Barrels VSOP has a superior smooth and velvety taste with hints of almond and walnut, and a long finish of candied fruits and ginger.

Martell VS Cognac 70cl 40%

A fresh, harmonious cognac of vigorous character.  Rich fruit and spice notes framed by freshness: citrus, fresh pear and saffron, Labdanum or rockrose leaves and incense and Woody notes from the fine-grained oak cask.

Courvoisier V.S 70cl 40%

A youthful and lively blend of cognac, delivering a spectrum of sensations.  The fusion of younger and older cognacs gives VS a fruity, delicate taste and a bouquet filled with ripe fruit and spring flowers.

Courvoisier Cognac V.S.O.P 70cl 40%

A delicate bouquet and excellent balance of oak and exotic flavours, amber in colour, silky smooth with some chocolate overtones.  Hints of vanilla, grilled almonds and port wine, nutty, slightly citrus finish.

Remy Martin Cognac Fine Champagne VSOP 70cl 40%

Ripe apricots and sweet vanilla notes, copper gold colour with delicate floral aromas of violets and rose petals, ripe apricots and sweet vanilla.  Balanced with intense flavours of ripe apricots and sweet vanilla with a silky smooth finish.

Hennessy Very Special Cognac 70cl 40%

It is little surprise that Hennessy Very Special is the world’s most popular cognac. The intense and fruity flavours of V.S make it a versatile cognac to enjoy neat, on ice or as a mixer. Demanding in its creation, yet immediately satisfying to taste.  Hennessy Very Special brings together an intense and fruity character with pleasant oaky notes

 

 

 

Choice of Nibbles

Brown Bag Crisps Rosemary & Sea Salt 40g (GF & Vg)

Brown Bag Crisps Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar 40g (GF)

Oh My Hog Crispy Pork Cracklings – Sea Salted 40g (GF)

Popcorn Shed Salted Caramel Popcorn 24g (GF)

Serious Pig Snacking Pickles. Crunchy Baby Gherkins 40g (V & GF)

Serious Pig Crunchy Snacking Cheese. Oven Baked Italian Cheese With Rosemary 24g (V & GF)

Brave Crunchy Peas. Sea Salt & Vinegar 35g (Vg)

Mr Filbert’s. Dry Roasted Peanuts 40g (Vg & GF)

Mr Filbert’s. Sea Salt & Herbs Mixed Nuts 50g (Vg & GF)

Mr Filbert’s Black Truffle & Sea Salt Mixed Nuts 40g (Vg, DF & GF)

Mr Filbert’s Sweet Chilli Rice Crackers 40g (Vg & DF)

Mr Filbert’s Chilli & Lime Nuts 40g (Vg & GF)

Mr Filbert’s. Olives with Lemon & Oregano 50g (Vg)

Mr Filbert’s. Chilli & Black Pepper Olives 50g (Vg)

Mr Filberts Rosemary & Garlic Olives 50g (Vg)

Urban Fruit Baked Mango Pieces 35g (Vg & GF)

Love Cocoa by James Cadbury Honeycomb Milk Chocolate Bar 20g

Love Cocoa by James Cadbury Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Bar 20g

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle Box 37g

Lindt Choco Wafer Bar. Milk Chocolate & Hazelnut 30g

Vg – Vegan.  V- Vegetarian.  DF – Dairy Free. GF – Gluten Free

 

Delivery

Delivery

Delivery is charged per parcel and will be detailed upon our checkout page.  We do offer a reduced delivery fee for any additional gifts purchased.

Our current policy is to deliver directly to the recipient to obtain a signature upon receipt.  If the recipient is not home the courier may leave the gift with a neighbour, in a safe location or return to the depot and reattempt delivery the next working day.  A card/email or text notification will be left giving further information.

Please note we are unable to call the recipient directly to arrange delivery with them.  We are also unable to request specific time slots for the delivery with the courier.

If you wish to track your gift or speak with our courier DPD, they can be contacted on:

DPD Customer Service team – 0121 275 0500. 

Webpage – www.dpd.co.uk – Live Chat available

Mon-Fri: 7am-8pm  Sat: 8am-6:30pm.  Sun: 8am-4pm

Can I choose a delivery date?

Yes you can choose a delivery date from our calendar during checkout. However please note this is not a guaranteed service and delays can occasionally occur beyond our control.  If the courier encounters any delays during transit, they will email/text the information provided within the order with this information.

What time will my delivery arrive?

Deliveries are usually made between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday/Saturday. It is not possible to guarantee an exact time for deliveries however you will be emailed a 1hr delivery window on the day of delivery.

What if the recipient is not home ?

Once the courier is in receipt of the gift, you will receive a tracking email / SMS from DPD.

This email will contain a “SHOW MY OPTIONS” button and clicking on this will display a number of ‘in-flight’ options including:

  • Leave parcel with a neighbour (you can choose “any neighbour” or specify a preferred neighbour if required
  • Take the parcel to a local Pickup Shop for collection
  • Change delivery date
  • You can also upgrade delivery to a Saturday / Sunday, AM/PM service for a small fee.

* On the morning of the delivery you will also receive an email / SMS containing your 1 hr delivery window

Please check your junk / spam folders as these notification emails can sometime get caught there. Emails will come from yourdelivery@dpd.co.uk and yourorder@dpd.com so please do add them to your safe list to ensure they arrive to you.

Allergies and Guidance

Allergies and Guidance.

The alcohol content within our gift hampers is not suitable for anyone under 18.  

 

Please be aware products used in our gifts may be manufactured in a factory or bakery that uses or has been in contact with the following items.  Should you wish to discuss individual products in more depth please contact us at  info@handmade-hamper.co.uk  or  01642 285468 for further information:

  • celery
  • cereals that contain gluten – including wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan), rye, barley and oats
  • crustaceans – such as prawns, crabs and lobsters
  • eggs
  • fish
  • lupin
  • milk
  • molluscs – such as mussels and oysters
  • mustard
  • tree nuts – including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts
  • peanuts
  • sesame seeds
  • soybeans
  • sulphur dioxide and sulphites (if they are at a concentration of more than ten parts per million)