Somerset Hamper

The ultimate present for the passionate apple lover has to be a Somerset Hamper from Julian Temperley at Somerset Distillery on Burrow Hill Farm.Somerset Cider Brandy hamper

With elegant sparkling cider, his ground-breaking complex brandies, the delightful Kingston Black Apple Aperitif – a blend of brandy and apple juice to sip á la sherry – plus many other goodies, including brandy orange mamalade and Hix Fix – a delectable little jar of cherries steeped in eaux de vie Julian makes for restaurateur Mark Hix.


Or do as I did, and make your own collection, throwing in his excitingly enticing 20-year-old brandy.


£85, delivered in a cardboard box; available from Burrow Hill Farm's delightful shop and online; last order date: 21 Dec.