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Indulge in the Timeless Charm of an “Awfully English” Christmas with Broken Clock Vodka’s Gift Sets and Cocktails

Transport yourself to the elegance of the 18th century this holiday season with Broken Clock Vodka, a distinguished “awfully English” spirit designed to capture the essence of quintessential English pleasures.

Immerse yourself in the deliberate character and craftsmanship bestowed upon Broken Clock, a sophisticated yet playful expression that matures in the enchanting landscapes of the north of England. Encased in a bespoke antique-inspired vessel and adorned in a luxurious festive gift box, Broken Clock vodka offers not only a unique spirit but also serves as the key ingredient for exceptional Christmas cocktails.

For lovers of fine spirits, the 70cl bottle’s presentation box draws inspiration from the most quintessentially English cultural codes. From classic Tudor half-timber architecture to the intricate narratives of Georgian-era novels and the exquisite patterns of the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement, Broken Clock is a celebration of England’s rich cultural tapestry.

Sourced from the English country garden at Shandy Hall, North Yorkshire, Broken Clock vodka pays homage to a place where time stands still. Once the residence of the Georgian era’s most eccentric author, Laurence Sterne, this idyllic location contributes to the vodka’s distinctive taste. Crafted through a copper-pot distillation of slow-grown superior British wheat, Broken Clock undergoes a subtle and unhurried infusion of Shandy Hall’s timeless botanicals, including windfall old English apple varieties.

Lauded by Anthony Peart of the Hand & Flowers, Marlow, as “an ode to old English gardens,” Broken Clock captivates with dewy grass, rose petal, and waxy green apple notes on the nose. Its palate is smooth and full-bodied, offering flavors of Bramley apple, cinnamon crumble, and subtle savory undertones. The finish is lingering and breezy, accompanied by a hint of white pepper.

Elevate Your Christmas Parties with the Perfect Cocktail Ingredient:

Broken Clock Martini


  • 70ml Broken Clock vodka
  • 10ml dry vermouth
  • Lemon peel twist garnish


  1. Add Broken Clock vodka and vermouth to a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir and strain into a chilled Martini glass or coup.
  3. Cut a piece of lemon peel, twist it over the cocktail to release zesty essential oils, and rub it along the rim of the glass.
  4. Pop in the peel and savour your awfully English Martini.

The Broken Clock Christmas gift set launched on the 10th of November at the Whisky Exchange (available in-store and online starting at £37.25) and other selected specialist drinks retailers. Embrace the slow pleasures of an “awfully English” Christmas with Broken Clock vodka, where every sip is a journey through time and taste.