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We know that holiday shopping can be stressful. We've taken the time to curate a list of great boozy holiday gifts and unique mixology gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. Everything here we've personally tested, owned, or tried in some capacity so you know it isn't a random list of junk.
Promotional consideration has been provided for some of the items we've chosen. Affiliate links included for some items.
Amarula Cream Liqueur
Amarula recently launched the campaign, “Don’t Let Them Disappear,” and has a long history of giving back to protect African elephants (we included more info on this below). Their newest initiative kicked off this past September and continues through the end of 2017, where for every bottle of Amarula sold in the U.S., $1 will be donated to the incredible non-profit organization, WildlifeDIRECT. $23.99.
Distilled from 100% selected grains, Everclear® provides a neutral flavor profile along with a high proof. Giving it a unique ability to extract even the subtlest of flavors. Providing you with a clean slate, a blank canvas and endless potential.
Laughing Glass Cocktails
Ready-to serve margaritas with a proprietary blend of super premium tequila from Mexico. Sourced from the lowlands of Tequila, Mexico, their Super Premium Blanco tequila is formulated using the finest agave pinas, aged to perfection and fermented in allergen-free stainless steel casks.
Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
Barrow’s Intense is also an excellent digestif. Enjoying liqueur after a meal is thought to aid digestion due to its alcohol content, and ginger has long been celebrated as beneficial for the digestive system. Barrow's Intense reinvents this classic after dinner drink, served straight over ice.
Barrow’s Intense is created from only four ingredients – 200 pounds of fresh ginger per batch, water, sugar and neutral cane spirit – and never any preservatives or chemicals. Vegan, gluten-free, and Kosher certified.
“The Walking Dead” Wine Collection
With a limited number of each specially created bottle available, these delicious wines can be purchased exclusively at Lot18.com/TheWalkingDead
Vivanco Rioja Wines
Vivanco Tempranillo Garnacha's pleasant acidity and bright fruity finish will carefully highlight and pair perfectly with the juicy turkey and side dishes.
Go classic with Vivanco Tempranillo Blanco. This dry and crisp Spanish white wine with aromas of citrus fruit and green apple will enhance the flavors of the delicious bites before the main course.
Old Limestone Mixing Water
Root 23 Syrups
ROOT 23 is all-natural flavor-infused simple syrups created by two busy moms based out of Columbus, Ohio. Created with organic cane sugar and local ingredients when possible from farmers in the region, ROOT 23 simple syrups can be added to liquors to make an easy cocktail, be used to create mocktails or even used in food recipes. From pear rosemary to maple cinnamon to cucumber habanero, there are a variety of flavors that can be used a variety of ways. ROOT 23 also has a winter assortment gift pack if you want to try a variety of flavors.
Maker’s Mark is a classic gift, perfect for any gourmand. Made using red winter wheat versus the traditional rye for a smoother flavor profile, this bourbon is not only delicious behind the bar and in festive drinks such as the Hot Toddy, but in the kitchen as well! $24.99.
For those looking to impress this holiday season, Maker’s 46 offers a bolder and more complex interpretation of the iconic red wax dipped Maker’s Mark. Aged slightly longer with seared French oak staves, this big oaky bourbon is sure to intrigue any whisky aficionado and makes for a perfect nightcap on cold winter nights. $39.99
Tres Agaves Bloody Mary Mix
A cure after any holiday fête, the Tres Agaves Bloody Mary Mix will be your new staple at the table- it’s both simple and delectable. $7.99
The Spice Lab
Rum Cocktail Set includes 6 botanicals: Nutmeg, Giant Coffee Beans, Allspice, Cocoa Seeds, Cassia Cinnamon and Orange Strips. A professional citrus zester and serving recommendations also are included.
The California Wine Club
Since 1990 they have been helping artisan wineries share their small-batch wines. These wines are handcrafted in such limited amounts, they are usually only found at the winery.
A different winery is featured every month, making this a true wine adventure! Each month they hand-select two award-winning wines and ship these direct to members along with Uncorked, their guide to the winery. Uncorked includes details and tasting notes on the wines, wine tips and insight to California's wine scene. (Sorry, shipping unavailable to KY, MS, or UT.)
Fizzics Micro-Foam technology dramatically improves the flavor, taste and mouth-feel of any carbonated beer, to a level that surpassed our greatest expectations – A Fizzics Beer is truly a new experience and we are thrilled to share this innovation with beer lovers across the world.
Naked Turtle White Rum
Five-times distilled with the pristine waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands and crafted from quality sugarcane molasses, you can sip Naked Turtle White Rum straight or mix in your favorite rum cocktail for a taste that shines.
They also partnered with the Sea Turtle Conservancy to help save sea turtles since their rum was created in 2012.
Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is celebrating its 13th-anniversary vintage by partnering with noted graffiti artist, known only as Faust, from New York City. This limited release 2015 vintage magnum features the tag which graffiti artist Faust uses internationally.
Faust (the wine) seeks to express the complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon and the diversity of the Napa Valley by sourcing from estate vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford and small lots from spectacular mountain AVAs such as Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, and Howell Mountain. $110.
Jaillance Crémant de Bordeaux Brut Cuvee de L'Abbaye A.O.C. Bordeaux
We love bubbles. The Bordeaux pale-yellow wine has a persistent creamy mousse and is zesty with flavors of citrus and white florals. $17.
Saturday Night Live Wine
Strongbox Hard Cider
Strongbow Hard Cider's light, gluten-free bubbles are a great alternative to toasting with champagne and it’s all natural for a universal hostess gift.
Sip & Share
The absinthe-free Pernod recipe, Pernod (Classic) 40% alcohol by volume, made with star anise.
Trail's End Bourbon
8 YO Kentucky Bourbon brought to Hood River where it is finished in Oregon Oak. Double Gold Medal Winner in 2017. $49.99.
CAMUS VSOP Borderies
McCarthy's American Single Malt Whiskey
The brand that started the craft American whiskey movement 20 years ago. McCarthy’s is aged in 36-month air-dried Oregon oak casks for a minimum of 3 years. Named Best American Single Malt Whiskey in 2017. $54.99.
Glencadam Highlands Single Malt 10YO
A must-have for any mixologist…Lucid is the 1st authentic absinthe to be sold in the US post-repeal of the 95-year ban. $54.99 750ml / $34.99 375ml.
American Harvest Organic Vodka
American Harvest defines the garden to glass movement. The vodka is made from Rocky Mountain Winter Wheat with water from a protected source under the Snake River Plain and sweetened with a touch of 100% organic agave. This delicious smooth vodka is great in cocktails or on the rocks. $24.99.
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