Guys and Gals Gift Guide
No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, we’ve found 10 great spirited presents that they’re sure to love. Cheers!
For the Traveler:
Tumi Mixology Backpack ($695)
Renowned travel-gear experts Tumi have teamed up with Ketel One Vodka to produce this impressive Mixology Backpack. The bag, made from coated Italian canvas with leather trim, includes a shaker, jigger and bar spoon, and has waterproof pockets for two full-size liquor bottles.
For the Whisky Drinker:
Blue Hanger 7th Limited Release Blended Malt Scotch Whisky ($100)
Looking for a special Scotch? This smoky and rich blend of whiskies from three distilleries—Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain and Miltonduff—will surely impress. But be warned: there are only 3,088 bottles for the whole US.
Ploom modelTwo ($40)
and Pax ($250):
For the trendsetting tobacco aficionado on your list, try one of these stylish vaporizers you can use nearly anywhere with no smoke, no secondhand smoke, no ash and no lingering odor, just real flavorful tobacco. The modelTwo (pictured) uses Ploom's single-serving pods pre-filled with real tobacco, while the Pax can be used with the loose-leaf pipe tobacco of your choice.
For the Sipper:
Hudson Maple Cask Rye Whiskey ($50 for 375 mL)
We’ve tasted whiskey aged in all kinds of barrels, from sherry and port to rum, but a barrel that previously held maple syrup? That’s a first. Hudson Maple Cask Rye Whiskey made by New York’s Tuthilltown Spirits is a sweet-and-spicy tipple that’s great with holiday cookies.
For the Manhattan Lover: Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bitters ($18)
If you know somebody who is a Manhattan drinker, these special spiced cherry bitters will be a welcome gift. They’re made for Woodford Reserve by Kentucky’s Bourbon Barrel Foods, which also makes bourbon barrel-aged soy sauce and vanilla extract.
For the Fashionista:
Coach + Billy Reid Whiskey Flask in Leather ($200)
No fashionable outfit is complete without a limited-edition hand-blown glass flask from Coach featuring a stylish leather case and engraved sterling-silver cap. It’s part of a collaboration with Alabama-based designer Billy Reid and is available online and at select Coach Men’s stores.
For the Bruncher:
The Bloody Mary Spice Master Collection ($45)
Boutique spice and biscuit company La Boîte, founded by chef Lior Lev Sercarz, has partnered with Liquor.com advisory board member and all-star bartender Jim Meehan to create a number of Bloody Mary spice mixes. This collection features three blends, each designed to work with a different spirit.
For the Perfectionist:
Thermometer Spoon ($30)
Take a drink’s temperature while you stir it with this handy stainless-steel tool from Cocktail Kingdom. The dial’s even marked with a green band at the ideal range of -6 to -8° Celcius.