Invariably there comes a moment when you forget that special someone from your holiday shopping list, or someone invites a friend around, or you just don’t know what to get dad agin after all these years. Fear not, fellas. Holiday shopping can be easy when you know where to look. Today, we are looking at you liquor isle. Oh come all ye faithful to the place where one can do little wrong. A bottle of liquor is hard to screw up and usually always appreciated. Just make sure they do in fact appreciate a tipple. However, you will need to do more than that lonely bottle of Snaps in the back of the liquor cabinet (who put that there anyways?!).
To push you in the right direction, Male Standard detailed the 5 bottles we want from Santa. These are all solid choices, and would top our gift list. If in doubt, close your eyes and point at the screen. We promise you can’t go wrong with whatever you land on!
Tequila Herradura Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2015Tequila Herradura Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2015
If you’re looking for an extravagant gift then you cannot go wrong with a limited edition label. It instantly dresses up your gift into a memorable and thoughtful gesture with prices ranging from the affordable to the abstract. Our recommendation goes to Herradura, who are releasing their fourth Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2015 – Directo de Alambique (Directo); this is the ultimate holiday gift for tequila aficionados. Directo is made from 100% blue agave, without barrel aging, to reflect a fresh tequila flavor. It’s crisp, clean, and has a crystal reflection.
Martell VSOP MédallionMartell VSOP Médallion
If you are looking for a timeless expression then you cannot go wrong with a VSOP (Very Special Old Pale). Cognac is a beautiful gift that stores well and can be cherished for many years to come. Our recommendation goes to Martell VSOP Médallion (‘Very Superior Old Pale’), which bears a gold medallion engraved with the portrait of Louis XIV and commemorates the year 1715 – the birth of the House of Martell. This cognac is made with skilfully blended, mature eaux-de-vie from the four finest terroirs of the Cognac region. Bonus, you can also purchase a suede bag separately for straightforward yet luxurious gift wrapping.
Bulleit Bourbon 10 YearBulleit Bourbon 10 Year
If you are looking for a gift for the everyman then we highly recommend bourbon. This is an appreciative gift that works as well for the leading men in your life as well as acquaintances. To spruce this gift up, consider Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year for a lasting impression. Aged in charred American white oak, a select number of Bulleit Bourbon barrels were set aside to age for 10 years to see how the already award-winning bourbon would develop. Bulleit distillers were thrilled to find that the additional years resulted in a special expression of Bulleit bourbon that provides a rich, deep, incredibly smooth sipping experience that maintains the inherent character and high rye content for which the Bulleit brand is best known.
George Dickel Rye WhiskyGeorge Dickel Rye Whisky
Last but never least, if you are looking for a gift that will be used then consider George Dickel Rye whisky. This is a straight rye small-batch whisky, offering a 95% rye mash whiskey. In order to provide consumers with the smoothest finish, George Dickel Rye is finished in its signature fashion – chill charcoal mellowing. This stems from George Dickel’s belief that whisky was smoother in the cold winters han in the hot summers. Friends and family are sure to uncork this one time and again, as it pairs so well with all your favourite cocktails or on the rocks.
What is your go-to holiday tipple? Leave a comment below and let us know what you want to receive!