One of the best gifts in life is making memories with friends and family. When you receive a thoughtfully chosen bottle of wine or liquor, it’s not just about the drink itself; it’s about the shared experience and the connection forged over clinks, stories, and laughter. Whether it’s toasting to a milestone, celebrating victories, or just unwinding after a long week, gifting alcohol can turn an ordinary moment into something special. We have some unique suggestions, from wines made in Texas to classics like Don Julio 1942 tequila to new releases.
Tequila is a must have spirit in any bar, but especially for Texans. Give one of the best with Don Julio 1942, an ultra-premium Añejo aged for at least two and a half years in American white oak barrels, resulting in a premium silky, smooth liquid that coats the palate with roasted agave flavors, vanilla, sun-ripened tropical fruits and spiced undertones. For extra customization, and to really impress your friends, consider engraving a bottle of Tequila Don Julio 1942 for a truly luxurious gift this holiday season.
Blade and Bow bourbon is a delicious bourbon steeped in history, tradition and fun. Collecting the five different keys found on the bottles, can be a fun scavenger hunt. Plus, when you have all five keys you join a coveted group of bourbon lovers.
Weller fans will appreciate that Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon, in a homage to the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery, uses a unique Solera System aging process to preserve some of the distillery’s oldest whiskey stocks, including some of the last bourbon produced there before it closed in 1992.
The solera liquid is mingled with other fine whiskies aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller. Aged in new charred American white oak barrels, this bourbon has a subtle aroma of fresh fruit and a taste that includes hints of dried apricot, ripe pear and a sweet roasted grain. The finish has notes of charred oak and warm winter spices.
Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey received a GOLD MEDAL at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Talisker 10 Year
From the the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker the single malt scotch is aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks. Take a sip, close your eyes and imagine you’re on the coast of Scotland. Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky earned a double gold medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and 94 points at the 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Help Others With A Bottle Of The Community Spirit Vodka
Let me point out, that one of the things I love about giving someone a bottle of The Community Spirit Vodka, is the blank label. This space can be used for an inspiring message, a photo, custom art and more.
The Community Spirit vodka is a gift that gives back– as you give it to your loved ones, you also give back to the community. This B Corp Certified top-shelf vodka amplifies communities in need throughout the year by tapping into its resources and giving more than 24% of its revenue to the unsung heroes out there. Community Spirit vodka uses corn as its base grain and is distilled 5 times in copper stills. It is distilled in small batches. Like the blank canvas featured front and center on the bottle, The Community Spirit Vodka serves as a platform to spark conversations, amplify community voices, and highlight important causes.
For Coffee Connoisseurs: Quintaliza Reposado Coffee Aged Tequila | 57.7% | $79.99
Quintaliza Reposado is the world’s first and only coffee aged tequila. Quintaliza’s innovative aging process imparts notes of roasted coffee, caramelized earthy agave and bitter chocolate – in a word – delicious! This ultra-premium, 100% Blue Weber Agave tequila is additive-free and certified organic, so all of its bold, rich flavor and character comes from the agave and how it’s aged. Quintaliza Reposado Tequila is finished in oak barrels that previously held artisan-roasted organic coffee made from sustainably sourced beans harvested in Chiapas, Mexico.
This year’s holiday gift pack includes a bag of Quintaliza coffee from Chiapas, a cup (which works as a coffee and a cocktail drinking vessel) and a bottle of Quintaliza. The coffee is delicious, the cup keeps your drink hot or warm and brings a bit of mystery to whether it contains coffee or tequila, or both.
For Rum Lovers: 12 Year Old Mossburn Speyside blended malt in Barbados Foursquare rum casks | 57.7% | $79.99
Just released October 2023
A special treat for the rum or whisky lover in your life – an exceptional festively flavored, thoughtful gift. The soon-to-be-released Mossburn
This release represents the start of a new annual Cask Collaboration Series for Mossburn Distillers & Blenders, that will see Mossburn blend and finish a different Scotch each year in a special cask finish using barrels sourced from a distinctive world-renowned distillery across different spirit categories.
For Whisky Aficionados: Torabhaig Allt Gleann Batch Strength | 61.1% | $89.99
Just released October 2023
Unwrap another delicious Christmas whisky,
5-Pack Bitters Bar Set from Hella Cocktail Co.
Five unique small-batch flavors in one set. Each formula is produced with a particular spirit in mind; these flavors are delicious, versatile, and crafted for both the professional bartender and the hobbyist. (Each set includes five 1.7oz bottles of Smoked Chili, Mexican Chocolate, Aromatic, Orange, and Ginger) Certified Non-GMO
Wines For The Wine Drinker On Your List
Belle Glos Pinot Noir | SRP starting at $55.00
Belle Glos Pinot Noir is a deep red wine known for its equally red iconic wax top. The flavor notes include blackberry pie, licorice, white pepper and consistently creates a satisfying wine experience. This is a great bottle to be shared with friends over dinner, gifted to your favorite host, or even the teacher that’s gone the extra mile.
2019 Estate Montepulciano | SRP starting at $50.00
European inspired wines from Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard, this wine is ade just minutes outside of Austin, TX.
The 2019 Estate Montepulciano is an estate-grown wine described as a rich red with notes of blackberries and cherries. Consistently a crowd-pleaser and impresser, this is the perfect host gift for any holiday party this season.
Cheers to making moments that linger in the heart and on the palate. As always, please remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive.