Sometimes the easiest gift of all is the simplest. Alcohol. Almost everybody drinks it and it’s a quick and easy thing to grab on your way to a party. Plus, it’s practical because parties always inevitably run out of booze. We have put together some of our favorite options for this holiday season, so get to your nearest liquor store and stock up. Those party invites are gunna start rolling in!
Champagne Palmer recently became available in the United States and we couldn’t be more excited about it. While the company has been extremely successful in Europe, it just debuted in the states this October. Their Blanc des Blancs ($71.99) is incredible. Comprised of chardonnay grapes, this champagne produces notes of white flowers and honeysuckle and tastes fresh, crisp and delicious. Their Rosé Reserve ($44) is also a nice choice for the holidays, with notes of red currants, vanilla, and a bit of cinnamon. It is a great alternative to your typical rosé.
For the friend or host that likes to get the party started, tequila is an easy crowd pleaser. 1800 Tequila recently introduced their Essential Artist series and this year pays homage to legendary artist Keith Haring, with seven limited edition bottles ($29.99). So not only are you giving the gift of tequila, but also a beautiful piece of art, as well.
Chandon never fails to impress, especially around the holidays. Their current Limited Edition bottle ($24), now in its third year, features winter white and shimmering gold lettering, bringing fun and joy to your holiday season. The Blanc de Noirs cuvee is the perfect gift for your bestie, so pick up and bottle and pop the cork this holiday season.
For something a bit nicer, Blade and Bow’s 22 year old Limited Release ($150) is something you should get your hands on. The new whiskey has already won both “Best Straight Bourbon” and a Double Gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco Spirits Competition and has notes of oak, smoke, vanilla and a touch of spice. (Read all about our special Blade and Bow tasting!)