Are you stumped on what to get your boss or coworkers? Are you meeting your partner’s parents for the first time? Or perhaps you’re attending a grab-bag gift exchange.
When it comes to gift-giving, there are few things people appreciate more than alcohol. Whether it’s wine, beer, or a quality bottle of liquor, alcohol gifts are universally appealing.
Instead of showing up with a six-pack of beer or wine in a box, kick things up a notch with one of these distinguished and affordable selections.
Grab your shot glass and get ready to learn more about the best liquor gifts that’ll make a lasting impression!
1. Tempus Fugit Crème de Banane
Let’s start things off with something sweet and satisfying. For those who prefer a fruity, rich flavor, Tempus Fugit Crème de Banane is an excellent choice.
With a bold banana flavor, this liqueur is equal parts thick, creamy, and delicious. Some fans also describe it as having a roasted, caramelized flavor.
Banana liqueurs gained popularity in the 1920s but were quickly commercialized and mass-produced. These recreations tasted artificial and overly sweet. Traditional brands like Tempus embody the more traditional, true flavor of just-ripened bananas.
Enjoy this liqueur over ice as an after-dinner indulgence or mix it with your favorite rum or bitter. Moderately priced, this sweet treat will run you around $40 per bottle, making it an affordable option for a colleague or close friend.
2. Wild Turkey Rare Bread
Any brand of Wild Turkey isn’t for the faint of heart. Reserve this alcohol gift for experienced drinkers only!
Out of the barrel, this rich Bourbon is a shocking 109 proof. Once bottled, Wild Turkey is still 101 proof, making it one of the most potent liquors on this list.
So, what gives Wild Turkey it’s power-punch? The whiskey is distilled at a very low proof, helping it absorb all of the natural barrel flavors during the aging process.
Wild Turkey Rare Bread makes the perfect alcohol gift for the Bourbon lover in your life. Don’t let the stigma that surrounds Wild Turkey stop you from purchasing a bottle at around $50.
3. Johnny Walker Blue Label
This is one of the most widely recognizable liquor gifts on this list. Johnny Walker comes in a variety of labels and colors, which all make great alcohol gifts regardless of the recipient. But if you’re looking to make a big impression, go with the Blue Label.
Priced a little high (over $200 for a large bottle), you can purchase a custom-engraved label. Who wouldn’t love receiving a personalized alcohol gift?
But this gift is about more than just the bottle itself. The whiskey inside is hand-selected from Johnnie Walker’s exclusive barrels located in Scotland. Only one in every 10,000 barrels ends up in a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label.
A smaller bottle will run you under $70 and equal recognition as an awesome gift-giver. Check out all of Johnny Walker’s labels and other products at CW Spirits.
4. Bertoux Brandy
If you’re looking for the best liquor gifts for wine lovers, look no further than Bertoux Brandy. All forms of brandy are produced by distilling wine and enjoyed during the holidays or as an after-dinner all year long. Believe it or not, brandy can even help you digest that large meal.
Known for it’s vibrant, citrus flavor, Bertoux is extremely aromatic with hints of orange blossom, apricot, and honeysuckle. Nutmeg gives this alcohol its toasted flavor.
Most brandy ranges in strength from 70 to 120 proof. Bertoux is a grape-based variety out of California where it’s aged for five to seven years. Primarily used for mixing cocktails, this brandy is equally delicious on its own.
It’s also one of the most affordable gift ideas on the list ranging between $30 and $40.
5. Powers Gold Label Whiskey
First introduced in 1791 by John Power & Son, Powers Gold Label is a beautiful blend of pot still and grain whiskeys.
Help a friend or coworker mix up the perfect Irish Coffee with this classic selection. Powers Gold Label Whiskey is both light and rich, aged for six years in bourbon casks.
With hints of cinnamon, honey, and caramel, this Irish whiskey also has undertones of spice. Pair this liquor with milk chocolate, fruit, or buttery shortbread cookies for the perfect alcohol gift basket. Distilled and produced straight out of Ireland, Powers Gold Label won’t disappoint.
Shopping for the upcoming holiday season or event? You and the recipient of your alcohol gift will love the bottle’s new 2020 design.
6. Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey
Another popular whiskey choice (and alcohol gift), Angel’s Envy Rye has a unique flavor.
Produced in Caribbean rum barrels that were once used for French cognac, this liquor boasts sweet and spicy flavors synonymous with brown sugar. Hints of vanilla oak and maple make it a delicious selection.
Curious about the difference between rye and bourbon whiskeys? The main difference is in the flavor and ingredients.
Bourbon is a sweeter whiskey, produced from 51% corn and wheat whereas rye contains 51% rye and has spicier undertones.
Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey is moderately priced at just under $100 per bottle.
7. J. Rieger Caffè Amaro
Rounding out the list is a coffee-inspired alcohol gift for the coffee lover in your life. Not only does this selection boast seven different herbs and botanicals and evaporated cane syrup but a single-origin coffee as well.
The taste is described as sweet, bitter, and herbal all rolled into one. The best part is, the recipient doesn’t need to drink a cup of Joe every day to enjoy this liquor gift.
J. Rieger Caffè Amaro has a universally appealing taste and a uniquely designed bottle. Best when sipped, this coffee liqueur is on the drier side and the perfect ending to any night. You can even add a splash to other cocktails or an evening cup of tea.
Make a Lasting Impression with Any of These Alcohol Gifts
Whether you’re giving alcohol gifts to a family member, friend, or coworker, these seven selections are some of the best bottles available. With a nice balance of sweet and savory, there’s something for every palate.
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