Sysko's Booziest Holiday Gifts
It’s that time of the year again, where we come together as family, and celebrate together over food, drinks, gifts and look toward the New Year. As always though, shopping for him or her who appreciates the finer things in drink form is difficult. Luckily, as time passes, more and more of your favorite brands are becoming increasingly creative, whether it is limited bottling, engraved or personalization, new flavors or expressions and the always popular gift pack, this year, you have no excuses.
To start, you must know what your favorite person likes to drink, at minimum you should know if they drink dark or clear liquor. Once that is establish figure out if its, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Whiskey, Scotch, Cognac or Bourbon. Regardless there’s a gift for all categories, and today we will learn what Hennessy, Patron, Macallan, Chivas, Herradura, Courvoisier, Jameson and Makers Mark have in store. Lets get right into it:
Hennessy- Gift Packs
Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Gift Pack-The Seventh generation of the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collector Series, this vibrant offering is ideal for holiday entertaining.
-The lively label design uses a multi-layering color technique to make the bottle pop.
-The dynamic package includes one 750ml bottle of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Cognac, a blend of perfect harmony, and two cocktail glasses.
-Created in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy for his circle of close friends, Hennessy X.O was the first “Extra Old” Cognac ever invented and established the category.
-The iconic bottle is frosted in a nod to silvery holiday wonder and the exterior box is elegantly draped in a silver and gold geometric pattern. This luxurious gift pack features a 750ml bottle of Hennessy X.O Cognac and two glasses.
Herradura Tequila- 2016 Port Cask
Each year Tequila Herradura does something magical with their drink, they take their tequila and change one key element. In some cases they put the tequila in barrel/cask that was previously filled with another spirit, like whisky or cognac. The last 4 years have included, 2015 Directo De Alambique, 2014 Scotch Cask, 2013 Cognac Cask, and 2012 Port Cask. This year they reintroduced their 2012 variant the Port Cask Finished Reposado. This tequila is made from 100% blue agave, aged for 11 months in medium-char American oak casks, and then aged for an additional two months in hand-selected vintage port casks from the renowned Duoro Valley in Portugal. Get you some of this fine brown tequila!
Macallan - Rare Cask
One of the world’s most recognizable single malt scotches continues to deliver exceptional drinks, and the newest addition to Macallan's 1824 Masters Series is the Rare Cask. This fine sexy thang comes from Spanish oak sherry seasoned casks, as well as incredible tasting notes of rich oak, vanilla, chocolate and a finish of light citrus zest. Yes, it’s worth every single cent.
Courvoisier- Gift Pack
There’s no denying Courvoisier’s popularity and rich taste, it’s a top 5 cognac world wide for a reason. This holiday season, they are offering two gift packs
750ml Courvoisier VS paired with two branded lowball glasses: SRP $33*
750ml Courvoisier VSOP paired with two branded coupe glasses; SRP: $48*
*Not found online, try your local liquor store
Makers Mark- Gift Packs
Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky, has a new limited edition old gift tin for the holidays. Chivas has partnered up with LSTN Sound Co., to create and celebrate their common passion for craftsmanship, style and generosity. The limited edition Old gift tin contains Chivas 12 Year.
Patron- Limited Edition Bottle
Patrón is the number one tequila in the USA. You see them at the bars clubs, and house parties. Patron polarizing, and now for the holidays they have something new for the avid Patron lover. Patrón has a limited-edition 1 liter Silver Tequila bottle inspired by Mexico’s rich heritage of art deco design. The bottle features a black and silver handcrafted pewter label, intricately adorned with detailed geometric lines and the iconic Patrón bee. The bottle is topped with a crafted cork closure in black and silver, mirroring the art deco aesthetic of the label.
Jameson- Black Barrel
The GOAT of Irish whisky, Jameson has rereleased a favorite with new labeling right on time for the holidays. Black Barrel Select Reserve Irish Whiskey will keep Jameson fans happy but also create new ones for those who feel standard Jameson is to harsh. BB is matured for considerably longer than traditional Jameson Irish Whiskey — twelve years rather than five years — in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. In addition, an aliquot of grain whiskey that has been matured in deeply charred American oak barrels sourced from Wild Turkey is added. As a result the whiskey has hints of citrus, oatmeal, sherry and smoke.
So much opulence and decadence to choose from, a little bit of everything unless you’re a vodka person, unfortunately vodka didn’t make the list nor Gin, maybe next year.