Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Spirited" Holiday Gifts from Glenfiddich, Balvenie, and Reyka Vodka

This holiday season, consider William Grant & Sons spirits. This independent family owned distillery boasts a hefty portfolio of super premium brands that is sure to satisfy anyone on your gift giving list. Liquor is undeniably the best present for any holiday hostess, and a delicious cocktail will get even the Grinchiest party guest in the holiday “spirit.”

For discerning dads, or that quirky uncle, The Balvenie Caribbean Cask is an award-winning marque of fine craftsmanship that is sure to please, with its unusual toffee nose and fruity character. The Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve—with its honey, rum, and funky banana notes—is also a surprising and unconventional choice.

For purists, it’s Reyka Vodka all the way This Icelandic vodka recently won top honors at the International Wine & Spirits Competition for its crystal-clear purity and smoothness, and has fast become the darling of the vodka world. For the eccentrics, it’s Reyka yet again—but this time with a side of bitters. We recommend Brooklyn Hemispherical, which even created special Icelandic Bitters for Reyka using the country’s native thyme and Arctic moss.

And finally for moms and sophisticates, the classic Glenfiddich 12 Year Old is attractively priced and known for its alluring crisp pear and apple notes. It works wonderfully in delicious Single Malt Cocktails as well.

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