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Top Boozy Gifts – 2018 Gift Guide

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Priest Ranch 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Priest Ranch 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, one of their highest rated wines (recently awarded 92 pts. by Wine Enthusiast).

Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 22 months in 40% new French oak and 60% once used French oak barrels. The lees were stirred for the first year, followed by three racking in the second year of aging. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine with supple tannins and balanced acidity. The nose is full of chocolate, black cherries, cassis and a touch of earth. The rounded mouthfeel is persistent in the long and lingering rich finish.

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Priest Ranch Wine & Growler

Priest Ranch wine and wine growler is a perfect duo for the ambitious traveler. The Cabernet Sauvignon and black wine growler convey the sophisticated side of Priest Ranch.

The Priest Ranch Red Wine Traveler Gift Set includes:

• one bottle of 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
• one matte black Priest Ranch wine growler
• two-bottle black gift box

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Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Liqueur

Created in 1880 by founder Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is a premium blend of cognacs with wild tropical oranges from the Caribbean. Louis-Alexandre’s vision of blending the essence of wild tropical oranges sourced from Haiti with fine cognac from France was unconventional and truly the earliest form of spirits innovation of its time. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed on the rocks or neat, yet exceptionally delicious in cocktails.

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Chase English Potato Vodka

Created entirely from field to bottle on our Herefordshire family farm, this truly British vodka has exquisite quality and real provenance, with 250 glorious Herefordshire potatoes in every bottle.
Batch produced in our copper pot still, Fat Betty, for the purest finish, creating a smooth and creamy vodka. Perfect for the ultimate vodka martini.

Awarded best tasting vodka at the San Francisco world spirits competition.

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BullDog London Dry Gin

BULLDOG London Dry Gin is a multi-award winning, premium gin handcrafted at an English distillery that has been making the highest quality gin for over 250 years. BULLDOG is distilled in traditional copper pot stills using 100% British wheat and water. The 12 botanicals in BULLDOG Gin are sourced from eight countries and are handpicked from the same regions each year for consistency. There are three botanicals which are entirely unique to BULLDOG: Chinese lotus leaves, Turkish white poppy and Chinese dragon eye. This blend of unique botanicals, combined with its 40% alcohol content, give BULLDOG a supremely smooth and balanced flavor with a crisp finish.

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Black Fig Vodka

Founded by entrepreneur Michael Davidson, Black Fig® Vodka is filtered through charcoal, and then again through lava rock. Next, whole, dried California figs are added and left to sit and settle. After four to six weeks of natural infusion, the liquid is then only lightly filtered so it retains its natural flavor profile and amber hue. Black Fig Vodka was recently awarded Double Gold at the renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition–a designation which places it among the finest spirits in the world.

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Sand Etched Longitude/Latitude Rocks Glass

Let these personalized rocks glasses serve as an everyday reminder of a special place. Send Susquehanna Glass Company any location, and they’ll find the coordinates to create rocks glasses just for you. The Latitude and Longitude design is an exclusive collaboration with us that uses sand etching to leave a clean, crisp finish. Each glass is created in the USA with a keen eye for detail and a strong tradition—over 100 years and counting—of craftsmanship.

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RAFT Bitters – The Bitter Housewife

The RAFT Cranberry Five Spice syrup is available for a limited time only, and can be used to make delectable cocktails like the Cranberry Aperitif and the Cranberry Spice Punch that can be made either alcoholic or non-alcoholic and is ideal for any winter holiday parties!

In 2012, wife and husband team Genevieve and Dan Brazelton started The Bitter Housewife bitters with the mission of making cocktails approachable and fun through great tasting flavors, simple recipes, and education. Knowing a great cocktail is a balance between strong, sweet, sour, and bitter flavors, the Brazelton’s expanded their line with RAFT syrups which are made using 100% organic cane sugar. Now offering a full, diverse line of bitters, syrup, and cocktail kits, RAFT uses all-natural, sustainable, and fair-trade products, and empowers professional bartenders and general consumers alike to create delicious cocktails with the best ingredients.

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Bamboo Tequila Tasting Set

PORTABLE TASTING STATION — Six ceramic shot glasses, a bamboo serving tray with six slots for sturdy serving, a bamboo cutting board and a knife make this tasting set the most inclusive on the market. It is an impressively constructed, durable and affordable set. The shot glasses are reusable and easily washable allowing for multiple pours.
LEATHER HANDLES — Attached to each side of the tray, leather handles make transport easy and spills unlikely.
ELEGANT DESIGN — The light bamboo wood is beautiful, durable and easy to clean.
TACO TUESDAY READY — While anytime is a good time for tequila, Taco Tuesday gets a boost with this tequila shot glass set. Perfect for parties, our Tequila Shot Glass set combines well with our Bandana Tortilla Warmer and Taco Holder.

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Gold Apricot Vodka

The newest addition to the Black Infusions family. Naturally infused with dried California apricots, it’s signature smooth taste is due to a unique distillation process, which includes filtration through lava rocks. In addition to being gluten-free and kosher-certified, Gold Apricot™️ is made without any fake ingredients: there are absolutely no artificial sugars, flavors, colors. We bet you’ll say “that’s vodka?” and we’ll take it as a compliment.

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Maysara Immigrant Pinot Noir 2015

Wine with benefits! The Momtazi Family of Maysara Winery in McMinnville, Oregon is giving back to a cause, that’s close to their hearts, with Immigrant Pinot Noir ($45).

The limited-edition 2015 Pinot Noir is made using estate-grown fruit from the McMinnville AVA. 33% of proceeds are given to Refugee & Immigrant programs servicing permanent residency, family-based visas, low-cost immigration counseling and much more.

Maysara Winery, which translates to “house of wine,” is a nod to the Momtazi’s Persian heritage. Owner Moe Momtazi left an alcohol-free Iran with his wife, Flora, during the height of the revolution, to bring his love and understanding for good wine to America and to start a new life for his family in the foothills of the Willamette Valley. In 1997 the family purchased 496 of the now 560 acres of an abandoned wheat farm just south of their home. Maysara Winery is deeply rooted in cultural traditions, respect for the surrounding land, and a commitment to biodynamic farming and winemaking practices.

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Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum

Appleton Estate Signature Blend is a full-bodied, medium-sweet rum. It’s a delicious blend of 15 aged golden rums with a warm honey colour, a lush, fruity aroma, and a rich taste. It’s for everyone and every day, and it’s the perfect way to make ‘just another day’ feel special.

Appleton Estate Signature Blend is a ‘blended rum’, which means it is a combination of several rums of different styles and ages and does not have an age statement.

Perfectly balanced complex citrus, fruity and sweet notes, with subtle orange peel, dried apricot, fresh peach, and a hint of molasses and woody notes.

*Thank you to the above sponsors for providing products in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

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