In partnership with Bacardi Limited
To say that 2020 has been a trying year would be the world’s biggest understatement. It’s important to remember, however, that there’s still much to be grateful for this holiday season. While we may not be able to celebrate with friends and family as we normally would, we can still let them know we’re thinking of them and look forward to raising a glass together soon.
And what better way to do that than with a bottle of premium liquor. Below, we’ve curated three of our favorite bottles for the various types of drinkers we all know and love, along with a couple other bits and bobs that make for quality accompaniment and a nice reminder of the good times to come.
We all know someone who appreciates the finer things in life, especially when it comes to what they drink. For such a giftee, look no further than Grey Goose. Meticulously crafted from the finest French ingredients — including winter wheat typically reserved for fine bread and pastries from the northern region of Picardy and artesian spring water from the pastoral village of Gensac in storied Cognac — Grey Goose boasts a “field-to-bottle” approach overseen by cellar master François Thibault. Thibault and his panel of tasting experts personally vet each and every batch of Grey Goose to guarantee that it meets their exacting standards for rich character and clean, crisp taste. Fun fact to include on the card: every bottle is rinsed with Grey Goose prior to being filled, ensuring that no liquid other than the vodka ever touches the inside of the bottle.
A nice touch to send along with that bottle? A set of fancy martini glasses and a caviar kit.
Know any folks who prefer to take their cocktails with the sun on their face and the sand beneath their toes? Give them a little dose of that #beachlife with a bottle of Bacardi Superior. Aged in American white oak barrels and filtered via a secret blend of charcoal for added smoothness, Bacardi Superior is widely regarded as the “first mixable rum.” With hints of almond, lime and vanilla as well as floral and fruity notes, Bacardi Superior has a flavor that won’t dominate a cocktail but also doesn’t get lost in the mix. So whether your giftee is mixing a mojito, daiquiri or coquito with dreams of their next sunny sojourn, they’ve got the ideal spirit to make it sing.
In terms of gift pairings for that bottle of Bacardi Superior? In our opinion, you can’t go wrong with some tropical coupe glasses and a stylin’ cabana shirt.
This is for the friend who, by virtue of an extensive amount of time spent on the Amalfi Coast, was drinking Negronis way before it was cool — and who, by virtue of an extensive amount of time spent at home this year, could use a reminder of trips to come in the form of this delicious gin. Bombay Sapphire Master of Botanicals Ivano Tonutti hand-selects exotic botanicals from across the globe — from Moroccan cubeb berries to Spanish lemon peel to Chinese licorice — which are then vapor-infused to highlight their bright and unique flavors and give Bombay Sapphire the smooth and complex taste it’s known for the world over.
As for what to give with that bottle of Bombay Sapphire: might we suggest a set of engraved Negroni glasses and a monogrammed passport holder?