The holiday season is the time of the year where indulging can never be a bad idea. These are the times when we aspire to create memorable moments with loved ones and spend our endless nights toasting to those good times. Regardless, if you’re the professional food critic in the family, the millennial health junky or here completely for the full turn up; we at The Quintessential Gentleman knows that it will take quality fuel to keep the good times rolling.
Check out our 2017 Holiday Beverage Guide as you prepare to entertain, gift and or celebrate but always remember to drink responsibly.
We start our list with Bodylogix: the premier brand of health and wellness products for an active lifestyle i.e. protein, supplements, and on-the-go shakes. Try their Warm Apple Protein Shake recipe for this fall/winter.
Number one rule for being a perfect guest is to never arrive empty handed! The following items are perfect for sharing.
One of our all-time favorite beer company has developed an answer to gift beer with style. The good people over at Heineken is spreading, even more, holiday cheer with their limited edition Magnum bottle (photo of the festive 1.5-liter bottle is below). At $11.99, this celebratory, magnum-sized bottle is perfect for holiday parties, office Pollyannas and more.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery introduces the 12 Nights of Christmas gift box. This package provides a unique twist on tradition while never leaving your glass empty.
Gin Lane 1751 is the embodiment of a traditional, well-balanced London Dry Gin. The recipe, botanicals used, distillation process and label design is of historical accuracy and relevance to the Victorian era. The brand partnered with Thames Distillery and the 8th generation Master Distiller, Charles Maxwell to create the range of gins. Gin Lane 1751 London Dry ‘Royal Strength’ gin (47% ABV/94 Proof) is bright and balanced without being overpowering. The higher alcohol content allows more robust flavors, allowing the botanicals to be more concentrated and bold. Well-balanced, bold and refreshing. Your perfect partner for tonic or your favorite cocktail.
Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades ($150): For When You Want To Splurge
If you’re looking for a special something to celebrate with this holiday season, Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades is a premium blend of whiskeys aged 10 to 20 years, providing beautifully intricate flavors to enjoy with your nearest and dearest.
The second release in Master Distiller Eddie Russell’s Master’s Keep series, this 104-proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon has an enticing nose of oak and caramel. It delights with notes of butterscotch, dried fruit, chocolate, and smoke, and lingers with a smooth, sweet, and spicy finish. It’s best enjoyed neat or over ice.
Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila ($29.99) is triple aged to create a complex tequila with whiskey characteristics, making it unlike anything else in the tequila category. This unique combination makes a great gift idea for tequila and whiskey lovers alike. As the most highly awarded tequila of 2016, Hornitos Black Barrel is definitely cool enough to win over the people on your gift list this year.
TYKU Sake, a premium Sake brand, clean and free of gluten, sulfites, and tannins, making it one of the purest alcoholic beverages on the planet. Their super premium Junmai Ginjo is a great gift that sells at $29.95
Handcrafted in small batches, Zirkova One is made from the finest center-cut Ukranian wheat and rye spirits, masterfully blended to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a martini. Unlike highly acidic standard vodkas, Zirkova One’s unique recipe and proprietary treatment impart delicate, yet distinct and complex flavors, with a smooth, velvety mouthfeel and a tantalizing, long finish.