Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Beer, Wine, and Spirits
Holiday stress can drive even the most temperate soul to drink, which is why alcohol is usually a safe gift. Of course, our pals in the booze industry make it difficult to select the proper potable by rolling out a mind-boggling number of festive products around this time every year. We bet you and yours will gleefully guzzle down the seasonal beers, whiskeys, wines, vodkas, rums, and tequilas we've helpfully singled out below.
For Irish Loyalists
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength
Why this hooch and not a million others? Well, it's one of only two Irish whiskey brands being produced in the once-ubiquitous style known as single-pot still. The process makes for a purer, fuller-flavored pour that tastes of apple, fig, and banana. And if you like it strong, this Redbreast checks in at a whopping 115.4 proof.