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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 Whisky Drinkers Who Appreciate Sherry, Port, and Madeira
The Dalmore King Alexander III

Born in the Highlands, this whisky spent time in six different vessels before seeing the inside of a bottle. The epic journey of King Alexander III began in American white oak; the dram is then split into Madeira barrels, Sherry wood, Marsala casks, Port pipes, and Cabernet Sauvignon vats. Each destination gives the whisky a distinct tweak, culminating (when blended) in a zesty yet super-smooth kick. The luxuriously redesigned packaging features the royal 12-pronged stag.
$268

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