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 That End-of-the-World Toast
DeLeón Leóna Reserve
If you believe the Mayan calendar, the world will end on December 21, 2012. Tequila company DeLeón is banking that somehow we'll all pull through—and they want to provide the juice to toast the occasion. On that day, they're launching the new ultraluxury product, Leóna, made with 100% pure blue weber agave and water from three natural spring wells. The spirit, aged for 34 months in Sauternes barrels, comes packaged in a limited-edition black box with a python flask. The price for this cosmic gamble? A grand, give or take a few Benjamins.