1. Beefeater Winter is a limited edition gin available just in New York and San Francisco this holiday season. ($19)

2.Encanto, the handcrafted pisco conceived in San Francisco by a bartender, a sommelier and a Peruvian master distiller, just won the highest honor possible: the Gran Medalla de Oro, crowning it the best pisco in Peru. ($33)

3. Del Maguey Chichicapa is an amazing example of that misunderstood spirit. ($72)

4. The Big Bartender’s Book is a comprehensive guide for the home bartender, with over 1000 recipes, plus tips for stocking the bar and techniques for making great cocktails. ($10)

5. Whistle Pig Rye is finally available after ten years in the barrel and it is superior. ($65)

6. Passes to Whiskies of the World in San Francisco are all currently $10 off during the holidays. ($110-125)

7. Karlson’s Gold Vodka is single-distilled and made from potatoes, so it still has a lot of flavor and character. ($20)

8. Glace Luxury Ice is a perfect sphere of artesian water that lasts hours in a glass of your finest whiskey.  (5 for $25)

9. Bitter Truth Celery Bitters is a unique ingredient that has been revived after decades of obscurity. ($16)




Special thanks Hal at A Muddled Thought for helping me brainstorm this list.

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