Alcohol Gift Ideas At Harry’s
December is the time of year when gift giving becomes the most stressful. From department stores to online retailers, it can be overwhelming just trying to find the right gifts to get for your loved ones. But don’t despair! At Harry’s Wine & Spirits, we have amazing alcohol gifts that you can purchase, whether for a specific person, or to bring to a holiday party. The great thing about alcohol gifts is that they are easier to choose when you know what type of spirits your loved one loves. We’ve surveyed our website to come up with the perfect list for you. Because we have a vast collection of spirits (and wine of course!) we wanted to focus on four types of spirits, aperitifs, brandy/cognac, gin, and rum.
For those who many not be familiar, apéritifs are beverages that are usually served before a meal to stimulate the appetite. We have two choices for the person who loves a nice alcoholic beverage before their meal. Jardesca is wine based with select botanicals. Served over ice, it is always refreshing. It’s a blend of sweet and dry wines and what we would describe as a French brandy “eau de vie,” made from 10 different botanicals (orange blossom, cardamom, apricot, and grapefruit are just a few of the different botanicals).
Another one of our amazing apéritifs is our Campari. Many people have heard about this brand but don’t really know much about it. As the brand says itself, “Campari has always been a symbol of intrigue and pleasure when it comes to apéritifs.” With its intense aroma and inspiring flavor, it’s easy to understand why people flock to the popular brand. It’s made from an intoxicating infusion of herbs and fruit and is a bitters characterized by its dark red color.
We have a 20 Year Old Ararat Brandy in a beautiful, intense, dark amber color. Its aroma is harmonious with a complex texture that is both silky and sophisticated. The flavor is rich and complex with an aftertaste that lingers for a pleasant moment. For those who enjoy the taste of cognac, we have a nice bottle of Courvoisier XO Cognac Le Cognac de Napoleon. Since you’re considering this as a gift for someone, we can assume they are a cognac connoisseur. When it’s not cheap cognac (which you’ll want to douse with a mixer), cognac is preferred neat, or with a splash of water. This particular cognac is dominated by Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne aromas. The elegant blend is meant to be sipped and savored.
Although we have more than just two to choose from, two of our personal favorites of gin that we carry is Bluecoat and Martin Miller’s. Bluecoat American Dry Gin is actually distilled using organic juniper berries. This gives the gin a flavor of earthy, spicy juniper notes. This gin is distilled in a custom-built, hand-hammered copper pot still. During the distillation process, impurities are discarded, which leaves the purest, most flavorful alcohols.
Martin Miller’s Gin is distilled in small batches using only the “heart” of the spirit. The 80 proof version (the original one Martin Miller’s created) uses a mix of ultra traditional distilling methods. Martin Miller’s Gin is uniquely fresh and flavorful. These two distinct choices will instantly add flavor to any drink. Of if you prefer to drink them neat, they are smooth enough to enjoy without mixers.
For the rum lover in your life, we have some great options for you to gift. Rum is made from the sugar cane plant. How? Well the production of sugar creates a lot of byproduct, like molasses. Molasses is the main component of rum. And the delicious concoction has been around since the 17th century. At Harry’s Wine & Spirits, we have a 15 year old El Dorado Special Reserve Demerara Rum. It’s packed with dark coffee, dark chocolate, candied orange, almonds, pepper, and rich vanilla. This spread of flavors is silky, vibrant, and moderately full-bodied.
Another choice of rum that we’ve included in this list is our Angostura Cask Collection No.1 Caribbean Rum. This particular rum is a celebration of the House of Angostura’s rich heritage and artistry in blending some of the world’s finest rums. What makes this rum such a special gift, is that there are only 9,600 bottles available worldwide. So get it while we have it!
Don’t forget we do delivery and gift baskets! Owner Harry Sharafi actually curates the gift baskets himself, using his vast knowledge of wine and spirits. The gift baskets are elegantly supported by delicious chocolates, cheeses, crackers, caviar, and other assorted foods depending on the desired mix. We can also deliver your gift baskets for you!
Now that you have our list of four different types of alcohol gifts you can find at Harry’s Wine & Spirits, you’ll be able to quickly do all your shopping at our location or from the comfort of your home (by shopping on our online store). Remember whether you’re thinking of a rum lover, someone who loves gin on the rocks or you’re just attending a holiday party and don’t know what to bring, Harry’s has you covered!