With a few days until the country shuts down for the holidays, Canadian shoppers are furiously doing their last preparations and gifting! Always popular, alcohol spirits made for a great last-minute gift for any friend or family member on the list.
If you’re looking to gift something extra special, you’ll want to check out the Glenfiddich Time Series. The coveted release includes the Glenfiddich 30-Year-Old, embodying the concept of “suspended time,” a nod to the moment Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich Malt Master, suspends the development of the whisky with the definitive decision to bottle. This rare release boasts three decades of maturation, resulting in an exquisitely structured balance of hearty oak married with sweet, subtle sherry notes and deep, woody flavours interlaced with delicate floral accents in a complex combination.
MONKEY SHOULDER WHISKY
Have a friend who is an aspiring or current cocktail king or queen? Monkey Shoulder Whisky has you covered as the only scotch whisky made exclusively for mixing. The malt whisky from Speyside offers notes of zesty orange, vanilla, honey, and spiced oak, complimented by a smooth, complex character that is bold enough to stand out in cocktails but balanced enough to not overpower. Perfect to mix and jingle this season.
THE BALVENIE 16-YEAR-OLD FRENCH OAK
Unique among single malts, The Balvenie has most recently released their 16-Year-Old French Oak in Canada, embodying the Speyside distillery’s dedication to craftsmanship. In The Balvenie French Oak Cask, The Balvenie’s signature honeyed character is complemented by floral notes from lotus and geranium flowers, which dance between hints of fresh meadow grass and peeled apple skin. The palate delivers an energizing sing from tangy lemon rind and grapefruit that meet the delicate subtle sweetness of glazed fruits and spice from root ginger.
SAILOR JERRY SPICED RUM
From tinsel to tiki, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is sure to infuse your holidays with a bold and bright taste of the tropics. Whether you’re stirring up classic holiday cocktails like a traditional nog or looking to shake up more of a tropical vibe – Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is where it’s at. Try out the Sailor Yule Nog for a tropical take on a holiday favourite by combining Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, coconut milk, condensed milk, pineapple juice, egg yolk and vanilla. Get the full recipe on sailorjerry.com.
TULLAMORE D.E.W. IRISH WHISKEY
The Irish Whiskey lover on your list is sure to light up when unwrapping Tullamore D.E.W. Whether your loved one is a loyal fan or exploring new avenues of taste, Tullamore is a versatile whiskey for sipping neat, on the rocks or in a festive cocktail like the Irish Coffee. For an extra personal touch, why not include a personalized O’Everyone t-shirt and bottle label? The bundle can be purchased at www.oeveryone.ca for $20 CAD and 100% of dollars raised are donated to the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) until December 31, 2022.
GRANTS TRIPLE WOOD 12
Grant’s Triple Wood 12 takes a creamy, fruity spirit and is aged in three barrels, each providing a distinctive layer of flavour to the final blend. Refill Bourbon barrels impart brown sugar sweetness, American oak lends subtle vanilla smoothness, and the revered sherry cask dials the quality up a notch, adding a sweet, spicy finish that sets Grant’s Triple Wood 12 apart. The liquid is aged for a minimum of 12 years before blending, resulting in a rich, complex final product fit for sipping straight up, with ice or in a festive cocktail.
Grant’s is the perfect choice to enjoy with your crew not only this holiday season, but year-round. Combined with its premium, sleek black and gold bottle, it makes for a brilliant choice.
GLENFIDDICH ORCHARD EXPERIMENT
Glenfiddich transports to an orchard on a warm autumn day with the release of the fifth and newest evolution of The Experimental Series: Orchard Experiment. Boasting notes of fresh pear and ripe orchard, Glenfiddich Orchard Experiment’s golden-hued liquid is rich with crisp orchard fruit flavours that are attributed to the four-month finishing period of Glenfiddich in sweet Somerset Pomona Spirit Casks, marking the first time a Scotch Whisky has been finished in Somerset Pomona Spirit Casks.
Last minute or not, these gifts are sure to sleigh expectations this season! Product subject to availability. Please check with your local retailer.
Must be of legal drinking age. Please gift and enjoy responsibly.