Spirits can definitely add to the spirit of the holidays. A strong drink can warm up the coldest day and elevate a party or dinner with sophistication and flavor. House of Aberfeldy scotch (above) Known as “The Golden Dram” because of its water source, the Pitilie Burn, House of Aberfeldy is an ideal gift for all scotch and spirits lovers.
Consider any of the below marques, with options for everyone, no matter where they are on their whisky journey. The House of Aberfeldy includes: Aberfeldy 12 Year Old, a smooth dram that features a honeyed sweetness paired with notes of spiced vanilla, fudge and pineapple, $60; the 16 Year Old, a perfectly-aged whisky rich with notes of honey, dark chocolate and undertones of fruitcake, $144; The 21 Year Old, offering a complex flavor with notes of honey paired perfectly with the flavors of toasted coconut and dried fruits, $224.
Sold at major liquor retailers. Aberfeldy.com. Wolf Point Straight Bourbon This single barrel release has flavors and characters unique to the individual barrel with notes of vanilla, brown sugar and oak.
Aged at least three years in new charred American oak barrels, the straight bourbon is 92 proof and loosely filtered for a distinguished taste. $46.