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Wine & Spirits Gift Guide: Spirits


South America’s spin on brandy

1. Pisco Portón
2. Campo de Encanto Pisco
3. Kappa Pisco
4. La Diablada PIsco
5. BarSol Pisco
6. Marian Farms California-Style Pisco

Whiskey, every which way

7. Seascape American Single Malt and Leviathan Peated and Sherried Single Malt
8. Cut Spike Single Malt
9. Coppersea New York Raw Rye
10. Sonoma Rye Whiskey
11. Hibiki 17-year Japanese Whisky
12. Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
13. Great King Street Glasgow Blend

Botanicals

14. Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin
15. Fords Gin
16. No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin
17. Burrough’s Reserve Barrel-Finished Gin
18. Wheeler’s Western Dry Gin
19. Sipsmith London Dry Gin
20. Spirit Works Gin
21. Kur Gin

South of the border

22. Del Maguey Ibérico Mezcal
23. Suerte Tequila
24. El Jolgorio Mezcal
25. Tequila Cabeza
26. Tapatio 110 Blanco Tequila
27. Mezcal Vago

No mixers allowed

28. Spirit Works Vodka
29. Glacier Basin Kirschwasser
30. Ethereal Gin Batch 10
31. Angostura 1919 Rum
32. Ron Navazos-Palazzi Cask Strength Rum
33. Ancho Reyes
34. Chareau Aloe Vera Liquor
25. St. George NOLA Coffee Liquor

Winding down the night

36. Old Puteney Navigator Single Malt Whisky
37. Talisker Storm Single Malt Whisky
38. Bowmore The Devil’s Casks 10 Year Single Malt Whisky
39. Glen Garioch Virgin Oak Whisky
40. The Ben Riach Solstice 17-Year-Whisky
41. Maurin Quina
42. Pür Likör Fruit Liqueurs
43. Laurent Cazottes Fruit Liqueurs
44. Giffard Liqueurs

Caitlin Griffith knew her future career would entail food and drink when, at the age of six, she munched an anchovy from her father’s Caesar salad thinking it as a small strip of bacon—and was more than pleasantly surprised. While enrolled in New York University’s Food Studies program, she learned the secrets of affinage in the caves of Murray’s Cheese.


This story appears in the print issue of Winter 2014.
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