Season’s calling has many of us, whether we’re looking forward to back-to-back family holiday parties or just getting into a festive mood. The stores are already filled with Christmas music and decorations, but there’s one product you can buy where the holiday cheer lasts much longer than a fleeting moment – alcohol.
Alcohol has been a significant part of Christmas celebrations for centuries, from hardy Vikings drinking their mead in celebration to ‘Twelve Days Of Christmas’ carolers singing about “four colly birds” (colloquially known as blackbirds).
Christmas is the perfect time to mix business with pleasure – it’s important that retailers not only sell goods that people need from day-to-day but also products that can be part of memorable celebrations. Alcohol sales are projected to reach $2 billion in the holiday months of November and December, according to Bloomberg.
Here are the top 20 best stocking stuffer ideas for this Christmas season.
The holidays are also a time when many people will take gifts for their host or hostess. Providing your friends with top-shelf liquor is one way to ensure you’re remembered at future gatherings.
1) Baileys Coffee Creamers
The perfect gift for coffee enthusiasts who want something other than cream or sugar to add to their morning cup, these creamers come in original, caramel, and vanilla flavors. This product offers consumers more options while expanding its current market share within grocery stores across America.
2) Pinnacle Vodka
This vodka can be bought in a variety of flavors including blueberry, grape, cake, and watermelon. The bottles’ labels are all adorned with a white frosting image of Santa Claus to give them a festive appearance. These liqueurs can be used in various cocktails or drunk over ice during the rest of the winter months.
3) Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
Perfect for coffee lovers who prefer drinking their java black instead of dealing with creamer, this liqueur’s bottle is wrapped in a red bow similar to its alcoholic cousin from Russia, Stolichnaya. It has been one of the top-selling spirits for 30 years and still flies off shelves across the country.
4) Johnnie Walker Red Label
This Scotch whisky has been a mainstay in the American market for many years and is perfect for those who are looking for a classic, yet affordable gift. It can be enjoyed neat or in a variety of cocktails.
5) Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
This Canadian whiskey was recently named the best whiskey in the world by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. It is hard to find in some states, but well worth the search for bourbon aficionados.
6) Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey
Bulleit has always been a popular bourbon and its Frontier Whiskey variant only increases its appeal with its high rye content. It can be found at a variety of liquor stores throughout the country.
7) Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Tito Beveridge created his company from scratch and has been committed to using organic ingredients, which is especially important during the holidays for those who have gluten allergies or simply enjoy drinking responsibly with healthy choices in mind. This is a high-quality vodka that can be enjoyed neat or mixed into cocktails.
8) Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This bourbon is produced with careful consideration so as not to alter its flavor profile even at higher alcohol levels over 90 proof. Many bourbons lose their subtlety when consumed neat, but this product maintains its smooth taste while providing consumers with complete satisfaction. It can be enjoyed neat or mixed into cocktails.
9) Jameson Irish Whiskey
The best-selling Irish whiskey in the United States, this product can be enjoyed neat or with ice. It’s also a good way to introduce someone to the variety of whiskeys that are available for purchase at any liquor store.
10) James E. Pepper Bourbon 1776
Though relatively young, this bourbon is named after one of Kentucky’s founding fathers and contains high rye levels which give it its own unique taste compared to other bourbons found on shelves across America. This product has been recently re-released after almost two decades so consumers will not want to miss out on buying a bottle if they see it during their holiday travels.
11) Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea Bourbon
This bourbon is matured aboard ships at sea for over four years, which allows it to absorb the ocean’s salty air. It can be found in select liquor stores throughout America and has not been available since its initial release in 2013.
12) WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey
Another rye that has recently returned after a two-year hiatus due to unexplained circumstances; Old World Spirits will soon be selling this product again starting this month. Those with an affinity for high rye content whiskies will not want to miss out on buying this when they see it on shelves across America.
13) Bulleit 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon
This bourbon is aged in used cooperage, so it takes on a unique woody flavor that allows consumers to taste a variety of notes without being too harsh. It’s also affordable for those looking for a great value bourbon.
14) Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This straight malt has been distilled at Scotland’s oldest distillery, which is why it can be enjoyed neat or with ice and yet still retain its smoothness.
15) Dalwhinnie 15 Year Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
If you enjoy the rich flavors found in other higher-proof whiskies, this product from Scottish Highland may be right up your alley. With hints of toffee and caramel, it’s perfect for drinking after dinner or sipping while watching your favorite holiday movie.
16) Johnnie Walker Blue Label
There are few people who wouldn’t appreciate receiving a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue as a holiday gift. It’s widely appreciated for its smooth taste and is the perfect choice to enjoy on special occasions or during end-of-year celebrations.
17) Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or
This single malt has been aged in Sauternes, which gives it hints of citrus fruit along with its already existing malty flavors. This makes it an excellent choice for those who are looking to expand their palate beyond traditional whiskies.
18) Laphroaig 18 Year Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
If you know someone who enjoys smokey flavor profiles, this product is for them. This single malt comes from the oldest distillery in Scotland and it’s also one of the most unique whiskies that can be found on shelves across America.
19) Redemption Rye
A 100% rye whiskey that has been produced here in Kentucky; this rye is said to have a smooth taste making it perfect for mixing into cocktails or enjoying neat. The fact that it’s so affordable makes it an excellent choice for novice bourbon drinkers who are looking to expand their palate beyond traditional brands like Jim Beam or Jack Daniels.
20) Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength
Straight out of the barrel with no water added after its initial aging process this bourbon carries flavors which other bourbons just can’t replicate. It’s a favorite among bourbon aficionados and those who enjoy high-proof bourbons will not be disappointed with this product.
There you have it – 20 stocking stuffer ideas at Christmas that will please even the most discerning of whisky drinkers. So, whether you’re looking for a unique gift to give to a loved one or simply want to add something special to your own holiday celebrations, these products are sure to hit the spot. Cheers!