Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide For Spirit Connoisseurs
Tis the season of giving and with the Christmas vastly approaching, its time to start figuring out what gifts to buy for your loved ones (if you haven’t already) including those aspiring bartenders, cocktail enthusiasts and entertainers alike. From educational manuals on the beverage culture, to spirit-inspired headphones and mixology kits, below are three items to help make your last-minute holiday shopping easier.
Booze For Babes: The Smart Woman’s Guide To Drinking Spirits Right (By Kayleigh Kulp) – if you thought our holiday gift guide was only targeted at our male readers, think again as we have scoured the interwebs to provide offerings for the ladies too. So if you’re a girl who wants to spark good conversation with that handsome man at your local chill spot, you may want to consider reading this drinking manual, as it details how to train your palate, offers tips on how to built a home bar and more. Orders can be made at bookmasters.com as well as major retailers, like Amazon, starting January 1 for $14.95.
Ketel One Vodka x Tumi Mixology Set – this high-end mixology gear is ideal for cocktail connoisseurs who are on the go traveling from annual holiday parties or industry events. The Tumi Bartender Backpack carefully and stylishly holds bar essentials such as two bottles of Ketel One and all the necessary mixing utensils to better help you craft the perfect drinks. But I have to warn you: the professional equipment comes at at steep price $4,995, as it was made for those who are serious about the craft. Orders can be placed here.
Limited edition Grado headphones made from whiskey barrels – some of the best and most ambitious ideas often come late at night, between friends over a glass of your favorite top shelf – according to actor Elijah Wood, his DJ partner Zach Cowie, who both share a common interest in DJing and Bushmills Irish Whiskey. United by their love of music, the two friends worked together to design the headphones to fit their specific aesthetic vision. Their response – a limited edition line of bespoke headphones created by high-end Brooklyn-based Grado Labs from Bushmills Whiskey barrels. Retailing at $395, the headphones are available for purchase at Turntable Lab.
Merry Christmas and happy shopping!