Taster’s Club Top Alcoholic Gifts for the Most Discerning Drinkers
Written by Emma C | Updated July 2023
When it comes to hunting for that perfect present, you often can’t go wrong with boozy, alcoholic gifts. While things like clothing can be too personal and gift cards just the opposite, alcohol lands well every time. Maybe you're looking for a gift to impress that sophisticated Scotch fan or looking to surprise your tequila-loving buddy with something special. Whether they’re a seasoned cocktail connoisseur or a curious newbie exploring spirits for the first time, they’ll love our special Taster’s Club curated selection of alcohol-themed gift ideas – perfect for their birthday or any other occasion. No matter who they are, though, these curated selections will help you find a thoughtful, meaningful gift. Happy shopping!
1. Oak & Eden Wheat & Spire Bourbon / Bourbon Club
A Taster’s Club exclusive, this bourbon from Oak & Eden makes a great gift. It uniquely breaks tradition in the finishing (double barrel) process. Instead of putting its fully-aged whiskey in a second barrel to add more natural flavor from the wood, a spire (a spiral-cut piece of oak made from the same species and treatment as barrel oak) is placed in the bottle.
Want to give the bourbon gift that keeps on giving? Sign them up for our Bourbon Club, and they’ll get a new bottle delivered each month.
2. Oregon Spirit Distillers 5 Year Malt Whiskey / Whiskey Club
Another fabulous Taster’s Club exclusive bottle, this malt whiskey from Oregon Spirit Distillers was aged for 5 years and makes a great gift. The maker first harvested the barrels, then expertly combined the malt whiskey with a touch of bourbon to add perfectly balanced caramel notes. It’s held at a higher (98) proof than most of the brand’s other whiskeys to preserve its complex flavors.
You can also sign them up for our Whiskey Club to gift other awesome whiskies throughout the year.
3. The GlenAllachie 8 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky / Scotch Club
Created from Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry puncheons and a small quantity of Virgin Oak casks and red wine barriques, GlenAllachie 8 Year Single Malt Scotch is truly a Scotch-lover’s dream gift. The bronze spirit delivers sherry-matured sophistication, abundant with classic Speyside heather honey and butterscotch notes. It’s perfectly balanced with sweet spices and hints of stem ginger, truly representing the GlenAllachie character.
You’ll earn even more brownie points with a Scotch Club membership gift, which gets them a new bottle each month.
4. Cadenhead Loch Lomond 17 Year Old / Scotch Pro Club
Distilled at Loch Lomond distillery which sits in Alexandria, West Dumbartonshire, Cadenhead 17 Year Old is a heavily peated dram with both bold and subtle flavors. Known as the brand’s “Inchfad” expression, it has matured in Oloroso sherry casks since 2021. The Scotch offers BBQ meat notes from the outset, and slight hints of cinnamon and pepper add a mild spice to the dram that also leaves a sweet element on the palate.
Not sure if this is the right Scotch for them? You can’t go wrong with a membership to our Scotch Pro Club – perfect for the pickiest of Scotch fans.
5. Rum Malecon 10 Year / Rum Club
Rum Malecon 10 Year is an award-winning traditional Cuban-method rum crafted from premium Panamanian sugarcane molasses. The spirit is fermented and distilled, then matured in re-charred American bourbon barrels. What’s so special and rare about this rum is that it’s genuinely aged, as opposed to solera-aged, which guarantees that every drop has matured for 10 years.
For something they’ll enjoy all year long, give them a membership to our Rum Club! We do all the work, and they get to sit back and enjoy a new monthly pick.
6. Tequila Carrera Reposado / Tequila Club
Carrera has been crafting tequila for over 15 years, and its Reposado makes a fantastic gift for the tequila lover in your life. It contains agave that’s grown from 6-8 years to maturity, then cooked in a stone/brick oven. The spirit offers aromas of vanilla, American oak, cooked agave, and citrus, along with a nice finish of cinnamon and a bit of pepper.
Get them a Tequila Club membership, so they can try different reposados like Carrera’s and other tequila expressions every month.
7. Don Camilo Extra Anejo / Tequila Pro Club
If your tequila-loving friend or family member is choosy about their drink of choice (hey, no judgment here), you can’t go wrong with Don Camilo Extra Anejo and its top-quality ingredients and taste. Dark brown in color and full-bodied, it offers exceptional exotic fruit, vanilla, and oak aromas, a strong, firm taste, and a long, gentle aftertaste.
Take it to the next level with a membership to our Tequila Pro Club – you’ll make their year!
8. Full Circle Craft Distillers ARC Barrel Reserve Gin / Gin Club
ARC Barrel Reserve Gin is Full Circle Craft Distillers’ flagship gin. It’s rested in new American oak barrels with a medium-long toast (Burgundy style). Toasting allows the oak to impart a rich medley of aromas while adding intense complexity to the spirit. This makes an extra special gift for that gin lover in your life.
If you want to send a gift that keeps on giving, go ahead and sign them up for our Gin Club. We do the picking and they do the sipping each and every month.
9. Belvedere Vodka / Vodka Club
Belvedere Vodka is the pinnacle of luxury and craftsmanship. Made from 100% Dankowskie gold rye, it offers a smooth, velvety texture, subtle sweetness, and a clean finish. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in cocktails, Belvedere embodies sophistication and delivers an exceptional vodka experience. Cheers to the artistry of Belvedere Vodka and its timeless elegance.
For other amazing vodkas your giftee will love, sign them up for our Vodka Club.