Holiday Gift Guide: Wine And Spirits Gift Packs
Let's face it, the hour is nigh. Time is running out, and most likely patience and gifting creativity are following close behind. Don't fret, as these holiday gift packs have both brilliant packaging and a coveted payload contained within. Grab one and declare Holiday Shopping 2010 over.
Dom Pérignon Side By Side ($600)
Two bottles, two vintages. A Vintage 1996 and a Oenothèque 1996, both contained in one handsome case. Two birds, one stone. Next.
Delamain Extra de Grande Champagne Gift Set ($199)
This set provides you with a bottle of 35-40 year old Grande Champagne cognac and two, tulip-shaped glasses to drink it out of. You've got cognac, you've got glasses. You're done.
Ardbeg Double Barrel ($20,000)
Presented in a hand-made leather gun case, two single cask bottles of Ardbeg 1974 Scotch lay beside eight, solid silver cups and an engraved Omas pen crafted from oak barrels. Oh, it also comes with a trip to the Ardbeg distillery itself. Do you really think you're gonna do better than this? Thought so.
Rare Wine Co. Historic Series, Madeiras ($95)
Rare wines, people love to drink them but you hate to find them because, well, they're rare. How about three Madeiras-New York Malmsey, Boston Bual, Charleston Sercial and Savannah Verdelho-in one box for under $100. Almost home.
Macallan Sherry Oak 18-Year-Old ($150)
Still shopping? Let's call it a night. To you we present a bottle of Macallan Sherry Oak 18-Year-Old Scotch. Alright, so it doesn't come with anything else other than the package it's in, but that's a pretty spiffy wrapping job they've done. Besides, there's a really nice bottle of Scotch inside.