The Holidays are all about giving and receiving gifts from the most important people in your life! But knowing what to get can be tricky. Badger Mixologist, Nick Macaluso, has the perfect suggestion for everyone on your list, including your boss and a Secret Santa!
When you should bring something, but you just don't know what!
Blind Horse Cabernet Special Selection is great wine to bring to your next holiday party. This is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French Oak and grown on the border of Napa Valley. It exhibits dark fruit, and classic body structure of a Cabernet. Great to pair with steaks and very affordable at the modest price of $25-$30Blind Horse Cab Sauv
Because Your Father Deserves Something Special
If you’re looking for a great gift for dad try a unique bourbon like Makers Mark 46 which you can find for about $40-$45 or Wisconsin’s own, J. Henry Bellefontaine which can be purchased at $70-$75. Nothing says “I love you” like a nice bottle of bourbon.J. HENRY BELLEFONTAINE
Because She Loves You Through it All
Moms hold a special spot in all of our hearts. She’s there for you through thick and thin, so why make this holiday special for her by giving her a bottle of Groth Napa Chardonnay. This Creamy and fruity wine will only set you back about $35-$40GROTH NAPA CHARDONNAY
Because He's Your Bro
Tequila is a perfect gift to tell your Brother how important he is in your life. El Mayor Anjeo, which can be purchased for about $40 or Clase Azul Reposado, $90-$95, are quality Tequilas made with 100% Blue Agave and will be sure to put a smile on your main man's face.CLASE AZUL REPOSADO
Because She's Your Girl
Help your sister relax around the hectic holiday season with Wheatley Vodka. Wheatley is a 10X distilled craft vodka with soft hints of vanilla and leaves a crisp and fresh finish. You can purchase Wheatley for a mere $25.WHEATLEY VODKA
Because They Are Your Ride or Die
Odds are if you’re buying your best friend a bottle you’ll be drinking it too, so why not buy them something unique you’ll both enjoy? Dalwhinnie 15 year is a single malt Highland Scotch whisky with a smooth and elegant body with a light touch of fruit. This is a great whisky to share with a friend for whatever the occasion is. You can find this bottle for about $65-$70.DALWHINNIE 15 YEAR
Because Your Check Clears Every Two Weeks
Show your boss your ability to think outside the box. While everyone is sending him or her Bourbon and Scotch, give Dos Maderas PX 5 + 5 Rum for the holidays. This Barbados and Guyana Rum is aged for 5 years in Caribbean oak casts then it is shipped off to Spain to age 5 more years in Sherry casks. You can pick this bottle up for about $40.DOS MADERAS PX 5+5 RUM
Because You Have No Clue What To Get!
When looking for a Secret Santa gift look no further than Jameson Caskmates IPA. This tried and true brand will certainly grab the attention of whiskey and beer connoisseurs. The whiskey is aged in IPA barrels which adds slight hops and citrus notes to your palate. This great gift will only set you back about $35.JAMESON CASKMATES IPA
"As far as a hostess gift goes a bottle of wine is always a safe bet, but to avoid being cliche I always like to pair it with a nice cheese and maybe a good jam or fancy jar of nuts. I typically stick to a red blend that's jammy but not too sweet (Bootleg is my favorite!) unless I am positive the host likes something more specific." ~Aubrey Dodd, Badger South Mixologist