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December 2016

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40  /  the tasting panel  /  december 2016 Holiday Bonuses VALUE-ADDED PACKAGING FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR CUSTOMER'S LIST by Emily Coleman e Naughty List We all have them on our list—someone who doesn't fit the mold of typical gift-giving guides. They are unique spirits who deserve a spirit to match their rebellious side, which is why Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum has brought back the Good Gifts for Bad People tubes. Housing the 92-proof rum and a limited-edition poster of a Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins pin- up, these gifts wrap themselves for your guests. It's certainly a better alternative to the traditional lump of coal. WILLIAM GRANT & SONS Tea Time Whenever you plan to have friends and family over for the holidays, you need to plan for any palate or preference. For the guests who may stay away from a boozy option, Hyleys Tea Gold Collection will fit the bill. With 120 tea envelopes wrapped in gold foil, the collection includes six all-natural tea flavors: English Aristocratic Tea, English Special Blend, English Green Tea, Passion Fruit, Earl Grey and English Green Tea with Jasmine. And if your guest is looking to up the merriment factor, they also work nicely in a tea-based cocktail. r the Enophile To offer something for all of your wine-loving guests, True Myth has created the The Wine & Wander Gift Set, which includes bottles of True Myth 2014 Chardonnay and True Myth 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, a pair of stainless steel stemless wine glasses and a corkscrew. The Chardonnay from Edna Valley hits the palate with smooth tropical fruit, minerality and slight acidity, while the Cab features hints of spice and oak against a bold backdrop of blueberries and red fruits. Either will pair beautifully with your guests' holiday meals. AIRSTREAM BRANDS Room to Rum Can't offer your guests a trip to Jamaica? Give them the next best thing by offering the special-edition Mezan Jamaica X.O. gift set. Poured into one of the two stunning Mezan tasting glasses, the rum, aged in ex-bourbon casks, will take them on a tropical journey with notes of banana, spice and hints of tobacco. NICHE IMPORT CO. A Gift to Rye r For those who have been good all year, Templeton Rye delivers "the good stuff" in a gift set of a 750-ml. bottle of its 4 Year with two distinguished stainless steel tumblers. The true present comes upon tasting: the spice, cinnamon, clove and a bit of wood make it the perfect way to accompany a fire on a cold winter's evening. INFINIUM SPIRITS

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