Whiskeys and Wines for Gifting this Holiday Season

by The Elves at TLM on December 6, 2023 in Gift Guides, Drink,

Cheers to the holidays! Whether you’re hosting a party, looking for something nice to sip by the fire, or need a special gift – we’ve got you covered. The list below of whiskeys and wines is sure to make your season merry and bright.


Triple Dog Irish Whiskey

Triple Dog Irish Whiskey is the perfect gift for whiskey connoisseurs and spirits enthusiasts. Crafted with precision, passion, and a touch of Irish magic, it is made by perfecting a 1916 family recipe from the O’Shevlin clan using the finest Irish grains. The edgy design of the bottle is a work of art itself and sure to make a lasting impression. $44.99

SipScout Craft Whiskey Exploration Kit

The Craft Whiskey Exploration Kit makes a great gift for whiskey lovers who are ready to be introduced to incredible independently owned craft whiskeys from all over the world! You’ll discover six craft whiskey styles from six different craft makers in six different regions to supercharge your whiskey understanding while also learning about your own palate so you can continue to find new whiskeys you love on your own. $99

Cask Cartel Bourbon Advent Calendar

The Cask Cartel advent calendar is carefully curated with sought-after samples of Bourbon and American Whiskeys from noteworthy distilleries. Behind every window, you will find a unique wax-sealed 20 mil sample, allowing you to savor and explore different brands throughout the festive season and beyond. This calendar is the perfect indulgent experience that will impress even the most meticulous connoisseurs. $229.99

Drink Mixy Cocktail Kits

Making spirits brighter! Give the gift of mixology magic! Drink Mixy’s cocktail kits come in jars filled with a variety of dehydrated pre-mixed flavors. Simply add your choice of spirit or ginger ale/soda/tonic water to the jar and let it infuse. Shake, strain and serve! Each jar makes eight 1.5 oz servings, and once infused can be used a second time for 16 servings! Variety Pack (five flavors) $125, Individual $25

The Wine Sugarwish

Wine is often used for many occasions and what better occasion to raise up holiday spirits than with the gift of wine? The Wine Sugarwish is the perfect gift for a wine enthusiast looking to either buy their favorite bottle or go on a journey of wines with three different bottles. Each recipient will get to choose either Wine or Wine Tastings. Once they do, they get to pick their favorite wines from the Sommelier-curated collection, making the special gift the ultimate wine experience.  $35-$129

Texas Heritage Vineyard Wines

Texas Heritage Vineyard has made a name for themselves for their rich and savory wines that their wines are sure to be the most elegant, and best gift for this holiday season. Texas Heritage Vineyard offers an array of wines like the 2022 Viognier (white) with rich citrus and honeysuckle flavors, or the 2019 Estate Alicante Bouschet (dry red) containing tender alicante bouschet and the 2020 GNC Syrah (dry red) with hints of plum, tobacco and blueberries, that are sure to suit anyones and everyone’s taste buds. Each wine is carefully curated and crafted and many of them have even won awards for their unique and rich taste. $30-$48


Unlike traditional wines, VINADA aims to induce the fun, favorable alternative to drinking alcohol for those looking to have a rich wine without the buzz this holiday season or start the year off with healthier options. VINADA premium dealcoholized sparkling wine is not only delicious with its balanced flavors but also elegant and gorgeous to rest on your table counters. Give the gift of not wine, but the experience. $14.95

Sunshine Punch

You can still pretend it’s summer time sippin on a ready-to-serve cocktail and enjoying a frozen creamsicle treat. Sunshine Punch is the perfect blend of orange and vanilla with a lingering cream finish that continues with each sip. This nostalgically fresh beverage brightens up any holiday gathering with its matte orange bottle design and smooth, citrus taste. $29.99

Nero di Troia Riserva Ottagono by Torrevento 2014

Crafted in Southern Italy, this powerful and rich red wine, the 2014 Nero di Troia Riserva Ottagono, has quite the reputation and earned many awards from 2011 through 2015. Ottagono contains hints of blackberry and a bit of spicy aroma making the wine overall taste dense and full-bodied on the palate that’ll have you reaching for another glass. It can also be paired with red meat, venison, lamb, roast beef, cold cuts, seasoned cheeses, and any dish with rich flavors–so perfect for this holiday season or even meditation! $20

San Salvatore 1988, Elea (Greco)

Elea was created as tribute to the Cilento and its history, which makes the taste all the more impactful when you sip and taste the perfect blends of organic grapes. Meanwhile, bringing notes of scents from the Mediterranean environment like olive trees, honey, dried apricots and much more. $25

Sonoma-Cutrer Simply Cutrer Chardonnay

Simply Cutrer has just now made it easier to enjoy wine on the go. Their canned design makes this classic wine look elegant and in style. Simply Cutrer brings hits off flavors like nectarine, melon, and peach with fruits that are popular in the California region. Grab yourself a four pack of this fruit-forward this holiday season to enjoy it with others anywhere and everywhere. $20

Sapaio Toscana IGT 2019

This wine is Podere Sapaio’s flagship label, a luscious Super Tuscan wine that will make you travel to the enchanting Bolgheri’s paradise, on the Tuscan Coast, with only one sip. Its name comes from Sapaia, an ancient Tuscan variety, showing the strong ties with the territory, and it is a classic blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc. It stands out for its full and generous bouquet highlighting notes of juicy cherry, dried raspberry, cedar, grilled herb and tobacco. The firm tannins are balanced out by a vibrant acidity, which makes it enjoyable now and even more interesting to cellar for future occasions. $94

Terre di Balbia Fervore 


This is a 100% Magliocco red wine displaying a bright, intense ruby red color, hints of ripe cherry, plum, dried fruits such as almonds and walnut. This wine represents the young face of Calabria’s viticulture, thanks to the pioneeristic imprinting given by the two owners, brothers Giuseppe and Nicola Chiappetta, more inclined to a sustainable production. In their new venture, they have been guided by wine rockstar oenologist Gianfranco Fino.  $24

Socorro Tequila

Socorro Tequila offers a select range of high-quality distilled liquors. While different in flavor profiles, they share the common denominator – the purest tequila taste with a distinct agave flavor. Socorro, founded by Josh Irving and Pablo Antinori, offers Texas-based tequila handcrafted in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico. For Margarita enthusiasts or lovers of a good Paloma, Socorro’s Blanco tequila is undoubtedly the best selection. iSalud y buena vida! $30.99



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