Interesting Gift Sets for Christmas

Gifts sets featured at Summerville Ace

Time for Christmas shopping to turn serious. Gift sets provide something your spirits lover will appreciate. Some come with glasses or an assortment, perfect for sampling.

 

Last year we were carrying Templeton Rye by itself. This year we have a gift set that comes with two glasses featuring the Templeton Logo. Templeton Rye “The Good Stuff.” They named it right. This Rye is from the land of corn… Iowa. An unmistakable rye whiskey, Templeton Rye is smooth and spicy with a clean finish. There’s a reason people call it The Good Stuff. Rise up and taste Iowa’s most notorious whiskey. Aged 4 years. And of course we have it by itself. A great one.

Whiskey Decanters

We also have some interesting European Christmas Whiskey decanters. One is in the shape of a Santa and another in the shape of a Christmas Tree.

Jameson Giftset

This Jameson gift sets gives you three 200 ml bottles of the Jameson’s range – one each of the world-favorite blend, Caskmates, Irish Whiskey, Black Barrel. Now you can have your own whiskey tastings with friends. The Black Barrel is triple distilled, flame charred, for a rich smooth taste.
Charring is an age-old method for invigorating barrels to intensify the taste. Jameson Black Barrel is our tribute to our coopers, who painstakingly give their bourbon barrels an additional charring to reveal their untold richness and complexity. The select double charred barrels produce a whiskey with even richer flavor and intense smoothness.  

Original Gangster Brandy

We also have Original Gangster XO Brandy. This brandy is from Languedoc, France, handcrafted in small batches and blended from venerable eaux-de-vie vineyards and aged in French oak. Hints of fruit, vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut. Flavor is sweet and thick with intense dark fruits and notes of vanilla.

Widow Jane 10 Year


Of course we have have some interesting Whiskeys that will make for meaningful and for some fun Christmas gifts. There are several straight bourbons that have been very popular. We have Widow Jane Straight Bourbon, aged 10 years in American Oak. 

This 10 year whiskey is aged to perfection. It drinks like a 20 year bourbon with its deep cherry notes and light tannic finish. The aroma is butter, cream and toffee. The front has cherry wood and olive oil. The mid has orange and the finish is burnt orange and spice. The after glow light tannic fuzz. This one is well worth the $83 price point. 

And we have  Bond & Lillard Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

 

Bond & Lillard Straight Bourbon

Bond & Lillard Straight Bourbon

This whiskey is one of two released from Campari America’s Whiskey Barons Collection. Bond & Lillard Kentucky Straight Whiskey, first created in 1869, bares no-age statement. Distilled at Wild Turkey’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, KY, this bottle is available in select markets and at the Wild Turkey Distillery Visitor’s Center. It is bottled in 375ml sized bottles at 50% ABV and is charcoal-filtered before bottling.  As American whiskey continues its hot streak and consumers clamor for spirits authentically rooted in history, legend and lore, Campari America has taken a step back in time to resurrect long-forgotten, pre-Prohibition brands with the launch of The Whiskey Barons Collection. The first two Bourbons to rise from the annals of whiskey history are Old Ripy™ and Bond & Lillard™ – two gems that played a significant role in establishing this pocket of the Kentucky as a hub of Bourbon distilling during the 1800’s. A collector’s item for both the Bourbon enthusiast and the whiskey curious, the launch of The Whiskey Barons Collection is firmly rooted in connecting consumers with the brands that created a craze, sparked an industry and led the U.S. government to proclaim Bourbon as America’s Native Spirit – well before teetotalers pushed for a nationwide ban on all alcohol sales. This one is priced at $62.99.

We have the Stillhouse line of corn whiskeys

Or maybe you want something more portable for your next party. Still house Whiskeys come in a  can. Their original Clear Corn Whiskey is popular but they have Apple Crisp, Coconut, Min Chip, Red Hot and Peach Tea Whiskeys. All of these corn whiskeys are $27.99.

 

We also have Chick Cock Whiskey Company’s Heritage Reserve Bourbon and their Bootlegger’s Reserve Bourbon and Rye. Here’s what their website says about these great bourbons: 

Originally established in 1856 in Paris, Kentucky, Chicken Cock quickly became one of the larger bourbon brands of the 19th century. Forced to move production to Canada when Prohibition started, Chicken Cock was smuggled across the border in tin cans, where it rose to fame as a popular serve at some of the era’s most famous speakeasies, including the legendary Cotton Club in Harlem.

At the Cotton Club, when patrons ordered a “Chicken Cock,” waiters would present the tin can tableside and ceremoniously open it to reveal the bottle of Chicken Cock Whiskey inside. Duke Ellington writes about Chicken Cock in his memoirs, referring to the “brand that was served in a tin can.” At a rumored $15 per bottle Chicken Cock wasn’t for the light of pocket, but it was a small price to pay to secure a prime table near some of the greatest musicians of the era.

After prohibition, multiple attempts were made to bring “the famous old brand” back to its former glory, but shifting drinking habits caused it, along with many significant American Whiskey brands of the 19th and early 20th centuries, to disappear. It is thus with great pride that we have the honor to reintroduce to the world this once famous (and we hope soon to be famous again) brand, paying homage to its great history while embracing the future with a bold new look and flavor.

 

Have we got your attention. There’s lots more. Come on by and check out the lineup located here on Walton Way across from the Partridge Inn.