It’s not every day you walk into the liquor store looking to ball out, but if there was ever a time to do that, it’d be the holiday season.
Parties, celebrations, and events galore – this time of year calls for a toast, and if you want to make sure what’s in your glass is top-notch, then look no further than this list.
Here are five boozy bottles to splurge on this holiday season.
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*Please note all prices are subject to change
Ruinart Rosé – $114 (Ontario)
Who doesn’t love a bougie rosé? This particular one is crafted from premiers crus Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Ruinart Rosé is a complex, sophisticated complement to the classic Ruinart style. A fine, elegant champagne with the distinctive Ruinart taste due to a high concentration of Chardonnay grapes.
Ardbeg Ardbone – $100.20 (Ontario)
If you love a smoky malt, this one’s for you. This unique limited-edition gift pack gives Ardbeggians everywhere the chance to pay homage to the Distillery’s loyal canine mascot, Shortie. The collectable tin comprises a bottle of Ardbeg Ten Years Old in a unique presentation that replicated Shortie’s most prized possession, his beloved bone.
Glenmorangie Allta 2019 – $154.99 (BC) $178.15 (Ontario)
This is one whisky you don’t want to overlook this season. Marking the tenth anniversary of Glenmorangie’s acclaimed Private Edition series, this unique whisky is crafted from local barley using a wild strain of yeast.
Hennessy Master Blender Cognac – $180.70 (Ontario)
Unlike most Hennessy cognacs, the Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection is a true single batch: it is blended only once and is never replicated. It is fruity, mildly sweet, and silky on the palate — a true must-have this holiday season.
Bonus: Chandon California Harvest Under the Stars Limited Edition – $31.70 (Ontario)
We know what you’re thinking – Chandon? For under $40? This is a bonus because it’s not bougie in price but in name, which is literally the best-case scenario when buying high-end bubbly.
The Chandon California Brut is your go-to bubbly that has been wrapped in its finest coat for the holiday season. Created using the same three noble grape varieties used in champagne, Chandon California Brut is deliciously crisp and will be the perfect gift to offer.