Christmas might end up looking different for many of us this year, but there are two familiar favourites we’ll definitely still be looking out for: the perfect gift and the perfect adult beverage.
It’s been a hard year, but just like every holiday season before, thoughtful gifts can make all the difference in the lives of people around us.
This holiday season, BC Liquor Stores has a plethora of fun gift ideas made just for adults. Whether you’re buying for the best friend, the connoisseur, the in-law, or even yourself, BCL has you covered. (Just try not to open gifts before the big day.)
As a kid, the hardest part of having an advent calendar was trying to refrain from eating all chocolates by day four. Now, your will is going to be tested with this whisky advent calendar featuring 24 miniature wax-sealed drams. Each day, try a sampling of a different Scottish whisky, from complex single malts all the way to rare editions. Another option is to save three days to compare and enjoy them on a Saturday.
Spectrum Beer Company has taken possibly the two best things in the world and combined them: chocolate and beer. People love variety in both, and in this delicious mixed pack, they’ve got everyone’s tastes covered. The four flavours to look for are the Milk Chocolate Ale, the White Chocolate Stout, the Chocolate Orange Ale, and the Mint Chocolate Ale — all of which are perfect with (or for) dessert.
Steamworks is a Vancouver staple, and we’re always keen to try classics and new additions by the brewer. Now you can bring the brewery experience home (or gift it) over the holidays with this assorted pack. Included beers are the Heroica Red Ale, Black Angel IPA, Nitro Stout, Hazy Pale Ale, Battleship DIPA, North by Northwest IPA, Flagship IPA, Kolsch, Pilsner, Lions Gate Lager, Blitzen, and Winter Lager — a variety of beer styles to explore.
Relish the most wonderful time of the year with this assorted 24-pack of new and exclusive 355 ml cans of beer. This advent beer calendar will surprise you one day with hops, another with malt, and then next with a rich stout. Inside, you’ll find a variety of styles, tasty flavours, and different strengths. Share the experience with a friend and compare notes every day leading up to Christmas.
Possibly the best part about drinking different styles of wine is comparing each one to discover differences in the notes. It’s about discovering if you prefer a wine with chewy tannins or a fleshy mouthfeel. And this holiday season, JP Chenet has put together a wine advent calendar for the wine enthusiast on your gift list. With 24 little bottles in total, it includes red, white, rose, and sparkling options.
There are several reasons to be excited to try a different Nude drink every day. The first is because it includes the flavours you already enjoy, like vodka soda, gin soda, tequila soda, and iced tea. The second reason is because inside you’ll find (on whichever day it happens to fall on) two brand new unreleased flavours. And lastly, Nude is committed to donating a portion of the sales to the BC Food Bank.
Dalmore is recognized as a whisky with character far beyond its age. Enjoy this scotch with friends and family, around the tree, or by a fireplace. Included are two Dalmore glasses perfectly designed to enjoy Dalmore. The whisky in these luxury glasses first hits your nose with caramelized orange, sultana raisin, ginger, and honey aromas before revealing notes of dark chocolate, crushed almond, and cinnamon as you take your first sip. On the finish, expect hints of mango and lemon sponge cake to linger.
Aperol spritz fans, this gift pack is for you. It includes one bespoke Aperol glass and a bottle of Aperol, the vibrant Italian aperitif. Its uniquely bittersweet flavour comes from the infusion of oranges, rhubarb, cinchona, gentian, and an array of other herbs. Mix this dry aperitif with prosecco for a refreshing Aperol spritz cocktail to start the holiday season (and keep a little to make a negroni afterwards).
As you do your holiday shopping this year, stop by your nearest BCL store location or bcliquorstores.com to browse the full product lineup. Please enjoy responsibly.