6 unique boozy gifts you'll want to put under the tree this year

Dec 17 2019, 4:34 pm

Still looking for a special something to put under the tree this year? Whether it’s for the love of your life, your brother, best friend, or colleague — there’s one present that is sure to please everyone, and that’s a bottle of booze.

JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits is your go-to retailer for everything alcohol-related, and also has one of the most unique selections in the city.

Looking for an Argentinian full-bodied red for your mother-in-law, or a chocolate stout for your work BFF? Or, maybe you have no idea where to start? The staff at JAK’s are experts in wine, beer, and spirits, and they really care about helping customers find the best gift possible, depending on their individual needs.

Have a look at some of the unique gift ideas from JAK’s — perfect to put under the tree, celebrate with over Christmas dinner, or cheers with as we enter a new decade.

JAK’S Macaloney’s Custom Blended Malt Whisky

JAKs Whisky/Juno Kim

To start, why not get someone a premium, limited-edition, exclusive bottle of whisky? This is JAK’s exclusive custom-blended malt whisky, and it has been aged for six to seven years in Speyside in Scotland.

What says Christmas more than a whisky with notes of fruitcake? You’ll find delicious flavours of fruitcake, raisin, leather, and ginger in this bottle. How perfect for the holidays.

Yellow Dog Brewing Fa-la-la-la Lager Kellerbier

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Got a beer-lover in your midst? We can’t think of a more festive drink than one called Fa-la-la-la Lager. A six-pack of this fruit-forward, hoppy, hazy lager made in collaboration with Yellow Dog and CFOX radio is sure to please.

The best part? As it’s the season for giving, proceeds from purchases of this special brew will go to SHARE Family & Community Services, which provides support for those in need in the Tri-Cities area.

Lorgeril Le Petit Rosé d’Été

Lorgeril Le Petit Rosé d’Été/JAK’S Beer Wine Spirits

Who says rosé can only be enjoyed in the summertime? This one from Lorgeril is perfect for nights spent cozying up by the fire. With notes of cranberry and red currant and mouth-watering acidity, it’s the perfect pairing for a charcuterie board. Grab this for the wine lover on your list.

Sons of Vancouver Amaretto

Sons of Vancouver Amaretto/JAK’S Beer Wine Spirits

If you want to get someone something special that they can use in a cocktail (and usually wouldn’t buy for themselves), Amaretto is the perfect gift. This almond-flavoured spirit from the North Shore uses only five ingredients: apricot kernels, vanilla bean, orange peel, Demerara, and BC blackberry honey. It goes down like a treat with candied almonds and shortbread.

Muckle Flugga Speyside Single Malt Whisky


Muckle Flugga Single Malt Scotch Whisky/JAK’S Beer Wine Spirits

If you’ve got a whisky-lover on your list, there really is no better gift than a good quality bottle. Muckle Flugga’s Speyside makes for a gentle and smooth glass, hailing from the Shetland Isles in Scotland. The single malt has been aged in ex-Bourbon casks and has notes of sweet spice, blossom, pear, and honey. 

Baumer Riesling

J.Baumer Riesling/JAK’S Beer Wine Spirits

Ahhh, riesling. Is there anything more refreshing? This bottle from Germany is super juicy, with notes of ripe apple, honey, and pear, a lively acidity, and, unlike traditional Riesling, is only a little bit sweet.

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing Christmas gift or a unique bottle of booze to ring in the new year, look no further than JAK’s.

With 13 stores across BC, you’ll find exceptional customer service alongside a rare selection of premium drinks. Cheers to that!

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