2018 Trident Holiday Top 10

11/28/2018


Everyone has their own ideas of the perfect bottles to gift. For those who need a little help navigating the sheer selection of gift-worthy products available for order, our Trident Division has curated a collection of their top gifting recommendations.


So whether your customers are searching for something locally made or hunting for a limited edition bottling of a year-round favorite, this list has a gifts that are sure to make their shopping experience merry this holiday season.


Descriptions inspired by our supplier partners’ respective product history and tasting notes.



 
 

Avuá Amburana Cachaça

Avuá Amburana Cachaça is a small batch, 100 percent sugar cane-based cachaça that has been aged in Amburana wood, found only in the forests of Latin America. Resting in this indigenous wood produces a stunning mix of warm and savory notes on the nose and palate that provides a truly unique taste experience that works for both cocktail experimentation and sipping neat.

 
 

Compass Box The Story of the Spaniard

This blended malt from the ever-inventive Compass Box is perfect for whisky fans who love a sherry-finished dram. Inspired by working on a whisky with The Spaniard bar in NYC, this expression is built around whisky drawn from sherry and Spanish red wine casks. By the numbers, 48 percent of the whisky was aged in ex-sherry casks, while a further 25 percent was aged in ex-Spanish red wine casks.

 
 

Grand Canyon Prickly Pear Vodka

Grand Canyon Prickly Pear Vodka is a delicious fruit-forward vodka. The sweet and delicate flavor of the prickly pear cactus fruit is captured during the distillation process to produce a spirit that reflects the local character of Northern Arizona’s bounty.

 
 

Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky

Iwai Tradition is a blended Japanese whisky comprised of both single malt, grain and blended whiskies. The final blend is then aged in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry and ex-wine casks, creating a harmony of flavors the unfold sip after sip.

 
 

Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin

Ki No Bi (The Beauty of the Seasons) is created with Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, hinoki wood chips, bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region and green sanshō berries. Bottled at 45.7% ABV, Ki No BI uses a rice spirit as its base and peerless water sourced from the famous sake–brewing district, Fushimi.

 
 

Mezcal Vago Ensamble

The Mezcal Vago Ensamble is made by Salomon Rey Rodriguez in Sola de Vega, Oaxaca, using a different blend of agaves for each batch. This “field blend” style means each bottling is unique and will never be repeated. Ensamble is full of sweet agave fruit, dense mesquite smoke and tons of vegetal earthiness."

 
 

Old Pulteney 1988

This 1988 Vintage Old Pulteney was matured in casks previously filled with peaty whisky from Scotland’s Isle of Islay. Each bottle is natural in color and is non-chill-filtered. In 2016, Old Pulteney 1988 was named ”World's Best Single Malt Whisky” at the World Whiskies Awards.

 
 

Suerte Tequila Extra Añejo 8 Year

Suerte Extra Añejo is a limited edition, single barrel tequila that has been aged for eight years in charred American oak barrels which once held whiskey. A highly complex tequila, Suerte Extra Añejo has a full-bodied flavor with notes of ripe cherry, apricot, warm vanilla and cinnamon. Best enjoyed neat or with one large ice cube.

 
 

Thumb Butte Western Sage Gin

A tribute to the fauna that grew in the American West, this Thumb Butte Western Sage Gin features a variety of regionally sourced herbs and botanicals including sage, fennel, coriander, Arizona oranges and lemons.

 
 

Widow Jane 10 Year Bourbon

Widow Jane takes 10-year-old Kentucky bourbon whiskey and blends it with pure limestone mineral water from the Widow Jane mine in upstate New York. Rich and soft, the bourbon offers aromas of butter and toffee, flavors of cherry wood and finishes with notes of burnt orange and spice.

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