2018 Trident Holiday Top 10

Nov. 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.


A.D. Laws Secale Straight Rye Whiskey Bottled-in-Bond

A.D. Laws Secale Rye Whiskey aged for over four years to meet the standards of the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897. This whiskey is then cut and bottled at 100 proof. This is the first Bottled in Bond Rye in Colorado history.


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.


Bluecoat Barrel Reserve Gin

Barrel Reserve Gin is produced by resting the classic Bluecoat American Dry Gin in new American oak barrels for a minimum of three months. This time in the barrel rounds out and softens the gin, introducing hints of caramel, vanilla and toffee.


Brenne 10 Estate Cask Single Malt French Whiskey

This exquisite 10-year-old whisky is expertly crafted seed-to-spirit from organic malted barley and naturally pure water in the Cognac region of France. This limited bottling is the marriage of four casks, hand-selected for their distinctive complexity and balance. Chocolate-covered dried fruits are combined with deeper notes of raw honey, spiced vanilla cream, and a striking richness that continues to open up in the glass.


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.


George Remus Bourbon

From Apothecary to Kingpin, George Remus created one of the most intricate, successful bootlegging operations of America’s Prohibition era. George Remus Bourbon captures the rebellious spirit of that time with a hint of vanilla, a maple aroma and a sweet-yet-characteristic rye flavor.


Marble Liqueur Moonlight Expresso

Inspired by the Italian craftsmen who worked long hours in the marble quarries, Moonlight Expresso is a complex, dark roasted coffee liqueur that blends locally roasted coffee beans and Ugandan vanilla beans with a touch of sweetness.


Papa's Pilar 24-Year-Old Solera Blended Dark Rum

This seductive dark rum is a blend of hand-selected rums–some up to 24 years old–which are then solera aged in former American bourbon barrels, ex-Port casks and then finished in Spanish sherry casks.


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.


WhistlePig 15 Year Straight Rye Whiskey

Bottled at 92 proof, this is the first WhistlePig product finished in Vermont estate oak harvested right from the farm. Vermont oak has more rings than the standard oak used in whiskey barrels, and each ring is an opportunity to impart more flavor and depth in the whiskey. On the nose is caramel, vanilla and oak. On the palate is butterscotch and baking spice with a hint of tobacco. The finish is luxuriously long and rich.

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