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.


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.


Clyde May’s Straight 10-Year-Old Bourbon

A mash of corn, rye and malted barley are aged in charred American oak barrels for ten years. This new bourbon whiskey is bottled at cask strength–114 proof–and is the eldest of the Alabama whiskeys. This whiskey has vibrant aromas of citrus, peach and cedar with bold spice, and just a hint of apple and oak. The finish has zesty flavors of orchard fruits and subtle peppery notes.


Bigallet China China

Bigallet China-China Amero is an orange-based bittersweet liqueur peppered with botanical infusions. The intense orange aroma and flavor comes from Bigallet's proprietary process of distilling fresh orange peel macerations during the winter citrus harvest in a process called zestage. This is blended with earthy and bitter gentian, tart chinchona bark, velvety anise, spicy clove, and a handful of other Alpine herbs.


Dogfish Head Alternate Tasks: Vol.1 Whiskey Finished in Rum Casks

This whiskey starts in our brewery as a complex beer consisting of mostly specialty malts, including applewood smoked, coffee kiln and crystal malts. It is then fermented with Dogfish Head’s proprietary Doggie Ale yeast, creating whiskey that’s more delicate and nuanced than a typical American style whiskey. Alternate Takes: Volume 1 is then aged onsite in new charred American oak barrels, then finished in rum casks which previously aged our Barrel Honey Rum.


Giffard Menthe Pastille Liqueur

The premier liqueur from the house of Giffard, Menthe Pastille was first produced in 1885. Made from a steam distillation of fresh, Mitcham peppermint leaves that are cultivated in nearby fields, the liqueur is lightly sweetened with natural sugar. Menthe Pastille is the perfect after dinner palate refresher or mixed into the indispensable Stinger cocktail.


Suerte Tequila Extra Añejo Crown Bottling

Double distilled and aged for seven years in charred American oak whiskey barrels, this extra añejo tequila has a silky golden hue and a nuanced, full bodied flavor. There are notes of ripe cherry, vanilla, apricot and cinnamon, making this a slow sipper that is best enjoyed neat.


Mezcal Vago Elote

Created by Aquilino García López, Mezcal Vago Elote is a single distilled mezcal espadín that is infused with toasted corn. The dried kernels of corn are toasted and placed in the still with the mezcal to infuse its flavor. The corn never ferments, it is strictly used as a flavor infusion. The batch is then distilled a second time, resulting in a clear joven mezcal with aromas of indigenous Mexican corn and toasted nuts.


Worthy Park Single Estate Rum

An authentic and traditional Jamaican rum featuring a blend of 100% copper pot-still rums that have been aging between six to ten years. This blend has been created to showcase the unique complexity and distinctive taste that Worthy Park has to offer. One hundred percent single estate product which is batch distilled, aged, blended and bottled on site.


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.


F.E.W Single Malt Whiskey

This seasonal limited release American single malt whiskey is created with both un-smoked and cherry wood-smoked malted barley that is sourced within 100 miles of F.E.W’s Evanston, Illinois distillery. Beautifully soft, wonderfully complex and packing enough spice to make this a holiday tradition worth repeating.

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