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.



 
 

Giffard Rhubarb Liqueur

Harvested in the spring, rhubarb is a favorite of bakers and confectioners, who use sugar and strawberries to balance its intense tartness. For this liqueur, the Giffard distillery creates an infusion of both green and red rhubarb, to achieve a perfect balance between tart and sweet.

 
 

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.

 
 

Bigallet China China

Bigallet China-China Amer 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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

Savage & Cooke Ayate Reposado Tequila

Ayate spends four months aging in new American oak barrels followed by four months in ex-chardonnay barrels. The spirit’s aroma is full lime, grapefruit, agave and fresh cut grass, with flavors of stone fruit, Meyer lemon, ginger and vanilla bean.

 
 

Cutwater Spirit’s Devil’s Share Single Malt

Aged for four years in charred American oak barrels, this is 100 percent malted barley distilled at Cutwater Spirits in San Diego and bottled at 46 percent ABV. The result is an award-winning, distinctly sweet whiskey, rich in woody caramel and vanilla notes backed by hints of cinnamon, cardamom and licorice.

 
 

One Eight Distilling Untitled Whiskey No. 11

Untitled Whiskey No. 11 is a blend of bourbons finished in a combination of Cognac, Ruby Port, and Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. The flavors call to mind rum-raisin ice cream and spiced buttery coffee cake. Over time hints of leather emerge, leading to a finish with chocolate-toffee candy and brandied cherries.

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