January 21, 2022 — Say goodbye to grocery store bouquets and boxes of chocolate this Valentine’s Day and raise those oxytocin levels with a more thoughtful gift for the imbiber in your life (or, you know, yourself…), with the below boozy and non-boozy gift ideas.
From a durian-flavored Corpse Flower brandy for the Valentine’s Day naysayer, or a cocktail recipe book for an intimate and interactive date night, or an all-new non-alcoholic “spirit” for the mindful imbiber or coffee lover, check out the below Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your boo(ze lover).
Love and death — both are forever… the daring distillery behind beaver-flavored whiskey is back with House of Tamworth Corpse Flower made with the infamous durian fruit. Tamworth Distilling explores the fine line between funky and floral, decay and bouquet with Corpse Flower – embodying a curious blend of attraction and repulsion that makes up some of the world’s most famous aphrodisiacs. In isolating and highlighting each natural pheromone, the result is a complex and utterly unique drinking experience. Opening the bottle to that completely unique scent, sippers will find themselves enjoying a sweet & sophisticated spirit that is nothing short of alluring.
In lieu of a bouquet this year, gift a bottle of Corpse Flower — available for purchase here for $65, or at Art in the Age in Philadelphia, PA, and Tamworth Distilling in Tamworth, NH.
The Cocktail Workshop: An Essential Guide to Classic Drinks and How to Make Them Your Own written by spirit savant Steven Grasse and esteemed travel, food, and spirit author Adam Erace offers an immersive dive into 20 classic libations — and delicious, sophisticated variations that will elevate any at-home date night, all while providing a fun activity for couples to participate in together. This Valentine’s Day, couples can shake, stir and sip along to a bevy of recipes and instructions provided in the essential cocktail literature, spanning not only cocktail-making fundamentals, but also high-level extras such as creating at-home orgeat syrup, kombucha, aquafaba, and more.
The quintessential cocktail literature is now available for purchase online from publisher Running Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and more retailers.
Cocktail enthusiasts, mindful imbibers and coffee lovers alike will delight in the newest social libation currently turning the beverage world on its end, The Pathfinder Hemp and Root. This brand-new hemp based zero-proof elixir is serving up spirit-lifting cocktails with all of the botanical flavor and none of the booze. The Pathfinder Hemp and Root is an innovative spirit fermented from hemp and carefully refined by copper pot distillation. The base liquid is then blended with an alchemy of wormwood, angelica root, ginger, sage, juniper, saffron, orange peel, and wild-crafted Douglas fir as well as natural terpenes, to yield a revolutionary elixir with both the character and complexity of a spirit – but with none of the harmful effects of alcoholic beverages.
The Pathfinder Hemp and Root behaves like a spirit and can be sipped neat, enjoyed on the rocks, used as the base of a cocktail or served with coffee, making it a valuable addition to the home bar carts of mindful spirits fans. The Pathfinder Hemp and Root has the intense flavor and aromatic characteristics of a spirit such as an amaro and has wryly been coined “the destroyer of bad vibes.”
The Pathfinder Hemp and Root ($35/500ml) is now available for purchase online with national distribution, and is currently available to enjoy at a growing list of bars and restaurants in the Seattle, WA region, as well as Art in the Age in Philadelphia as well as select retailers in New York City.
Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve, Brown-Forman’s newest bourbon brand in 20 years, is aged in a unique chiseled and charred American White Oak barrel that allows the whiskey to interact more deeply with the wood, creating a robust and complex flavor profile. This smooth and flavorful spirit is the perfect gift for the bourbon drinker or boulevardier lover in your life.
Price ranges from $29.99 to $32.99 for a 750ml bottle and can be purchased here.
Finlandia Botanical, a brand new line of refreshing vodka-based spirits, combines Finlandia Vodka’s iconic purity and smoothness with the natural flavors of berries and fruit, and the fresh, crisp notes of botanicals. Finlandia Botanical Wildberry & Rose presents at 30% ABV and contains no artificial flavors, no added sugars, no artificial sweeteners, is only 73 calories per serve, and is an appropriate blush color for the holiday, perfect for cocktail mixing on Valentine’s Day date night and beyond.
Finlandia Botanical Wildberry Rose is available now in Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington, ahead of a larger roll out with a suggested retail price of $15.99.