April 28, 2022 — Between Mother’s Day quickly approaching on Sunday, May 8, Father’s Day right around the corner on Sunday, June 19, and the imminent graduation season, we’ve rounded up a bevy of bottle-shaped gifts from our friends at Coopers’ Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Tamworth Distilling, Art in the Age, Finlandia Vodka, and The Pathfinder Hemp and Root – all ideal for gifting to Mom, Dad and grads (or for stuffing into the mailbox and making a break for it; whatever works).
Coopers’ Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, introduced in 2016 as Brown-Forman’s newest bourbon in 20 years and followed by the newest expression, Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve, is a perfect gift for the bourbon-loving parent, whiskey newcomer, and is also the suggested ingredient in Coopers’ Craft Mixologist Fitz Bailey’s recipe for a savor Bloody Belle (looking at you, Bloody Mary fans).
Carrying tasting notes of caramel, cotton candy, fresh apple, pear and citrus fruit atop vanilla wafers dusted with sharp cinnamon, finished off with assertive cinnamon spice softening to a lingering apple and clean oak note, Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve is an highly-rated, bang-for-your-buck gift, with wide availability for purchase in 20+ states for an average of $35/bottle.
www.cooperscraft.com | Instagram @cooperscraft
Tamworth Distilling, the New Hampshire craft distillery known for producing one-of-a-kind spirits made with ingredients all farmed and foraged within 100 miles of the distillery, has a bevy of gift-worthy spirits, including a recent release that shines for Father’s Day gifting: Royal Gift Straight Rye Whiskey, arguably the distillery’s most luxurious and premium spirit and literally named after a donkey, available now for national sale via Seelbachs.com for $250/bottle.
An exercise in luxury for luxury’s sake and a collector’s item in a completely different price range, enter Royal Gift, a hand-crafted, 24-bottle release delicately adorned with a keepsake charm in the shape of its inspiration and namesake (a donkey) housed in a meticulously hand-labeled bottle. This one-of-a-kind, 100 Proof spirit named for George Washington’s donkey rings in at $250/bottle, cementing its status as a truly rare item and the ultimate gift for the spirit aficianado…. and a not-so-subtle way to call your dad an ass on his special day.
Royal Gift carries notes of apple tartness, with a deep and warm aroma, and cherry cola mid-palate and a smoldering sweetness from the elevated proof. The scintillating spirit is available now for national sale via Seelbachs.com.
Tamworth Distilling | 15 Cleveland Hill Rd, Tamworth, NH 03886 | www.tamworthdistilling.com | 603-323-7196
Art in the Age, the Philadelphia home bar supply, tasting room, and expansive bottle shop home to spirit lines from sister distillery Tamworth Distilling, has an extremely giftable, one-of-a-kind springtime sipper crafted with wild foraged mushrooms: Art in the Age Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial is now available online nationally via Seelbachs.com for $35 or at Art in the Age located in Philadelphia, as well as at Tamworth Distilling in Tamworth, NH, for $49.99.
With the Art in the Age Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial, black trumpet mushrooms create a surprisingly sweet and savory base that plays perfectly with tart handpicked blueberries. House-grown lavender and lemon verbena reinforce add light herbal notes, creating a unique cordial that brings to mind a prize-winning blueberry pie. Ringing in at 50 proof, this sweet sipper is delicious sipped on its own, mixed into a cocktail, folded into a baked good, or poured over ice cream on a warm day.
Art in the Age | 116 N. 3rd St, Philadelphia PA, 19106 | www.artintheage.com | 215-922-2600
Finlandia Vodka, the Finnish vodka brand crafted using the nation’s purest water source, is an excellent gift for the Espresso Martini lover — simply gift alongside the ingredients for this year’s trendiest revived 90s cocktail (simple syrup, freshly brewed espresso or cold brew concentrate, coffee liqueur) and boom, favorite child status = secured.
Finlandia Vodka is made with suomi barley and the purest water source in Finland. The versatile liquid rings in at 80 Proof, and with wide availability at most liquor stores in the country, it is a premium spirit that acts like an accessible one.
Instagram @finlandiavodka_us | www.finlandia.com/us/
The new kid on the block in the realm of gorgeous bottles to gift a loved one is The Pathfinder Hemp and Root, a fermented and distilled hemp-based non-alcoholic spirit that shines in a bevy of mocktails and coffee beverages (as well as cocktails). A no-alc spirit recently celebrated by the New York Times as a top no-alc spirit on the market, The Pathfinder is a gift tailored to the innovative drinker (not necessarily just the “mindful” one).
The Pathfinder Hemp and Root, carries the intense flavor and aromatic characteristics of a spirit with none of the harmful effects of alcoholic beverages. This ingenious spirit is fermented from hemp and carefully refined by copper pot distillation, but contains NO THC or cannabis. The base liquid is blended with wormwood, angelica root, ginger, sage, juniper, saffron, orange peel, and wild-crafted Douglas-fir, as well as natural terpenes, to yield a revolutionary spirit of both character and complexity.
The Pathfinder Hemp and Root | www.drinkthepathfinder.com | Instagram @drinkthepathfinder