'Tis the season to deck the halls, bake the goods and tidy all the corners of the house in anticipation of the holiday season and the impending new year. Once that's finished, or whenever you're tired of it, reward yourself with a nice drink and tell people you're 'finally into the holiday spirit(s)'.
Copper Spirit Distillery Presence Vodka 200 ml
You call tell people you're 'onto the presence', and they'll be impressed with your early wrapping. Besides contrived puns, this delicate and lovely vodka goes great in lots of things: orange juice, hot chocolate, eggnog, hot apple cider... the list goes on, like all the things you still have to do to get ready for the holidays. Better have a drink!
Spinnakers Distilling Breakwater Gin 200 ml
A bold gin with pine, grapefruit, mandarin and juniper. Perfect for a gimlet, one of the easiest cocktails: gin, simple syrup and lime juice. Use some lime zest so it's green, making it 'festive'.
Sheringham Distillery Coffee Liqueur 375 ml
Like a lightly sweetened espresso, this is to add to your coffee, or maybe to have instead of coffee. It's particularly believable if you use espresso cups for serving.
This is not the fireball of your youth. This is a mature, grown-up cinnamon spirit perfect for adding to your eggnog instead of rum since this is way less sweet. Ideal for adding to hot apple cider.
Stillhead Distillery Apple Brandy 375 ml
Made from 100% BC apples and then aged in rye whisky barrels that were finished with maple syrup, this brandy has an amazing apple sweetness with notes of baking spice. Use it to make a truly BC Old Fashioned cocktail, or it can be an alternative in hot apple cider.
Spinnakers Distilling Cranberry Gin 375 ml
Using fresh Okanagan Cranberries, this juicy tart red spirit makes for an excellent French 75 with BC sparkling wine, or adding to ginger ale for a grown-up Cranberry Ginger Ale. Add some fresh cranberries and a slice of lime as part of the daily recommended fruit intake.