Gift packs that dont suck

No. 1 Innis & Gunn Connoisseurs Oak Collection gift packIncluding a toasted oak IPA, rum-finished red ale, bourbon stout and.


No. 1 Innis & Gunn Connoisseurs Oak Collection gift pack

Including a toasted oak IPA, rum-finished red ale, bourbon stout and Innis & Gunn original, this limited-edition four-pack from Scotlands Innis & Gunn looks pretty smooth wrapped up with a big red bow.

Price 4 x 330 ml/$14.95

Availability LCBO 385500

No. 2 Assorted bitters packs

The only good reason to get bitter over the holidays is cocktail hour. Bitters gift packs from Torontos Bar 40 (4/$69), Vancouvers Bittered Sling (6/$44) and Scrappys (4/$26.95) make perfect (and practical, considering the gallons of cocktail downed over the holidays) stocking stuffers.

Availability At BYOB (972 Queen West, 416-858-2932, byobto.com)

No. 3 Yvon Mau Bordeaux Discovery Chest

Nothing says I love you (and expect you to share this gift with me) like a wooden chest full of Bordeaux. These six bottles (both red and white) can be a sipping stash or a New Years Eve party in a box.

Price 6 x 750 ml/$129.95

Availability Vintages 908459

No. 4 Dillons gift packs

Get in the (local) spirit with these rad assortments from Dillons Small Batch Distillers. Gift a fruity, floral trio (unfiltered 22, cherry and rose gin, $95) or a G&T kit (Dillons unfiltered 22, pear bitters and Jacks tonique, plus jigger, $85) for the ginthusiast in your world.

Availability At the distillery (4833 Tufford, Beamsville) or order at 905-563-3030 or info@dillons.ca.

No. 5 Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose brut champagne

Who wouldnt be charmed by Laurent-Perriers pretty rose in a shiny metal cage.

Price 750 ml/$99.95

Availability Vintages 158550

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