Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Top Spirited Tasting Kits

Featured in Forbes, December 2023 by Gina Pace

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Gifts are more fun when you get to “play” with them. These liquor and wine tasting kits allow you to dive deeper into flavor by trying a range from one producer, or with a food that is a perfect pairing and lets you experience the drink in an entirely new way. Whatever your budget, we’ve got you covered with prices ranging from stocking stuffers to luxe kits with caviar. You can buy them last-minute, but, best of all, they can be shared — if you’re looking for a holiday activity, you can open them up and try them with friends and family, who will all have their own tasting notes.




Casa Dragones Sipping Tequila Gift Set

This tequila set comes with three half-sized bottles of Casa Dragones, a luxe, small-batch producer of sipping tequilas, packed in a gift box. Each are incredibly complex tequilas that reveal more flavors as you sip. There’s a Blanco, which is smooth enough to drink neat, with a floral nose and subtle sweetness; a Reposado, the first tequila aged in a Japanese Mizunara oak cask, which are more commonly seen in whisky aging and adds some subtle sweetness and coffee notes to pair with the minimality of the tequila; and an Añejo Barrel Blend, aged in a combination of new French oak and new American oak barrels, that maintains peppery notes from the agave complimented with a chocolatey finish from the wood.