Thanksgiving is approaching, which means we’re about to kick off a month of holiday parties and festivities with plenty of opportunities to partake in celebratory seasonal booze. If your holiday plans include Friendsgiving this year, it’s a nice gesture to show up with a bottle of booze for your host in addition to whatever potluck-style dish you were asked to bring. So treat your host to one of these seven expressions to guarantee a repeat Friendsgiving invitation next year. Not only are these high-quality spirits some of our favorites to drink right now, but the bottles are works of art that any friend would be proud to display.
We love Slow & Low for its cool branding and fantastic price point, so we went crazy when we heard that Hochstadter’s released an extra dry, 100-proof version of the spirit. Just like the original, this 6-year-old whiskey is made with raw Pennsylvania honey, Florida air-dried navel oranges, aromatic bitters and a pinch of rock candy. Not only will the bright orange label pop on the shelf, but the spirit’s cocktail-like flavor will please almost any palate, even those not used to straight whiskey.