Good spirits in pretty bottles: Gift Guide


You should never buy a spirit just because it comes in a pretty bottle. But sometimes, when the liquid inside also happens to be great, there’s no harm in letting good looks sway your decision. Especially since it’ll save you Scotch tape and paper cuts. Instead of wrapping, just stick a nice bow on a gorgeous keepsake bottle and cross another person off your list. This season, there are plenty of options for fine liquids cased in pretty glass — the whole package. Here are our top 10 picks (plus a bonus stocking stuffer).Hibiki HarmonyPegged as the next big thing for several years now, Japanese whisky is in short supply and high demand. We’re in luck in Ontario to have a decent-sized allotment of Hibiki Harmony, a refined and delicately balanced blend that comes in a bottle elegant enough to be a decanter displayed front and centre on a styling mid-century bar cart. Win-win. Article Continued BelowLCBO 481226; $99.95 for 750 mLAurora Crystal Head VodkaThe vodka that comes in a glass skull needs no introduction, but this resplendent, opalescent special-release bottle (inspired by the Northern Lights), packs in a lot of wow factor. The vodka, itself, is different, too and is designed to appeal to those that like a little spicy edge to their spirits. If the LCBO runs out of this limited release, Crystal Head also offers a cute gift pack that includes a shaker with the logo etched into the side and a bottle containing the original juice.

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