Holiday Spirits 2019

Get in the holiday spirit with Oliver’s holiday spirits! Whether grandpa asked you for a bottle of the strong stuff or if you’re just looking for the perfect accompaniment to dinner, we have the prices that’ll have you shouting “Happy Holidays” from the rooftops. From non-alcoholic cocktails to the ultimate champagne toast, no holiday party is complete without a special visit from Oliver’s.

*Prices good through 12/31/19

Hold onto your holiday hats, folks: Oliver’s is bringing back our special deals on all the spirits you need to make your holiday party pop! From bourbon to brandy and so much more, these drinks will have you and your guests in your own high holiday spirits to New Years and beyond. No matter what you’re looking for, our knowledgeable staff have the expertise you need to find exactly the bottle to complete your holiday spread.

Still a skeptic? Check out these great prices, but be warned – you may become irrevocably spoiled!

Kerrygold Irish Cream

($15.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

A blend of real Irish cream, Irish whiskey, and luxurious chocolate, Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur is the best of the best. Made entirely in Ireland, this authentic Irish cream is great for mixing with coffee or even just your favorite Irish whiskey. Perfect for cold nights around a fire.

Ford’s Gin

($15.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Created with mixologists in mind, Ford’s Gin is the superior cocktail gin. Ford’s contains nine different botanicals, not counting the traditional base of juniper and coriander, and their gin is steeped for fifteen hours before final distillation. This ensures a gin that is aromatic and fresh without being overly pungent. We love it in an Aviation Cocktail.

Correlejo Tequila

($19.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

While tequila might not be the traditional holiday beverage for everyone, Correlejo Tequila may make you reconsider. Made with 100% agave and aged in American oak, this reposado (meaning “rested”) tequila is notable for its deep, smooth flavor and subtle hints of citrus. Sip it slowly to enjoy the full range of flavors this tequila has to offer.

Camus VS Elegance Cognac

($22.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Camus Cognac is staple for a reason, and this Elegance Cognac is no exception. Made with a unique blend of eaux-de-vie, this cognac exemplifies Camus’s dedication to superior quality cognac at all price points. It is a pale, golden color, and the aroma is redolent of grapefruit, almond, and fruit; the finish is spicy, with hints of oak to round out the experience.

Bacardi Gold or Superior Rum

($10.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Whether you choose Gold or Superior, there’s just no going wrong with Bacardi Rum. The Superior is smooth and subtle with notes of almond and vanilla, making it the perfect rum to mix into a cocktail. The Gold, meanwhile, is aged in oak barrels, lending a far richer and more complex flavor. Mix it with Trader Vic’s Hot Buttered Rum Batter for a delicious Hot Buttered Rum.

Belvedere Vodka

($18.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Belvedere Vodka is the product of 600 years of Polish vodka-making excellence, and we couldn’t be happier with it. Locally produced in Poland using only raw, Polish ingredients, this vodka contains zero additives and is actually certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. It is silky smooth in flavor, elegant and balanced with a clean finish. Try it in a Dirty Shirley cocktail for some fun holiday flair.

Bulleit Bourbon or Rye Whiskey

($18.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Made in a tradition dating back to the 1800’s, Bulleit’s Bourbon and Rye Whiskies are a celebration of family history meeting modern sensibility. Their classic bourbon is exactly that, using a unique blend of rye, corn, and barley malt with special strains of yeast and pure Kentucky limestone filtered water to achieve its distinctively bold, spicy flavor. While the rye is far newer, having only been added to Bulleit’s lineup in 2011, it is no less complex and continues to enjoy recognition as one of the highest quality rye whiskies on the market. We love mixing the bourbon into a Classic Whiskey Sour, or sample the rye in a Hot Toddy.

Christian Brothers Brandy

($6.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Founded in 1882 in Martinez, California, Christian Brothers were one of the first grape-growing operations to realize the potential of the now famous Napa Valley. While the brothers may be retired today, their legacy continues in their world-class brandies and table wines. The brandy is still produced in the same copper pot they started with and using the method they perfected over 75 years ago. It is then slow-aged in bourbon barrels for a minimum of two years, creating a brandy that is well-balanced with a warm, lingering finish. Mix it with a little of Trader Vic’s Tom and Jerry batter for a delicious Tom and Jerry.

Humboldt Vodka

($14.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Located in the small town of Fortuna in Humboldt County, this vodka is as quintessentially Californian as it gets. Made with USDA certified organic sugarcane and no additives, this vodka is GMO-free, gluten-free, and smooth like silk. Its clean flavor and neutral character make it a perfect addition to cocktails such as a classic Greyhound.

Evan Williams Egg Nog

($7.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

The original Southern eggnog! Evan Williams Egg Nog is made with real cream and smooth Kentucky Bourbon. It’s thick and creamy enough to be enjoyed entirely on its own, or add it cocktails and even baked goods for a deliciously sweet holiday treat.

Fernet Branca

($19.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

As with many unique liqueurs, Fernet Branca is an institution unto itself. Made with 27 secret herbs, roots, and spices, this Italian amaro or bitter has been produced in much the same way since it was created by Bernadino Branca in 1845. It has long been known for its medicinal use as a digestive aid and as such is often used as a nightcap for weary bartenders and bar-goers alike; we love it straight-up as an after-dinner apertif or mixed with ginger ale for a refreshing pick-me-up.

Jameson Irish Whiskey

($19.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

This whiskey is arguably one of the most storied brews on our list! Founded in 1780 (incidentally, the same year Benedict Arnold became a, well… Benedict Arnold) by John Jameson, Jameson Whiskey contains 200 years of tradition distilled into a single bottle. Their whiskey is triple-distilled before being aged in seasoned oak barrels, lending an almost sherry-like quality to the final product. Enjoy it neat or spike your coffee for a boozy Irish Coffee.

Tanqueray Gin

($15.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Created by Charles Tanqueray in the 1830’s, Tanqueray Gin is perfect balance of four different botanicals. Its smooth flavor and lush aromatic qualities make it the perfect gin for mixing in cocktails, as the flavor is distinct without being overly assertive.

Tito’s Vodka

($24.99, 1.75 lt. Bottle)

Tito may have started in the high-flying world of big business, but his handmade vodka is all heart. Starting in the mid-90’s with just a kettle and a dream, Tito set about creating a vodka so smooth it could be sipped straight out of the bottle, no mixer or chaser needed; though Tito knew next to nothing about distilling, he kept playing with the recipe until it was perfect. Today, Tito’s is known for its clean, peppery flavor, smooth finish, and superior drinkability.

G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne

NV, Champagne, France ($31.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne is the definitive expression of the House style, driven by the signature grape Pinot Noir. This true, cuvée-style champagne is glittering with bubbles and a pale, golden color; the flavor is intense and complex, with forward aromas of stone fruit and pineapple and notes of caramel on the finish. Much as we love a good cocktail, we just can’t mix this stuff – this champagne demands to be the star of the show.

Torresella Prosecco

NV, Italy ($10.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

More bubbly! Swinging around to Italy, this Torresella Prosecco is another fantastic showstopper for any holiday gathering. This prosecco is a pale straw color with a delicate aroma and a slightly sweet flavor throughout, making it the perfect accompaniment to even spicier foods. It also lends itself beautifully to cocktail making – we’re particularly fond of this Strawberry Rossini with Fabri Fragola Strawberries.

Martin Ray Tower Red

2015, Dry Creek Valley ($17.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

The name Martin Ray resonates deeply in the history of California winemaking. Martin Ray started his winemaking journey in 1943, and from then to 1972, he dedicated himself to creating single varietal, region specific wines. In 1990, the brand was revived and settled at its current home in the Russian River Valley, where they continue to produce wines that adhere to Martin Ray’s original philosophy. Made from a blend of Petite Sirah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, this wine opens with aromas of dark Morello cherry, currant, blackberries, and hints of dried lilac. Frippy but supple tannins lead into spicy crushyed pepper and finishes with a touch of vanilla.

Martin Ray Chardonnay

2018, Sonoma Coast ($15.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Sourced from several of Martin Ray’s vineyards along the Sonoma Coast, this 100% chardonnay is truly a product of the land from which it originates. Between the cool diurnal shifts in the south and the higher elevations in the north, there is a striking contrast in the concentration of fruit and high acidity, and the cool, dry, and long growing seasons along the coast make for a wine that is balanced yet complex. The flavor is reminiscent of Meyer lemon curd with ripe Bosc pear, subtle orange blossom, and honey. Light and juicy with vibrant acidity, well-integrated oak, and a touch of vanilla bean.

Fattoria Sardi Rosé

2018, Italy ($9.99, 750 ml. Bottle)

Located in the Northwest of Tuscany only miles from the famous city of Lucca, Fattoria Sardi is in the perfect area for producing quality rosé wines. While it may be a tad unusual for a Tuscan winery to be producing a rosé, this particular area of Tuscany shares qualities with famous rosé-producing regions such as Provence and Corse, making it an ideal climate in which to produce rosé wines, or il Rosato in Italian. The 2018 vintage is a blend of organic Sangiovese, Cillegiolo, and small number of white grapes. It is crisp and refreshing on the nose, with notes of wild roses, raspberries, and melon with a background aroma of cream. The palate is luscious and refreshing, with well-balanced acidity and prominent notes of fresh fruit on the finish.

Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Garden, Grove, or Spice ($25.99, 700 ml. Bottle)

Who says a drink has to get you drunk to taste good? We certainly don’t, and neither do the creative minds behind Seedlip. Based on the centuries old tradition of distilling herbs for curatives, Seedlip started as a curiosity and quickly grew into a potential cocktail revolution – a drink with the complexity and nuance of a finely crafted spirit without the alcohol or sugar of its competitors. Use Seedlip as a replacement for botanical spirits in upscale mocktails, or sip it simply as a pre or post-meal digestive. We love their Spice 94 in a non-alcoholic version of the classic Paloma cocktail, or in this case Panoma.

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