The 2015 Holiday Merchandising Guide

Each year, Beverage Dynamics collects the latest value-added packaging from beer, wine and spirit suppliers, so retailers know what to expect and what to stock up on this season. Prices indicated are suggested reta6il prices, and may vary from state to state. For more information about any of these products, please contact your local distributor.

1~The Krug Sharing Set: The Krug Sharing Set invites drinkers to share a glass of the House of Krug’s Krug Grande Cuvée. The Sharing Set includes two specially designed “Joseph” crystal glasses created by Riedel glassware, named after the founder of the Krug House, Joseph Krug. The gift box in Krug’s signature dark cherry color can be customized by engraving initials onto a small golden plate fixed on the handles. SRP: $220

2~RumChata Holiday Gift Set: RumChata will bring back its thermal tumbler in a 750-ml. gift set decorated with a holiday celebration theme. RumChata’s five-times distilled Caribbean rum is blended with dairy cream, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. The 16-oz. RumChata tumbler can be used for year-round hot and cold drink recipes. SRP: $19.99

3~Camus VSOP Elegance Gift Set: Camus VSOP Elegance is a Cognac with mellow, fruity aromas, the company says. For the VSOP Elegance, Maison Camus selects aromatic eaux-de-vie partially distilled on the lees, including some from the company’s Borderies cru, to strengthen the aromatics of this Cognac as it ages. The Camus VSOP Elegance Gift Set features a 750-ml. bottle of Camus cognac with two rocks glasses. SRP: $45

4~The Bacardí Gran Reserva Ocho Años: This gift set includes a 750-ml. bottle of Bacardí Gran Reserva Ocho Años and two Bacardí rocks glasses. Gran Reserva Ocho Años is made from a special selection of barrel-aged reserve rums, each aged a minimum of eight years in American white oak barrels. The rum’s mellow flavor of dried fruits, nutmeg and oaky vanilla makes it an ideal base for classic cocktails, the company says. This gift pack will be available nationwide. SRP: $29.99

5~Camus Borderies XO: The Borderies cru is not just the smallest, but among the most sought-after of all the Cognac AOC growth areas, the company says. Home to the Camus family, the Borderies cru provides the vines with the perfect amount of water, thanks to the chalky soil and ideal exposure, according to the company. The eaux-de-vie used to make Camus Borderies XO Cognac have aromatic intensity and velvety texture. This holiday pack comes with a 750-ml. bottle and two tulip glasses. SRP: $170

RumChata 2015 Gift Set Picture6~Remy Martin Gift Set: The Remy Martin set includes a 750-ml. bottle of Rémy Martin V.S.O.P and two rocks glasses. The gold Remy Martin V.S.O.P is smooth, rich and perfectly balanced, the company says. Remy Martin V.S.O.P can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite classic cocktails, such as a Sazerac. SRP: $45

7~Metaxa 5 Stars Holiday Package: Metaxa 5 Stars mixes wine distillates matured in oak casks, aged Muscat wines from the Aegean Islands and a secret mix of Mediterranean botanicals, the company says. The taste is sweet and mellow with fruit and slightly woody notes. Metaxa 5 Stars can be enjoyed neat, with ice or in cocktails such as the Suntonic. Available for the holidays, this package features Metaxa 5 Stars and two elegant glasses to prepare a drink to be shared with family and friends. SRP: $23

8~RumChata GoChatas 100-ml. 3-Pack: Introducing GoChatas: A stocking stuffer for the RumChata lover on your gift list or something to bring your holiday party host or hostess. SRP: $9.99

9~Smirnoff Peppermint Twist: Smirnoff Vodka will be adding a new specialty vodka to its portfolio this holiday season: Peppermint Twist. Made with natural peppermint flavors, Peppermint Twist delivers the taste of sweet candy canes, the company says, balanced by the cool of peppermint. Paired with a cocktail-making set, this could make for a holiday gift under $50. Smirnoff Peppermint Twist is available nationwide. SRP: $15.99

10~Noble Vines Gift Pack: Available in Meijer stores in north central America through the entire holiday season, this gift pack features Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir (Monterey, CA) and Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon (Lodi, CA), along with two branded Govino stemless wine glasses. SRP: $29.99

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