Alcohol is one of the easiest go-to gifts during the holidays, so if you're not sure what to get someone, it seems safe enough to head to the local shop and grab a bottle of wine or bourbon.
In the past few years, people's boozy tastes have evolved. The craft beer explosion has introduced new styles and favorites. The demystification of wine has made people more discerning. And small batch distilleries have changed many thoughts on what makes a good spirit.
That ups the ante when you're buying for fans of those drinks — especially if you're not a fan yourself. The good news is there are plenty of options if you're looking to surprise someone who's enthusiastic about their beer, wine or spirits.
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Here are a few suggestions: