Holiday gift suggestions for the drinks enthusiast

Fords Gin created a seven-track LP of music that's good for a martini-drinking session and bundled it with a bottle of a modern take on London dry gin. Courtesy of Fords Gin

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Fords Gin created a seven-track LP of music that's good for a martini-drinking session and bundled it with a bottle of a modern take on London dry gin. Courtesy of Fords Gin

Whether you are looking for a hostess gift, shopping for a whiskey connoisseur or stocking your own holiday bar cart, here are eight gift suggestions for the drinks enthusiast this holiday season.

Fords Gin music and martini bundle. Fords Gin has bundled a bottle of the distillery’s modern take on London dry gin with a vinyl LP of music suitable for drinking martinis. Also included are seven recipes from acclaimed barkeeps around the world. $40 for a 750-milliliter bottle and the LP. fordsgin.com

This gin liqueur from Koval has a natural cranberry-colored hue that adds a seasonal spin to holiday cocktails. Courtesy of Koval

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Koval cranberry gin liqueur. Koval’s naturally red organic cranberry gin liqueur is perfect for a holiday spritz, a mulled wine recipe or a festive highball. Bonus: The bottle looks pretty under a tree unwrapped. $30 per 750-milliliter bottle. koval-distillery.com

The Cup is the first in a series of scented candles that evoke the vibe at Ticonderoga Club. Courtesy of Bart Sasso

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The Cup candle from Ticonderoga Club. This soy wax candle has scents that evoke the ingredients of the beloved Cup cocktail at Ticonderoga Club, which mixes aged rum, cognac, sherry, lemon, pineapple and mint. This is the first in a series of food- and drink-inspired candles poured by locals Lee Mayfield (Murrell’s Row Spirits) and Matty Christison (Kimball House). $30 per 8-ounce, 50-hour burn time candle. ticonderogaclub.com

This blended rye from George Dickel and Leopold Bros. harks back to a past era of rye drinking in America. Courtesy of George Dickel

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George Dickel/Leopold Bros. blended rye. This collaboration blend combines Cascade Hollow traditional column-still rye and Leopold Bros. three-chamber distilled rye. The result is reminiscent of an era when heavy-bodied rye was served at bars and saloons. $109 per 750-milliliter bottle. georgedickel.com

Riedel's new drink-specific glassware comes in seven shapes based on traditional serving vessels for classic cocktails. Angela Hansberger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Riedel drink-specific glassware. Developed in collaboration with spirits specialist Zane Harris, the seven crystal varieties in this set are based on traditional classic cocktail serving vessels. The pretty, sophisticated styles accommodate large cubes as well as crushed ice. Each box also comes with drink recipe suggestions. $45-$55 per two-pack. riedel.com

High Wire's bottled-in-bond Jimmy Red bourbon whiskey, made with 100% Jimmy Red corn, comes in a hand-glazed stoneware bottle. Courtesy of High Wire Distilling

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Jimmy Red bourbon whiskey bottled-in-bond, single-farm edition. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Charleston’s High Wire Distilling released a bottled-in-bond expression featuring single-origin 100% Jimmy Red corn bourbon aged at least four years and bottled at 100 proof. It’s packaged in hand-glazed stoneware with history and tasting notes. $299 per 750-milliliter bottle. highwiredistilling.squarespace.com, seelbachs.com

Everything you need to craft ginger-spiced paloma cocktails comes in Teremana's boxed kit. Courtesy of Teremana

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Teremana ginger-spiced paloma cocktail kit. Small-batch Teremana Distillery has put together a home bar kit for stirring up ginger-spiced palomas. Everything you need is included: a bottle of Teremana tequila, three cans of ginger beer, five limes, a bottle of grapefruit juice, a bottle of ginger syrup, a package of candied ginger and the recipe. $69.99. cocktailcourier.com

Red Angel barrel-aged American sour is an expression of ripe raspberries that is fancy enough for your prettiest stemware. Courtesy of Red Angel

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Wicked Weed Red Angel barrel-aged sour. Aged in puncheons, this is blended with 1½ pounds of fresh raspberries per gallon, and after nine months of rest on oak, another 2½ pounds of raspberries per gallon are blended in for a couple more months. It drinks like wine — bright and fruity — and tastes like the pure essence of raspberries. Golden Angel also has a similar aging and blending process with apricots. $18.99 per 500-milliliter bottle. wickedweedbrewing.com

Duck Pond Cellars is offering a holiday bundle of four different wines. Courtesy of Duck Pond Cellars

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Duck Pond Cellars’ harvest wine bundle. Committed to sustainable and organic farming, Duck Pond Cellars achieved the prestigious Natural Path certification for its minimal-intervention wines. This holiday bundle includes a pinot noir, pinot gris, rosé and chardonnay. $51.99 for four 750-milliliter bottles. duckpondcellars.com

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