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is produced using ocean water found
3,000 feet below the surface and comes
in a bottle as blue as te Maui waters that
inspired it.
Double Cross ($36.99). The
rectangular bottle is made from French
crystal, which is laser-engraved with
the double cross logo and calligraphy
representing 18th-century Slovakian
poetry. Made in small batches, this
vodka is made from winter wheat and
spring water sourced from 200-feet
deep in Slovakia's Tatra mountains.
360 ($24.99).This is the world's first
eco-friendly premium vodka, which
has won awards both for its taste and
packaging. 360 comes in a simple,
transparent bottle with clean lines and a
swing-top closure. Their "close the loop"
program allows you to send back the
closure for reuse-when you do, they'll
make a donation to a local charity.

Opihr Oriental Spiced ($34.99). The
exotic bottle is squat and rounded,
decorated with a pair of ornate
elephants, a fez-like cap and a red
tassel around the neck. This London
Dry Gin is produced with Indonesian
cubeb berries, Moroccan coriander and
Indian Tellicherry black pepper.
Gunpowder ($42.99).
Made with a wide range
of unusual botanicals,
including powdered
green tea, this Irish
gin comes in a pleated
pale-blue bottle.
The retro label is
decorated with Chinese
pictographs and a
jackalope.

Gins

Remy Martin XO Excellence
($199.99). This is a true luxury cognac
with packaging to match. The circular
bottle is made from ornate cut glass
with a sophisticated gold label. The
design is simple, chic and classic.
Martell XO Cordon Supreme
($199.99). This is a bold, robust cognac
with an equally eye-catching design.
The clear textured bottle is arched at
the bottom and has a majestic silver
neck. The flavor profile is lightly fruity
with a touch of spice.

Broker's ($21.99). The Broker's label
was designed in the style of a 1930s
newspaper ad, and the bottle has a
distinctly British feel-in fact, a little
black bowler hat tops off the bottle.
Broker's is a London Dry Gin that uses
a 200-year-old recipe.
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin ($40).
The design is sleek and stylish with a
discreet silver label and elegant raised
lettering on the bottle. Hailing from
the Scottish Isle of Islay, this gin is
made from 22 botanicals foraged on the
island.

Cognac

D'Ussé VSOP ($59.99). This cognac
has no label, but rather a gold
double-barred Cross of Lorraine,
which represents courage, honor and
perseverance. Aged for more than four
years, itdevelops a woody nose with a
taste of cinnamon, honey and apricot.
Kelt XO ($197.79). The decanterstyle bottle has a wide rounded base
and a long graceful neck. Winner of a
platinum medal at the International
Wine and Spirits Competition, Kelt XO
is smooth, refined and complex.

Whiskey
Tin Cup Whiskey ($59.99). This high
rye whiskey comes in a hexagonal
bottle with raised lettering and no
paper label, except for a thin shawl at
the base of the neck. Tin Cup refers to
the lid, which doubles as a shot glass.
John J. Bowman
($49.99). The bottle has a
wood-topped cork sealed
with an old-fashioned
federal tax strip. If you
look through the bottle
and caramel-colored
bourbon, you'll see a
sketch of Col. John
Bowman, first military
governor of Kentucky.
World's Best Bourbon in
2017, this is a single-barrel Virginia
whiskey made to honor the great-greatuncle of Abram Bowman, who founded
the distillery.

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