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21 limited-edition holiday liquor gifts

Toast your friends with one of these sensational seasonal bottles.

To quote spirits expert Kara Newman, “Whether you opt for a big-ticket splurge or a thoughtful token, a little something for the bar always has a nice, indulgent feel to it.” From updated holiday classics to the perfect seasonal brew to spirits infused with wintry flavours, we’ve rounded up 2023’s best limited-edition sips.

A bottle of gin with a wreath on the label over a dark blue circle
Christmas Gin,
Eau Claire Distillery

Alberta’s Eau Claire Distillery releases their Christmas Gin every year. Classic gin botanicals meet frankincense and myrrh for an earthy, complex and utterly festive spirit.

$50
A bottle of wine with a Christmas-themed label and golden cap over a cream-coloured circle
Warm ‘N Cozy Mulled Wine,
Sprucewood Shores

This mulled wine from Ontario’s Sprucewood Shores has notes of cinnamon, plum, orange and spice. Just pour into a pot, warm to your preference and start sipping.

$12
Dillon’s Chocolate Orange Kit,
Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers

Chocolate and orange is a match made in heaven. Dillon’s celebrates this amazing combo with their Chocolate Orange cocktail kit. It includes Dillon’s Orange Liqueur, Dillon’s Rye Vodka, Dillon’s Ginger Bitters and a classic hot chocolate mix. 

$95
A brown can in a sparkly black circle
Gingersnap,
Lake City Cider

Apples from the Annapolis Valley, NS, are fermented and blended with freshly-pressed ginger root and a touch of molasses for this ginger cookie-inspired cider. Spicy, sweet and unique.

$6
A white milk-style bottle over a red circle
Eggnog Cream Liquor,
Vodkow

Eggnog just might be the ultimate Christmas drink. Vodkow’s Eggnog Cream is made with lactose-free cream, carbon-neutral vodka and a blend of seasonal spices. Get it while you can – it’s only available at Christmastime.

$30
A black box of Christmas crackers in shades of red, pink, purple and black over a cream-coloured circle
Gin Christmas Crackers Gift Pack,
Whitley Neill Gin

These adults-only Christmas crackers contain 50 ml bottles of a selection of Whitley Neill‘s London-distilled gin: Original, Parma Violet, Raspberry, Rhubarb and Ginger, Pink Grapefruit and Blood Orange.

$50
A bottle of white sparkling wine with a Christmas-themed label over a blue circle
Happy Holidays Santero Moscato Spumante,
Santero

Santero’s renowned Piedmontese moscato is sweet and lightly sparkling, making it a versatile pairing for a number of dishes. The festive limited-edition label makes this reasonably-priced sparkler a great hostess gift.

$16
A bottle of Bourbon with a red cap over a sparkly black circle
Holiday Edition Straight Bourbon Whisky,
Maker’s Mark

The nostalgic, festive pattern on the label is sure to make 2023’s limited-edition bottle of Maker‘s a collector’s item.

$47

A box with holiday designs and the words "Cider Pack" written in black over a red circle

Ernest Holiday Pack,
Ernest Cider

The seasonal pack of six flavoured ciders from Ontario’s Ernest Cider includes Merry Cherrys, Snickerdoodles and Mistletoe Mojitos.

$21
A bottle of Amaro Montenegro with a wooden box and short glass over a cream-coloured circle
Amaro Montenegro Gift Pack with Icon Glass,
Montenegro

Originating in 1885, Amaro Montenegro is still made with the same secret recipe of 40 different herbs and botanicals. This gift set comes with a collectible glass shaped like the iconic bottle and a 750 ml bottle.

$37.50
A bottle of amber gin with a light label and silver cap over a dark blue circle
Gingerbread Gin,
Willibald

Distilled with classic gin botanicals and a generous helping of cinnamon, clove and ginger, Willibald‘s gingerbread-inspired craft spirit has a balanced, just-sweet-enough taste.

$27
Three coloured cans and a holiday-themed box over a sparkly black circle
Absolut Cocktails Holiday Mixer Pack,
Absolut

Absolut‘s fruit-forward RTDs get a festive spin in a limited-edition holiday box. There’s a cocktail flavour for everyone: Mango Mule, Grapefruit Paloma and Berry Vodkarita. Best of all, your host can enjoy the party without having to mix cocktails.

$25
A white can with a blue Christmas tree in a sparkly black circle
Winter Ale,
Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing‘s seasonal Winter Ale is inspired by long Canadian winters. This flavourful brew is crafted with specialty hops and malts, and brewed with cinnamon, ginger and orange peel.

$4
A silver bottle with a black cap over a red circle
Laneway No.11 Gin Limited Edition Silver Bottle,
Laneway Gin

Woodsy, citrus and juniper notes make No. 11 Gin one of Laneway Gin‘s most popular spirits. It’s been dressed up for the holidays in a special limited-edition silver bottle.

$60
A bottle of Crown Royal whisky and a white box with golden snowflakes over a dark blue circle
Crown Royal Salted Caramel,
Crown Royal

When it comes to Canadian whiskys, Crown Royal has always been a crowd-pleaser. Their limited-edition Salted Caramel flavour was launched in 2018, and is now an annual tradition. A gorgeous gift box seals the deal.

$35
A black-and-gold sparkling wine bottle over a cream-coloured circle
Codorníu Limited Edition Brut Reserva,
Codorníu Winery

This traditional Cava is made with a blend of grape varieties, including Macabeo, Xarello, Parellada and a little Chardonnay. The dazzling limited-edition bottle is adorned with a traditional black-and-gold Spanish pattern.

$21
Four different cans of beer with a pine tree pattern on them in a blue box over a sparkly black circle
Winter Cottage Escape Pack,
Bobcaygeon Brewing Company

This beer variety pack is inspired by wintertime trips to Canadian cottage country. Cherry Sour, Northern Lights IPA and their Cottage Lager are packaged with a limited-edition Winter Lager that’s spiced with cinnamon and vanilla.

$17
Two bottles of wine in a blue box over a red circle
Wild Rock Holiday Red & White Pack,
Benjamin Bridge

Benjamin Bridge released their Wild Rock wines last year, and you can now snag both bottles in a holiday gift set. Wild Rock White has the citrusy, herbal taste of Sauvignon Blanc, while Wild Rock Red features the subtle floral and earthy aromas of Gamay.

$45
A green beer can in a dark blue circle
Milk and Cookies Stout,
Breton Brewing

Leave Santa something new this year with the return of one of Breton Brewing‘s holiday-edition beers. Milk and Cookies Stout is an oatmeal milk stout brewed with lactose, golden naked oats and chocolate chip cookies from Cape Breton bakery Not Just Cakes.

$5
A dark red bottle of Bourbon over a cream-coloured circle
The Holiday Toast Bourbon,
Lucky Seven

For a big-ticket gift, Lucky Seven‘s limited-edition The Holiday Toast bourbon is perfect. Smooth and (surprisingly) 115-proof, it’s aged in new charred oak barrels, then re-barreled and finished in new toasted oak ones.

$147
A black bottle with a white evergreen tree design over a red circle
Christmas Northern Cream,
Union Ten Distilling Co.

Union Ten‘s Christmas Northern Cream is made with Ontario cream and small-batch Canadian vodka. The liqueur is a sweet blend of chocolate, salted caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

$39
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