Holiday Picks

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner (T-Day is a week from today!), so I've got a number of people asking me for holiday suggestions. Our friends at Anchor are making it very easy for me right now because we've: 1) finally got enough Old Potrero rye to warrant an actual blog post, and 2) got more of last year's White Christmas whiskey ready to rock.

The only caveat is that, due to another brand's ownership of the term "White Christmas", we've had to change the listing to "Christmas Spirit" (even though all the bottles still say White Christmas).

The Old Potrero rye is an homage to a style of rye whiskey reminiscent of what the original American settlers once made and drank, making it the perfect bottle to celebrate your Thanksgiving dinner. It's a 100% rye mash that really brings the peppery, herbaceous side of the grain into focus. The White Chr.....I mean Christmas a small batch of Anchor's classic Holiday Ale run through their alembic pot still and bottled at 45%. It's like drinking the soul of a beer; fresh and spicy with lots of baking spices and Xmas flavor.

These are my two picks. Easy choices!

Old Potrero Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml (one bottle limit) $69.99

Anchor Christmas Spirit White Whiskey $29.99

-David Driscoll

David Driscoll