From 2003 to 2015, the number of craft spirits producers in the U.S. increased from about 60 to nearly 1,300. This booming business gives us more than just the unique gifts of the flavors in our glasses. The artisanal liquor industry creates jobs, puts tax dollars into the coffers, and breathes new life into communities where tasting rooms are located.
For the home bar, artisanal spirits provide the opportunity to create a distinctive experience for yourself and your guests. The products of craft distillers often express unique taste profiles, transforming a simple drink at the end of the day into an experience that is almost culinary in its nuances. You can further express the uniqueness of your home bar with barware personalized by your own monogram.
This personalized decanter with two matching tumblers is made by skilled Bavarian artisans with over 180 years of experience and tradition. The decanter and glasses are crafted using time-honored techniques at one of the world’s most advanced and environmentally responsible crystal manufacturing facilities. The tumblers’ size and heft are deserving of the finest craft spirits, made even more unique with your family initial engraved on each piece.
And that fine craft spirit should be served on the proper ice. This precision-made mold is the same kind used in premier restaurants and bars to yield a perfect 2.5″-diameter sphere of ice in one minute. With less surface area and a slower melting time than conventional cubes, the sphere chills the spirits faster while minimizing dilution. Add an optional personalized aluminum insert to brand your initial into each sphere.
The growth of craft distilling came about thanks to the success of the craft beer industry, which itself owes much of its growth to the “buy local” movement. There’s a hometown pride that comes from taking your own growler into the microbrewery down the street, coming away with 64 oz. of freshly made ale. Even better, this sleek, modern-age growler is crafted of stainless steel with a swing-top, tight-seal silicone stopper. Like the other unique gifts we’ve mentioned here, it can be monogrammed for yourself or your favorite “hop head”.
There are interesting distilleries and microbreweries in every state now. If you have not yet explored the elixirs from your area, grab your monogrammed growler, raise your personalized glass, and toast to these locally made unique gifts of libation.