When it comes to your booze-loving friend, there’s no better gift than an alcohol-related one. For your girlfriend who looks forward to her nightly glass of wine, the guy who loves his craft whiskey on the rocks, or your wannabe mixologist cousin, we — and San Francisco — have got you covered on the holiday gift front.
Fuel the habits of your lush friends with these 19 boozy gifts from San Francisco, including absinthe made on Treasure Island, wine barrelled in the Dogpatch, edible beer treats, kosher gin, and distillery tour experiences.
Emperor Norton Absinthe Dieu, $34.49 (Left), Barbary Coast Rhum Agricole (Center), Bummer & Lazarus Dry Gin, $32.99 (Right)
Raff Distillerie | 990 13th Street, San Francisco, CA (Treasure Island) | www.raffdistillerie.com
Brewery and Distillery Tour and Tasting for Two, $40
One hour educational facility tour includes a guided tasting flight of four whiskeys, vodka, and five cocktail bitters.
Seven Stills of SF | 1439 Egbert Avenue, Unit C, San Francisco, CA | www.sevenstillsofsf.com
Old Tom Gin, $29.98 (Left), Old Potrero 18th Century Style Spirit Whiskey, $79.99 (Center), 2012 Anchor Christmas Spirit White Whiskey, $21.99 (Right)
Anchor Distilling Company | 1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA | www.anchordistilling.com
2015 Grenache Blanc, $25 (Left), 2014 Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay, $39 (Center), 2014 “Katie’s Cuvee” Pinot Noir, $42 (Right)
Cellars 33 | 1225 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA | www.cellars33.com
Black Sands Homebrew Starter Kit – Smash Nelson IPA, $70
Black Sands Brewery | 701 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA | www.blacksandsbeer.com
Pumpkin Bitters, $16 (Left), India Pear Bitters, $16 (Center Left), Four Barrel Aromatic Coffee Bitters, $14 (Center Right), Passionflower Bitters, $14 (Right)
Workhorse Rye | @workhorserye | www.workhorserye.com