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    Maker's Mark Maker's 46 Bourbon

    Aged with toasted staves of French oak, Maker's 46 ($35) is a bit spicier than the original and is sure to appeal to discerning bourbon aficionados.

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    Aviation American Gin

    Gents with expansive home bars will treasure Aviation American gin ($30). Distilled in Portland, Oregon, it has a subtle juniper and lavender flavor and makes a damn good martini.

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    Bluewater Halcyon Gin

    Hand distilled by small-batch maker Bluewater, at a misty Pacific Northwest port 40 minutes north of Seattle, Halcyon gin ($34) will impress any party host. Proceeds benefit 1% for the Planet, a not-for-profit organization devoted to a healthier world.

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    Casa Dragones Tequila

    If you're shopping for an agave snob, there's no more impressive—or expensive—bottle to put under the tree than Casa Dragones ($275), a near flawless blend of platinum and extra añejo.

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    Woody Creek Vodka

    Vodka can be tough to gift: it's often characterless. But Woody Creek's ($35), distilled from potatoes grown near Aspen, Colorado, is anything but.

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    Pike Creek Whisky

    This oak-and port-barrel-aged whisky is from Canada ($32), which isn't well-known for its premium whiskies. But its smoothness is unmistakable.

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    Montanya Oro Rum

    Bring a surprise hit to any holiday party with a bottle of Montanya Oro ($30). Unlike most rums, it's better in highballs than coconuts.