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Ocean Organic Vodka(1)

December 5, 2022 – No need to stress over gift giving.  There’s something for everyone in the realm of wine and spirits.  Whether it’s a bottle of a well-known brand that they enjoy frequently or something new and different, it will be an appreciated gift.  Here are our suggestions:


Ocean Organic Vodka(1)

This is simply fascinating.  So fascinating it is hard to know where to begin.  It is the only vodka in the world to be blended with deep ocean mineral water.  Did you know such a thing even existed?  You can read up on the oceans online but in a nutshell, or maybe a seashell in this case, there are three layers of ocean:  “Surface Sea Water, Deep Ocean Water, and Very Deep Ocean Water. Each layer remains separate and autonomous from the others, moving at different speeds and directions from different kinetic forces”.  (Wikipedia)

The water in Ocean Organic Vodka comes from Deep Water at about 3,000 feet off the coast of Kona, Hawaii.  It is desalinated and blended with organic sugar farmed by the Smith family, creators this truly unique vodka.

All vodka is 40% alcohol by volume and 60% water, so water plays a very important part in the taste of the blended product.  The water in this vodka originated as iceberg melt in Greenland that made its way around the world in the deep sea currents to the Hawaiian islands.  Amazing, isn’t it!?

Packaged in a pale blue round glass bottle that cleverly sits at an angle, Ocean Organic Vodka looks so fabulous on a bar that you’ll want one too.  Priced at $29.99 you definitely should buy two because apart from looks, it is delicious, smooth and has a delightful velvety finish.  And I should mention they have a partnership with the Pacific Whale Foundation as a part of their support for research, education and conservation efforts to protect the oceans.


Procera Image

Here’s another very special spirit that tops the charts in the taste and looks combination.  The story of Procera Gin’s creation in Kenya is unique and worth reading about here. There are three different styles of gin and each one is outstanding, especially the Green Dot which is something to sip and savor.  The bottles and stoppers are handmade by local Kenyan artists producing a package that is truly outstanding.  It is the kind of gift that your mother will marvel over and so will your boss!

Procera Gin is available at select retailers in New York and Massachusetts or through Mash &



We suggested this grape-based gin from France in last year’s Gift Guide and we like it so much here’s a reminder.  Great bottle, great taste and a great price – SRP $37.00


Glendalough Double Barrel

This globally awarded, single grain whiskey has been aged twice – first in American oak Bourbon barrels and again in Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry barrels. It will make you think twice about Irish whiskey. While the Bourbon barrels bring a sweetness and smooth vanilla notes, the Oloroso casks layer on depth of dried fruit and Spanish oak spices. Light and very drinkable, enjoy it neat, on ice, or with soda.  SRP $43.49.


Woodford Reserve 2022 Hoilday

This year, Woodford Reserve debuts a new look for its annual holiday bourbon bottle.  The beautiful, golden label compliments the rich color of the bourbon and conveys the joyful spirit of the holiday season celebrations. The perfectly balanced taste of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is composed of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit and floral notes.  A limited edition, it is the perfect gift for a collector.  Note the bottle is l-liter with an SRP of $50.00.


Marilyn Wine Red Dress 2019

The irresistible Marilyn graces the labels of the newest releases of these popular wines.  Known simply as Red Dress 2019, this delicious blend of Tempranillo 42%, Zinfandel 29% and Merlot 29% comes from Lake County and Mendocino County. The deep color hints of dark berries, spice, and plums that are layers of fruit on the palate. It is a complex, rich and well-balanced wine with a long, lingering finish.  Priced at $36.00 a bottle and can be purchased at

They are celebrating the Holiday Season with a fantastic offer:


Choose from their select Vintages of Meritage and Cabernet Sauvignon. Buy one of each to drink, one to gift, and one to keep.

Shipping is just $1.  No minimum.  Here’s the link to this fabulous collection