Christmas gifts

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Christmas gifts

Post by Grappa-Gringo » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:17 am

Just finished off packing up some give away gifts for family-- bottled, corked and sealed with wax and labelled. Nocino (wall nut liquor) Ginger liquor and Apple Pie Moonshine. I'll add a dried apple slice on a ribbon around the neck of the APM for a nice touch.
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Post by Deplorable » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:37 am

Fine looking gifts! Are those 375ml bottles or 750?
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Post by Setsumi » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:04 am

i will take a nocino, thank you very much.
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Post by 8Ball » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:38 am

Very nice. Where did you find the wax?

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Re: Christmas gifts

Post by Grappa-Gringo » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:57 am

DEPLORABLE-- They are 375's.... got them at a home brew shop close by my place

SETSUMI--- Shipping would be at a premium...*smile*

8Ball--- I had the wax from several years ago...but I picked it up online https://www.kingswax.com/contact.html or try an arts store...they may carry it.
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Post by Demy » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:10 am

Great work, they will be gifts of great class!

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:24 am

I need to get on your Christmas list :) But seriously nice job on the packaging :thumbup:

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Post by Deplorable » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:59 am

I think waxing the bottles really puts a nice touch on them. Those will make great gifts. Back in my younger days, I would make up gift buckets of a 6 pack of homebrew, some smoked salmon, and smoked cheese for my closest friends.
I still gift away a lot of my smoked cheese, but next year, I hope to be able to gift them bottles of my single malt.
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Re: Christmas gifts

Post by JellybeanCorncob » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:56 am

Grappa-Gringo wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:17 am
Just finished off packing up some give away gifts for family-- bottled, corked and sealed with wax and labelled. Nocino (wall nut liquor) Ginger liquor and Apple Pie Moonshine. I'll add a dried apple slice on a ribbon around the neck of the APM for a nice touch.Christmas gifts.jpg


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Post by Oldvine Zin » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:31 pm

Just putting my Christmas booze gifts together and just realized that they were both 3 years in barrel :crazy: oh well maybe next year I'll pull out some 4 year old :)
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Post by Kola » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:22 am

Made a gift for a friend. Not for Christmas but for his 40th birthday.

Nothing as fancy as the other posts here.

Coffee liqueur, gin, spiced rum - in a holder I made from pallet wood (he owns a build-ware business and used a lot of pallet wood in the showroom and office.

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Post by Saltbush Bill » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:31 am

Some fine looking presents there, anyone who gets any of the above should consider themselves very fortunate to know a distiller. I also doubt that many who get one will understand just how many hours of work was involved in the making of that bottle.
Wish I was half as organized as you guys are with labels , mostly my friends get an unmarked bottle.

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:15 pm

Kola wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:22 am
Made a gift for a friend. Not for Christmas but for his 40th birthday.

Nothing as fancy as the other posts here.

Coffee liqueur, gin, spiced rum - in a holder I made from pallet wood (he owns a build-ware business and used a lot of pallet wood in the showroom and office.

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Nice presentation!! :thumbup:

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:23 pm

Looking through the barrel stack and noticed another rum barrel from 2016, a little 1 gal Gibbs, the angles took quite a bit but left me a good drop. Not sure if I'll gift these or fill my own stocking with them :) Tasting a bit and wow, a bit of age does wonders.
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Re: Christmas gifts

Post by Deplorable » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:51 pm

OV, I really like the simplicity of your lables.
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Re: Christmas gifts

Post by TDick » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:02 pm

Started a new "tradition" a few years ago.
"Decorating the tree"
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Not many places you can get an ornament for about $2.00 and unfortunately, don't have any of my own to hang.

Plus, at least in years past, following Christmas Eve services and dinner with the family, we could "drink the tree".

Looks like that part of it, at least with other family members, will be postponed until, hopefully, next year.

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Post by Tom Kat » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:08 pm

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Re: Christmas gifts

Post by The Baker » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:16 pm

Just slightly off topic, but...

My wife said, 'What do you want for your birthday?' (Eightieth).
And I said, 'It is not until March, give me a little time to think about it...'
Must be something a bit special...

And then she said, 'We do have to think about your birthday. Where can we celebrate? Who do you want to be there?'

Wasn't about a present at all!!!!

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