Be in high spirits for Christmas and New Year's. Here are eight ways.
Talisker Storm -- A smoky, potent, warming Scotch from a star of the Isle of Skye. The single-malt whisky has a pronounced maritime character. Best consumed neat. $66.
Glen Garioch Virgin Oak -- A taste of the Highlands arrives with heartiness and traces of vanilla, citrus and ginger. The small-batch, single-malt is an intense drink with a long finish. $110.
Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach -- The new, stylish, versatile blend of Cognac and lush, fresh fruit from the House of Marnier Lapostolle has the trademark orange essence and a rosy hue. $40.
Sandeman 2011 Vintage Porto -- A wonderful Port, drinkable now, but best kept to mature for at least 15 to 20 years. If you've got the time, you'll be merrily rewarded. $80.