Awhile back, Shotguns Editor, Phil Bourjaily, turned me on to Templeton Rye, which is distilled in his home state of Iowa. He told me I should buy a bottle—that is, if I was lucky enough to find one. Being a small batch whiskey, Templeton isn’t as easy to find as Jack or Beam. Fortunately, the spirits shop in my neighborhood also got the lead on Templeton and regularly has it in stock. If you can find a bottle, pick one up for the whiskey fan in your family. This stuff is great neat or on the rocks—and it also makes one hell of an Old Fashioned and Manhattan. —Colin Kearns
If you have hunter's on your holiday shopping list, you want to get them stuff they want and/or need. What you don't want after they tear off the wrapping paper is a polite smile and a luke-warm thank you followed by a kind request for the receipt. Put any one of these gift items under the tree this year and you'll get nothing but beaming smiles in return.