The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your beer or spirits lover

Still not sure what to get your favorite beer or spirits lover for Valentine’s Day? You’re running out of time, but here are a few ideas:

Beer Education Session at Clinton Hall

Clinton Hall Beer Education Session

If barley and hops get your Valentine excited, you need to give him or her a Beer Education Session at downtown beer garden extraordinaire Clinton Hall. Featuring a highly coveted flux capacitor, self proclaimed beer nerd Leland Estes leads guests on an in-depth but fun lesson on all things beer. Private tastings include six, 4 oz. pours and plenty of time to talk shop on everything from production, brewing history and sensory evaluation for $55 per person, while informal tastings can also be arranged for $35 per person. Beer lovers will leave even more devoted while newcomers will be enthralled by Estes’ impressive expertise. www.clintonhallnyc.com

The Whisky Isle Desert Isle Drams Whisky Club

Whisky Isle Desert Isle Drams Whisky Club

The Whisky Isle, a premier online whisky store, has launched the Desert Isle Drams Whisky Club and is offering premium whisky-of-the-month memberships. If your Valentine is looking to stock up and diversify their home bar, The Whisky Isle Desert Isle Drams Whisky Club can help. Each month, a bottle is hand-chosen by Scottish-born in-house whisky expert Nicholas Pollachi, who has travelled the world nosing and tasting whisky for brands including The Macallan, Highland Park, The Glenrothes, The Balvenie and many more. Nicholas will ensure that the selections vary from small batch bourbons to single malt Scotch whiskies and Japanese blends with three and six month memberships available from $90 per month (shipping included). www.thewhiskyisle.com

Special edition D’Usse cognac

Cognac

No, you are absolutely not going to find a bottle of Pappy. But if you are looking for a cool gift, this D’Usse cognac comes in a funky bottle and won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its woody aroma softened with cinnamon and floral notes. And well, if it’s good enough for Jay and Bey…www.dusse.com

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