Gunaxin’s Favorite Things : Spirits

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Since Oprah is off the air now, she is no longer running her yearly Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway known as Oprah’s Favorite Things. So we thought, hell, we can fill that void, and maybe man it up a bit. While we don’t have everything for every person in our audience (and no Cars, sorry), we do have one of each item you see below in order to give out to some lucky winners!

Today is Day 4 of Gunaxin’s Favorite Things, and today we’re featuring 6 of our Favorite Spirits for this Holiday Season.

In all we have about 40 items on our Favorite Things List, so start by checking out this great list, and see how you can enter to win at the bottom of the article :

Captain Morgan

Smooth and medium bodied, Captain Morgan ® Original Spiced Rum is a secret blend of Caribbean rums and mellow spice and other natural flavors. It gets its distinct richness and amber color from aging the rum in charred white oak barrels. Captain Morgan ® Original Spiced Rum is the perfect mix with Cola –the secret recipe of spices blend with the Cola to make a legendary mix.

We have a particular fondness for the Captain and his rum, due to some of the epic trips we’ve been on with him this past year. You may remember in March we joined the Captain and his Morganettes in Las Vegas, and in October we ventured to his private island in the Caribbean


Crown Royal Black

Crown Royal® BLACK is a new extra bold whisky with a darker, more robust whisky blended at 90 Proof, which still embodies the signature smoothness of Crown Royal. A robust Canadian whisky devoted to full-bodied flavor. Matured to perfection in charred oak barrels and blended at a higher proof to impart more concentrated flavor. Crown Royal Black has deeper bourbon notes and a rich texture.

Crown Bag

This year we’re participating in the Pass the Crown Holiday Gift Exchange, which features the iconic Crown Royal bag, custom embroidered to your specifications. Its available to adults (21+) on for $9.95 and features a max of 40 characters – perfect for the person who says it short and sweet. Or, you can also personalize a Crown Royal bottle label – for free.


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Keeping with tradition, Jose Cuervo has unveiled the 2011 edition of Reserva de la Familia.  Each year since 1995, the Cuervo family selects a renowned Mexican artist to paint the handcrafted wooden box for its ultra-premium vintage liquid as part of its continuing support for promising Mexican artists and local culture.

  • The 16th installment of the limited-edition wooden box is adorned with the artistic styling of tattoo artist Jerónimo López Ramírez, known in the tattoo community as “Dr. Lakra.”
  • Reserva de la Familia is considered to be a collectable masterpiece by spirit connoisseurs for both its superior taste and unique packaging.
  • Reserva de la Familia is an Extra Añejo (aged) Tequila made from hand-selected, 100% pure blue agave grown in the Cuervo estate’s richest volcanic soils.

The rich, mellow taste of Reserva de la Familia is best enjoyed in a snifter, on the rocks with a twist of orange or in a Billionaire’s Margarita.


Jeremiah Weed

Jeremiah Weed 100 Proof Bourbon Liqueur, the product that started it all, has a cult following on Air Force bases dating back to its introduction in 1976.  Jeremiah Weed has become the drink of choice for many Air Force fighter pilots upon finishing their flights. Mr. Weed’s newest creation, Jeremiah Weed Southern Style Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka is now available nationwide. In the spirit of Grandma Weed’s recipe, Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea is made with high quality real brewed tea and natural cane sugar to deliver authentic Southern home brewed sweet tea taste.



Tanqueray London Dry Gin is perfectly balanced, with a sophisticated and sensationally smooth taste, which comes from the passion and expertise that has been passed down through the Tanqueray family over hundreds of years.  Tanqueray is the premium gin of choice for top bartenders all over the world, who regard it as the white spirit with taste that does not compromise on quality.

Tanqueray’s iconic green bottle is naturally perfect for the holiday, but this year Tanqueray is bringing something different to the shelves. The holiday packaging is signed by Erik Lorincz “Best Bartender in the World,’ who won World Class 2010 with a Tanqueray No. TEN cocktail. Perfect for holiday gifting, the stand-out packaging has a Tanqueray and Tonic recipe on the back of the bottle.

Bulleit Rye

Bulleit Rye is a straight rye whiskey, offering a 95% rye mash whiskey (5% malted barley) which makes it among the highest American rye whiskeys on the market.

Bulleit Rye is created with the utmost precision and care throughout every step.  The highest quality grains are selected from a particular growing year, which currently includes Germany, Sweden and Canada.  The water source is an ancient glacier acquifer, where the water is naturally filtered through limestone and sand, while maintaining an ideal temperature of 56 degrees.   The liquid is then fully aged and matured in oak charred barrels for a minimum of 4 years

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So there you have it, Six of our Favorite Spirits this Holiday Season thanks to our friends at Diageo. That pretty much trumps anything Oprah ever gave away. Any of them would make an excellent gift, but we’re sure you have a favorite from the list. If you’d like to win something you see above, just respond in the comments below (and check that box to Post to Facebook Profile) and let us know which of our Favorite Things are your favorites. We’ll select some winners (must be 21 to enter this one obviously), and ship the product to you as our gift, just in time for Christmas!