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Choosing the perfect gift might seem like it requires research, thoughtfulness and a hefty budget, but here’s the truth about what people want: usually, they just want to spend more time with the people they love. It’s for this reason that more and more people are gifting each other experiences every year.
Concert tickets, sporting events and vacations can make a dent in your wallet, which is why The Whiskey Rebellion Trail makes the perfect gift this season. With passes ranging from $17 to $359 with prices everywhere in between, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the difficult-to-buy-for people on your list. Here’s a whiskey gift guide in case you need a little inspiration to get you started:
For the whiskey aficionado
Go all out this year with a gift sure to educate and excite them! It’s been 229 years since the Whiskey Rebellion and 200 years since Prohibition, but the mid-Atlantic has just begun to restate its claim on the title of the “Birthplace of American Whiskey”. While the whiskey connoisseur in your life might have explored the region’s distilleries, they may not know the story of the Whiskey Rebellion or have seen the battlegrounds and historic sites associated with this revolution and included in The Whiskey Rebellion Trail passes. Catch them up and offer to tag along on some tastings and tours. You won’t be disappointed and neither will they.
- The All Inclusive Rebirth: Annual Passport – $359.00
- The Rebirth Essentials: 90-Day Passport – $169.00
We’re not saying Dad is the hardest person on your list to buy for, but that’s usually the case… If you’re tired of gifting socks to the most important dude in your life, then we’ve got a way to shake up the season. There are tons of passes along the trail that lend themselves to quality time sipping quality liquors, but we love the passports that lend themselves to epic roadtrips that criss-cross cool mid-Atlantic cities. Combine site seeing with whiskey tasting and you’ve got yourself a pretty amazing adventure (and Christmas gift). Playlist not included.
- A Taste of Philly & Beyond: 90-Day Passport – $149.00
- All Inclusive Pittsburgh & Beyond: 90-Day Passport – $119.00
- All Inclusive DC & Beyond: 90-Day Passport – $104.00
For your office Secret Santa
There is a law in the universe that states that the person you get for Office Secret Santa is either A) a co-worker you never see or B) a co-worker you wish you never saw… Maybe we’re wrong and there’s a third option, but if you fall into the A or B category this year, here’s the good news: you don’t have to spend much more than $17.00 on a gift that’s sure to make your office mate smile. This also rings true for all the people in your life who are difficult to buy for or hard to fit into your budget. You don’t have to break the bank to gift an awesome experience.
- A Taste of the March: 3-Day Passport – $17.00
- Baltimore Daytripper: 1-Day Passport – $25.00
- Philly Fishtown: 1 Day Passport – $20.00
For your friend group
The older you get the more it seems like all your favorite people are spread around on the map. When cities or state lines divide you, it can be tough to give a thoughtful gift without worrying about it getting lost in the mail or not showing up on time. This year we’re proposing an alternative. Buy your BFF a pass and gift it to them with a special message including when you’re planning to visit them next OR when you’re free for a 2020 trip to the birthplace of American Whiskey.
- A Taste of DC: 3-Day Passport – $69.00
- The Essential Whiskey Rebellion Tour: 1-Day Passport: $45.00
- Distill by Rail: 1-Day Passport – $29.00
Don’t let the holidays intimidate you! Step up and give the gift people really want this year: time spent with you. Gift a pass this holiday season and choose when it’s delivered to your friend or family by text or e-mail. Plus, include a special message! Here are a few options:
- “Merry Christmas! I love you! Let’s make plans to visit each other this year. Drinks on me.”
- “Craig, I’m your Secret Santa. Enjoy this pass and please stop heating up shrimp in the office microwave.”