It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it can also be stressful and leave you not knowing what to give to everyone on your list. To help reduce your stress, we’ve come up with a Holiday Gift Guide that should help you find the perfect gift for everyone.

Scotch & Whiskey:

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  1. Whistle Pig | The Boss Hog IV: This the IVth edition of The Boss Hog, The Black Prince, is a tribute to the great spirits of Europe. This is the first Rye Whiskey ever finished in Armagnac casks, straight from France. The result is extraordinary. A fine balance between American power and French sophistication. There’s nothing else like it. Learn More
  2. The Dalmore | 18 Years Old: Dalmore’s stunning 18-year-old Highland malt is as rich, fruity and spicy as you could ever want from a Dalmore. Kudos to Richard Paterson for creating another veritable chocolate orange of a whisky – a surefire hit, and great for the colder months. It is aged for 14 years in American oak, followed by three years in Matusalem sherry butts, before a final year in sherry butts. Learn More
  3. The Dalmore | Cigar Malt: Dalmore Cigar Malt was discontinued in mid-2009, causing uproar among all right-thinking, cigar-smoking whisky fans. This dram used to sit above the 12, and below the 15 in terms of both the price-point, and the age-profiles of the whisky that went into the blend, but the new version is a little different. Learn more
  4. Johnnie Walker Sampler Set: Includes 4 bottle sampler (200 ML each) of the best of Johnnie Walker. Including Johnnie Walker Black, Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve, Johnnie Walker Platinum and Johnnie Walker Blue.
  5. Johnnie Walker Blue | Small & Large:  Their rarest blend. This isn’t a whisky for beginners. It’s challenging and an acquired taste, but like the finest rewards in life is worth it. Blue Label is made from a few exceptional whiskies with powerful flavors. Each bottle is precious.
  6. The Macallan Rare Cask Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey: Crafted to showcase complexity and depth, Rare Cask is drawn from the broadest spectrum of casks, 16 different types, ever identified by the Master Whisky Maker.

Fines Wines:

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  1. Double Back | Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa Valley: This wine is a blend of McQueen, Bob Healy and Lefore vineyard fruit, aged 22 months in 73% new French oak. Alluring aromas of macerated cherries, scorched earth, coffee, barrel spice and dark chocolate are followed by supple, focused, concentrated dark-fruit flavors. It brings some tannic heft that will benefit from time in the cellar.
  2. Caymus Special Selection | Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 | Napa Valley: Exhibits a delicious, up-front core of juicy dark berry, blackberry, black licorice and creamy, toasty, vanilla-scented oak. Appropriately tannic and structured, this is made in a style you can drink now or cellar for up to a decade. Drink now through 2026.

  3. Revolver Wine Company | The Stash Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Napa Valley: Very limited production – only 50 cases produced of this sought-after wine. Cedarwood, spice box and black currants seduce the nose followed by a pallet of powerful layers of rich fruit and dashes of vanilla. 18 months of 100% French oak aging. ‘The Stash’ will truly enjoy a bit of decanting when served at a young age.

  4. Silver Oak | Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 | Napa Valley: Notes of dill, herb and vanilla bean-scented oak lead to an elegant array of dark berry, herb, cedar, gravelly earth and underbrush flavors. The tannins cling a bit, but this is an enjoyable and approachable youngster, with a track record for aging. Drink now through 2028.
  5. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis | Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | Napa Valley: Opens with inviting aromas of dark cherry and berry fruit, cassis, sweet vanilla and a hint of olive. On the palate, the wine has a smooth entry with a rich mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste of black cherry and dusty cocoa. Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot

  6. Antica Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon 2013| Napa Valley: A beautifully elegant, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon from the Antinori outpost in Napa Valley, their 2013 has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful, sweet kiss of pure blackcurrant fruit, licorice and forest floor. Full-bodied, but with creamy texture, sweet, beautifully integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol, this is an impressively well-crafted wine that’s drinkable now, but should evolve nicely for another 15-20 years.

  7. Opus One | Red Blend 2014 | Napa Valley:  The 2014 Opus One exudes subtle aromas of fragrant florals, fresh garden herbs and forest floor that give way to a concentrated blend of red cherry, blackberry and black currant. Fine-grained tannins offer a velvety texture and complex structure that builds to a long, vibrantly fresh finish with a touch of mocha. Enjoyable now, the wine will delight for years to come.Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 2% Malbec
  8. The Mionetto Prosecco Brut DOC | Varied Sizes: Tasty prosecco with an intense fruity bouquet and a hint of golden apples. It is very dry, fresh, light in body and well-balanced.This wine is perfect alone as an aperitif or as a delightful complement to appetizers such as prosciutto or mild cheeses. Excellent as a base for Bellinis and other sparkling wine cocktails.

All scotches and wines can be found at Mystic Wine Shoppe.  Please stop in this holiday season and grab the perfect gift! We also have great gift baskets and charcuterie boards available for purchase, as well. Thank you!!!

Tis the season for delicious cocktails! This month’s cocktail is a creamy sweet cocktail that will be sure to be a party favorite.  Our team at Mystic Wine Shoppe crafted up a fun cocktail using The Irishman Irish Cream.  Check it out below –

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  • Milk (whole milk will be the tastiest, but any milk will work)
  • The Irishman Irish Cream – buy it at Mystic Wine Shoppe
  • Kahlua – buy it at Mystic Wine Shoppe
  • Chocolate Sauce (optional for flavoring and cup decoration)

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  • Mix together (2) ounce of Irish Cream, (1) ounce of Kahlua and (1) cup of milk in a shaker
  • Use chocolate to decorate glass
  • Pour frothy mix over ice and serve cold

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We hope you enjoyed our December cocktail of the month!  Please let us know what you think. We wish you a very merry holiday season!  Your friends at Mystic Wine Shoppe

PS. Want more cocktail ideas? Check out this Pinterest page!

The holidays are ALMOST here and we’re prepping for endless parties, gift giving, special dinners and cocktail parties. Our team at Mystic Wine Shoppe is excited to share our November Cocktail of The Month, Cranberry Moscow Mule. It could just be a big hit at one of your Holiday Events!

Not only is this cocktail SUPER easy to make, it’s festive and delicious.  You can make it your own by adding different garnishes and ingredients. We used fresh rosemary and frozen cranberries to create a colorful cocktail.  Need some ideas, click here

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  • Triple Eight Cranberry Vodka (find it at Mystic Wine Shoppe)
  • Ginger Beer (we used Reed’s Organic Ginger Beer)
  • Lime(s)
  • Garnishes – we choose frozen cranberries and fresh rosemary

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To make:

  • Mix together one shot of vodka and 6 ounces of ginger beer
  • Squeeze lime into drink – we used 2 wedges for each drink
  • Add ice and garnishes
  • NOTE: Moscow Mules taste best in copper mugs!!!

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We hope you enjoyed this recipe. Please stop into Mystic Wine Shoppe soon and let our team help you find a great bottle of wine, new craft beer or a delicious liquor.  Or join us for one of our FREE tastings.

Happy mixing,

Mystic Wine Shoppe team






Who’s ready for football season to begin?! We’re celebrating the Pats opening week with our custom “Go Patriots” cocktail. It’s our custom cocktail of the month and we’re pretty excited for this easy-to-make and extremely tasty (and colorful) cocktail.  Ready to make your own? Follow our instructions below and head into Mystic Wine Shoppe for your liquor needs.

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Ingredients: We did two variations for this cocktail so you can make both or just one… its your choice!

  • Triple Eight Cranberry Vodka and/or Triple Eight Blueberry Vodka
  • Soda Water (we used regular soda water but flavored soda water would be delicious as well)
  • Frozen cranberries and blueberries (we found a bag at Whole Foods)
  • Patriots cups or attire and a winning attitude!

Lets get mixing:

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Step 1: Pour about a shot of Triple Eight Cranberry Vodka and/or Triple Eight Blueberry Vodka into a cup ice (both vodka flavors have beautiful coloring and smell divine)

Step 2: Add soda water of choice

Step 3: Add frozen berries

Step 4: Get ready to cheer on the Pats (check out their schedule here)

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Remember… have fun with it!  We added frozen berries to the drink as well as using festive drink flags.   (Click here to learn how to make your own)

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We hope you enjoy this delicious custom cocktail! Enjoy the Patriots season and please stop into Mystic Wine Shoppe for all your beer, wine and liquor needs. We have a large variety of everything and can usually get something (if we don’t have it) at your request.

Thanks for reading along 🙂 Cheers

Mystic Wine Shoppe






champagne collageProsecco and champagne are the two sparkling wines most commonly associated with celebrations! They are both similar and different in several important areas. To help you understand the difference between the two we’re breaking down each one below  –

    • Prosecco
      • Come from the Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, is made from the Glera(Prosecco) grape with up to 15% other white grapes allowed.
      • It is available in three different styles, spumante(sparkling), frizzante(semi-sparkling) and tranquillo(still wine).
      • It is produced using the Charmat or bulk method where the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in large steel tanks.
      • Prosecco typically has a lighter mouthfeel and more subtle flavors than champagne.
    • Champagne
      • Comes from the Champagne region of France although many fine sparkling wines from other countries borrow the name.
      • Champagne uses three main grapes which can be blended in combination or produced singly. The grapes are Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
      • The types include Blanc de Blanc, Blanc de Noir and Rose and several other less common types. Several different styles ranging from bone dry “brut” to slightly sweet “Demi Sec” are produced.
      • The secondary fermentation occurs in the individual bottles requiring more time and attention than Prosecco’s bulk method.
      • Flavors are usually more pronounced than those of Prosecco.

We hope this helps you understand the difference between Prosecco and Champagne. We love each one and think either one would have worked well for viewing the recent eclipse. Stock up now for the next solar eclipse due in 2024!

Mystic Wine Shoppe



Our last blog post (7 delicious rosé cocktails) inspired us to create our very own Rosé Cocktail!  This refreshing cocktail was created for hot summer days and cool nights with family & friends.  We had a blast mixing up this concoction and think you will love it. Grab the recipe below and start mixing up the Mystic Wine Shoppe Rosé Grapefruit Cocktail today!

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  • Ingredients:
    • Grapefruit Vodka (we used Belvedere Grapefruit Vodka)
    • A bottle of Rosé (we used Esprite Gassier)
    • Italian Blood Orange Soda (we used Villa Italia from Trader Joe’s)
    • Club soda
    • Optional: Fresh lime, Grapefruit and mint

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  • Directions: for one serving
    • Mix together a shot of Grapefruit vodka, 1/2 cup of Italian Soda, 3/4 cup of Rosé and add in a splash of club soda – all ingredients can be increased or decreased depending on how strong you want your cocktail
    • Add ice (if you want to get fancy with your ice cubes check this out)
    • Optional: squeeze a lime wedge and grapefruit wedge into the cocktail
    • Add mint and grapefruit wedge for garnish

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We hope you enjoy this delicious cocktail! Stop into Mystic Wine Shoppe and let us help you find the perfect Rosé for this cocktail (or any other cocktail you may be craving.)

Keep watching for next month’s cocktail!



It’s rosé season people and we’re loving all the creative and clever cocktails that are popping up everywhere. We searched the internet high and low and rounded up some amazing rosé cocktails for you and your friends! All you have to do is choose your favorite recipe and head on into Mystic Wine Shoppe to grab all your cocktail mixing ingrediants!

Seriously, rosé + additional booze is the ultimate hot summer day concoction and we hope you find the perfect cocktail you love!

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Rosé cocktail recipes we’re loving –

Let us know your favorite rosé cocktail!