5 Awesome Spirits To Spend Your Tax Refund On


It’s tax season and that means one thing (hopefully): big ‘ol tax refunds. You’ve spent an entire year busting your ass, giving away bits of your hard-earned dough to the government and now it’s time to get some of that back.

You could pay off some bills or you could do something else smart like put it away for a rainy day, but let’s face it, we all know what we want to do with it—blow it on something awesome.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of expensive spirits to suit just about any palate and most price ranges, after refund. The list is not exhaustive—we can go on and on about scotches that cost into the thousands, et cetera—but we wanted to give you a list to at least get your tax day shopping started right.

Ultra Premium Rolling Stones Reserva de la Familia Collectors Edition—For the indulgent reveler – those who want and appreciate the finer things that come with the rock star lifestyle – this is the private Extra Añejo tequila reserve of the Cuervo Family. ($150)

(For those that love the Stones and want even more rocking tequila, there is also a Special Edition Rolling Stones Jose Cuervo Especial, priced at $17)

The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak—One of the most revered whiskies in the world, having earned a 100/100 score from the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago in 1999. Need we say more? ($819)

Related: IW Harper: Bourbon So Delicious You’ll Forgive It For Leaving

Grand Marnier Cuvee 1880— A blend of premium Grande Champagne XO Cognac and wild tropical orange parfum, this spirit was made to commemorate the year that Grand Marnier was founded. ($349)

IW Harper 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey—Gone from the United States for twenty years, IW Harper is back and man, are we happy about it. Hand-bottled in Tennessee, this is bourbon that is not to be missed. ($110)

Nolet’s Reserve Dry Gin—Around since the 1600s, Nolet’s is world famous for their Genever. This is the distillery’s first dry gin, developed and perfected by Carolus Nolet Sr. over four decades. ($699)