Having been born and raised on the Jersey Shore I would be remiss if I didn't mention Laird's AppleJack, the distillery being maybe 10 miles from my home. Makes a helluva good hot cider. Homemade eggnog, with plenty of bourbon, isn't far behind.
Nothing yearly for us. Just whatever nice libations we have on hand and sample a couple of new craft beers. For new beers this year we have firestone walker Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout, and Founders Breakfast stout. For the scotch tomorrow night we'll be drinking Macallen 18. Friday/saturday we will probably be drinking Ardbeg Uigeadail and Cao Isla 12.
One of the great's for the Holiday Season, especially when it is cold is a German coffee drink I love called Rüdesheimer Kaffee, you take Asbach Uralt (A German Style Brandy) pour a shot into a coffee cup with a sugar cupe light and let the cup warm, then add hot coffee and enjoy. You can get Asbach Uralt at most ABC stores now a days.
Anyone game enough to try let me know how you like it.
At this time of year, I usually buy a bottle of Bushmills or Jamesons. It can last well past Christmas, as I don't drink that often. But I like straight up Irish Whiskey in a small glass. I don't drink alcohol while smoking, and only do so late at night.
I generally stay stocked with my usuals: Crown Royal, Grey Goose Vodka and Appleton Estates Rum.
My mother sent me a few bottles of wine from her local vineyards, Kickapoo Creek Winery, and I look forward to trying this with turkey and all the accoutrements this year!