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A last-minute holiday gift, all bottled up

You could be forgiven if walking through the spirit aisles of your local liquor store is like being in a foreign country. At every turn you face a new language. American whiskies speak of small batch and single barrels, while Scotch whiskies trumpet about single malts, blends, and cask strength. As for tequila, do you want blanco, reposado, or anejo? Here’s a cheat sheet to help you navigate the crowded aisles and buy the perfect last-minute gift. Lisa Weisstuch

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