When trying to find that bottle of liquor or wine to impress your friends this holiday season, it's best to go off the beaten path. While a bottle of Belvedere or Buffalo Trace Bourbon may be well received, there are lesser known names that pack just as much quality inside their bottle. Here are a few liquor choices to impress the wine lovers, alcohol aficionados, and amateur mixologists in your life.

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