Gift Guide: Best New Booze

The 11 most standout bottles with which to stock your friends’ and family’s bar carts this holiday season.

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Cuvée Louis Philippe Armagnac Dartigalongue

The only bottle on our list that isn’t brand spanking new—it was quietly released last year—is exceptionally luxurious stuff. Blended in celebration of this venerable Armagnac house’s 170th anniversary from liquid distilled in 1974 and 1976, it’s all elegant dried fruit, leather, and luscious mocha aromas, followed up by zingy fruit and spice on the palate. Lively for its age. $250 at Mis-ter Wright; 1593 Third Ave.; 212-722-4564; misterwrightfinewines.com.