Great Wisconsin-Themed Food Gifts

By Shayna Mace | Photography by Hillary Schave

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Stumped on what to buy your parents, in-laws or a party host?

Pick up an Old Sugar Distillery brandy old fashioned gift basket for $50. The kit comes complete with a bottle of Old Sugar’s Brandy Station, fermented from local grapes and aged in toasted and charred barrels that add vanilla and caramel tasting notes.

It also includes their signature cocktail cherries, ANGOSTURA’s legendary bitters made from herbs and spices, and their cocktail book.


Go beyond the glass with these fun cocktail experiences.

  • Join a Driftless Glen Distillery Tour. First, do an olive oil and balsamic tasting with Renée Olive Oil and Balsamics, which is also owned by the owners of Driftless Glen (and located on-site). Next, take the 45-minute distillery tour by sampling five different Driftless Glen spirits. $20 per person.
  • Reserve a private tasting. Try Bailey’s Run Winery in New Glarus, Wollersheim Winery & Distillery in Prairie du Sac or the American Wine Project in Mineral Point.,,
  • Book a cocktail class for groups of eight or more at Gib’s on Willy Street.
  • Book a private space for up to 70 of your closest friends inside the Cannery Wine Bar and Tasting Room on Main Street in Sun Prairie.

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