When facing life's inevitable challenges, you can always turn to the person on the other side of the bar for advice. Maybe you need tips to win back the one that got away, or maybe you're considering a major career move. Your bartender can help (and also help you figure out what kind of vermouth you like in a Manhattan.) When it comes to last-minute gift ideas for people who love cocktails and spirits, these folks are definitely the right ones to turn to.
We asked bartenders from around the country about the best bottles, books, and gadgets to give whiskey lovers, gin fanatics, tequila fans, and other lovers of cocktails and spirits.