It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and for some, that means the booziest. If the excitement of flipping 2017 the bird by getting obliterated over the holidays left you forgetting a gift or two (perhaps that nice bottle you meant to leave on the boss’ desk to get your 13th bonus in the bag?), fear not. Here are five limited edition gift sets that’ll get you mix up your mixers, shake up your festive shindigs, and hopefully – if there’s anything left – carry you through the beginning of the new year.
1. For the art aficionado
A spirit that’s found its way into more cocktail recipes than you can shake a stick at (and gone down even more gullets), Cointreau’s distinctive orange liqueur gets an Art Deco makeover for the Cointreau L’Age d’Or du Cocktail, which would look right at home in Jay Gatsby’s liquor cabinet. Transforming the familiar rectangular bottle with a diamond motif that harks back to the Roaring Twenties, this tribute to the golden age of cocktails is sure to delight those with an artistic eye.
SGD 48, available for delivery at www.asherbws.com.
2. For the design buff
As clean and crisp as the clear liquid contained within, The Botanist Gift Tin sports an understated but eye-catching design scheme that’ll make minimalists and typography lovers go gaga. Embossed with the Latin derivatives of the 22 island botanicals that make up The Botanist’s unique Islay dry gin, the bottle’s pristine design makes it just as attractive once empty as it is full.
SGD 120, available for delivery at www.asherbws.com.
3. For the whisky enthusiast
A good bottle of whisky never fails as an all-year-round gift, but three is even better. For those who aren’t fixed in their tastes and have yet to bring an end to playful discovery, the Bruichladdich ‘Wee Laddies’ Tasting Collection will keep ’em curious with three of the award-winning Scottish distillery’s single malts. Perfect for an experience connoisseur and a budding enthusiast alike.
SGD 178, available at La Maison du Whiskey, located at 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-10 The Pier.
4. For the homeware collector
Sipping a fine Cognac out of the wrong glass is like drinking an ice-cold Coca-Cola out of a coffee mug. If your recipient needs to raise their homeware game, or already has a penchant for collecting the appropriate glassware, the Rémy Martin VSOP Glass Pack will be a welcome addition to their collection. Decorated with the French Cognac’s iconic centaur on the face of each glass, why would you enjoy the aromatic spirit out of anything else?
SGD 80, available for delivery at www.asherbws.com.
5. For the Cognac connoisseur
The regal design of Rémy Martin’s XO bottle just got even more opulent with the release of the Rémy Martin XO Coffret. Housed in a golden gift box to perfectly contrast the enticing amber hue of the Extra Old Fine Cognac Champagne, it’s a fine way to respect 400 years of excellence and craftsmanship. Its receiver will be proud to place it at the centre of their liquor cabinet.
SGD 288, available for delivery at www.asherbws.com.