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15 AWESOME GIFTS FOR DRINKERS

03 Dec 2015 By

Flasks, wines, bar tools and spirits – 15 real gifts to get for the drinker/connoisseur in your life.

 

Whisky Glass

WHISKY glass

The Whisky Glass came about from an exploration into the diverse and often mysterious world of whisky. So what makes this glass so unique? Traditionally the tumbler has been seen as the vessel of choice for the majority of whisky drinkers and the ‘whisky snifter’ relegated to the small group of true whisky tasters. We have now combined these worlds.

The hand-blown shape of the Whisky Glass combines the benefits of taste and smell associated with a traditional whisky snifter with the versatility and style of a classic tumbler. The wide base maximises the surface area of a standard measure, funneling the aromas through the tapered body to the optimally sized opening. This reveals the whisky’s full character. US$55 from The Cool Hunter

 

Safari-Themed Stirrers

stirrers

It’s a bar tool and accessory all in one, and we’ve found they invite cocktail party conversation (and cries of adoration) whenever we break them out. Each assortment includes 10 animals — a random mix of giraffe, lion, cheetah, zebra, elephant, rhino, hippopotamus, gorilla, camel, bear, lion, and moose. US$22 from Food52

 

Stillhouse Original Moonshine 750ml Can

stillhouse moonshine

Gotta love the can. Original Moonshine Clear Corn Whiskey is hand-crafted from 100% estate-grown corn and distilled four times in a Prohibition-era copper pot still – in the same authentic tradition that moonshine has been made for hundreds of years. At 80 proof, this all-natural, gluten-free proprietary recipe is charcoal-filtered for the highest purity, quality and taste. A truly versatile spirit, Shine can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks and in a wide range of mixed cocktails. US$26, buy at ShopWineDirect

 

Crafthouse by Fortessa Cocktail Smoking Box

crafthouse-cocktail-smoking-box

Charles Joly, world-champion bartender and creator of Crafthouse Cocktails, has teamed up with Fortessa to design a line of bar tools celebrating the bold spirit of handcrafted cocktails. Blending vintage flair with modern ergonomics, these finely made barware tools allow you to craft professional-level cocktails at home regardless of your mixology experience. US$200 at Williams-Sonomo

 

Izola Bar Tools

 Izola Bar Tools

High five this set of solid bar tools from Izola, now available in Singapore. Comes with a beautiful functional apron, and fits into a stylish case (S$156). Monument Lifestyle Concept Store, 75 Duxton Road.

 

Bring Me A Beer Socks

beer socks

Because this is even better than a remote control.  US$12 at VinePair

 

The Macallan x Urwerk Flask

macallan urwerk flask

A watch has one primary purpose: to tell time. A flask has one primary purpose: to hold booze. Urwerk has managed to craft truly exceptional examples of both. A collaboration with the storied Scottish whisky maker, The Macallan x Urwerk Flask is delightfully over-engineered. It’s made up of over 150 machined aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel parts, and has dual inner tanks to let you carry two of your favorite whiskies at once. Winglets fold out to let it stand upright, and cask indicators let you track the age and type of whisky in each tank. Limited to just 500 examples.

 

Jack Daniels Sinatra

Jack Daniels Sinatra

Frank Sinatra was Jack Daniel’s biggest fan. To honor Frank and his love for the whiskey, the team at Jack Daniel’s wanted to pay their respects. What better way to do that than improve on what Frank called “the nectar of the gods”?

Making an even better whiskey required one major change. Special ‘Sinatra Barrels’ with deep grooves were used to expose the whiskey to extra layers of toasted oak. This gave the liquid a pleasant smokiness, bold character and smooth vanilla finish.

US$200 from Spirited Gifts

 

Infused Sugar Cubes

gifts

Clove- and cinnamon-infused sugar cubes will improve many classic cocktails or teas. Keep these handy in the kitchen. US$8 a tin at Vena’s Fizz House

 

 

Cheers Poster

gifts

Learn to say “Cheers!” in 12 languages. This 8″ x 10″ wall print will more than brighten up any bar, living room or gallery. Also comes as a greeting card, US$15 at Plate and Pencil

 

Woodworm Absinthium Cream

gifts

This Woodworm Absinthium Cream is not for drinking, but is good for moisturising your skin. Has cucumber, jojoba and yes, absinthe – think twice before shaking the in-laws’ hands. US$16 at Prospector Co

 

Optic Twist Wine Glass

Optic Twist Wine Glass

The swirling motion of the glasses encourages the drink to open up, and they look beautiful on the table. Handmade by a glass artisan we discovered in Chicago, these are guaranteed to become your new favorite “special” wine glasses. From VinePair

 

2013 St Henri Shiraz

2013-st-henri-shiraz

So naturally you’re gonna need something to drink – here are some of our suggestions for wines and wine machines. But also this: A time-honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange, making it a great gift for a wine loving Christmas dinner host. St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. This is matured in old, 1,460 litre vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character [Peak Drinking Now – 2046]. $125 from most supermarkets in Singapore.

 

Proof Christmas Tote 1

 

proof christmas tote

EC Proof, the newly launched consumer facing brand from the kickass team behind Proof & Company Spirits and 28 HongKong Street, presents a collection of gifts available for purchase at The Proof Flat.

What’s in the bag: Becherovka, Rowan’s Creek Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, “Cocktails for the Holidays” Book. Perfect for: Impressing your boss. S$264 from The Proof Flat, call or SMS +65 8228 0113 or head to 43A Hong Kong Street.

 

Proof Christmas Tote 2

proof christmas tote martini-kit-with-tools

What’s in the bag: Mancino Secco Vermouth, Sipsmith Vodka, Brooklyn Gin, Regan’s Orange Bitters, Ice Cube Mold, Mixing Glass, Spoon, Julep Strainer.
Perfect for: Your nightcap after a long day at the office. S$487 with tools, $319 without tools.

 

Cointreau Noir Gift Pack Coffret

cointreau coffret

The Cointreau Noir is Cointreau classic + Remy Martin = Delish. So good you can even drink it neat. But also great with cocktails. The gift pack coffret is available exclusively at online retailer www.75cl.sg for S$86.

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