It’s the merriest time of year, and all we want to do is cosy up at home with a few friends and a well-stocked liquor cabinet. From a crystal whisky decanter set to a bottle of the world’s first premium vodka made for sipping, here are 10 perfect gifts to impress the wine and spirits enthusiasts in your life.
For more gift ideas, check out Lifestyle Asia’s 2016 Christmas Gift Guide.
Created by two Hong Kong friends (Neville Kotewall and Raphael Holzer of Ronin and Yardbird), this versatile spirit elevates the classic Italian bitter with aromatics made from botanicals such as Arnica, Orrisroot and Lavender. A true homegrown product, Fernet Hunter can be mixed with soda, tea or in cocktails.
HK$380 for 700ml bottle from Sunday’s Grocery.
The Kings Ginger gift set
This festive gift set from Berry Bros. & Rudd comes complete with a leather hip flask, extendable cups, and a bottle of ginger- and citrus-scented The King’s Ginger Liqueur, specially created by Berry Bros. in 1903 for King Edward VII. Is there any better way to drink like a royal?
HK$499 from Berry Bros. & Rudd (free delivery over HK$1,500).
Coravin Wine System
Never waste an unfinished bottle of wine again with Coravin’s revolutionary tool which allows you to pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork, protecting it from oxidation and prolonging the life of the bottle.
HK$2,800 from Coravin.
The Whisky Trunk from Pinel & Pinel
A Parisian-chic accessory for whisky lovers, this leather-clad trunk boasts a plush interior holding a Baccarat crystal whisky decanter and tumbler set, so you can sip in style wherever you go.
HK$72,900 from Lane Crawford.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006
Made from 47% Chardonnay and 53% Pinot Noir grapes, the bubbly La Grande Dame is full-bodied, round and rich — the perfect celebratory drink to toast to the festive season.
HK$1,050 from Watson’s Wine.
Les Endiables Reversible Glass Set
These clever glass tumblers boast a reversible design that look just as good facing up as facing down. The brilliant contrast in colours is a great conversation starter, sure to brighten any holiday party.
HK$20,000 from Lane Crawford.
Wine subscription to Wine Moments
Receive a box of red, white or rosé (or a mix of the three) delivered to your doorstep every month with a subscription from Wine Moments. For a one-off gift, curated “Wine Boxes” include a “Movie Night Box” and “A Lady’s Sixpack” for dainty drinkers.
HK$500 per month subscription from Wine Moments.
Tom Dixon Tank Wine Glass Set
British designer Tom Dixon hits the perfect balance of elegance and functionality in the Tank collection. This set of wine glasses features a vintage aesthetic set with heavy copper-tone bases and a bell shape to add aesthetic appeal.
HK$800 for set of two from Lane Crawford.
Vinello Wine Rack
Crafted from a single ribbon of painted steel, the Vinello wine rack is made to resemble a piece of billowing fabric folding onto itself. The elegant statement piece holds seven bottles.
HK$1,350 from Homeless.