It’s official: Mariah Carey is warming her vocal cords for yet another year of “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, and Michael Bublé is not too far off behind.

Before you ready yourself for the repeated (read: incessant) yuletide music on the radio, perhaps you’d like to find yourself a well-filled glass to tide yourself through the festivities.

Besides making extremely good gifts for your boozy chum — we all know you have at least one in mind as you read this — a tipple or two is the perfect wind-down to the day as you snuggle up (alone or otherwise) on the couch, streaming a holiday special on Netflix.

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We count seven glasses here — not this year, folks. (Image credit: Yutacar on Unsplash)

This year’s been a trying one, but with 2021 coming up — no one’s got time for all that worry. Read on for ultimate alcoholic gift guide that’ll keep you and your friends inebriated through the holiday season.

(Hero and featured image credit: Yutacar on Unsplash)

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The Macallan Edition No. 6

The sixth and final release in The Macallan Edition Series comes in the new limited-edition single malt whisky Edition No.6, crafted from a combination of American and European oak sherry seasoned cask styles. The result? A complex drink that’s filled with aromas of fresh fruits, nutmeg, toffee merged with oak and flavours of ripe plum, vibrant sweet oranges and cinnamon, which develops into spicy fresh fruits and creamy chocolate and toasted oats at the finish.

The Macallan Edition No.6 is now available for sale at The Macallan Experience at Raffles Hotel Singapore, The Macallan online store, and leading premium retailers in Singapore.

Price
S$204
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Glenfiddich personalised label service

Glenfiddich, also known as the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, has launched a service just in time for the gifting season. The complimentary label personalisation service caters for those who grab any bottle of Glenfiddich Our Original Twelve or Glenfiddich Our Solera Fifteen in stores or at any licensed e-commerce platform. All customers will have to do is scan the QR code on the back of the bottle, fill in your details and your personalised label message and wait for it to arrive within five to seven working days. Slap it on the bottle and viola — the perfect, personalised gift for your buddy, sorted.

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3
MV Nyetimber Classic Cuvee

What’s a celebration without some bubbles? If you’re sick of the regular champagne bottles, perhaps you’d like to consider some sparkling wine for a change. Nyetimber has been creating some of the finest English sparkling wines for the last three decades, and the perfect one to kick off the festivities has to be the Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage. Think fine bubbles, spicy aromas and a blend of honey, almond, pastry and baked apple flavours for an elegant treat unlike any other.

Price
S$98
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4
Lyre's

We know, a bottle of Lyre’s isn’t exactly the boozy tipple you were hoping for, but we couldn’t help but sneak this in. After all, not everyone’s keen on getting smashed for the holidays, or spend the next day nursing a hangover. With 13 different non-alcoholic spirits including favourites like the Lyre’s American Malt and the Lyre’s White Cane Spirit, they are a great addition to any home bar arsenal for some low or no-ABV versions of classic Christmas tipples.

Lyre’s is available for purchase in Raffles, Paragon, Tanglin and Hillview Market Place outlets and Jelita, Kallang Leisure Park and Plaza Singapura Cold Storage outlets, as well as CS Fresh at Great World City.

Price
S$59
5
Curated wine bundles from Clink Clink

If there’s an alcoholic beverage everyone loves, it is undoubtedly wine. Whether you’re in a clique of wine girls or wine guys, one thing’s for sure: the more wine, the better. If you’re clamouring for some good bottles, we suggest heading to Clink Clink, a sommelier-led online bottle shop that retails restaurant quality wines in bundles of threes and sixes, creating a simple and enjoyable shopping experience for any guest.

Price
from S$175
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Atlas' curated gin sets

If your poison of choice is gin, then you’re in luck. Atlas has just announced new additions to its retail offering — including five exclusive ATLAS Curated Gin Sets for the festive period. Within each set, you’ll find a special gin, four tonic pairings, a garnish, and two handcrafted cocktails made with the featured gin, complete with three recipe cards — all lovingly curated by the bar’s award-winning team.

Price
from S$118
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7
Origin Bar Christmas Edition Chocolate Rum

Alcohol? Check. Chocolate? Check? Alcohol that’s aged in a 70% Single Origin Chocolate Sphere? Check again. What better way to usher in the festivities than with a combination of two sinful treats? Shangri-La’s Origin Bar has come up with a Christmas Edition Chocolate Rum (only available till 30 December) that’s perfect for those who enjoy a bit of both. The seven-year-old Matusalem Rum from the Dominican Republic is aged for a week in a 70 percent Single Origin Chocolate Sphere to create a luscious spirit that’s perfect for the holidays.

Price
S$98
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Jocelyn Tan
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Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer. She's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.