As the saying goes, “it’s five o’clock, somewhere”. We’re always finding an excuse to indulge in an alcoholic beverage (or two). Whether you’re celebrating a milestone, a long work week, a birthday, chances are you’re popping the champagne and dusting off the cocktail mixers.
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With the end-of-year celebrations coming in thick and fast, we’re finding ourselves rubbing shoulders with close friends, family and colleagues now more than ever.
So, whether it’s an at-home dinner party you’re attending or you’re tasked with buying a gift for the self-proclaimed connoisseur this season, bottom line is – you don’t want to show up empty-handed.
To help you with your social diary woes, below, we’ve picked out our top alcohol and alcohol-related gifts that you can shop for the many looming soirees ahead.
Please remember to drink responsibly. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Alcohol and Other Drug hotline 1800 250 015 or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
The best alcohol & alcohol-related gifts 2022
Tincup is a classic American Whiskey with a bourbon-style profile that has a bold and spicy finish. Enjoy it on the rocks or mix it with summer favourites like a refreshing ginger ale to make crisp cocktails.
For serious whisky fans, the Woodford Master’s Collection named Five-Malted Stouted Mash is a rich and dark robust expression of Woodford Reserve’s Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey.
Made for those who love an alcoholic beverage (or two) and a classic Aussie BBQ, equally. The Grill & Chill gift box features premium BBQ snacks, a copy of The Aussie BBQ Bible and a 750ml of Stonier’s Pinot Noir.
Packaged in a sleek yet sturdy cardboard tube, this gift pack features a bottle of sweet and fruity Four Pillars’ Bloody Shiraz gin and two bottles of StrangeLove’s bitter lemon tonic. Mix the two together and garnish with dehydrated oranges and enjoy with maple roasted pecans on the side.
Featuring the freshest flavours of watermelon and strawberry, The Waterboy Debut pack is made for balmy Australian summers. Equipped with two Mr. Consistent Waterboy mixers, one rose gold cocktail shaker and a tub of watermelon sugar.
Give the gift of surprise with Vinomofo’s Black Market deals. Black Market deals are only made possible when the brand of wine is kept a secret until it arrives on your/their doorstep. Vinomofo’s Reisling 2021 Black Market deal promises a crisp and fresh tipple from the Adelaide Hills.
Oftentimes, the drink is only as good as the vessel it is presented in. That’s why investing in a beautiful glass set like this one from Clinq should be high on your agenda. Even more so if the tipple-lover you’re buying for is in dire need of a refresh.
At times, a mocktail is just as good as the real deal. And, if you’re still needing to be convinced, let us introduce to you this classic G&T mocktail bundle from Sans Drinks. Featuring a generous bottle of Sans Bar’s Notting Hill Stroll non-alcoholic gin and a four-pack of the best-selling Tonic No. 8 by StrangeLove – you’ll be able to create your favourite non-alcoholic G&T in an instant.
Make your mark with a luxurious monogrammed wine set from none other than Mon Verre. Made in the Czech Republic and personalised in Melbourne, this modern and sleek vessel exudes elegance that is second to none.