For those on your gifting list who enjoy the odd drink, the world’s greatest distillers and vintners have just the bottles to toast the season. From exclusive vintage champagnes to an ingenious app for cataloguing your cellar, there’s something here for every taste.
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
With more awards under its belt than any other expression, this whisky was made for special occasions. It’s a smooth, golden-apricot flavour to match the warm glow inside the bottle. A long and rich fruit-laced finish makes it a wonderful pairing for holiday novelties like foie gras and toffee desserts. ($215)
Tom Dixon Green “Bump” Jug
Tom Dixon’s soft green jug makes a light and whimsical accent to your holiday parties. The smoked glass neck recalls winter’s frosted windows while the smooth, art deco-inspired handle puts a unique spin on holiday drinks. ($170 at SSENSE)
The Dalmore Cask Curation Series: The Sherry Edition
Why settle for one exquisitely rare scotch when you can have three? That’s what’s on offer with the inaugural release of The Dalmore’s Cask Curation Series, which celebrates the Highland distillery’s partnership with Jerez de la Frontera’s fifth-generation winemakers, González Byass. Comprising a trio of unique whiskies matured in sherry casks and ranging in age from 26 to 43 years old, only 150 sets have been made — with each presented in a handcrafted Italian leather case. ($70,000)
Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones Limited Edition Cognac
Kim Jones’ eye for design doesn’t stop at the fashion world; the wrapped, bronzy carafe echoes the flow of couture fabric. The cognac itself takes a well-rounded approach to all seven notes, offering a deep taste to please the palette. ($428)
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2015 Brut Champagne
These sunlight coloured bubbles bring warm, golden-hour rays to the darkest time of the year. Pear and light citrus notes meet a flowery aftertaste with hints of jasmine. It elevates the natural ease of farm-to-table cuisine to a new level of luxury. ($304)
Invintory Wine Cellar Tracking App
The holidays are a beautiful reprieve from the busy days of the work week: you deserve to carry a slice of calm through 2024. InVintory was founded on the premise that wine isn’t just about the bottle — it’s about the experience. That’s why they crafted a service to keep track of even the most well-stocked cellars — log your favourite bottles of bubbly, merlot and more. The entry-level Aspire tier is a low-risk way to dip your toes into wine collecting, while premium tiers offer even more benefits.