The seasons for giving and receiving might have finally (thankfully) come to a close, but we will always make room in our hearts and cupboards for special edition alcohol sets that gussy up existing bottles with elaborate packaging and marvelous designs. Who says you shouldn't judge a book by its cover? You don't need to be a fan of any of these alcohol brands to know that they'd look fabulous as centrepieces in your collection.
1. Veuve Clicquot Shakkei Gift Set
The Veuve Clicquot Shakkei Gift Set is inspired by the landscape art of Japanese Shakkei of "capturing nature alive".
In all of its unabashedly pink glory, the Veuve Clicquot Shakkei Gift Set, featuring an all-new Rosé collection, is a season-appropriate collection inspired by the landscape art of Japanese Shakkei and its ways of incorporating the naturally occurring features of a landscape into a garden's design. The flowers-adorned gift box unfolds, much like a kimono, to reveal a bottle of Champagne and two Rosé flutes.
The Veuve Clicquot Shakkei Gift Set retails at S$108, exclusively available at Crystal Wines (Valley Point).
2. Hennessy Limited Edition Kyrios Bottle
There's nothing more masculine than a VSOP bottle named after the Greek word for "lord".
For the man who likes to be constantly reassured of his masculinity, you can't go wrong (or be more obvious) with the Hennessy Limited Edition Kyrios (the Greek word for "lord" or "master") bottle that's all testosterone with its carbon-grey colour and date reference to King George IV of England. Even the bottle's silhouette, a long but slightly rotund figure, stays true to the theme.
The Hennessy Kyrios retails between S$130 - 200 at selected bars and nightclubs in Singapore whilst stocks last.
3. Limited Edition Jolin Tsai Remy Martin VSOP
The limited edition Remy Martin VSOP designed by Jolin Tsai was created to mark the collaboration with the Taiwanese superstar as the brand's new ambassador.
The fire engine-red body with golden highlights of the limited edition Remy Martin VSOP bottle, featuring the stylized silhouette of Jolin Tsai, is a no-brainer of a collectible for any fan of the Taiwanese superstar, but it's also perfect for those who are still in the festive mood -- China celebrates Chinese New Year for fifteen days after all.
The limited edition Jolin Tsai Remy Martin VSOP retails at S$128 at Cold Storage Takashimaya, Paragon, Raffles City, Great World City, Bugis Junction, Nex; all NTUC Finest stores; 1855 The bottle Shop; Four Seasons Gourmet Market.