How to Gift Alcohol Like a Pro

Buying gifts is a tricky affair. Much like gifting alcohol, you will have to know the likes, dislikes and taste preferences of the recipient. On top of that, you will need to consider the price range and whether the alcohol is appropriate for the occasion. However, when alcohol gifting is done right, you can expect to leave a good impression on the recipient and come off as a courteous guest or gift-giver with remarkable taste.

Read on to find out the right alcohol to bring along when you are attending your next dinner party.

1. Housewarmings

As Singaporeans, we typically don’t get many housewarming invitations a year, since moving to a new home is not a regular occurrence here in Singapore. But it won’t hurt to be prepared for when your closest friends finally get the keys to their long-awaited Build-To-Order (BTO) flat.

When getting a bottle of alcohol for a party, bear in mind that you should be gifting to the hosts, not buying drinks for the guests and that your gift will most likely be consumed during the party - which means that you shouldn’t be getting anything too special to be emptied within an hour. Wines and beers are perfect for these scenarios.

A case of craft beer or local favourites such as Heineken or Guinness would be suitable for a housewarming since you can never have too many beers at a party. As for wines, you can opt for non-vintage sparkling wines such as Cava, Prosecco and sweeter options such as Moscato and Rose. Simply pack the bottle in a simple gift bag and you are good to go.

2. Dinner With the Boss

When it comes to getting an appropriate bottle of alcohol for your boss, the rule of thumb is to be as generous as you can afford to. After all, this is going to affect your boss’ impression of you, you wouldn’t want to come off as cheap or insincere, do you? If your superior is hosting a dinner, chances are that he or she is celebrating an important professional milestone, or planned the meal as a gesture of appreciation towards your team.

A bottle of expensive fortified wine such as the Talisker Port Ruighe, Teeling Brabazon Bottling Series 2 or Balvenie 21 Year Madeira Cask would be great in this case, since they last longer and will give your boss more opportunities to enjoy and remember your thoughtful gift.

If your boss happens to be a whisky fan, gifting a bottle of premium Japanese whiskey such as the Hibiki Harmony or Yamazaki 12 Years would be a great idea as well. If you are lucky, your boss might just be impressed enough to extend another invitation to enjoy the drink together in future.

3. Celebrating Weddings and Anniversary

Weddings are one of the biggest celebrations in life and there will be no shortage of alcohol at a wedding party or dinner, thanks to the open bar. However, if the bride and groom are your close friends and you would like to give them a gift on top of the customary red packet, a bottle of quality champagne like the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs for the celebratory occasion will be apt.

However, if you are attending a vow renewal ceremony in lieu of an anniversary party, vintage sparkling wines such as the Taittinger Prelude Grand Cru would make a great gift. Plus points if you are able to find a wine that matches the date or year of the anniversary!

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