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5 luxurious drinks that’ll make perfect Christmas gifts

Here are some luxurious gift ideas that will impress your friends and family

29 October 2018

Champagne Henri Giraud

The beautiful La Petite Robe Noire (The little Black Dress) box set by fashion designer Didier Ludot and Champagne Henri Giraud – was conceived to revive the Pinot Noir Champagne. Only 2,360 bottles of this champagne are made, and 180 available in Singapore. Based on an original idea of the Atelier Henri Giraud, this box set contains a bottle of champagne whose label is dressed and signed by Didier Ludot, two flutes with a gold and black enamel decoration designed by Felix Ludot, a top hat box with a red suede tray and black leather strap plus waterproof interior. The box can be reversed to form an ice bucket. Available at Sarment, Tel: 6636 9863

Gosset Champagne

We simply can’t have enough champagne for the festive season. This year-end, bring a bottle (or a case!) of Gosset Champagne to a friend’s dinner party. The versatile and food-friendly Brut Exellence N.V. has an open and expressive nose, with rich flavours of ripe yellow stone fruit such as apricots or peaches, and almonds. Alternatively, the luxurious Gosset Champagne Brut 15 Ans De Cave offers a rich, complex nose delivering notes of orange-flavoured biscuit, stone fruits, dried fruits and gingerbread. The palate is lush yet fresh, and fruit-forward. Or zero in on the Gosset Champagne Brut Grande Reserve NV, a yellow gold wine with aromas of dried fruit and currants and a hint of Christmas spice. This also happens to be one of the G top 100 Wines 2016. https://straitswine.com

Remy Martin VSOP, Limited Edition by Vincent Leroy

Rémy Martin partnered a multifaceted Kinetic artist and industrial designer to create a new series of Limited Editions, just in time for the festive season. Vincent Leroy, a renowned French artist who wears many hats as artist, designer, photographer and composer, created Red Ripples, a Kinetic masterpiece that stands as a centerpiece for Rémy Martin’s new series of limited editions. Surprise your best friend with this well-balanced cognac, that has the roundness of ripe fruit and welcome silky texture. Rémy Martin Limited Editions by Vincent Leroy is available exclusively on www.75cl.sg.

LOUIS XIII minature edition

Impress your business associates or father-in-law with this beautiful LOUIS XIII miniature edition of its signature blend featuring coffrets – modelled after the LOUIS XIII original. Each LOUIS XIII Miniature decanter holds 50ml of the prestigious cognac house’s classic blend of over 1,200 eaux-de-vie. This smaller version of the legendary Baccarat crystal decanter is complete with a 24-carat gold-lined neck, and a fleur de lys crystal stopper crown. www.75cl.sg.

Whisky Butler

Budding whisky collectors will be glad to receive samplings from the Whisky Butler – a subscription service that delivers a box of four 20ml sample bottles each month. Each selection is based on a theme – such as a production region or a specific distillery; and full-sized bottles are available for purchase on the Whisky Butler’s website. www.whiskybutler.sg

This story is first published on The Peak Singapore.