Holiday Gift Guide: Limited Edition Liquor
Mark the festive season with specially designed bottles
This year, we kick off our annual holiday gift guide with the easiest crowd pleaser there is: limited edition liquor. With all the Christmas and New Year festivities (read: parties) coming up, we just can't imagine anyone snubbing a shiny new bottle of booze, can you?
For the one-of-a-kind: Absolut Unique
Be one of four million lucky owners of an Absolut Unique bottle.
When you give a bottle of Absolut Unique, be sure to mention that only 1,800 (out of 4 million worldwide) were available in Hong Kong. Each bottle features a unique design created with complex algorithms, splash guns and colour-generating machines to make sure no two bottles end up the same.
Absolut Unique is now available at city'super and Oliver's for HK$199 per bottle.
For the rebel you know: Authentic Tequila Alacran Christmas Edition
Tequila gets a girly makeover.
Straight out of Mexico City, Authentic Tequila Alacran (A.T.A.) was created by a group of friends who rebelled against the status quo to create this unconventional tequila. Normally in an all-black bottle, the Christmas edition of A.T.A. comes in a bubble gum pink (not too rebellious but pretty nonetheless).
The Authentic Tequila Alacran Christmas Edition is priced at a lucky HK$888 for 750 millilitres and available at Wine Chateau, Sevva, Fly, Socialito, and Lily & Bloom.
For the Parisian chic: Grand Marnier Paris Limited Edition
This blue bottle of Grand Marnier is tres chic.
The 2012 seasonal limited edition of Grand Marnier pays homage to the glamourous city of Paris. The whole bottle including the seal has been decorated in midnight blue lacquering, with the skyline of Paris along the bottom of the bottle and the inscription of "Paris Limited Edition" waving in the starry sky.
The Grand Marnier Paris Limited Edition is priced at HK$298 and available at SOGO, Oliver's, Market Place by Jasons, ThreeSixty and city'super during the holiday season.
For the classy gent: Chivas 12 'Made for Gentlemen'
Whisky lovers will get a kick out of this specially designed Chivas Regal 12 Year Old.
Designed by Tim Little, creative director and owner of British luxury shoe label Grenson, the Chivas 12 'Made for Gentlemen' collectible tin was designed after "the stylish gentlemen's classic wardrobe staple, the hand crafted brogue."
Perfect for classy gents and whisky connoisseurs, the Chivas Regal 12 Year Old 'Made for Gentlemen' by Tim Little is priced at HK$368 and available at Wellcome, Market Place by Jasons and ThreeSixty.
For the history buff: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardine Gift Pack
The Veuve Cliquot Ponsardine gift pack is a fun play on words.
It may look like a giant sardine tin, but the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardine gift pack is actually a satirical twist on the name of Nicolas Ponsardin, who chose a coat of arms with a bridge (pont in French) beneath a swimming sardine -- hence, Pon(t) Sardin(e).
Whether your giftee gets it or not, a bottle of Brut Yellow Label inside the tin will elicit smiles all around, making this a great gift for just about anyone. Get it for HK$438 at all major wine outlets from 1 December 2012.
Stay tuned for more Holiday Gift Guides for the 2012 festive season, coming right up!