Every time Christmas comes around, it seems that our tolerance for the booze is constantly being challenged. Whether you're hosting your own holiday party or (luckily) rocking up as a guest, here are the best festive bottles, champagne and spirits to gift your friends and family this season:
What's better than celebrating the holiday season with Absolut Elyx? Known its smooth taste and raw luxe aesthetic, the label will be bringing its pop-up boutique to Hong Kong starting from December 5-31 2018. The Instagrammable copper pineapple (HK$799), limited edition "Felix the Gnome" cocktail cup (HK$799 with only 99 available in Hong Kong) and other fun holiday accessories will be available for purchase.
Elyx Pop Up Boutique, 57 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
In order to celebrate Christmas, Armand De Brignac has launched a luxury gift set that features two of the label's most iconic Champagnes nested in an elegant black box. This limited gift set (HK$7800) is definitely one for all those ballers out there.
No celebration is complete without popping a bottle of Champagne. This year, Moet & Chandon celebrates the holiday season with the launch of a festive limited edition bottle.
Get yours at M Bar at Mandarin Oriental, MO Bar, Tott's, Q88, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Madame Fu, The Pawn, Penthouse, Nanhai No 1, Bitters & Sweets, Mezaclito and Hexa as well as selected retailers across Hong Kong.
Hibiki, one of the most talked about Japanese whiskies this year, features a blend of Japanese grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. As the new addition to Suntory's iconic collection, the Hibiki Japanese Harmony (HK$1,080) is housed in a glass bottle with 24 faces, representing each of the seasons of the old Japanese Lunar Calendar.
Boasting warm and bitter flavours with smoky grey accents, the exclusive vintage Champagne Dom Perignon P2 (HK$2,700) is the result of 16 years of maturation. Pair it with strong beef stock and parsley ravioli during your festive feasts.
French Champagne house Perrier-Jouet celebrates Christmas with the launch of the Tokyo Grand Brut Limited Edition (HKD $1,119). Presented in a special box with the theme of the natural word to urban settings, it is the perfect festive package that you’d love to gift your friends and family.