Bored of the same old liquor selection?
Expand your contemporary pizzazz by learning about these little-known yet oh-so-exquisite alcohol brands. You’re sure to impress your friends during your next get-together when you offer a novel selection of alcoholic drinks that taste great, without breaking the bank.
Here are 5 value-for-money alcohol brands to prove that quality does not necessarily have to come with a heavy price tag.
- Barton (Spirits: Gin & Vodka)
- Arthur’s Reserve (Wine)
- Heritage Vale Chile (Wine)
- Ochagavia (Wine)
- Leo (Beer)
Barton Gin & Vodka – A taste of history
Barton Brands has a rich history dating back to 1933 in a little distillery in Chicago. The founder, Oscar Getz, was a keen collector of whiskey memorabilia, and his collection is still housed today in the Oscar Getz Museum in Bardstown. Today, Barton Brands specializes in Barton’s Gin and Barton’s Vodka. Barton’s Gin has a pleasant tangy-lemon-line taste while Barton’s Vodka is incredibly smooth and pure, making it the perfect mix for most cocktails. These versatile spirits are available exclusively on SUTL’s Lazada and Shopee Stores.
Arthur’s Reserve – Distinguished taste made accessible
Dark and rich. Powerful and opulent.
These are some of the adjectives used to describe Arthur’s Reserve wine. With its dark berry flavours and subtle layers of earthy tones, vanilla and coffee, this wine is a go-to-favourite of the elite class in Singapore.
But did you know that you can also get a taste of this distinguished wine by visiting select fine-dining establishments? This include popular local hangouts such as Wheeler’s Estate, Carnivore, Bar on Chulien and WOK°15 Kitchen.
Avg Price: $100
Heritage Vale Chile – Capturing the Chilean Wine Experience
With over four centuries of experience perfecting their winemaking techniques, Chilean winemakers have deservedly built a reputation for producing the best fine wines in the world with a real sense of terroir. Thanks to its dry, Mediterranean climate, Chile’s soils produce wines with more elegance (i.e. lighter), with a savoury tinge. Heritage Value captures the full Chilean wine experience affordably at 1/10th the price of an air ticket to Chile.
Heritage Vale can be found in F&B establishments such as Wine Marvel, 4 Rocks, and Famous Hangout.
Avg Price: $80
Ochagavia – The Best of Two Worlds
Another fine Chilean wine, Ochagavia is the first Chilean winery to offer the Bordeaux varieties, (from the Bordeaux region of southwest France), blending the best of both regions into a distinctive taste for the world to enjoy. Ochagavia wines are characterised by their intense aromas and great balance between fruit and floral notes.
Ochagavia wines can be find at Brownhaus, Radish Burger, and Tung Lok outlets.
Avg Price: $60
Leo Beer – Singha’s Affordable Cousin
Not the best known, but known by the best. Affectionately known as “Singha’s affordable cousin”, Leo boasts the same smooth and refreshing Thai beer experience that made Singha famous (they are produced by the same Brewery), but at a fraction of the price. Although Leo is incredibly popular as a “budget” beer in Thailand, it hasn’t gained the same level of awareness in Singapore (yet!)
Leo Beer can be found at bars around Singapore such as George’s, Ice Cold Beer, and Pump Station.
Avg Price: $6/bottle