Entertaining family and friends at home this Lunar New Year? Charm your guests with these select party beverages, and ring in the year of the Ox in style!
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
Retail Price: S$55
Jack Daniel’s is one of the best-known whiskeys in the world. It is mellowed drop by drop through 10-feet of sugar maple charcoal, and then matured in handcrafted barrels. Its taste is of a balanced caramel, vanilla and toasted oak, and is medium bodied with a creamy/clean finish. Commonly mixed with cola, this popular spirit is also an enjoyable drink to wind down after a day of CNY visiting when taken neat with ice.
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Retail Price: S$51
Johnnie Walker Black Label is masterful blend of single malt and grain whiskies from across Scotland. Aged for at least 12 years, it features a bold scent of fruits with a touch of sweet vanilla. The taste is of creamy toffee, sweet fruit and spice, with a warming smoky finish. The whiskey is a timeless classic with depth and balance of flavour, and is often taken neat with ice; or switch it up into a whiskey sour with some lemon juice and dashes of aromatic bitters. Pro-tip: Add a splash of Johnnie Walker’s when roasting meats for your festive feast to add a unique smoky undertone.
BACARDÍ Carta Blanca
Retail Price: S$48
BACARDÍ Carta Blanca is a classic white rum with distinctive vanilla and almond notes developed in white oak barrels and shaped through a secret blend of charcoal for a distinctive smoothness. The rum is perfect for classic rum cocktails like the Mojito or mix it up with some chilled cola and lime juice to play up the celebratory party mood.
Recommended Retail Price: S$95
The VSOP from Hennessy is the epitome of balance and class and is a blend of 60 different eaux-de-vie aged up to 15 years. This “Very Special Old Pale” cognac is perfectly proportioned to be enjoyed on its own. Yet, it is versatile to be enjoyed as a good old-fashioned cocktail with bitters, a splash of water and syrup. The perfect accompaniment to traditional Chinese banquet dinners as it balances the heaviness of all 8 courses and is a fitting beverage across generations.
SUTL Consumer Goods is the distributor of well-loved alcohol brands in Singapore and the region. Wishing everyone an auspicious Chinese New Year!