Build Your Best Home Bar for the Holidays with These Luxe Bottles and Accessories
By Francesca Conlin| November 21, 2017 |
A well-stocked home bar is the key to having a great time during the holiday season. These bottles and accessories will ensure your party is a hit among friends and family.
Blanc De Noir Grand Cru Champagne, Egly-Ouriet ($200). Eli’s List, 1415 3rd Ave., 212-717-1999
Is it really a party without a beautiful bottle of champagne? From the legendary Les Crayères vineyard in Ambonnay, France, this pinot noir variety is fermented and aged for more than five years. Cheers!
Only available every two years in small quantities, this 10th release of Samuel Adams un-carbonated extreme brew is a bottle you’ll want to get your hands on and show off. It blends multiple batches that’ve been aged for several years (some up to 24) for a whiskey-like taste. Trust us when we tell you it’s worth the trek to find this expression.
Fatto a Mano Glasses, Riedel ($100). Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-5000
No matter what kind of wine you plan on serving, these glasses with colorful stems come in different shapes (for chardonnay, cabernet, pinot noir, and more) to suit all kinds. Mix and match to build your own collection.
This limited production bottle is not your standard gin. It includes one of the world’s most expensive spices—warm and spicy saffron—and is meant to be sipped and savored. Break it out during the night and your guests will think you’re quite the liquor connoisseur.
No collection is complete without a fine whisky. This rare single malt is distilled from heavily peated malt barley, which gives it a perfectly smoky flavor that’s never overwhelming—ideal for wintertime. It’s best enjoyed around the fire with good company.
Aged for 18 months in the finest Napa Cabernet French White Oak barrels, this tequila has hints of fruit and oak, plus vanilla and spice. Smooth and delicious, it may run out faster during than you anticipated.