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CNY Booze Gifting Ideas | Drinks | Thirst Magazine
CNY Booze Gifting Ideas

CNY Booze Gifting Ideas

Booze gifting is never out of fashion, not even when we all have to celebrate from home.

Brands and distributors are getting more creative with the experiences that come with their gift boxes. Here are some ideas that will make everyone you’ve gifted remember you as the one who make made the lockdown less unbearable:

1. Glenfiddich AR Personalised Experience RM260 – RM360

For this Chinese New Year, Glenfiddich’s whisky comes in this beautiful festive packaging of vibrant colours in collaboration with Shenzhen-based artist Rlon Wang. The Glenfiddich personalised bottle labels go one step further for the giver to leave a heartfelt message projected through an AR (Augmented Reality) experience.

2. Kilchoman The Machir Bay Gift Pack

Single & Available Kilchoman Gift Pack

The place to go to for premium single malt and spirit brands, Single & Available is almost a no-brainer if you’re buying a gift for a whisky drinker. Simply pick anything in red or gold packaging and they are likely to have a package deal. Elegant and festive looking Arran, Benromach Kilchoman, Teeling and Glenfarclas gift sets will surely impress.

3. Porter’s Gin Gift Box

Wholly Spirits Porter's Gin Box

As a boutique spirit importer, Wholly Spirit’s retail store is a candy shop for whisky and cocktail afficionados. Their Porter’s Gin gift boxes packaged with the new 500ml East Imperial tonics are perfect to keep your boss’ “gin” up. 

4. CNY Whisky Box RM198


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At Thirst, we love collaborations. For this Chinese Niu Year, we have put together a whisky box with 4 single malts by Dram & Leaf which are selected to go with bak kwa and pineapple tarts. The snacks are from local heroes Wing Heong and Wise Chef Melaka. Comes with a free tasting glass and free delivery. Order here

5. Sangre de Toro 'Original' (Year of Bull Special Edition) Gift Pack RM169

Sangre de Toro Year of Bull Special Edition

In conjunction with the Ox year, the wine brand that celebrates the Spanish way of life has specially created the bull packaging for Chinese New Year. Available exclusively from Albert Wines, the special edition is available in single bottle or two in a gift pack. Free standard delivery with no minimum spend during MCO 2.0.

6. Bubbly in EQ’s Prosperity and Abundance Hamper RM588

EQ KL CNY Hamper

EQ has come up with their own party pack combining their very own Chinese Zodiac Pralines, salted egg puffs, cookies, macarons, fortune cookies to go with Bottega Prosecco and mandarin oranges. It can double up as a Valentine’s stay-in-bed kit, don’t you think?

7. Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac The Legendary Union Edition by Pierre Marie RM781

Martell Cordon Bleu The Legendary Union Edition CNY 2021

Martell has teamed up French artist Pierre Marie in the design of the limited-edition Martell Cordon Bleu gifting bottle. The ornamentalist conveyed his narrative of Martell's founder Jean Martell's spirit of audacity with a colourful illustration through vine and oak from which the cognac is born. The gift set includes one 700ml glass bottle with a specially curated Martell drinking ritual kit in a box.

8. Johnnie Walker & Sons King George V RM2,436

Johnnie Walker & Sons King George V CNY 2021

To celebrate the Year of the Ox, the artwork is a modern take on traditional Chinese patterns and designs inspired by Asian couture. Features a contemporary knot design as a nod to the traditional practice of weaving and hanging knots for good fortune during Chinese New Year.

9. Taps Beer Bar CNY Festive 5-Pack RM118.88



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This CNY Festive 5-Pack consists of Hitachino's Red Rice Ale, Albens Strawberry Cider, BrewDog's Duopolis IPA, Hazy Jane and Clockwork Tangerine. It also includes a stack of Taps’ very own ang pao and playing cards. Keep an eye out for a randomly placed LUCKY 8 card to win 8 Clockwork Tangerine beers on the house.

10. Dram & Leaf Discovery Kit RM320

For that whisky friend who already has every whisky labels he/she loves, this Discovery Kit will be a fun gift that doubly shows your understanding of that friend’s need. It comes with six 45ml whiskies to explore the influence of wood to the spirit through maturation.

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