We’re sure you’ve heard of subscription boxes that can be delivered straight to your door, containing everything from chocolates and snacks to socks and even care packs for that time of the month (girls, take note!). The trend first saw popularity in the UK and America, but it’s quietly arrived in Singapore in recent years. So it’s no surprise that several companies have set up services that bring your favourite type of booze right to your home.
To help you drinkers out there, we’ve picked out four regular alcohol subscription club to meet all types of drinkers, so sign up, sit back and wait for your first box of happy to arrive on your doorstep.
If you love Japanese sake, we have good news for you. Rather than heading to izakayas for your fix, how about drinking some premium nama (unpasteurised) sake in the comfort of your home? Sakemaru, which launched earlier this January, provides members with seasonal rare nama sake that hasn’t appeared on the market (read: indie) every month. As another incentive, you get to age one bottle of rare sake each year in a snow dorm cellar – a specially designed room made entirely from snow – before getting it delivered to you. All bottles come with a brochure on the batch’s provenance, and a guide to properly appreciating your drink.
What it costs: from $50 per month (enjoy 50% off your first month)
Shop Sakemaru here.
Launched just back in December, Whisky Butler is Singapore’s first ever online whisky tasting club. If you’re constantly looking out for new drams to try, rejoice! Each month, Whisky Butler will deliver four samples (20ml) of whisky into an elegant bespoke box, carefully curated and based on a specific theme. Also included in the box are tasting notes and information about your whisky’s origins, as well as regular invites to Whisky Butler events. Found a dram that you like? Enjoy special rates and free shipping on full bottles.
What it costs: from $88 per month (plus a loyalty programme for subsequent months)
Shop Whisky Butler here.
Have you heard of Thirsty? It’s might just be the best craft beer retailer in Singapore with an unbeatable selection of sought-after brews. Their subscription monthly beer club is a great way to try out new and interesting craft beers, most of them incredibly hard-to-find. You’ll receive eight different types of beers – a different selection each month – from microbreweries in America, the UK, and Australia, with a good mix of lighter and strong brews. Bottoms up!
What it costs: from $178 for 3 months (6 bottles per month)
Shop Thirsty here.
The French Cellar
Wine connoisseur or not, The French Cellar has got all you wine lovers covered with its monthly wine subscription of two bottles from France, complete with a pairing guide and tasting notes from 3-star Michelin sommelier, Nicholas Rebut. Choose from three different subscription packages – Vineyard Gems, where you’ll discover hidden finds; Tasting Voyage featuring bottles from renowned estates; and the Grand Crus for the most premium and prestigious wines.
What it costs: from $99 per month (or $88 per month for a period of 6 months)
Shop The French Cellar here.