Impress your friends and family when they come over this festive season

Additional reporting by Nick Measures.

Singapore may be home to some of the best bars in the world, but amidst the current Covid-19 pandemic, building your personal home bar seems to be a safe and worthy investment that is also likely to be a conversation-starter when you have friends and family over for the holidays. Whether you are a whisky connoisseur, sake expert, or prefer a fun cocktail, we've curated a list of kits and bundles to get you started.

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Cocktail Starter Set: Negroni Classico

This cocktail set lets you give a classic Italian Negroni an Asian twist with the addition of Bobby's gin, which is made using Indonesian botanicals and spices. Build the gin, Campari, and Cinzano Rosso Vermouth over ice, and remember—stir and don’t shake, if you want to mix up a traditional Negroni. Its rich flavours make it the ideal Christmas tipple.

Available at Tatler Curates: Christmas Edition.

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Cocktail Starter Set: Agave 1942

Produced in small batches and aged for a minimum of two and a half years, the rich, round flavours of Don Julio 1942 ensure it is the tequila of choice for mixologists and connoisseurs around the world. Even the bottle is a thing of beauty, making it an ideal Christmas gift, or the statement piece of your home. This set also includes an Urbanbar Rondo Shot Glass and Riedel Veritas Coupe.

Available at Tatler Curates: Christmas Edition.

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Cocktail Starter Set: Ferdinand’s Martini

Take your Martini game up a level with this cocktail set, a great gift for a wannabe mixologist. Made in Germany’s Saar region, famous for Riesling wine, Ferdinand's grape-infused small batch Saar Goldcap Dry Gin is only distilled once a year, making it a real collectible. Mix with Cinzano Dry Vermouth and serve in stylish Riedel Martini Vinums.

Available at Tatler Curates: Christmas Edition.

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Cocktail Starter Set: French Concoction

Featuring French-made Ciroc Vodka and the iconic orange-flavoured liqueur Cointreau, just add juice and you’ve got a classic Cosmopolitan with this deluxe cocktail set. Shake it up with the sleek and contemporary Calabrese Shaker from Urbanbar and then serve with a zesty garnish in the Riedel Veritas Coupe glass to get the festive spirit flowing.

Available at Tatler Curates: Christmas Edition.

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Sake Starter Set: Yokoyama and Fukuda Breweries

This set is a great introduction to the sake from Nagasaki Prefecture, home of the award-winning Yokoyama and Fukuda breweries. Featuring Yokoyama Goju White Junmai Daiginjo, Yokoyama Goju Black Junmai Daiginjo and Fukuda Yamadanishiki Junmai, you can savour the delicate and floral aromas of these sakes, brewed to complement the area’s famous seafood.

Available at Tatler Curates: Christmas Edition.

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Sake Starter Set: Kokuryu and Tengumai Breweries

This set lets you explore the diversity of the award-winning sakes from the Kokuryu and Tengumai breweries located in Hokuriku, north-western Honshu Island. The region’s famous soft water can be savoured in the well-rounded Kokuryu Ryu Daiginjo, the deep flavoured Kokuryu Jungin Junmai Ginjo and the gentle aromas of the Tengumai 50 Junmai Daiginjo.

Available at Tatler Curates: Christmas Edition.

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Sake Starter Set: Hakugakusen Selection

Featuring limited edition Hakugakusen sakes created by 47th generation brewer Takeshi Yasumoto, this is an amazing gift set for the Sake-lover in your life. The Tokusen and Slightly Sparkling sake’s are limited to just 3000 and 300 bottles a year, respectively, while the Wine Cell Junmai is made using wine yeast lending it a slightly-buttery quality.

Available at Tatler Curates: Christmas Edition.

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Whiskey Bundle: Murray's Selection

Voted the World’s Best Whiskey by whiskey doyen Jim Murray and a Gold Medal winner at the 2020 International Whiskey Competition, the 1792 Full proof Bourbon is admired for its rich, bold flavours. Enjoy a sip in the pair of Glencairn glasses, perfect for whisky tasting, or pour yourself a full measure in the drink-specific Riedel DSG Rock glasses.

Available at Tatler Curates: Christmas Edition.

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Whisky Bundle: East-West Exploration

Head on a sensory journey between East and West with this intriguing collection of outstanding premium whisky. From Scotland sample the fruity Highland single malt Dalmore King Alexander III and from Taiwan the exotic, complexity of the Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask. The accompanying Glencairn glasses are ideal to enjoy these distinctive single malts. 

Available at Tatler Curates: Christmas Edition.

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Whisky Bundle: Asian Treasure

This unique set is a great introduction to the best whisky's that Asia is producing right now. You can enjoy the flavours of the Yoichi Single Malt from Japan’s near-century old Nikka distillery, sample the complex Kavalan Solist Port Cask from Taiwan and revel in the rich, fruity flavours of the limited edition Rampur PX Sherry Finish from India.

Available at Tatler Curates: Christmas Edition.