If your choice of poison has always been the rice-nourishing sake, then Sake.sg is where you should look to for your daily dose of drinkable pitera. Mirroring the high standards the Japanese is lauded for, the spirits e-retailer is very selective with its offerings, only choosing to hawk tipples from sake breweries that satisfy its stringent criteria. Thankfully, it seems many Japanese breweries have made the mark, evident by its wide range of sake on sale such as a $22 Hakkison Tokubetsu Junmai (300ml) and an extravagant $1008 Jyuyondai Cho Tokusen Junmai Daiginjo (1.8l). Sake.sg even offers a subscription package, where you’ll receive two premium sake bottles every month. Your only-from-Japan drinking game can also be shaken up as the site offers other Japanese spirits such as choya, whiskey and beers.
Once in a while, absentmindedness descends like a spell during grocery shopping. You place the tonic in the trolley, but not the gin. The frillings of a mean Sangria are checked out at the cashier. But oh dear, where’s the vino? Not to worry though – if you can still spare an hour before whatever booze-driven soiree you’re hosting begins, you’d best look to Prime Liquor that delivers alcohol in a swift 45 minutes on average. Your party starts during the wee hours? Fret not as Prime Liquor is a 24/7 service, so getting spirits from a Jagermeister to a Jack Daniel’s is really no problem at all.
Ordering wine online on Vinomofo is just as fun as the drinking sesh itself. With cheeky descriptions that are as informative as they are amusing, you'll find yourself going through the whole site way after making your picks, which makes Vinomofo a great place to explore and discover your palate. The site is stocked with affordable curated wines from all over the world that the Vinomofo team themselves love. The philosophy is simple: if they don't love it, they don't sell it.
Thirsty lays down new conventions with its range of bottled craft beers at prices mainly hovering between $7 and $12. With the largest selection of the most sought-after craft beers from around the world in Singapore, you can drop by one of its retail stores to get a feel of the beers but everything you want will be be stocked online. The selection has an American slant, but there are also beers to water any occasion, quiet or loud.
Love your gin? Kangaroo Island Spirits is a boutique gin distillery in South Australia which ships its premium gin over to our island. The handcrafted quality products are made in small batches and take inspiration from the unique Kangaroo Island environment that surrounds us. Some of their products include the Wild Gin which is distilled uniquely with a native juniper and finished with fresh limes and the O Gin is a lively gin infused with Asian peppers, orange and wild rosemary.
Temple Cellars is the cosy liquor store of your hipster dreams, its stash is devoted to craft beers, spirits, wines and sakes from small-batch producers – and there's a lot of love for the weird and wonderful. Craft beers and minimal intervention wines are their strongest suits but they also stock local goods such as meads by Rachelle The Rabbit and bottled cocktails by Sunday Punch. Drop by the store – or order online.
Partnering up with some of the country's best alcohol distributors, Honestbee stocks beer, wines and spirits from Wine Connection, Hopshop, Temple Cellars, The Straits Wine Company, Analogue Wine Merchant, Geonbae, Tuckshop and Spirit & Penance so you can expect all sorts of drinks from cider to absinthe on the platform. Look out for the promos and deals as well and you might actually get it cheaper than anywhere else in Singapore.
One of the most comprehensive bottle shops – online and offline – in Singapore, with over 1,000 fine wines and spirits in its inventory. The site is so well-organised you can search by vintage, appellation and grape varietal! Bordeaux vinos are their speciality – the shop's named after the Bordeaux Classification system – but the 1855 plays a strong whisky game too, with an impressive collection of rare, age-statement Japanese whiskies. Most outlets are retail-only, except Sixth Avenue and i12 Katong which have wine lounges. Look out for their winemaker and distiller-led masterclasses.
Having a party? Alcohaul is your one-stop shop where you can buy your stash of alcohol (they have kegs!), snacks and also drinking games and entertainment to make your shindig the talk of the town. From your regular six-pack of beer to Long Island Tea premixes, this place stocks everything for a smashing party.
If you hate the secret delivery costs along with your alcohol haul, you'd be pleased that Paneco offers free delivery to your home with no minimum spend. Browse through the large catalogue of beers, wines and spirits that have been categorised neatly by country of brand and country of origin – there are a lot of discounts going on!