At approximately 2AM on Saturday (GMT +8:00), the world will supposedly end. Whether it is or isn’t factual, you’ve probably received your Christmas bonus and it’s high time you splurge on yourself and the people you love. Go out with a bang with the city’s hottest spots and their priciest instruments of inebriation.
Elit by Stolichnaya from GILT
Stoli Elit is a noticeably smoother version of the original clear vodka produced by Stolichnaya. Its luxurious taste is perfect for the vodka connoisseur who enjoys sipping it well chilled or mixes it in “transparent” cocktails like the vodka martini.
Price: Php 7,500.00GILT, Crossroads Mall, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 416 2342
The Balvenie Doublewood, single Malt scotch Whiskey from SCRAPYARD
A 12-year old single malt that gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods, a traditional oak whisky cask and a Spanish oak sherry cask, with a complex spicy flavor which isn’t typical of most Scotches.
Price: Php 8,200.00
SCRAPYARD, The Henry, Paseo Saturnino, Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 520 8877
Enjoyed by the successful elite, representing high achievement and personal progress, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is an icon of prestige. It’s heavy texture and powerfully delightful burnt oak aroma lingers producing an anesthetically pleasing feeling close to that of euphoria.
Price: Php 9,000.00
The Distillery Cebu, Crossroads Mall, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 266 9064
Live the high life in Hamptons’ spirit with a couple of bottles of Dom. Medium- bodied, subtle, and complex, the style of Champagne Dom Pérignon is marked by elegance, finesse, and perfect balance.
Price: Php 15,000.00
Penthouse, 3/f, CJRS Point, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City, (032) 238 0532 @penthouse_cebu
The American royal of wine can be found in some of the world’s best restaurants and sometimes referred to as the Californian interpretation of a fine Bordeaux, deserving the accolade of ‘world class.’
Price: Php 21,570.00
Tinderbox, Archbishop Reyes Ave. Cor. Bauhinia Drive, Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 234 1682
450cl Grey Goose Cradled Bottle from THE LOFT: GREY GOOSE LOUNGE
Big news deserves a bigger bottle, 4.5L of the world’s number-one rated vodka to be exact. Since the spirit possesses any mixer, you’ll never run out of things to drink. Price:
The Loft, 2/f CJRS Point, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City, (032) 238 0532 | @theloftcebu
With most tequila aged between a year and five, get smashed smashingly with the first and only 11-year añejo tequila to be sold in the world. Its golden hue and warming taste to the throat with an agave hint is harmoniously in sync with the initial amorous odors of butterscotch and caramel, and further along of honey and oak and a bit of cinnamon. If you get tipsy enough, you’ll forget about the price tag.
Price: Php 8,900.00/SHOT
MAYA Taqueria and Tequila Bar, Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City (032) 238 9552 | @mayacebuhere. __________________________________________________________________
DAVID JONES CUA is the assistant editor of Zee Lifestyle, the only premium glossy magazine in Cebu. He is also the Creative Director and a columnist of the Zee Directory, a supplement of Zee Lifestyle and Cebu’s #1 City Guide, with a copy on the nightstands of every room of all the major hotels in Cebu and soon on stands at Cebu’s best restaurants. Follow his editorial and sartorial experiments here. For comments and inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.