When it comes to creating a capsule drinks collection, buying presents or keeping your home bar well-stocked, online bottle shops are your new best friend. With the click of a button you can get everything from the best gins for your G&Ts to rare whiskies for sipping and the latest craft beers, all delivered straight to your doorstep.
Best online bottle shops
There’s some 9,500 products active on this drinks mega emporium covering a huge variety of spirits, from rare cognacs to international gins, and a whopping collection of whiskies – nearly 3,500. Check out their Perfect Measure tasting sets, which let you try out drams of everything from agricole rum to Speyside whiskies.
Another virtual Aladdin’s cave for booze, Master of Malt boasts an epic collection of bottles, with a particular focus on whisky but you can find everything from antique spirits to Mauritian rum here. Check out their Pour & Sip whisky subscription.
Previously 31 Dover, SPIRIT.ED focuses on a carefully curated selection of premium drinks and spirits, with an emphasis on design and gifting – think beautifully packaged bottles that you’d be proud to display on your shelves or give as a luxe present.
A well-stocked online retailer offering everything from champagne to spirits, beers, mixers and barware. They have an especially extensive array of deals and offers on their website.
As well as a well-regarded beer subscription, HonestBrew is also a great craft-beer shop with exclusive brews, plenty of multi-buy offers and useful categories like beers for under £3 and low- and no-alcohol.
Whether it’s Belgian beer, wheat ales, craft lagers or real ales, Beer Hawk’s 1,000-strong selection will have something to suit you. Those looking to buy in bulk should explore its selection of six-litre kegs, from Mikeller to Leffe.
Whisky nerds should head to this London institution. First established in 1964 with a bricks-and-mortar site in Soho (and, more recently, a sister bar in Spitalfields), try its varied range of whisky flights first if you’re unsure what to buy.
As well as a great subscription service, this cider retailer has a very respectable selection of small-batch ciders sourced from across the UK, as well its own bottling.
This brilliant online bottle shop sells only low- and no-alcohol drinks, including beers, wine, cocktails, kombucha and more. It also offers a subscription service.