Whether you’re hosting a house party or simply want to quietly unwind in front of Strictly Come Dancing, alcohol has a way of livening the mood of any event. But in the age of digital, where are the best, cheapest and most reputable places to pick up your beloved bottle of bubbly? Read on to find out!
The Obvious Ones
Love it or loathe it, the fact remains that Tesco have the buying power to purchase some of the most renowned alcohol brands from across the globe. From vodka to cream liqueur, wine, spirits, and champagne, the site is stacked with a variety of options to choose from. Best of all, these come in different sizes, meaning the price is adjustable to suit your pocket. Considering that there are hundreds of brands to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice when selecting a drink with your weekly shop.
Oh yes, and that’s the other big pro for going with Tesco; you can order your weekly shop at the same time as ordering your favourite tipple!
Just like Tesco, but with more annoying adverts. The liqueur section of Asda is packed with a huge selection of brands, and you are bound to stumble upon lagers, beers, wines, spirits, champagnes, vodka, and whisky’s that you’ll never have heard of before. The prices are quite competitive (thank you, economies of scale!), and better yet the store has a delivery pass, which will enable you to benefit from cheap delivery services provided in bundles of one, six, and twelve months at a subsidised price. What’s especially great about this delivery option is the fact that you get prioritised when it comes to making deliveries regardless of whether you order during low or high-peak times… perfect for last minute house parties.
What can be said about Amazon that hasn’t been said before? It’s a huge, multi-national company that offers great customer support, next day delivery (or same-day, if you live in central London), and has an enormous range of products all competitively priced. Oh yes, and they now offer alcoholic drinks!
The Specialty Ones
Unlike the first three options, 31Dover is an online store that specialises purely on selling alcoholic drinks. As such, the retailer provides offers that are tailor-made to suit its buyers. For instance, the festive season saw most alcohol lovers enjoy a sale of up to 50% off on selected alcoholic drinks. If you miss out on this offer, the site still has several other promotional activities taking place. For instance, buying any premium spirit will have you walking home with a mixer for free. In addition to this, the site has a limited offer on items from Tanqueray and House of Hackney.
If you are fond of gin, you will be happy to know that the site has a Gin Club that provides you with the best gin brands from all over the world. As a welcome gift, you receive 30% off on your first order, and you get to have a taste of the best gins every month at a subsidised price in return for your review of the drink. Members can cancel the delivery whenever they like, as long as it has not yet been dispatched. The management team have recently put up a free delivery offer on all purchases that are above £79, which means you can shop in bulk and skip on paying for delivery services.
If you are fond of hard liqueur, Whisky Exchange is the place to visit. The site has a well-planned landing page that allows you to scan what is available and in-stock. For instance, there is a section that only provides drinks below 100 pounds. This makes it easy for you to locate a drink within your price range. An array of gin, whiskies, and rum are available on the site. The management keeps things fresh by availing new products frequently to keep their clients coming back for more. You get to enjoy free delivery of your items if you buy drinks that exceed £100.
Now and again, the site provides sales on some of their top products. The Whisky Exchange stands out from the crowd in that it organises shows for its clients, during which events you can sample a variety of whiskies, gin, and rums. When it comes to gifts, the site offers personalised cards and engraved bottles with special messages and the customer service is excellent and of satisfactory quality.