Ordering Alcohol Online: The Best Whiskeys, Wines, and Beers to Buy Right Now
Want to grab a bottle but can't leave the house? We got you covered.
Want to buy some bottles of whiskey, wine or beer right now? We get it. While social distancing makes things a bit more complicated, online liquor stores are here to solve the problem by getting the best whiskey and wine directly to you. And to steal a phrase from Brad Pitt in Inglorious Basterds, business is a-boomin’ at numerous alcohol-delivery services.
So, if you’re looking to buy some bourbon, burgundy, or beer for the lockdown, here are some of our favorite bottles to put in your cart. Whether you want bourbon, scotch, a complex red wine, a cool white to sip on your patio, or a simple session beer, we’ve got you covered. Just please don’t forget to tip the delivery person. Handsomely.
The Best Whiskeys (And Whiskies) to Order Online
In our age of social distancing, this year’s St. Patrick’s Day fell a bit flat. But you can still bring a smile to Irish eyes with a bottle of The Sexton Single Malt. Triple distilled and aged in Oloroso Sherry casks for four years, this affordable whiskey is chalked full of pleasant notes of dried fruit, apricots, honey and lemon.
Teeling’s Single Malt expression is one of our favorite Irish whiskies. The brand takes juice aged in ex-bourbon casks and finishes it in a quintet of different types of wine barrels – sherry, port, cabernet, white Burgundy and Madeira. The resulting dram is soft, rich, and fruity. With every sip you can try to suss out the influence of each of the barrels used in the aging process.
If we are being honest, the entirety of the Kavalan line is worth adding to your stash. But recently, we’ve been enjoying their Distillery Select expression. Rich with luscious ripe fruit, honey and toffee plus a floral note that makes for a truly dynamic highball, this Kavalan is high up on our shopping list.
The Best Bourbons to Order Online
Wild Turkey 101 gives you tremendous bang for your buck. Not only is it an exceptionally versatile bourbon, but it also comes in a large format 1.75 liter bottle for under $45. Sweet notes of vanilla and caramel play off the oak and char for balance; a pinch of mint on the finish adding another layer of depth.
The Best Wines to Order Online
An eminently drinkable full-bodied red wine from Spain, with notes of crushed berries and black tea. Made from a mix of grapes from a handful of villages in Priorat, a bright, young red for every gathering around the backyard grill or pizza oven this summer.