No matter how nice a bottle of Scotch you buy for your dad, brother or best buddy, it’s going to run out. But with alcohol-of-the-month clubs, you’ll be covered until Christmas rolls around next year. Here are the most intoxicatingly handy liquor-by-subscription services money can buy...
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club Four different membership options: U.S., U.S. and International Variety, International and Rare. The most expensive option still comes in at under $70 a month. Includes tasting notes and suggested food pairings.
The Original Craft Beer Club This club is all about finding the best in small-batch, craft-brewed beer made right here in the US of A. The Original Craft Beer Club believes that good beer is as much an art as fine wines. So this is the club for the beer lover in your life.
The Micro Beer Club Another club for the beer connoisseur, or a man who wants to travel around the country without ever leaving his house. All beers are culled from small breweries, so your gift recipient will always have a great conversation piece stashed in his fridge.
Amazing Clubs Amazing Clubs lets you subscribe to wine, cigar, bacon, jerky, beer and coffee clubs. It’s also the only one on this list to be endorsed by Mark McGrath. Need we say more?
Bottles We love a name that gets right to the point. Wine. Beer. Liquor. Whatever you want, Bottles has it, on a monthly subscription basis. Your gift recipient can look forward to having everyone ask “where’d you get this?” at his next cocktail party while he remains smugly mum. You can even get your bottles engraved. Now that’s what we call class.
Heights Chateau This one is for seriously classy drinkers. We’re talking guys who want to taste a little Laphroaig 21. The best part? Free delivery in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. No drinking and driving to pick up here.
Mel and Rose Mel and Rose aren’t just about drink; they’re about the finer pleasures in life, be they wine, beer and spirits or cheese, chocolate and Italian deli. They also let you tailor your club specifically to the customer, meaning that Scotch guys can get Scotch. And Cheeseheads can get… beer.
My Subscription Addiction This place also boasts everything you need to drink from beer and wine to coffee and tea. What’s more, they’ve generally got multiple versions of each. For example, the Plonk Wine Club and the Cellar Wine Club.
Tasters Club Are you a Bourbon guy or a Scotch guy? It doesn’t matter. Tasters Club has you covered. Offereing have included Hudson Baby Bourbon, High West American Prairie Reserve and Glenrothes 1995. Good stuff.
Caskers Caskers offers three clubs: One for whiskey, one for vodka and one for general craft spirits. The vodka one intrigued us, because that’s pretty uncommon. With offerings like Death’s Door, you can’t go wrong.