THE BEST BOOZE SUBSCRIPTIONS IN LONDON
If you like to have a fully stocked drinks cabinet (if ever there was a time, right?) getting regular booze deliveries is the way to go. There are so many different subscriptions out there, so you won’t struggle for choice. If you like craft beer, you can get cases of your faves every month, or you could join a discovery club and try brews you’ve never seen before. If you like spirits and want to develop your knowledge in this area, you can have rare and special bottles dropped at your door. If you’re partial to good ol’ G&T, you can get all the bits you need to shake up the perfect drink. Here are some boxes to get you started…chin chin!
THE WINE LIST
If you want to take your wine knowledge to the next level at home whilst tasting some real gems along the way, then The Wine List is for you. Every month you get a partwork wine course plus bottles to practice your skills on, and because The Wine List imports directly, you get sent interesting wines not available at the supermarket. Use the code LOTI30 at the checkout to bag 30% off your first month.
From £39 per month, get 30% off with LOTI30
Fancy 8 beers for just £12? That’s exactly what craft beer club Beer52 is offering for first-timers. You can get a box of eight beers, a snack and a magazine, worth £24, for half the price. Beer52 always does great themed boxes – recent ones have been the Island of Ireland and a West Country road trip, so you’ll be able to discover beers you’ve never tried before.
8 beers for £12 for LOTI readers.
CRAFT GIN CLUB
If you like your gin then this is the club for you. Every box from the Craft Gin Club contains a full-size bottle of craft gin (the likes of Manly Spirits, Cambridge Dry Gin, Naud Gin and Shetland Reel Filska Gin have all been in past boxes) plus mixers and garnishes for a cocktail, and sweet and savoury snacks, because shaking up the bevs is hungry work.
£40 per box, available monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly
Flavourly works with a range of breweries to bring the best craft beer direct to your door. You can by mixed cases from your fave breweries, with some even doing exclusive brews just for Flavourly; you can join the Craft Beer Club and be surprised with a selection of eight different beers in a box; or you can subscribe and save by getting a batch of 20 beers delivered at whatever frequency you like.
£26.90 per subscription for 20 beers
Flaviar is a members’ club that’s opening up the world of fine and rare spirits, from whisky and cognac to rum and mezcal and more, with many previously inaccessible bottles made available to you. Each quarter you get a tasting box and one full-size bottle as well as access to live tasting events (so you can work out what you like and why) and special member pricing should you want to shop for more booze from their shop.
£25 per month for a quarterly subscription, £20.83 for an annual subscription
If you want beers on the regs, you can get a subscription to either a mixed style box or an IPAs & pale ale box featuring brews carefully selected by the HonestBrew team. If you wanna pick your own, then you’re spoilt for choice as HonestBrew has over 400 beers from breweries around the world for sale in their bottle shop.
Boxes start at £22.90 for six beers, available weekly, fortnightly, monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly