At approximately 2AM on Saturday (GMT +8:00), the world will supposedly end. Whether it is or isn’t factual, you’ve probably received your Christmas bonus and it’s high time you splurge on yourself and the people you love. Go out with a bang with the city’s hottest spots and their priciest instruments of inebriation.
Elit by Stolichnaya from GILT
Stoli Elit is a noticeably smoother version of the original clear vodka produced by Stolichnaya. Its luxurious taste is perfect for the vodka connoisseur who enjoys sipping it well chilled or mixes it in “transparent” cocktails like the vodka martini.
Price: Php 7,500.00
GILT, Crossroads Mall, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 416 2342
The Balvenie Doublewood, single Malt scotch Whiskey from SCRAPYARD
A 12-year old single malt that gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods, a traditional oak whisky cask and a Spanish oak sherry cask, with a complex spicy flavor which isn’t typical of most Scotches.
Price: Php 8,200.00
SCRAPYARD, The Henry, Paseo Saturnino, Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 520 8877
Johnnie Walker Blue Label from THE DISTILLERY
Enjoyed by the successful elite, representing high achievement and personal progress, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is an icon of prestige. It’s heavy texture and powerfully delightful burnt oak aroma lingers producing an anesthetically pleasing feeling close to that of euphoria.
Price: Php 9,000.00
The Distillery Cebu, Crossroads Mall, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 266 9064
Dom Peringon from THE PENTHOUSE
Live the high life in Hamptons’ spirit with a couple of bottles of Dom. Medium- bodied, subtle, and complex, the style of Champagne Dom Pérignon is marked by elegance, finesse, and perfect balance.
Price: Php 15,000.00
Penthouse, 3/f, CJRS Point, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City, (032) 238 0532 @penthouse_cebu
Opus one from TINDERBOX
The American royal of wine can be found in some of the world’s best restaurants and sometimes referred to as the Californian interpretation of a fine Bordeaux, deserving the accolade of ‘world class’.
Price: Php 21,570.00
Tinderbox, Archbishop Reyes Ave. Cor. Bauhinia Drive, Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 234 1682
450cl Grey Goose Cradled Bottle from THE LOFT: GREY GOOSE LOUNGE
Big news deserves a bigger bottle, 4.5L of the world’s number-one rated vodka to be exact. Since the spirit possesses any mixer, you’ll never run out of things to drink. Price:
The Loft, 2/f CJRS Point, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City, (032) 238 0532, @theloftcebu
AsomBroso Vintage 11 year Aged Añejo Tequila from MAYA TAQUERIA AND TEQUILA BAR
With most tequila aged between a year and five, get smashed smashingly with the first and only 11-year añejo tequila to be sold in the world. Its golden hue and warming taste to the throat with an agave hint is harmoniously in sync with the initial amorous odors of butterscotch and caramel, and further along of honey and oak and a bit of cinnamon. If you get tipsy enough, you’ll forget about the price tag.
Price: Php 8,900.00/SHOT
MAYA Taqueria and Tequila Bar, Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City (032) 238 9552 | @mayacebu
If the Earth is still in tact tomorrow morning, pick out your best white ensembles for the evening.
- by DAVID JONES CUA
- photography JOSEPH ONG
- styling SHARI QUIMBO
Originally published in the Zee Directory’s October 2012 Issue. Find the latest issue here.
LONDON IN FULL BLOOM: An Exclusive Look at the recent Chelsea Flower Show
The Chelsea Flower Show in London, one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the world, returned in full glory in May 2023, captivating visitors with its stunning displays and landscape designs. Held annually on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, this year’s show proved to be a true feast for the senses, showcasing an array of breathtaking gardens, vibrant floral arrangements, and innovative landscaping. The 3-day event showcased 36 outdoor gardens, including four balcony gardens for small spaces. Inside the giant pavilion, blooms compete with each other, exotic flowers, roses, and many more.
The 2023 Chelsea Flower Show embraced a Nature’s Harmony theme, with a strong focus on sustainability and mental health. The show’s organizers emphasized the importance of sustainable gardening practices and biodiversity conservation, inspiring attendees to create beautiful outdoor spaces while preserving and protecting the environment.
What’s Cebu got to do with the Chelsea Flower Show in London? One person. James Doran Webb (https://www.jamesdoranwebb.co.uk), an Englishman working with driftwood, has been displaying his artworks for several years. James collects cast-off driftwood and shapes them into beautiful animal shapes that find places in some of the most iconic gardens. Leaping horses, owls, reindeer, and the occasional dragon, James Webb’s creations are avidly collected by landscapers to add accent to gardens in all sizes, using cast-off wood, fitting perfectly with the sustainable element—something Mr. Webb has done quite well for the last decade.
The Philippine International Flower Festival will be held at the PICC in Manila from January 14 to 18, 2024. Watch out for more info from our website!