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ReserveBar is an online delivery platform offering everything from bottom- and middle-shelf wine and spirits to the very tippy-top (think Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs), all available in upscale gift packaging.
Thinking about gifting someone special an engraved bottle of Perrier Jouet Grand Brut? Well, why not toss in a pair of Waterford crystal Champagne flutes? A bottle of Jefferson’s Reserve small-batch bourbon? Why not get it engraved? Of course, no one is going to shame you for treating yourself, but that doesn’t mean you should forego the fancy glasses, bottle holders, and other add-ons.
ReserveBar can be a wonderful website for finding just the right top-shelf bottle or special gift, especially when it comes to Champagne, wine, liquor, custom engraving, barware bundles, and more.
If you’re seeking out a prodigious bottle of Champagne or Cognac for a special occasion — maybe Remy Martin Louis XIII) — ReserveBar has it. There’s also a whole category dedicated to rare and fine bottles.
Occasionally, you’ll find great promotions, either on shipping or credit when you buy a certain number of bottles at once. At the time of this update, you can get a $20 gift code if you spend $100 or more with the code “BUYANDSAVE“.
We generally won’t look to ReserveBar when restocking the bottom and middle shelves of our liquor cabinet or getting regular old beer or wine.
For example, a fifth of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey from ReserveBar is $34. That’s not a deal when Wine.com is charging $30 but Drizly’s price is around $25 (price varies depending on your location). It pays to shop for run-of-the-mill brands offered for less elsewhere, and the easiest option may be your local purveyor.
I went through the checkout process for a fifth of Tito’s Handmade Vodka at Wine.com (about $20) and Drizly (about $22) only to find the same bottle for $39 at ReserveBar. The above prices are all without taking into account sites’ shipping and handling charges, as well as taxes (which obviously vary from state to state).
So long as your local retailer isn’t marking up its prices too badly, you probably won’t pay much more than $30 for that same delivery from them, not to mention that it’ll likely arrive within the hour. Support your local retailers when and where you can, but also when and where it makes financial sense for you.
Before you start shopping, select which state you’d like to have your order shipped to in the top right section of the screen, just below “Customer Service” and to the left of “Corp Gifts.”
Then — and this might be our favorite part about ReserveBar — you can shop by category and subcategory based on everything from vintage to gift sets, limited offerings, and quality. This type of curation is smart and helpful; for example, under Scotch, the drop-down tab lets you choose between “luxury,” “single malt,” and “blended.”
If it’s in your budget, the “Rare and Exceptional” selection is worth a look and potential sip.
Before you order anything, scour the website and check the retailer’s Facebook page, which often posts deals you might not otherwise find.
We ordered from ReserveBar using a gift code on April 15 in the afternoon, and our box arrived on April 21 at midday, through economy or ground shipping. Everything was safe and sound thanks to empty cardboard inserts and bubble-wrap. I went for a couple of gift sets for upcoming occasions as well as one just for me: a bottle of Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 2007, a bottle of Goslings Family Reserve Old Rum with a pair of Dartington glasses, and a bottle of Remy Martin XO, also with a pair of Remy Martin glasses. Prices were comparable elsewhere, and while some items were a few dollars more on ReserveBar, I felt it was worth it when my purchases arrived so elegantly packaged.
It’s important to know that some wines and spirits can’t be shipped to certain states — on the right side of every product page, you’ll find a list of places that a particular bottle can be shipped to. As with any alcohol delivery service, ReserveBar requires someone 21 or older to be present with a valid ID to accept the order.
While a lot of ReserveBar’s offerings are available on other popular online liquor stores, ReserveBar stands out for its luxury packaging and gift sets, such as a Woodford Reserve’s gift set collab with Sugarfina, as well as its occasional but outstanding deals, like $21 off an Aviation Gin gift set.
Currently, you can get a $20 gift code if you spend $100 or more with the code “BUYANDSAVE“.
ReserveBar is the place to go when you want to give a personalized present, or something a little more special than a generic bottle of scotch or Bourdeaux with a nylon bow on it. It’s where you turn for custom engravings, fancy crystal and barware sets, gift baskets full of top-shelf liquors and luxury snacks, and so on. ReserveBar is not geared toward facilitating regular orders, and while you will find a selection of middle- and lower-shelf brands, it will do you well to compare prices before completing your purchase.