3 Essential Drinks To Enjoy On Your Yacht

Enjoying a drink while aboard your yacht is among life’s greatest pleasures.


If you relish a fine drink and are seeking additions to your collection, the three bottles listed here would be perfect – a fine champagne, a small batch bourbon and a bold red would be appreciated by any guest.


Before heading off to the marina, consider these 3 must have drinks for your yacht:

Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002 – $160 per bottle 750 ml

Champagne is a drink that can be savored at any occasion. While berthed or at sea, this champagne offers a tasteful elegance suitable for any sized yacht.

Per Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, “this champagne is light, bright and gold. Intensely perfumed – evokes candied orange, pear and ginger, with building floral and spice nuances. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering an array of citrus and floral flavors that become richer with air. A hint of nuttiness arrives on the finish, which is spicy, focused and very long.


Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – $70 a fifth

A regional classic, this small batch cult brand can be hard to find. But once found, is a delightful sipping drink that can be savored…and shared.

Named 2010 “Spirit of the Year” by Wine and Spirits Magazine, Pappy Van Winkle  offers up a taste of the American south.


Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2006 – $90+ 750 ml

Rated #8 of the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011, this big, bold Italian red would mesh well with any Italian designed or built yacht.

The wine has gained quick appeal due to it’s distinct flavors. Per Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, “very sexy aromas of musky raspberry, flowers, tobacco and truffle, with a strong minerality and a minty nuance. A strong spine of acids and tannins subdue the wine’s underlying sweetness. Finishes with serious but late-arriving tannins and terrific length.”

This wine offers gravitas, excellence and power – a perfect compliment to the wine selection of any yacht.

(Note: care must be taken with red wine – the chances of staining teak and/or carpeting increase with each sip.)


All of these drinks should be essential additions to your yacht’s bar. You would enjoy them as would your guests.

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