As the holidays approach, it’s the perfect time to drink a toast to 2019 and count down to 2020.
What better way to do both than by matching up some new and exciting libations with some of the year’s most exceptional timepieces? Here are seven spirited pairings to entice both your palate and your wrist. (Click the arrows to see the watch we picked for each bottle.)
Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651 and the Bremont Supermarine S300
Vale Fox Distillery was founded in New York’s Hudson Valley but employs the expertise of a British master distiller and an all-star team of Brits formerly of the Scotch whiskey industry. Its debut spirit, Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651 ($39,99), is described by its creators as a “lively mix of British sophistication and American mischief,” with a blend of macerated botanicals including juniper and angelica root, and non-chill filtering, for a vibrant, bracing flavor that works on the rocks or in a dry martini. So how about a very British watch to accompany it? The Bremont Supermarine S300 ($4,095) debuted this year with a painted white dial, a dark blue ceramic bezel and a blue-and-gray NATO strap. The colorway for this sporty yet dressy dive watch is perfect for winter and might even call to mind a chilled gin cocktail.