The holidays are almost upon us, and like many Australians, if you use your time off to eat, drink and be merry, you’ve likely been caught needing to visit a bottle shop whilst a little on the side of merry. Throw in NSW Police’s current MDT campaign (no it’s not a hip new drug, they mean Mobile Drug Testing) and you start to amass a powerful number of disincentives to driving under the influence of anything.
Your seasonal saviour may turn out to be Quick Bottle, who will deliver grog to yours (in Sydney CBD, Inner West, Eastern Suburbs and Lower North) in around forty minutes. I gave it a road test last weekend and was delighted to find most of the fixings for a Sunday afternoon Pimms Cup – Pimms No. 10 Cup ($49.95/500ml) and Lemonade ($4.95/1.25L) – bar the dry ginger ale.
By using partnerships with local bottle shops, Quick Bottle are able to branch beyond mainstream labels. I was pleased to see craft beers, like my favourite quaffer, Stone & Wood Pacific Ale ($23.95/6x330ml); ciders including The Hills Pear Cider ($19.95/6x330ml); and a small range of wines. Okay, for now Quick Bottle isn’t going to replace your favourite independent bottle shop for drinks like sake, premium whiskies, interesting gins and Fever-Tree tonic, but it is definitely worth keeping in mind for life’s little emergencies…
Please note: Quick Bottle will be closed on December 24, 25 and 31.