I was honoured to be invited to attend Makro’s invite-only event attended by celebrities, media, liquor connoisseurs and business leaders last week, as they launched (in style) their 2018 Festive Liquor Catalogue. The event was hosted at an exclusive upmarket home in Sandton, which was an experience in itself – if you follow me on Instagram you will be able to see some of the images from this stunning evening.

Just in time for the festive season, the catalogue features a range of top-notch premium liquor – including a very prestigious 40-year-old Balvenie single malt from Speyside in Scotland, as well as a variety of luxurious cognacs – including Remy Martin Luis XIII, aged between 40 and 100 years packaged in a classy Baccarat decanter, sells for R45 000, and Hennessy Richard Cognac Blend of the Grand Siècles, presented in a numbered carafe of pure handblown crystal, for R54 999 – we are talking collectors items here folk!

Makro is home to the world’s leading wine, spirits and beer brands, and is never far away with 21 stores located across South Africa. In-store a collection of whiskies are available ranging from R100 to R650 000 and also includes Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen.

Gin still the trendsetting drink for the season, and Makro is leading the way. Not only does the catalogue feature 48 gins – with another 22 available in-store and online – but Makro is also a partner in the Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin of the Year Awards. Professional judges and members of the public participated in blind tests last month and the catalogue showcases these finalists.

Thanks to Makro’s easy-to-use mCard app, launched last year, shoppers can score big. The more they buy in-store or online, the more they win in the form of cash-back paid into their mWallet. There are 35 products in this year’s Festive catalogue with mRewards and if a customer purchases all of them, they could say cheers to R60 000 in their mWallet.

Download the mCard app, spend over R500 on the Festive Liquor Guide and stand a chance to win your share of R 1 million in mRewards. There will be 4 lucky winners of R25 000 in mRewards weekly during the promotion.

Find out more online…

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