If there’s any proof of the enduring popularity of whisky – Whisky Live returns for its 10th year in Singapore. This year, the event celebrating all things malted, distilled and aged will be held at Andaz Singapore.
Expect over 600 labels and expressions from over 70 brands from all over the world, including debuts, limited releases and collaborations.
It won’t be an endless parade of drams though. Whisky Live 2019 promises six different experiences where you can learn about, discover and taste rare spirits.
Here is our pick of highlights:
Launch of The Balvenie 14-Year-Old and Glenfiddich 23-year-old Grand Cru
Be some of the first people in the country to try these two non-traditional expressions. The Balvenie is finished in casks that previously held Caribbean rum, while the Glenfiddich sees its final four months in French oak that’s been used to age wine used for Champagne.
Taste rare spirits at the Collector’s Room
Organisers La Maison du Whisky (LMDW) has amassed a private collection over 60 years, and now’s your chance to taste some of those bottles. Standouts include untraceable labels that were distilled over 40 years ago; limited edition expressions from Nikka Whisky, and highly sought-after liquid gold like a Glen Grant 1955 60-Year-Old by independent bottler and distiller Gordon & MacPhail. Tasting available with token purchase.
Take a break from tasting at the Cocktail Terrace
It must be tiring to taste dozens of whiskies. Cocktails from some of the best bars in the country – including Smoke & Mirrors, Jigger & Pony, Employees Only – will be available, with two bars taking a shift together at the terrace every four hours.
Be a VIP
VIP pass holders will get to try another 100-or-so special spirits in the VIP area, including LMDW’s own new release, the Artist #9 and Artist #9: Peaty. Those who want a break from malt can also taste one of the last few bottles of the Rum Caroni 23-Year-Old The Last & Tasting Gang – a vintage released by the now-closed cult Trinidad distillery.
Whisky Live is happening on Nov 9 and 10.
Get your tickets here.