Forget The Phantom Of The Opera (the Chinese seventh month is over anyway). The most spirited event in all Singapore is coming, specifically the weekend of 3 & 4 November 2018. It is Whisky Live 2018, the international taste show, where collectors, connoisseurs, and just plain old straight shooters of wee drams and large ones congregate and libate.
From points north south east west of the compass – Shanghai, New York, London, Johannesburg – they’ll be here to tipple. In this the 9th edition of Whisky Live Singapore 2018. Organised by La Maison Du Whisky, this highly anticipated event is rich in the Art of Whisky Appreciation, Exclusive Tasting Experiences, Whisky Masterclasses.
Have you been? To La Maison Du Whisky? A jewel box of liquid gold, in The Pier, Mohamad Sultan Road.
“We have 1,500 varieties of whisky in here,” its general manager Mr Mathieu Musnier told me with a sweep of his hand at the floor to ceiling shelves “From 19 countries.”
The most expensive – I forget the name – is S$22,000 for the bottle. Not easily accessible. It was on the top shelf.
LMDW also stocks and serves the most beautiful gin you have not tried. Roku Gin. From Japan. Infused with six herbs, exclusively cultivated for Roku Gin. Which comes in a – six-sided – bottle you’ll want to collect.
Yes. There are fine rums and other libations, smooth, elegant, fine.
Whisky Live Singapore 2018 is held on 3 & 4 November in the Andaz Singapore, famed for its panoramic view. Guaranteed to take your whisky breath away. In Alley on 3, Andaz, Fraser Street. There are 10 ticket categories across the two days, from as low as S$35 for a masterclass to S$1,049 (VIP weekend staycation for two etc).
Whisky Live 2018 Masterclasses The Japanese – Four Decades whisky masterclass by an expert from La Maison Du Whisky Paris. offers a tasting of rare Japanese whiskies of acclaimed brands:
- KARUIZAWA 1978 Cask 8383 Vintage Label Of
- YOICHI 23 Y 1991 Heavily Peated Of
- CHICHIBU 3 Y The First
- MARS 30 Y 1986 American White Oak
The session is priced at S$300 per person and will be conducted on Saturday, 3 November 2018 at 5.45pm, and on Sunday, 4 November 2018 at 2.00pm. Rare Malt Masterclass Hosted by an expert of La Maison Du Whisky, this whisky masterclass includes a tasting of rare and old single malt whiskies: 1. CONVALMORE 24 Y 1978 Rare Malts Of 2. MILLBURN 35 Y 1969 RARE MALT Of 3. ST.MAGDALENE 19 Y 1979 Rare Malts 4. PORT ELLEN 22 Y 1978 Rare Malts Of The session is priced at S$250 per person and will be conducted on Sunday, 4 November 2018 at 5.00pm. The Chita Japanese Single Grain Whisky Masterclass: The Chita Whisky is the first single grain whisky from the House of Suntory. Experience the misty, calm seas of the Chita Peninsula with this serene liquid, unrivalled in its complexity yet distinct in its subtlety and refreshment. Jamey Merkel, Brand Ambassador for Southeast Asia, Beam Suntory, will host this intimate session and bring you through a component malt tasting. The session is priced at S$35 per person and will be conducted on Sunday, 4 November 2018 at 2.45pm. KAVALAN Taiwanese Single Malt Masterclass Explore the range of award-winning Kavalan single malts from Taiwan with Kavalan Ambassador. Although a relatively young whisky producer, Kavalan, owned by the King Car group of companies in Taiwan, has been producing remarkable award-winning whiskies in recent years. The Solist Vinho Barrique was named Single Malt of the Year at the 2015 World Whisky Awards (WWA), and the Solist Amontillado was named Best Single Cask Single Malt at the 2016 WWA. We are also excited to announce a new bottle release – the KAVALAN Distiller’s Select! The session is priced at S$35 per person and will be conducted on Saturday, 3 November 2018 at 6.30pm.
It is a fascinating programme. Four decades of Japan whiskies. Rare malt masterclass. Whisky pairing dinner. Etc. Buy your tickets at Whisky Live