Whisky Live Singapore returns in November 2016

Capella Hotel Sentosa is host venue for Whisky Live 2016.

Following its success in 2015, Whiskey Live will return to Singapore on the 12th and 13th  of November this year at Capella Hotel Sentosa. Primed to be its biggest show yet, Whiskey Live will showcase an astounding 300 expressions and over 60 whisk(e)y brands.

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Whisky Live will take place on the 12th & 13th of November 2016

The Organizers – La Maison du Whisky

Whisky Live is proudly organized by La Maison du Whisky which celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Singapore.  To commemorate this occasion, La Maison du Whisky will bottle the last two barrels of Karuizawa – the Karuizawa 1965 Bourbon Cask, and the Karuizawa 1965 Sherry Cask. Both of which will be opened for the first time at Whisky Live Singapore 2016.

The Invited “Golden Three” Industry Giants

Yet if that is not already enough to tantalize the palate of any whisky lover, Whiskey Live 2016 will also feature three special industry giants. Dubbed as the “Golden Three”, here is all you need to know about these invited guests.

Whisky Writer, Dave Broom

Dave Broom is a four-time winner of the Glenfiddich Drinks Book of The Year Award
Dave Broom is a four-time winner of the Glenfiddich Drinks Book of The Year Award

Dave Broom is one of the most prolific whisky writers in the global scene. Having been a freelance writer for over twenty years, Dave Broom has focused not only on whisky but also on other spirits. He has since written numerous books, and is also a four-time winner of the Glenfiddich “Drinks Book of The Year Award“. His latest book “The World Atlas of Whisky” explores the whisky world not only by geography but also by flavours.

A regular contributor to a host of international titles; Dave’s primary journalistic platform is Whisky Magazine and its international subsidiaries, and is also a regular contributor to Malt Advocate, Imbibe and other publications. Aside from being a member of the prestigious Malt Maniacs for over 10 years Dave has also formerly been the chairman of the judges at the World Whiskies Awards (WWA).

At the coming Whisky Live Singapore, Dave will be conducting an exclusive masterclass at which attendees will gain access to indulge in a comparative tasting of the Karuizawa 1965 Bourbon Cask, and the Karuizawa 1965 Sherry Cask that as mentioned earlier in this article, will be opened for the first time at this event.

Rum Legend, Luca Gargano

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Rum legend, and voted 2016 Rum Influencer of the Year, Luca Gargano

Returning to this year’s Whisky Live is rum legend, and newly crowned 2016 Rum Influencer of the Year Luca Gargano. Luca, who received this award just last week at The Golden Rum Barrel awards, will be hosting a masterclass of his Velier range of premier rums at this year’s Whisky Live Singapore.

Master Mixologist, Rogerio Igarashi Vaz

Master Mixologist Rogerio Igarashi Vaz
Master Mixologist Rogerio Igarashi Vaz

Master Mixologist Rogerio Igarashi Vaz will be making his debut in Singapore at Whisky Live this year. Rogerio is the co-founder and chief bartender at Bar Tram and Bar Trench in Japan, which were named amongst the world’s best 100 bars in 2014. This coming November, Bar Trench will be recreated exclusively at Whisky Live Singapore. Rogerio will be on hand to give guests an unforgettable experience in showcasing original and exclusive creations comprising of the latest Japanese cocktail trends.

The Whiskies at Whisky Live 2016

Of the 60 Whisk(e)y brands that will be featured this year, notable brands such as The Macallanwill also be making its debut at Whisky Live Singapore 2016. Also on the list of whiskies that will be present for the first time at this event are the Old Pulteney, Balblairand AnCnoc.

Guests will also see the return of some of the world’s most notable distilleries such as Glenfiddich, Dalmore, Kavalan, Aberlour, Mortlach, Nikkaand many more. In the spirits category, crowd favourites Monkey 47, Chalong Bay, and Don Papawill also make their mark at the show.

Whisky Live 2015
Whisky Live 2015

The Collector Room

As always, The Collector Room will stay its reputation as one of the key highlights at Whiskey Live. This room was created for aficionados to enjoy rare and highly sought after bottles from all over the world.  Partnering with Leica Cameras, the room guarantees and comfortable and enjoyable environment for its guests. In partnership with Vaniday, Whiskey Live Singapore 2016 introduces a new feature called the Ladies Room, a respite filled with comfort and pampering, available only to female VIPs attending the show. Complimentary beauty services such as makeovers, massages and facials will be available in the Ladies Room.  To enjoy the pampering session, all the attendees require is to flash the Vaniday app upon entrance.

Guests at Whisky Live 2015
Guests at Whisky Live 2015

The Food

Another feature to look forward to at Whiskey Live 2016, would be the culinary creations of Executive Chef of Capella Hotel Singapore Chef David Nicolas Senia. Known for his culinary excellence of drawing inspiration from new experiences with local flavours, Chef David has prepared an exclusive menu where whisky is used as a key ingredient for his dishes. Guests attending the event will be entitled two portions of dishes per day.

Guests Toasting at Whisky Live 2015
Guests Toasting at Whisky Live 2015

 

Ticketing & Event Info

WHISKY LIVE 2016 SINGAPORE

Date:12th November 2016 (Saturday) @ 2pm – 10pm, and

13th November 2016 (Sunday) @ 11am – 9pm

Venue:Capella Hotel Singapore

1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297

Tickets are available for purchase here.

 

Aaron Tan

Lifestyle Editor and Creative Director

A media professional with extensive experience in all forms of print and online media. Trained professionally in the film and television industry, Aaron Tan has also experience in features writing for magazines. A seasoned individual in creating viral content, Aaron is now a Creative Director and Partner with Com3 Singapore and Lifestyle Editor of Covered Asia

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