The Whisky Store will be presenting Whisky Journey, a 10-day bar and restaurant whisky trail this month from 11 December to 20 December.
With the holiday season approaching and you can start to feel your workload tapering off, there’s no better time to ease up and relax. Perhaps now, a 10-day bar-and-restaurant whisky trail might seem doable? Whisky Journey is a partnership of 15 local bars and restaurants along with the many prominent whisky distilleries in a bid to have a good time and hopefully inject some life into the local F&B scene. Nothing like a feel-good Christmas-ey vibe to go with your drinks, eh?
The people behind the Whisky Store set up the first whisky bar in Singapore back in 2007 and have been responsible for the many whisky journeys of their patrons, so it is kind of appropriate that the trail is the first of its kind as well.
While almost two bars a day for ten days seems like a monumental task, you don’t have to go on all the rides in the theme park to have fun. And fun is the operational word, and the trail is just one of many novel ways the local F&B community is trying in the wake of COVID-19 inject some life into the scene.
While it’s not an overseas whisky tour, but the Whisky Journey might feel just like one. With training from partner distilleries, restaurant staff are well-prepared to share insights recommendations with all guests. Industry experts will also be on hand to ensure that you can have the best whisky-themed experience in town. Whether you’re up for dinner and drinks or just drinks, they’ve got you covered.
TL;DR – How does it work?
Pick up your ticket ($38, $32 early bird) from Copper at Lanson Place (online purchase) or any of the participating outlets and redeem your starter pack and free Glencairn glass. Show up at any of the participating bars and restaurants to get your passport stamped and your first free sample. You can sample other whiskies as well at discounted prices that start from $2.
You can also buy group tickets. Whisky Journey offers preferential rates for groups numbering more than 10. Do note that with the current COVID-19 situation, you should try to book your seating arrangements in advance if you want to attend as a group, as social distancing restrictions and maximum group sizes will limit your options.
If you’re worried about not being able to finish all your free samples, don’t worry – you have until 30 December to do so. But if you’re a champ and manage to complete your passport, you qualify for a lucky draw (more details to come).
Also, there’s nothing quite like travelling across the island to earn your drinks, and they’ve put up quite a few interesting ones. Whisky Journey has put together an enticing and delectable range of whiskies from the likes of Bunnahabhain, Tomatin and Loch Lomond. These are, of course, limited; not many have the capacity bottle casks of their own, and The Whisky Store is one of the few in Singapore who can. Look out for the Bunnahabhain 1997, Ledaig 1998 and especially the Tomatin Decades II (the 1970s), which won the Bronze medal in the Specialty Whisky category at the recent Scottish Whisky Awards. Along with almost 300 expressions of whiskies available at Whisky Journey, you’ll be able to purchase them at special event prices.
There will be many expressions featured, but here are some of the event exclusives confirmed for the trail. If you only have one liver and not enough Grab credits, focus on sampling these first if you can, because only ticket holders have access to them:
- Duncan Taylor Octave Glenallachie 2008 for Whisky Journey (102 bottles)
- Tomatin 2009 Verdejo Hogshead for Whisky Journey (360 bottles)
- Limited edition Tobermory 12YO 2007 Port Pipe Finish 58.6% (The Writing Club)
- Limited edition Ledaig 21YO 1998 Marsala Cask Finish 55.8% (The Writing Club)
- Limited edition Bunnahabhain 2008 Manzanilla Finish 58.4% (at S L A T E.)
- Limited edition Bunnahabhain Moine 1997 PX Finish 50% (at S L A T E.)
- Glen Scotia 2006 for Whisky Journey (235 bottles)
- Loch Lomond Island Series Inchmurrin Single Cask 2008 for Whisky Journey (273 bottles)
- Glencadam 13YO 2007 First Fill Bourbon for Whisky Journey (368 bottles)
Also, there will be a host of expressions from:
- Cu Bocan
- Duncan Taylor
- Glen Scotia
- Loch Lomond
- Old Ballantruan
- Paul John
- Scotch Malt Whisky Society
- The Lakes Distillery (Here in Singapore for the first time)
Participating Bars and Restaurants.
- Cable car 1890’s Saloon
- Jiu Zhuang
- Joo Bar
- Quiach Bar South Beach
- S L A T E.
- The Cooperage
- The Other roof
- The Writing Club
- Tom Dick & Hillary’s
- Wala Wala Cafe Bar
Whisky Journey 2020 x Spirited Singapore Giveaway!
In collaboration with Whisky Journey 2020, Spirited Singapore is giving away three pairs of tickets to the event.
Each pair of tickets priced at SGD 76 gives the ticket pass holder a free Glencairn whisky glass, a Whisky Journey passport and a free 10ml tasting dram at participating bars and restaurants.
To participate, please answer the following question: How many bars and restaurants can you visit as part of the Whisky Journey 2020 whisky trail?
Send your answer along with your name and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are selected as a winner, we will reach out to you with details on collecting your pair of tickets.
*Selection process is done by a lucky draw of all participants with the correct answer as of 2359, 7 December 2020 (Monday). The selection process and decision by Spirited Singapore are final.
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