William Grant & Sons unveils The Distillers Library, an exclusive invite-only private client space within its new office digs in 79 Robinson Road.
There’s a new library in town, but this one’s not open to the public. Independent, family-owned spirits company William Grant & Sons recently unveiled The Distillers Library, a private, invite-only space within its Singapore office premises that’s now home to some of the rarest, most sought-after whiskies in the world.
The Distillers Library will act as the company’s private client suite in what is the first of its kind in the world, located within William Grant & Sons new office facilities in the spanking new 79 Robinson Road commercial building in Singapore’s Central Business District. Hidden behind a false wall along an office corridor, this relatively large yet cosy room is done up to look like a private lounging area of a grand library or luxury hotel (or a man cave of a particularly well-off and tasteful whisky connoisseur). But its contents aren’t like those of a usual library – instead, it’s an archive of some of the rarest and most precious distilled liquids to hail from the William Grant & Sons distillery stable.
For those unfamiliar with William Grant & Sons, they are brand owners of whiskies such as Glenfiddich and The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, and Reyka Vodka, among others. It was first founded in 1887 when founder William Grant built his first distillery Glenfiddich with the help of his nine children and a single stonemason. Today the business still remains within the family of the original founders, five-generations-going-on-six, and Glenfiddich has established itself to be the world’s best-selling single malt.
The Distillers Library by William Grant & Sons is set to host whisky connoisseurs and private collectors in Singapore and the region to tell that storied history. The space will also be used to showcase a range of some of exceedingly rare whiskies from Glenfiddich and The Balvenie, as well as a collection of strictly private releases of the now-closed Ladyburn distillery. Expressions you can find here include the likes of Glenfiddich 1995 Sherry Cask #34778, or The Balvenie 2000 Bourbon Cask #12800. Then there’s the Ladyburn Edition One – a single cask strictly limited to 210 bottles – that’s a collaborative project with British photographer David Bailey, which is a 54 year-old single cask Ladyburn 1966 Sherry Butt.
And if you’re in the market to purchase entire casks from William Grant & Sons, it’s a conversation to be had in The Distillers Library.
William Grant & Sons chose Singapore for their first-ever The Distillers Library in the world, prompted by the rising demand for rare whiskies in Singapore and Asia. “Rare single malt whisky is amongst the most coveted objects of desire today, and we were inspired to create a private, intimate space where connoisseurs and collectors could discover, immerse in and experience our most exclusive Glenfiddich and The Balvenie expressions and cask drawings,” said Doug Bagley, Chief Commercial Officer at William Grant & Sons.
“We’ve envisioned The Distillers Library to deliver a thoughtful, curated luxury learning experience that gives invited guests a window into the untold stories and passionate craft behind our most treasured whiskies,” Bagley added.
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