Wine & Whisky Week, an annual event organised by 1855 The Bottle Shop, will feature more than 500 wine and whisky labels at this year’s Suntec City event. Probably the largest wine and whisky event in Singapore, Wine & Whisky Week (WWW) seeks to attract bargain hunters with its value for money wines and spirits as well as connoisseurs with vintages and award-winning labels.
The event from 19 to 30 April 2017 lets you sample from more than 100 wine and whisky labels as well as learn from experts from a series of Masterclasses. “With the third edition of WWW, we want to continue reinventing the way we host our events with carefully sourced labels, further cementing our stance in bringing a remarkable portfolio of wines and spirits together at irresistible value,” says Mr. Patrick Sng, CEO of 1855 TBS.
Wine & Whisky Week Highlights
The event is free for all to attend and features numerous back vintage Bordeaux labels that are ready to drink and a variety of award-winning wines and spirits.
Pinot Noir from around the World
With interest of Pinot Noir wines surging to an all-time high in 2016, WWW has dedicated a curated section to the trending grape varietal. Here are some of the exclusive labels at the event:
- Yering Station Village Pinot Noir 2014, Australia (Yarra Valley), James Halliday: 92 pts
- Lethbridge Pinot Noir 2013, Australia (Geelong), James Halliday: 95 pts
- Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2014, New Zealand (Central Otago), Wine Advocate: 93+ pts, Decanter: 96 pts (Joint 1st for 2014 vintage of Central Otago Pinot Noir), Bob Campbell: 97 pts
- Bouchard Pere Et Fils Beaune Greves Vigne De L’Enfant Jesus 2012, France (Burgundy), Wine Advocate: 91+ pts, Wine Spectator: 93 pts
Rare whiskies to buy immediately
WWW will bring in a mix of in-demand, new and rare whiskies that you can purchase right at the event.
- Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak
This Speyside Single Malt Scotch whisky is slightly drier and more oaky than the American oak sherry casks varieties. The lighter Macallan has pronounced flavours of citrus, vanilla and coconut.
- Kavalan Single Malt
An award-winning flagship single malt from Taiwan’s Kavalan, this whisky has vowed the world with its signature flavours of tropical fruit, gentle oak and creamy richness.
- Nikka Coffee Grain
Wonderfully exotic and fruity, it is a whisky for the connoisseur in search of an unconventional whisky.
- Laphroaig Select Cask
A favourite among whisky drinkers for its smoky expressions, it is peaty peppered with bright notes of lemon, green apples and mint.
- Glenmorangie Bacalta
Finished in casks seasoned with Malmsey Madeira, the rich and fruity whisky has notes of caramelised apricots, dates, almonds and honeycomb.
Limited to 20 seats for each class, improve your knowledge about wines and spirits in 8 masterclasses hosted by industry experts. Here are four Masterclasses to look out for:
22 April 2017, Saturday, 2pm
The Art of Glass Tasting with PLUMM, $38
By Nicolas Olivry, Wine Expert and PLUMM Brand Ambassador
Not sure why wine glasses are shaped the way they are? Let the expert show you how different glassware shapes can enhance the bouquet and flavours of wine.
23 April 2017, Sunday, 4pm
Fire Up with Highland Park, $48
By Gerald Lu, Brand Trainer of Edrington
Gerald Lu shares in depth about whiskies’ maturity, characters and flavours. On this masterclass, he will introduce the Highland Park 12yo, Highland Park Dark Origins, Highland Park 18yo and Highland Fire Edition.
29 April 2017, Saturday, 2pm
Sake and Shochu Masterclass with Takara, $38
By Seiji Wakasugi, Vice President of Takara Shuzo Singapore
Takara, a pioneer of Sake in Japan, showcases the fusion of traditional, artisan-inspired brewing techniques and innovation to produce sake and shochu of unrivalled quality and depth. This masterclass will feature an unique sake and shochu tasting.
30 April 2017, Sunday, 4pm
A Tasting Journey through France with Berry Bros. & Rudd, $38
By Nicholas Pegna, Asia Director of Berry Bros. & Rudd
Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, established in the 17th Century. During the masterclass, Nick Pegna will highlight gems from 5 of France’s wine-producing regions.
The Bottle Shop Wine & Whisky Week
Date & Time for Public: 19 April, Wednesday (11am – 5pm), 20 to 30 April 2017, Thursday to Sunday (11am – 10pm)
Date & Time for VIP Event: 19 April, Wednesday (6:30pm – 9pm)
Venue: Suntec City East Wing, Level 1 Atrium, Singapore (Between Tower 3 & 4)
Entry Fee: Free Admission