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Support local F&B businesses at this inaugural whisky event in Singapore

Whisky Journey, which runs from Dec 11 to Dec 20, sees local bars and restaurants pair up with whisky distilleries around the world to offer tasting menus, whisky pairings and rare bottles for purchase at wholesale prices.

Support local F&B businesses at this inaugural whisky event in Singapore

The Writing Club is one of 15 F&B outlets participating in Whisky Journey. (Photo: Whisky Journey)

It’s been a good run for local whisky enthusiasts of late, what with the opening of The Macallan Experience at the Raffles Singapore on Oct 26 and the launch of Diageo Rare & Exceptional’s e-commerce channel on Nov 2 – which, by the way, has just announced its 2020 Special Releases collection.

And from today (Dec 11), that streak is set to continue with Whisky Journey, a 10-day affair that sees local bars and restaurants pair up with whisky distilleries around the world to offer tasting menus, whisky pairings and rare bottles for purchase at wholesale prices.

Glen Scotia is one of the distilleries participating in Whisky Journey. (Photo: Whisky Journey) Duncan Taylor Octave, Glenallachie 11 years old, distilled 2008. (Photo: Whisky Journey)

Among the participating outlets are Copper Bar, Malts and Quaich South Beach, while the (mainly Scottish) distilleries lending their support include Bunnahabhain, Loch Lomond and Tomatin. The full list of outlets and distilleries can be found here.

Organised by The Whisky Store, the ticketed event, which had been postponed twice this year (no thanks to the pandemic) will run from Dec 11 to Dec 20 at 15 F&B locations across the island. It’s essentially a whisky bar hop, complete with “passports” issued to participants to “stamp” at each outlet. (It’s the closest many of us will get to an actual passport stamp, for now).

Copper Bar. (Photo: Whisky Journey) Quaich Bar South Beach. (Photo: Whisky Journey)

At S$45 a pop, a ticket entitles you to a complimentary 10ml taster at each outlet, with additional tasters available for S$2 and up. You also get a complimentary Glencairn glass to tote along with you. For those looking for stocking fillers or to stock their bars at home, know that there are exclusive inaugural Whisky Journey bottlings from labels such as Duncan Taylor, Glencadam, Glen Scotia, Inchmurrin and Tomatin.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant challenges for the local F&B industry… we saw a perfect opportunity to use this event and our voice to rally support for our fellow restauranteurs and bar operators,” said Chua Khoon Hui, founder of The Whisky Store, in a press statement.

Added Chua: “With these exciting partnerships between international distilleries and our local establishments, we hope to continue sparking whisky appreciation in Singapore and stand together with the rest of the F&B industry in times of adversity.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant challenges for the local F&B industry… we saw a perfect opportunity to use this event and our voice to rally support for our fellow restauranteurs and bar operators." – Chua Khoon Hui

Tickets for the Whisky Journey may be purchased here. Guests are encouraged to make reservations with the participating outlets

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Source: CNA/ds

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