Updated: Dec 5, 2020
Three of the Industry’s Biggest Names Grace Whisky Live 2016
Whisky aficionados are in for a treat at this year’s event as Dave Broom, Luca Gargano and Rogerio Igarashi Vaz present their best
Singapore, September 2016 – Going strong on its seventh year, South East Asia’s premier Whisk(e)y and Spirits show, Whisky Live Singapore 2016 (the “Show”) will be taking it up a notch with special guest appearance from three of the industry’s biggest names: prolific Whisky writer Dave Broom, Rum legend Luca Gargano, and master Mixologist Rogerio Igarashi Vaz.
“Whisky Live continuously experience a double-digit growth in attendees annually. The increasing number of guests at the Show, especially with our female guests, and the event’s success each year are a testament to the growing demand of people who appreciate whiskies in the region,” comments Mr. Mathieu Musnier, General Manager at La Maison du Whisky.
He adds, “We are extremely excited to have Dave Broom, Luca Gargano and Rogerio Igarashi Vaz with us for this year’s event, and Whisky Live Singapore 2016 will surely provide a heightened experience for enthusiasts and experts unlike any other.”
La Maison du Whisky, established in Singapore since 2006, is the organiser of Whisky Live in Singapore and Paris, which is also the biggest Whisky and Spirit show in Europe.
The show this year will be hosted at the esteemed Capella Hotel Singapore, set against the picturesque backdrop of the South China Sea. Executive Chef of Capella Hotel Singapore Chef David Nicolas Senia will be creating unique and memorable dining experiences especially for guests attending Whisky Live 2016.
Known for his culinary excellence of drawing inspiration from new experiences with local flavours, Chef David has prepared an exclusive menu1 where whisky is used as a key ingredient for his dishes. Guests attending the event will be entitled two portions of dishes per day. Should attendees wish to savour more, the dishes will be available for a small fee.
The Golden Three
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in Singapore, La Maison du Whisky will bottle the last two barrels of Karuizawa – Karuizawa 1965 Bourbon Cask and Karuizawa 1965 Sherry Cask – which will be opened for the first time at Whisky Live Singapore 2016. On this special occasion, Dave Broom will be hosting a comparative tasting of these two barrels for attendees at his exclusive masterclass.
Rum legend Luca Gargano will make his return to this year’s Whisky Live and host a masterclass of Velier’s range of premier rums.
Making his debut in Singapore is master Mixologist Rogerio Igarashi Vaz, co-founder and chief bartender of Bar Tram and Bar Trench in Japan, which was chosen as one of the world’s 100 best bars in 2014 by World’s 50 best bar & World’s Best Bars. Trench will be recreated in Singapore exclusively at Whisky Live Singapore 2016, where Rogerio will be on hand to give guests an unforgettable experience. Original and exclusive creations showcasing the latest cocktail trends from Japan will be made available at the event as well.
Rogerio Igarashi Vaz
More Brands, More Fun
This year, Whisky Live Singapore will have its biggest show yet, showcasing close to 300 expressions and over 60 whisk(e)y and spirit brands for guests. The Macallan will make its debut at Whisky Live Singapore 2016, together with three other main brands of single malt whisky to share, namely Old Pulteney, Balblair and AnCnoc.
Guests will also see the return of some of the world’s most notable distilleries such as Glenfiddich, Dalmore, Kavalan, Aberlour, Mortlach, Nikka and many more. For spirits, crowd favourites Monkey 47, Chalong Bay, and Don Papa will make their mark at the Show.
The Collector Room will also remain as one of the highlights at the Show for whisky aficionados to relish in rare and highly sought-after bottles from across the world. The room guarantees a comfortable and enjoyable environment for attendees, made even better with the presence of Leica Camera as the official photography partner for the event.
Partnering with Vaniday, Whisky Live Singapore 2016 introduces the Ladies’ Room, a comfortable and pampering respite offered to all attending female VIP guests at the Show. The tastefully decorated room will see Vaniday featured salons where VIP ladies will be pampered with complimentary beauty services such as makeovers, massages, and facials.
During the event, the VIP female attendees can lounge while enjoying drinks and beauty treats in the Ladies’ Room from 1pm onwards. To enjoy the pampering session, all the attendees require is to flash the Vaniday app upon entrance.
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
One-Day Pass (SGD 99)
Access to 12 Nov (Sat) or 13 Nov (Sun)
2 portions of food
1 cocktail per bar in the pop up bar
VIP One-Day Pass (Saturday or Sunday – SGD 169) Package includes:
Express access to event
Access to Collector Room
Access to VIP Tasting Room
1 Cocktail from Trench VIP guest bar
2 portions of food
1 cocktail per bar in the pop up bar
Ticketing Hotline: +65 6348 5555
Whisky Live (http://www.whiskylive.sg/tickets-prices/)
La Maison du Whisky
Address: 80 Mohamed Sultan Rd., Singapore 239013
Tel: +65 6733 0059
For more information, please feel free to visit the Whisky Live 2016 website (http://www.whiskylive.sg)
About Whisky Live
Whisky Live prides itself on bringing together the finest whiskies and spirits, great food and a range of education and entertainment to make learning about whisky both fun and stimulating. This annual event offers the unique opportunity to sample the greatest whiskies in the world and discover exciting spirits, whilst mingling with the producers, distillers, and ambassadors all under one roof.
In addition to learning about the world of whisky, rare and sought-after whiskies are sampled at the event while socialising with well-known individuals of the industry. Each event has its own local flavour and provides the greatest insight into spirits. With great food, masterclasses, pop-up bars and much more, Whisky Live is a great day out and a memorable experience.
About La Maison du Whisky Singapore
La Maison du Whisky is a family-owned company, founded in 1956 in Paris and is the French specialist of rare whiskies and niche spirits, importation and distribution. La Maison du Whisky Singapore brings the same rare and collectible products to these shores since 2006, as well as the same approach and passion that has made the mother company one of the most respected in the world today. It operates to the public as a shop by day and a cocktail and tasting bar from the evening, but is also a key partner for most prestigious dining and drinking venues in Singapore.
About Leica Camera
With a long heritage of over 167 years in quality German engineering, Leica hand-crafts the world’s finest cameras, the world’s most brilliant lenses and sport optic tools. We capture and preserve memorable moments for the world with customer-orientated, inspirational, premium solutions. Leica helps transform vision into personal creative fulfilment, in many cases nurturing a fervent passion for expression that spans the decades.
Leica Camera has been in the frontline of photojournalism and related activities be it the Oskar Barnack Award for high quality reportage photography or presenting photographs taken by international photographers through its galleries that offer access to life’s hidden stories. In Germany, we build the world’s finest cameras and nurture the true, iconic soul of photography. Leica stores in Singapore can be found at Marina Bay Centres Shoppes, ION Orchard, Mandarin Gallery and Raffles Hotel Arcade.