Join us in the first of a series of tastings where we introduce our friends from around the world who share a similar passion for the golden nectar. First up are the guys from 2 amazing whisky bars in Singapore: The Swan Song and The Single Cask. They are long time friends of ours and are absolutely genuine people. We wanted to showcase some of the whiskies that were bottled for their bars, and get them to tell us more about the whisky scene over there in Singapore.
The Swan Song
The Swan Song started in 2017, and is the labour of love of two old friends, Kelvin Hoon and Arun Prashant. The bar is dedicated to good whiskies and in particular vintage and rare whiskies. The bar has 500 open bottles, many of them rare and very sought after, and many of them were from the owners' private collections. Over here you will find many bottles from closed distilleries such as Port Ellen, Convalmore, Banff and others; and also legendary Samaroli and Cadenhead bottlings, old Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Springbank, Clynelish, Bowmore and many many others.
Location: 50A Prinsep Street #02-01 Singapore 188680
The Single Cask Bar, Singapore
The Single Cask is an Independent Bottler, whisky shop and also whisky bar, and was founded by Ben Curtis in 2010. They now have offices in London and Singapore, and are distributed in markets such as UK, Singapore, Denmark, Taiwan and very recently Australia was added to this list. Their whisky bar in Chjimes, Singapore, started in 2015, and was managed by Brendan Pillai until recently. Brendan became a business partner not long after joining. A few years ago, Yi Xian and Wei De joined the business (as co-owners) and there was a re-shuffling of roles. Today, Yi Xian manages the bar, Wei De focuses on the cocktails, and Brendan is now brand ambassador for Asia. The Single Cask has done a lot more releases too and even have their own bonded warehouse in the UK now. When you visit the bar, you will have to try some of their many amazing bottlings. Many of them sold out instantly and never made it to Australia.
Location: 30 Victoria Street, Caldwell House, CHIJMES #01-25, Singapore 187996
On tasting is 5 x 15ml of:
The Single Cask Glen Keith 1995/2016 20yo Hogshead #171225, 45.8%
The Single Cask Ben Nevis 1999/2020 20yo Hogshead #170, 274 Btls, 53%
The Single Cask Caol Ila 2007/2019 12yo Joint Bottling Between 4 Bars in Singapore
Hogshead #307362, 144 Btls 57.8%
Ledaig 2008/2019 11yo Kelvin's Private Cask, Hogshead #700104, 40 Btls, 58.7%
The Swan Song & The Malt Affair Caol Ila 2007/2018 10yo Hogshead, 49.4%
When: Monday, 30th of November 2020
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm AEDT
Where: Via Zoom at the comfort of your own home
(Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the event)
Price: $82pp. (for 5 x 15ml samples)
Limited packs available so book now and don't miss out!