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Here are some of the latest releases to take note of this month

The whisky distilleries and cognac houses are welcoming the new year and Chinese New Year with limited-edition releases. Take, for example, The Black Bowmore DB 1964, one of the rarest single malt whiskies ever launched. It’s also one of the hardest to covet, given that there are only 25 bottles available worldwide and only one has been allocated to Singapore.

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, brands such as Glenfiddich and The Glenrothes have also come up with beautiful packaging to go with their signature expressions. Before that, imbibers can savour the Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail, as it is finally available in Singapore.

1. The Black Bowmore DB 1964

Bowmore and Aston Martin come together for the Designed by Aston Martin limited-edition collection, featuring striking bottle designs and packaging created by the luxury car brand. The pinnacle of the collection is the Black Bowmore DB5 1964, one of the rarest single malt whiskies ever created which now comes in a specially designed bottle that features an authentic Aston Martin DB5 piston.

Bottled at 49.6 per cent ABV, the expression entices with aromas of ripe exotic fruits and crème caramel. The complex flavours unravel on the palate with notes of mango, passionfruit and acacia honey interwoven with a powerful combination of coffee, tobacco and smoke.

Only 25 bottles of the Black Bowmore DB5 1964 are available worldwide—one of these is allocated to Lotte Duty Free Changi Airport in Singapore.  However, the series also features the 10 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old in specially designed packaging.

2. Glenfiddich Limited Edition Gift Packs

Just in time for Chinese New Year, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky has revealed the final edition in the Rlon Wang-designed series trilogy. The story which began with Charles Gordon (son-in-law of Glenfiddich founder William Grant) introducing the Speyside Scotch whisky to the world and the iconic stag’s grand homecoming culminates with returning home after a grand adventure and asking oneself, Where Next?

Available with the Glenfiddich Reserva Rum Cask 21 Year Old, 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old, the packaging features a celestial design with the use of traditional symbols and futuristic forms. “We see old friends,” explained Wang, namely the Royal Stag and the traditional dancing lion “ascending to the stars with a bright galaxy in front of them” and the lanterns, lotus flowers and a phoenix guiding their path. Available at selected e-commerce platforms such as Shopee and LazMall, and other stores.

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3. The Glenrothes Whisky Maker’s Cut Lunar New Year 2022 Limited Release

The Lunar New Year 2022 Limited Release features an exquisite expression that is matured in first fill seasoned sherry oak casks and bottled at a strength selected by the distillery’s whisky maker. Its taste is redolent with vanilla, orange peel and nutmeg.

The bottle is encased in a special packaging inspired by the estate’s landscape. When the box is opened from the middle, it reveals the special bottle set against a backdrop of the Scottish Highland Estate complete with elements of spring water and sherry-seasoned casks. Available at selected stores.

4. Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal

Much to the delight of cognac fans, the Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal is finally available in Singapore. It’s composed of eaux-de-vie from the most prestigious vineyards in Cognac, Grand Champagne, and boasts an oaky flavour with subtle notes of vanilla and brioche.

It’s the perfect base for the Sidecar, a classic cognac cocktail which is incidentally celebrating its centenary. That said, Rémy Martin has partnered with some of the island’s best bars, among which are Mo Bar, Smoke & Mirrors, Tippling Club and Stay Gold Flamingo, which is serving up their own takes on the Sidecar throughout the month. 

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5. The Macallan A Night On Earth In Scotland

Scotland’s world-famous Hogamay activities are the inspiration behind The Macallan’s A Night On Earth In Scotland single malt whisky. Its design is created by Japanese-French illustrator Erica Dorn, who made use of playful abstract illustrations that took cues from the fire rituals, customs and traditions to welcome the new year.

The real treat is the golden liquid inside the bottle. Aged in sherry seasoned American and European oak casks and finished in American ex-bourbon barrels, the expressions bear’s the distillery’s vanilla sweetness interwoven with flavours of dried orange and spice, as well as characters of rich and sweet shortbread. Available online and at The Macallan at Raffles Hotel Singapore.

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