William Grant & Sons Opens World's First Distillers Library in Singapore
Whisky connoisseurs and collectors, you are in for a treat as Scottish distillery William Grant & Sons has launched the world’s first Distillers Library in Singapore. The by-invite-only space is a treasure trove of the rarest and most precious expressions ever produced by the family-owned distillery since its founding in 1887.
“Rare single malt whisky is amongst the most coveted objects of desire today, and we wanted to create a private space where connoisseurs and collectors could discover, immerse in and experience our most exclusive Glenfiddich and The Balvenie expressions and cask drawings,” explained Doug Bagley, Chief Commercial Officer at William Grant & Sons.
That said, the team has curated a selection of prized bottlings pulled from the family’s archives that were specifically chosen to tell the tales of the distillery’s rich heritage and tradition. These include rare expressions of Glenfiddich as well as limited bottlings of The Balvenie.
In fact, the team will bring in the Ladyburn Edition One, a 54-year-old whisky distilled in 1966 and is the first in the collection of private releases from the now-shuttered Ladyburn Distillery.
What makes it a true collector’s item? The whisky is from a ghost distillery that opened in the 1960s and was considered one of the most technologically advanced single malt Scotch distilleries of its time. However, it closed its doors in the mid-1970s due to economic crises and its stills (as well as learnings from whisky-making) went to The Balvenie and Glenfiddich. These are encased within bottles featuring images of ‘London’s East End’ that were taken in the 1960s by renowned UK photographer David Bailey.
The Ladyburn Edition One is just one of the few rare whiskies the team will showcase in the private space. They will continue to update their portfolio to include more limited-edition collections, exceptional bottlings and other precious whiskies.