Paragon Trading Asia has built up an exceptional portfolio of wines, spirits and other beverages in the space of just over a year since it was first set up.
Its thriving global brands have been gathered together to bring unique opportunities, stories and flavours to the sort of sophisticated Asian drinkers who are open to redefining luxury, innovation and the ways in which they view the world.
Chinese-Canadian millennial Christopher Liang founded Paragon by combining his incessant wanderlust with a passion for seeking out the finest beverages wherever in the world they may spring from.
Two of the most exquisite labels in the Paragon fold are Silkie whiskey from Ireland, and Gladstone wines which are produced in Wairarapa Wine Country in the southernmost part of New Zealand’s North Island.
Silkie is produced at the Sliabh Liag Distillery in Donegal, renowned for its triple-distilled, peated single malt which is matured in sherry casks. Silkie has won several Gold Medals at the World Whisky Fair 2021 for being the best blended whisky in the world.
On the other side of the globe, Gladstone Vineyard is celebrated for an iconic range of wines which consistently rank alongside their French and Italian cousins.
After setting up in 1986, Gladstone soon became recognised as a pioneering New Zealand producer, whose wines are an authentic expression of the region’s people, place and time from the alluvial terraces of the ancient Ruamahanga riverbed.