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Changi Airport hosts Inaugural World of Wines and Spirits

  • October 3, 2022

Changi Airport will present the finest collection of liquor at the inaugural World of Wines and Spirits.

From 30 September to 31 December 2022, Changi Airport Group will present its inaugural World of Wines and Spirits (WOWS). In partnership with Lotte Duty Free, World of Wines and Spirits will showcase the world’s most internationally acclaimed, exclusive and premium wines and spirits, featuring over 200 of the finest products from more than 75 brands, including first-in-the-region rarities from renowned labels.

Throughout this period, all lovers of exquisite wines and spirits will be welcomed to purchase from a curated selection on the WOWS online portal http://wows.changiairport.com from 30 September. The extensive e-catalogue includes rare gems from esteemed labels like Bowmore, The Macallan, Midleton, The Singleton and Penfolds. WOWS patrons can expect a personalised shopping experience: once interest in an item has been indicated, a Changi Airport or Lotte shopping concierge will reach out to serve them, facilitating queries and payment over WhatsApp, phone call, or in person.

From 14 to 24 October, VIPs from Changi Rewards, Lotte and other Changi partners will be exclusively invited to an online auction held on the WOWS portal, where two of the most prized items in the world of spirits from brands including Hennessy will be up for bid, starting at SGD $225,000 and SGD $130,000 respectively.

Following the auction, VIPs will be hosted at the exclusive WOWS signature event from 28 to 30 October, held at the iconic Jewel Changi Airport. The prestigious three-day by-invite-only event will be an experiential feast for the senses, with masterclasses hosted by industry experts, artistic performances, and tastings from a selected range of rare and fine items.

Some of the rarest curated liquor collection:

Bowmore ARC-52

The Bowmore ARC-52
The Bowmore ARC-52. Photo: Supplied

The only bottle in the region, out of 100 bottles produced worldwide, will retail exclusively for SGD $130,000. The bottle is part of Bowmore’s Arc series celebrating its oldest single malt whisky, with leading design and innovation from Aston Martin. Matured for a remarkable 52 years in a marriage of two cask styles, the ARC-52 is married in two exact parts – 50% for an American Oak Hogshead and 50% from a European Oak Butt.

Tales of The Macallan Volume 1: The Laird of Easter Elchies

Tales of The Macallan Volume 1: The Laird of Easter Elchies
Tales of The Macallan Volume 1: The Laird of Easter Elchies. Photo: Supplied

This is the first edition in a remarkable new series of single malts which pay tribute to The Macallan pioneers and their whisky making legacy. Tales of The Macallan Volume 1 is a homage to Captain John Grant, whose contribution paved the way for The Macallan and who brought the influence of nature and community spirit to the brand’s renowned single malt.

Richard Hennessy x Berluti

The Singleton 54 Paragon of Time II, Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Richard Hennessy x Berluti. Photo: Supplied

Part of the Maison Hennessy Editions Rares collection, the item marries founder Richard Hennessy’s most exclusive, iconic blend with world-renowned Berluti’s masterpiece of luxury leather craftsmanship. The Richard Hennessy blend is produced in extremely limited quantities of twelve tierçons per year, using some of the world’s scarcest eaux-de-vie, which have been carefully selected and preserved in Hennessy’s Founder’s Cellar.

The Singleton 54 Paragon of Time II, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The Singleton 54 Paragon of Time II, Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Singleton 54 Paragon of Time II, Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Photo: Supplied

This dram celebrates a precious oak butt cask that was slowly hand-filled in Dufftown back in 1966 and sealed in time, then given an exquisite final maturation using a Pedro-Ximenez seasoned cask. This long-matured whisky is a beautiful balance of the old art of craft and modern finishing to present a precious product of layered, balanced and exceptional richness.

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