We import the whiskies from boutique distilleries in Scotland, Ireland, South Africa and India, and independent bottlers and wholesalers in the United Kingdom, as well as other spirits, wines and liquors for our own outlets. In addition, we also distribute on a wholesale basis to other bars, country clubs, hotels, restaurants, corporate and individuals who wish to purchase whiskies in volume. In 2020, we have also started the online retail sale of the whiskies that we are carrying.
The Whisky Store
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
We also purchase full casks of whisky for bottling and sale to retail customers or for bulk sales. Such trading of whisky in casks allows us to obtain exclusive ‘single casks’ whiskies that are not available to others. In 2020, we released 257 bottles of the Ardbeg 26 years old, which is one of the three casks of the Islay Giants series. The Islay Giant series is made up of Ardbeg, Bowmore and Laphroaig distilleries from the Islay region.
In addition, we also offer sourcing services to whisky aficionados who are looking to acquire whisky casks or whisky from a particular label and of a specific maturity that might not otherwise be available in the market.
Our initiative to create Whisky Journey in May 2020 was postponed to December 2020 as a result of COVID-19 and the social distancing measures. It was designed to be the biggest and most vibrant whisky show in Singapore with the aims to drive distribution and retail sales for the exhibitors, increase our engagement with the domestic whisky ecosystem, provide a stage to build awareness of our whisky outlets, and to deepen our whisky legacy in Singapore. As a result of COVID-19, Whisky Journey was carried out at decentralised locations over 2 weekends. Despite the pandemic, 15 bars and 21 brands of whiskies have shown their support to participate in this inaugural Whisky Journey event, and almost 900 tickets were taken up by the participants. The participants could enjoy free whisky tasting samples at the 15 participating bars, which carried one or more different whisky brands, during the Whisky Journey event period.