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Masters of Wines and Spirits 2017

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The sixth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits will be held this weekend in partnership with Changi Airport Group.

More than 60 of the finest Cognacs, wines and whiskies from over 50 legendary houses will be unveiled during the Masters of Wines and Spirits private event, and will be held at selected shophouse venues along Tras Street on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

VIP guests will be have the opportunity to be the first to view the collection and speak to the brand ambassadors who will share about the creation of their masterpieces. It is a unique opportunity only made possible by DFS’ excellent relationship with these houses. Apart from the chance receive first hand information from the creators themselves, you will also have access to their limited edition products, of which many are rare or one-of-a-kind exclusives to DFS.

Following the Masters of Wines and Spirits gala event on March 25, the Masters of Wines and Spirits curated collection will be available for travelers and shoppers at DFS, Singapore Changi Airport’s Wines and Spirits Duplexes at Terminals 2 and 3.


This year’s event features four exceptional master classes to inspire and enrich your experience.

Richard Paterson, Master Blender of The Dalmore, is celebrating his 50th year in the industry and will host a bespoke tasting showcasing the longstanding heritage of The Dalmore.

Global Brand Ambassador of CAMUS, Frederic Dezauzier, will introduce Borderies, the smallest and rarest cru in the Cognac region, providing a unique experience featuring a selection of CAMUS Borderies Single-Cru Cognacs, including a Borderies Vintage and an exclusive Borderies blend never before released.

Thibault Pontallier, Château Margaux Asia Ambassador, will conduct a vertical tasting across decades of Château Margaux, including the 1990 vintage of Château Margaux.

The fourth Master Class is a Whisky Panel by The Whiskey House, entitled Innovations of Today Shaping the Heritage of Tomorrow. The theme of heritage in the world of whiskies will be discussed with Brian Kinsman, Malt Master at Glenfiddich, David Charles Stewart, Malt Master at The Balvenie, Mike Miyamoto, Global Brand Ambassador for Hibiki, and Brendan McCarron, Head of Maturing Whisky Stocks at Glenmorangie. This will be moderated by DFS’ own Director of Spirits, Frederik Vanden Bulcke.

The Collection

Twenty-seven Cognacs and whiskies include:


  • Debuting for the first time outside Japan, the Hibiki 35 YO Arita-Yako and Kutani-Yaki limited editions, a blend of carefully selected malt whiskies aged from 35 to 54 years, and grain whiskies aged over 35 years
  • LOUIS XIII Le Mathusalem, which showcases the world’s first 6L crystal decanter for cognac
  • CAMUS Rarissimes 65 YO, an exclusive blend for DFS, composed from the finest eaux-de-vie
  • Martell Grand Champagne 1920, a very rare first time release since The House of Martell was founded in 1715
  • Bruichladdich Special Release showcases some of the brand’s oldest and finest whiskies
  • Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1972, a sublime and precious 44-year old malt, hand-picked for DFS’ Masters of Wines and Spirits
  • Glenmorangie Pride 1974, Glenmorangie’s rarest, oldest and deepest whisky, carefully selected from the oldest whisky stocks
  • The Dalmore 50 YO, a commemorative bottling uniquely finished in Champagne casks
  • The Macallan Fine & Rare Treasury Collection, a rare collection of 30 vintages in a bespoke cabinet created exclusively for DFS


Over 25 prestige wines and Champagnes are on show:


  • Pyramid of Château Margaux 1990 Vintage, a collection of four bottles from the year’s vintage that earned a 100 points score from Robert Parker
  • Recently released from the Château cellar in 2016, the Château Lafite Rothschild 1982 Vintage Imperiale offers an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke and cedar, and available in a 6L format
  • Château Mouton Rothschild 18 Vintages includes extraordinary vintages from 1994 to 2012. Three series were produced exclusively for Masters of Wines and Spirits, specially packed in individual one bottle cases
  • The ultimate collection of the ultimate Champagne: Dom Pérignon Malle P2 offers the full history of the Sécond Plénitude of Dom Pérignon. With two bottles from each of the 10 vintages, the buyer will receive an invitation to a private tour of Hautvillers in Champagne, home of Maison Dom Pérignon
  • Available for the first time for sale by a retailer, Masi 5 Vintages of Amarone Costasera is a presentation case of five vintages of Costasera Amarone Classico, Masi’s flagship wine, along with a beautifully designed timepiece made with 100-year old wood once used for maturing Costasera wine
  • Penfolds 2012 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon Imperial brings an opportunity for oenophiles and aviation enthusiasts to own 10 limited edition bottles released to commemorate Boeing’s 100th year.




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