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Spirits Galore at the Wine & Whisky Week

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Wine and whisky lovers, ready your wallets and purses. 1855 The Bottle Shop is will be holding the third edition of its highly successful Wine & Whisky Week (WWW) festival this week from 19th to 30th April.

The WWW promises an exciting and value-for-money lineup of spirits, with over 500 labels on show. Be prepared to sample over 100 wine and whisky labels, and highlights include back vintage Bordeaux labels, a variety of award-winning wines and spirits, and a curated section for the hottest varietal right now: Pinot Noir.

Some highlights

Pinot Noir is trending in 2016 and hence, WWW is featuring more than 50 labels from over 10 wine-producing regions, including the following highlights:

  • Yering Station Village Pinot Noir 2014
    • Australia, Yarra Valley
    • James Halliday 92 points
  • Lethbridge Pinot Noir 2013
    • Australia, Geelong
    • James Halliday 95 points
  • Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2014
    • New Zealand, Central Otago
    • Wine Advocate 93+ points, Decanter 96 points, Bob Campbell 97 points
  • Bouchard Père Et Fils Beaune Greves Vigne De L’Enfant Jesus 2012
    • France, Burgundy
    • Wine Advocate 91+ points, Wine Spectator 93 points

Other internationally renowned wines include:

  • El Coto “Coto Real Reserva” 2011
    • Spain, Rioja
    • Best Spanish Winery of the Year, IWSC 2016
    • Gold medal and Best Rioja, IWSC 2016
  • McGuigan Handmade Shiraz 2010
    • Australia, Langhorne Creek
    • James Halliday 90 points
    • Four-time International Winemaker of the Year, IWSC 2016
    • Gold medal (2010) and Best Shiraz (2013), IWSC
  • William Fèvre Chablis 2014
    • France, Burgundy-Chablis
    • Wine Spectator 90 points
    • Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines 2016

Let’s not forget the whisky, and the newly released Glenmorangie Bacalta will also be available. The eighth release in Glenmorangie’s Private Edition series and features whisky finished in Malmsey Madeira casks. Others include:

  • Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak
  • Kavalan Single Malt
  • Nikka Coffey Grain
  • Laphroaig Select Cask

Masterclasses

Masterclasses will also be held across two weekends and will cover the latest topics and trends. Go here to book your masterclasses.

Saturday 22 April, 2pm
The Art of Glass Tasting with PLUMM
by Nicolas Olivry, Wine Expert and PLUMM Brand Ambassador

Saturday 22 April, 4pm
Peated Malts of Distinction
by Jamey Merkel, Brand Ambassador, Cooperhouse

Sunday 23 April, 2pm
El Coto de Rioja, Best Spanish Winery of 2016
by Oscar Rioja, Area Manager Baron de Ley Asia Pacific

Sunday 23 April, 4pm
Discover Highland Park & The Glenrothes
by Gerald Lu, Edrington Brand Trainer

Saturday 29 April, 2pm
Sake and Shochu Masterclass with Takara
by Seiji Wakasugi, Vice President of Takara Shuzo Singapore

Saturday 29 April, 4pm
Peated vs Unpeated Whiskies
by Lewis Mitchell, Wine & Whisky Consultant

Sunday 30 April, 2pm
A Tasting Journey Through France with Berry Bros. & Rudd
by Nicholas Pegna, Asia Director of Berry Bros. & Rudd

Sunday 30 April, 4pm
Chalong Bay Cocktail Workshop
by Timothy Barnes, Manager, La Maison du Whisky

Details

Date and time 19 April: 11am – 5pm, 20-30 April: 11am – 10pm
Venue Suntec City East Wing, Level 1 Atrium
Entry Free Free admission

For more details, visit 1855thebottleshop.com.

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