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William Grant and Sons' Distillers Library in Singapore: The world's first exclusive, invite-only haven of the rarest and vintage whiskies

William Grant and Sons' Distillers Library in Singapore: The world's first exclusive, invite-only haven of the rarest and vintage whiskies

Secret haven

Text: Jeway Tan

Editor: Janice Sim


Image: William Grant and Sons

Some offices have a snack pantry, sure. Some offices have a bar, sheesh but sure. But then taking that up a notch is one particular office on our shores, recently setting up a secret vault of sorts — one that houses the most rare and vintage whiskies in the whole world from the archive of William Grant and Sons. This is the world's first Distillers Library, in none other than William Grant and Sons' newest home office at Robinson Road.

Whisky

This marks the debut of the exclusive, invite-only library by the Scottish-owned company, and it is a big tell when we're talking about the appreciation interest and potential swimming in Southeast Asia. Since their first distillery dating back to 1887, William Grant and Sons have been the pioneer of the single malt category and for its range of the world's best expression of scotch whiskies like Glenfiddich and The Balvenie. Safe to say, that this space will house some of the most precious liquids and rarest whiskies in the whole world, from the treasured archive of the group.

Known as the world's best-selling single malt scotch whisky, Glenfiddich is one of the few distilleries, that after more than a hundred and thirty years, is still entirely family-owned and produced in the same hand-built distillery that William Grant and his family built.

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Pulled from the family archives, each whisky showcased at The Distillers Library tells tales of traditions and heritage that embodies the spirit of independence, determination and innovation of the founder, William Grant, that lives on in the family-owned company's core. Housing an extensive curated portfolio of exceptionally rare expressions from some of the deepest, most comprehensive and oldest reserves in the world, rare expressions of Glenfiddich, the World's Most Awarded Single Malt Whisky, and The Balvenie will be included in The Distillers Library. Here, invited guests can enjoy a tailored approach to whisky — whether it be picking up a collector's item or leaning towards investment. That alongside exquisite hospitality and the opportunity to explore and learn about the rare bottles of whiskies in the William Grant and Sons' archive.

With this inaugural launch of The Distillers Library, William Grant and Sons is bringing Ladyburn Edition One, a 54-year-old whisky distilled in the old Ladyburn distillery in 1966, to Singapore shores. Created in the 1960s, Ladyburn Distillery was the most advanced distillery of its time. But due to the economic crisis, the distillery was forced to close its doors in the mid-70s. This highly collectable, rare and compelling piece of history has only 210 bottles available worldwide.

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"Rare single malt whisky is amongst the most coveted objects of desire today, and we wanted to create a private space where connoisseurs and collectors could discover, immerse in and experience our most exclusive Glenfiddich and The Balvenie expressions and cask drawings," said Chief Commercial Officer at William Grant & Sons, Doug Bagley. "The Distillers Library aims to nurture intimate conversations with those who are truly passionate about the art of whisky so that decades of legacy can be shared and discerning collectors are able to appreciate the values held dear by William Grant & Sons."

The invite credentials aren't explicit enough to name, but chances are, if you're a collector yourself or have already been personally well acquainted with William Grant & Sons, you would have a good shot of setting foot in this grandious space someday. IYKYK...

For more information on The Distillers Library, click here.