Wednesday, April 22, 2009

La Maison du Whisky

Where can you find a whisky heaven for whisky drinkers?!! I think there's none yet in Malaysia but I managed to find one in Singapore! It's La Maison du Whisky located at The Pier @ Robertson Quay. When I walked into that shop, I know it'll be my favourite whisky shop!

It is a French family owned company with outlets in France and they carry premium whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, US, Japan and Canada. Marlene Leon is the manager of La Maison Du Whiskey, carrying possibly the largest range of single malt whiskies in Singapore.

The Macallan
The Macallan 1928 Sherry Cask which is a rare collector item is available here for SGD30,000.


The selection is endless. There's the usual famous brands like Glenfiddich, Macallan, Highland Park and Glenlivet and not so common labels like Auchentoshan, Lagavulin, Laphroaig and lots more hidden gems. There's also my favourite Port Ellen with a few different bottlers. Besides the usual whisky, you'll also find Japanese whiskies like Ichiro.


Ichiro Malt
The Ichiro's Malt has a rather cunning modus operandi which is to release and market a wide range of individually branded but very limited bottlings. You could call it the "Pokemon" card approach to whisky selling.



The Interior



The prices are not that cheap simply because it's the duty paid retail selling price and they have quite a number of rare collection. I'm actually eyeing on a bottle of Benriach 1984 Single Cask which is retailing at SGD298. Why? Cos it's my birth year!

It's not a whisky bar but you can get on their mailing list for whisky tasting sessions of rare and interesting whiskies at very reasonable prices.



La Maison du Whisky
Singapore

13 comments:

Huai Bin said...

Nice! A 1928 Macallan, I would love to try it but I can't fork out 90,000 for it. :p

Ichiro has a great approach, kinda like microbreweries (for ales).

-eiling- said...

Huai Bin: Wah you've got good taste! I also can't afford that so don't look at me.

KY said...

I get drunk just looking at them :S

mef said...

Eiling,

cheers for the info. We have a few specialist whisky shop here too. I enjoy Yamazaki for Japanese whisky. Just finished the very peaty Nikka Yoichi 12 yr old.

-eiling- said...

KY: Lol@your answer. Lame but cute.

Mef: Welcome. I haven't try any Jap whisky but I heard it's kinda peaty. One day...

foongpc said...

Alamak! Don't know much about whiskey! So even if you give me a cheap whiskey, i would probably say nice! Haha!

But good to read your post - can educate myself! LOL!

Regarding investing in whiskey, I think it's good investment provided you don't finish them all lah! And investing in yourself to snag a rich man is definitely a good ROI! Better than ASM and ASW2020. Haha!

kok wei. Yip said...

Wah... There has a lot of drinks that I haven't tasted it before. @_@

suituapui said...

I used to go for the familiar names like Chivas or Johnny or Jack...but I don't drink anymore.

-eiling- said...

Foongpc: Yes.. even I have noy tried many of them. One bad thing about me though is that I cannot resist not opening the bottles!

Kok Wei: Me too!

STP: You'll have to try other brand of whicky and you'll be hooked again!

Myhorng said...

those are some funny looking whiskey.

-eiling- said...

Horng: Haha.. and expensive too!

ahhup said...

I got a macallan 10 YO cask strength from there, they hv quite impressive collection, but not the cheapest, next time if u r in town again, let me know, i bring u to another one.

-eiling- said...

ahhup: ooh.. ok will let you know when I'm going to sg again.

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