ASIA PACIFIC. DFS Group, in partnership with Changi Airport Group, will host its eighth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits event in Singapore on 23-24 March. It will showcase 140 rare and fine whiskies, wines, Cognacs and Champagnes from around the world under one roof.

The collection will be showcased at Changi Airport through a series of activations at Terminals 2 and 3 until the end of April.

Hosted at Infinite Studios, this year’s Masters of Wines and Spirits explores the theme of “Masters at Work”. DFS celebrates six masters across various backgrounds. Guests will be taken on an interactive and immersive journey through activations and experiences from each brand, said DFS.

Within the 2019 range are the Ardbeg 33yo (above), Karuizawa Single Cask 1995 and The Macallan Fine & Rare Decades collection.

The six “Masters at Work” comprise: DFS Senior Vice President Spirits, Wine, Tobacco and Gifts Brooke Supernaw as Master of Curation, Ewan Gunn of Diageo as Master of Whisky, Sarah Burgess of The Macallan as Master of Malt, Fabrice Papin of Château Lafite Rothschild as Master of Wine, Hidetsugu Ueno of Bar High Five as Master of Cocktails and DJ Arthur Bray as Master of Music.

“The eighth edition of Masters of Wines and Spirits will showcase another outstanding collection of more than 140 masterpieces from 60 of the world’s most legendary wine and spirits houses,” said Supernaw. “Here at DFS, we take pride in curating an ever-growing collection of wines and spirits that become more exclusive, bespoke, rare or limited-edition each year, and which capture the heritage and craftsmanship of each brand.”

The 140-piece strong curation features collectable items such as the oldest whisky ever released by The Macallan family, The Macallan 72 Year Old in Lalique – The Genesis Decanter; a set of three rare vintages, The Château Lafite Rothschild Double Magnum Collection; and a one of a kind bottle produced from the owner’s original stocks – Port Ellen 39 Year Old. 

The Dalmore Constellation 1973 (above) and Penfolds 2015 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon Imperial.

DFS’ Masters of Wines and Spirits 2019 Collection

More than 80 Cognacs and Whiskies make up this year’s collection and include The Dalmore Constellation Vintage 1973 Drinking Cabinet, a bespoke and handcrafted cabinet commissioned by Richard Paterson, containing The Constellation Vintage 1973 (cask no.10). The Bunnahabhain 39-Year-Old Spanish Octave Finish is an exclusive limited edition piece that forms part of the new Bunnahabhain Element Series, and another highlight is the DFS exclusive Caol Ila 35 Year Old.

The Glenfiddich 45-Year-Old is an exclusive blend for DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits. Possibly the last ever cask of Karuizawa Single Malt to be bottled in Japan is the Karuizawa Single Cask 1995.

Port Ellen 39yo (above), Glenfiddich 45yo, the Château Mouton Rothschild Magnum Collection and Château Lafite Rothschild Double Magnum Collection are other outstanding highlights for 2019.

 

Macallan presents The Macallan 72-Year-Old In Lalique – The Genesis Decanter, the oldest whisky ever released by the Macallan family in commemoration of the opening of its new Distillery and Visitor Experience in 2018.

Presented in a bespoke limited-edition crystal decanter handcrafted by Lalique, the whisky celebrates the collaboration of masters from across the fields of whisky, crystal, architecture, construction and craftsmanship, noted DFS. Also from the Macallan family comes The Macallan Fine & Rare Decades Collection. Created exclusively for DFS, the collection features five Fine & Rare vintages from 1938, 1947, 1954, 1965, 1976, each drawn from a single cask, denoting key historical events for the year.

In wine, DFS presents more than 60 collections including The Château Lafite Rothschild Double Magnum Collection, a rare opportunity to collect three of the great vintages produced by the estate in big formats. Also on show is The Château Mouton Rothschild Magnum Collection, a six-vintage magnum set of exceptional vintages from 1988 to 2009.

Bunnahabhain 39yp Spanish Octave Finish is an exclusive limited edition piece from the Bunnahabhain Element Series; below, Caol Ila 35yo.

The Penfolds 2015 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon Imperial is described as “a true representation of the Penfolds ‘House Style’. The Continuum Tim Mondavi Library Vertical Selection offers an opportunity to enjoy a vertical flight of Continuum vintages from 2010 through 2015.

Another addition is the Rare Le Secret Magnum Vintage 1997 with Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire from Piper-Heidsieck. Inspired by Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France, Rare Le Secret High Jewellery is embellished with a one-carat precious stone, interwoven golden bands set with 510 diamonds. It has been in the cellar of Régis Camus, Rare  Champagne’s Cellar Master, for more than 20 years.

DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits is part of the DFS Masters Series, a signature programme of exhibitions around the world. The Masters Series is a showcase of the pinnacle for DFS across its five pillars of luxury: Wines and Spirits, Beauty and Fragrances, Watches and Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories, and Food and Gifts.

Exceptional wines and Champagnes at the event also include Continuum Tim Mondavi Library Vertical Selection and Rare Le Secret Magnum Vintage 1997 with Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire from Piper-Heidsieck.