Above image: The Tomatin 30 Year Old Single Malt
When the idea for Whisky Journey was first incepted in 2019, the goal was for it to become Singapore’s biggest ever exhibition dedicated to whisky.
Alas, the plan was derailed by the pandemic, and the event turned into what was Singapore’s first island-wide bar and restaurant whisky trail instead, taking place across 10 days both in 2020 and 2021.
This year however, the organisers are returning to the original agenda, putting together an actual convention-exhibition style meet from December 2-3 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level 4 Peony Ballroom.
Over 20 exhibitors carrying over 100 whisky expressions will be on show, with all ticket holders entitled to a free dram at each booth. Further pours are available starting from just S$3, depending on the expression. There’s even a 30-year-old single malt Scotch available at only S$14 for a dram.
Notable exhibitors to look out for at the show include big names like The House of Suntory and Bruichladdich, as well as lesser known distilleries such as Tomatin and Kanosuke.
Full bottles of whiskies will also be on sale at prices below retail, with some even going at wholesale rates. Participants can also bid for certain whiskies put up for balloting at the show.
Beyond that, releases exclusive to Whisky Journey, boutique distillery showcases, new product launches, and limited edition bottlings will also be available at the exhibition, giving even seasoned tipplers and collectors things to explore.
Distillery representatives and local distributors will also be onsite to conduct masterclasses during the event, offering greater insight and tasting notes on the whiskies you’re having.
For more details, head to their website. Tickets to Whisky Journey 2022 are available online (S$38-$68) and at the door (S$55).