Whisky Magazine Issue 131
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The toast is to Singaporean independence
It's that time of year again for whisky loving travellers to dive underneath the sofa and root around for any spare change. Asia's largest duty-free retailer DFS Group is once again hosting its annual Masters of Wines & Spirits event in Singapore and the amazing collection of rare drinks on display there do not come cheap. So come on a quick tour of the rare and collectible whiskies on show at this year's event, which coincides with Singapore's 50th year of independence.
To mark that anniversary The Macallan will present The Five Decades Collection, which features five Fine & Rare single cask vintages from five decades. The 1946 and 1950 expressions are two of the oldest The Macallan have ever released. The Five Decades Collection comes in a suitably luxurious display cabinet.
The Dalmore has also produced a Five Decades Collection. Richard Paterson has created five expressions, each one of them commemorating a decade of Singapore's independence.
Another tribute to Singapore's independence landmark is Glenfiddich 50 Years Old, a cask strength whisky limited to just two decanters. Mind you, these are not any old decanters of course; we're talking hand-blown Baccarat decanters closed with a red crystal stopper. Each decanter is presented in a leather gift box, which cleverly also contains two additional 5cl bottles of the rare whisky.
Islay's long-closed Port Ellen Distillery has a legendary status among whisky aficionados and this year's Masters of Wines & Spirits wi...