Diageo Global Travel together with DFS Group have launched the Johnnie Walker House retail showcase within DFS Group’s new wines and spirits flagship store in the central atrium of the departures concourse at Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3.
The establishment of Johnnie Walker House Singapore marks the seventh addition to the expanding international network of whisky embassies. This follows the success of existing flagships in Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Chengdu, as well as travel retail theatres in the airports of Taipei and Mumbai. The milestone also celebrates the first Johnnie Walker House in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
The design of Johnnie Walker House Singapore is inspired by the combination of two elements. The first draws from the rich, progressive travel heritage of epic ocean voyages that took Johnnie Walker from the four corners of Scotland to the four corners of the world, making it the world’s first global brand. The second is the evergreen custom in luxury retail of using trunk shows to provide tailored, exclusive experiences to valued clients.
When travellers step into Johnnie Walker House Singapore, they are transported into a retail theatre of a larger-than-life luxury steamer trunk. Designed and built by award-winning Singapore-based design agency Asylum, the highly tactile environment of leather, copper, marble, bronze, wood and steel finishing, brings to life the history, provenance and pioneering spirit of Johnnie Walker.
To commemorate the inauguration of the Johnnie Walker House Singapore, a limited edition of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label will be exclusively available at Singapore Changi Airport. The ivory-coloured ceramic bottle puduced by Wade features the landscape of Scotland and the skyline of Singapore in the brand’s hallmark Willow design. The collectible was illustrated by Dawn Ng and pictorially depicts the historic journey of Johnnie Walker from Scotland to Singapore – from the time John Walker & Sons was established in 1820, in Kilmarnock, to 1885, when the Johnnie Walker whiskies had made their way to Singapore as one of the world’s first modern luxury icons.
Ippudo, well-recognised for their quality authentic Hakata ramen, will be marking their foray into yet another different concept and product - Japanese sake - bringing the best that Japan has to offer for Singapore to experience. Bar Ippudo, the first of its kind in Singapore under the Ippudo brand, will be launched mid-May at Shaw Centre next to their dining restaurant.
Serving as both retail and dine-in, Bar Ippudo serves as a one-stop store for sake connoisseurs and if you are interested in learning more about this piece of Japanese culture, as well as if you seek a cosy interior to unwind over a large variety of sake.
While the bar itself is not part of the dining restaurant’s interior, it is conveniently situated across the restaurant’s entrance, boasting a sleek and simple décor with a long communal high table, welcoming you to lounge at the table, both seating and standing. Bar Ippudo is partnered with over 20 sake breweries from all over Japan, showcasing each region’s specialty brew, totaling an impressive selection of over 70 sake choices which are featured in glass display for you to take your pick from.
Sake is traditionally paired with otsumami, where you can take sips in between bites. Bar Ippudo also promotes this tradition with a simple bar food menu of creations by their Japanese chef. A well-known favourite would be Oden, typically found on the streets of Japan with simmered ingredients such as white radish, konnyaku, boiled egg and others in clear soup, as well as items such as Miso Yaki and more.
Here to save you from the daily grind, Refuge is a sleek urban oasis where the sounds are smooth, the vibe easy and the liquids flowing. Across two levels: club on level 2 and bar on level 3, be cocooned in an alternate reality for one more day.
Head up to the bar on level 3 for instant retreat and relief. Soulful R&B, Old school Funk, Classics and rare groove are ointments for the senses while you take in rejuvenating cocktail concoctions prescribed by our bartenders.
Then get into a different kind of grind on level 2 at the club. Current and Old school R&B, Hip Hop, urban flavas and tunes slip and slide around the room, soothing your body up towards a better state of being.
From the good folks at Unlisted Collection, LongPlay is a hip new bar and lounge that transports you back in time with their curated collection of vintage records, classic tipples and casual nibbles. Nestled between Haji Lane and Arab Street, LongPlay offers a cosy chill out where guests can indulge in old school aural pleasures and fresh nostalgia.
Named after phonograph records, LongPlay brings the groove into its enclave situated between Haji Lane and Arab Street. With its assortment of over 3000 vinyl-only titles in tow, audiophiles can expect records from the glorious eras of the 1950s to the 1970s spanning across genres such as Jazz, Motown, Blues and Glam-rock.
Featuring state of the art sound system such as turntables from Wilson Benesch, that deliver impressively rich yet neutral sonic performance, award-winning amplifiers from Jadis providing superb smoothness and highly accurate wide-dispersion speakers from ATC that brings out the best of vinyl. The lounge makes for a perfect space for music aficionados looking to immerse in the vinyl experience. Guests looking for something more upbeat can also stick by the bar. With the open concept kitchen and bar providing full view of the bartenders and staff in action, the bar makes for easy conversations between guests and staff.
The cocktails at LongPlay pay homage to iconic musicians and quintessential tracks from the past, with subtle and playful references in the garnishes or in the choice of spirit that best reflect the icon. A selection of craft beers, wines and spirits are also available on the drinks menu while fuss-free, flavourful bar snacks are available to satiate peckish demands.
To satiate peckish demands, LongPlay offers an approachable menu that serves up fuss-free yet flavourful bites while the cocktails pay homage to iconic musicians and quintessential song tracks from the past.
McGettigan’s proudly wears the tagline “The Modern Irish Experience”, as it reflects the best of modern Irish food, culture, sports and music. The McGettigan's brand is steeped in Irish family history and uses this strong heritage and valuable experience to bring a real flavour of Ireland and its renowned hospitality to a global market. Each venue boasts unique décor, award winning Irish food and perfectly poured drinks with the world's top sporting events televised live on HD screens.
The bars frequently play host to some of the best in Irish and international live music, comedy and entertainment acts. McGettigan’s Pub was first opened in Ireland in the 1960’s on Queen Street, Dublin by Jim McGettigan. Since that day, the business has grown from Dublin, to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and returned home to Ireland with two outlets currently in operation in Counties Donegal and Limerick.
November 2013, McGettigan’s moved back home to the place where it all started for founder of the business, Jim McGettigan, as the award winning pub opened in Letterkenny, County Donegal in the North West of Ireland where Jim was born and raised.
An airship under steam, Copper’s soul purpose is the voyage through and beyond an array of delectable cuisines, taking your taste buds into a realm beyond your wildest dreams. The moment you enter Copper on the lower deck, you will be greeted with Dr Sparks’ beef bar, which houses the largest selection of Gin on the equatorial line.
The bar has over 30 labels to choose from, also offering gourmet bar bites like the Mac & Cheese Balls and Bone Marrow Crostini.
A restaurant will be opening on the top floor specialising in grilled meats.