Having made a name for shaking up Singapore's dining scene with a broad portfolio of Italian dining and drinking destinations, the ilLido Group has now set its sights on making whisky appreciation fun and sexy with their newly-opened whisky & cocktail bar concept, Room for More.
Room for More is very much about approaching whisky appreciation through a contemporary lens. In that vein, the menu offers a whirlwind tour of the world's most notable distilleries and whisky houses; Alongside an extensive repertoire of Scotland's finest. Room for More also showcases whiskies from Japan, India, France, Switzerland, and more.
Housed in Dempsey Hill, Room for More resembles a snazzy atelier than a typical whisky lounge.
Shan Cha at China Square is a cafe by day and sake bar by night.
Here is a quick look at their sake selections and their serving is pretty generous at 100ml a pop.
WAKATAKE ONIKOROSHI HONJOZO: dry with thick flavour and is most popular with many sake lovers.
OHYAMA MEIMON TOKUBETSU JUNMAI: one with a gentle aroma and with a pleasant overall fragrance. Fairly dry, with a nutty finish. The character is not overwhelming, and it goes well with all kinds of food.
ICHINOKURA KARAKUCHI TOKUBETSU JUNMAI: this junmai-shu is painstakingly brewed by hand in line with Ichinokura's traditions, and has a distinctive flavour which possesses both elegance and real depth. Hugely popular and regularly voted as among the top ranked sake.
SHIRATAKI JOZEN MIZUNO GOTOSHI JUNMAI DAIGINJO: this is the top quality Jozenmizunogotoshi. It is brewed with great care, and fermented over a longer period. It has a beautiful elegant aroma and excellent finish.
The Wall is a new Food & Beverage establishment that seeks to re-orientate the world of whisky drinking in Singapore -- demystify it, make it friendlier, more accessible, more instantly enjoyable. And it’s not on the other side of Earth; it’s in Tanjong Pagar.
Housed within a 2-storey conservation shophouse, The Wall derives its name from the early 20th century brick walls on each side of the unit. Take a seat at their cosy 10-seater bar on the ground floor or climb the stairs to an intimate lounge decked out with plush leather chairs for more private conversations. They have an extensive cellar filled with exquisite wines and are also proud to showcase their extensive collection of rare whiskies that may be made available for consumption during special appreciation workshops.
Guests stepping into the bar are met with warm smiles and handed a full sumiyaki menu. ‘Novices’ less familiar with whisky can start with something they are more comfortable with --the food -- and then ease into the drink. Whisky is no longer just an after dinner enjoyment at The Wall, but paired with food to enhance the overall ‘spirit-ual’ adventure.
The Single Cask is a whisky company, soon to be opening a whisky shop with over 200 single malt whiskies, providing whisky trainings and tasting events, and offering a night drink experience of unpretentious quality whisky, neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail!
The Single Cask prides itself on selecting the finest quality single malt whiskies we specializing in bottling single casks this is what makes their whisky truly unique. Each and every expression is from one individual cask and offers a unique whisky experience each and every time. No cask is the same; each has a story to tell.
Whether you are a beginner, a connoisseur or an absolute whisky lover, The Single Cask is all about the experience, each cask offering unique flavours, aromas and taste sensations, direct from the cask to your glass!
They will also be the first and only outlet to be certified "Whisky Ambassador" in Singapore, with every member of the staff having completed the UK award accredited Whisky Ambassador course program.
They look forward to welcoming you and helping you exploring their collection of incredible whiskies. It’s an exciting journey, embrace it one dram at a time!
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.
The Bar & Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel marks a new era with its return to a storied and sophisticated, yet relaxed bar and lounge specialising in whisky, original and imaginative cocktails, craft beers and high quality cigars.
Noted as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, the Bar & Billiard Room will now present up to 400 curated whiskies alongside an entirely new cocktail list and bar menu.
With a beautiful room and outdoor covered terraces, the unique and historic setting at Bar & Billiard Room naturally lends itself to the new evolution. The Bar & Billiard Room will also serve as an everyday meeting place as well as for special occasions.
Christoph B. Nyfeler shares his 16 years of whisky experience as Raffles Singapore’s Resident Whisky Expert. Of the 400 hand selected whiskies, many are limited editions and directly imported for the bar. The whisky list boasts a strong Scottish presence with a good selection of American bourbons and Japanese whiskies rounding off the collection.
To add special interest, Christoph will host whisky events such as whisky appreciation masterclasses and whisky dinners regularly. He can also create exclusive whisky pairing menus for groups and corporate events of up to 20 people. You can share your individual taste preferences with Christoph who will then customise a dinner menu where courses are paired with different types of single malt whiskies.
Equal attention has been given to the new whisky-led cocktails created by Raffles Singapore Restaurant and Bar Operations Manager Randolph Velasco and his award-winning bartenders. With special skills and knowledge of infused liqueurs and house-made bitters, the team have based the bar’s new concoctions on classic cocktails with a modern twist in Menu highlights include the BBR 1896, a nod to the year the Bar & Billiard Room was established. The complex cocktail is a delight for the senses; the bourbon is first fat-washed in butter for a creamy mouth feel and savoury flavour, mixed with Angostura bitters, smoked with chamomile tea leaves for a subtle, floral aroma and finally garnished with a slice of orange peel.
The Old Nick was a favourite tipple for navy officers who needed some liquid courage before heading out to sea. The Bar & Billiard Room’s version is a combination of Scotch whisky, thyme liqueur, Dom Benedictine, orange and lemon bitters. The comprehensive cocktail menu encompasses other base spirits such as gin, tequila and vodka as well. Look forward to the Miss “H”, Randolph’s take on the ubiquitous martini featuring kiwi, Cointreau, lime, and muddled kiwi fruit.
Bar bites include a selection of sophisticated nibbles and more substantial sharing plates. An array of cold and hot dishes can either be enjoyed as an accompaniment to drinks or as full-fledged meal. Menu highlights include Crabmeat Cigars, shredded fresh crab meat wrapped in vine leaves.
For a sweet finish in keeping with the bar's theme, Chocolate Whisky Stones are available in three different flavours – dark, milk and white chocolate. The chocolate is first melted down and infused with whisky before being placed in moulds to resemble the whisky stones commonly used to chill the spirit without diluting the drink.
The Bar & Billiard Room also houses one of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century and you are invited to have a game over drinks. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the bar will feature live jazz.
The Highlander Bar & Restaurant offers a full suite of the Scottish experience in the region. For an evening of Scottish tradition, the Highlander offers the perfect ambience, legendary drink menu to quench any thirst and tempting cuisine that will make anyone instantly a Scot at Heart!
The Highlander menu consists of authentic Scottish cuisine ready to dazzle anyone’s taste buds. Only the finest ingredients are used in cooking this superb menu to retain the original flavours.