Singapore, 14 September 2010: Scottish distillers, Morrison Bowmore, and Singapore-based Planet Spirits Pte Ltd today announced details of the much-awaited Trilogy Dinner.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will take place on 14th October 2010 at Au Jardin Les Amis.
The story of the legendary Bowmore Trilogy began in 1964 when these rare Single Malts were distilled on the magical island of Islay. For decades they rested in quiet contentment in the Bowmore No.1 Vaults as Atlantic waves crashed off the sea-wall. Today the Trilogy whiskies are regarded as some of the most collectable and highly revered in the world.
The Trilogy Dinners are an exclusive celebration of the famed whiskies, and Singapore is only one of three cities in the world selected to host the event. The others being New York – where the Dinner will take place at Michelin-starred Aureole – and London.
Said Mr Chua Khoon Hui, Director of Planet Spirits: “The inclusion of Singapore as the location of this Dinner is a great reflection of the rapid maturity of our connoisseurship of whisky.
“Singaporeans have taken to single malt whiskies as another dimension of appreciating the finer things in life. They have come to understand these whiskies as the products of intricate craftsmanship, much like artworks.
“With this Trilogy Dinner, an exclusive group of people can truly claim to experience the rarest of delights – the zenith of the whisky connoisseurship.”
To be in the presence of just a bottle of the Trilogy whiskies is a rare enough experience; but to be able to get so close to a complete set of all three – the Black, the White, and the Gold – is a chance that this special group of 35 people will have in Singapore.
To add to the exclusivity of the occasion, these 35 guests will have the opportunity to experience these truly special whiskies in the form of the Bowmore Trilogy Dinner in the company of David M Pattison, regional manager of Morrison Bowmore Distillers.
As host for the evening, Mr Pattinson will take guests on a journey like nothing the guests will ever experience before. Guests will catch a glimpse of the distilling, aging and tasting of the finest Bowmore expressions.
The Trilogy Dinner will be a true celebration of great taste, with award winning Chef Galvin Lim, of Au Jardin ready to create a specially paired multi-course dinner befitting the occasion.
About The Bowmore Trilogy
In 2007, the Trilogy wave arrived with Black Bowmore. Matured purely in Oloroso casks, ebony in colour with aromas of exotic fruits, ginger and cinnamon, there were just 827 bottles produced.
This was followed in 2008 by the release of White Bowmore, matured in Bourbon casks, the colour of golden syrup and scents of galia melon, mango and papaya and launched with just 732 bottles.
And last year, 701 bottles of the unique Gold Bowmore, with its notes of deep sherry and exotic fruits, was released to complete the legend. All three spirits come from the same year, 1964 – the first time a Bowmore trilogy has been created this way.
1964 is an important year in whisky history, particularly that of Bowmore: it was the year from which some of the best whiskies in the world was ever produced. The Bowmore Trilogy represents some of the final drops of whiskies remaining from that hallowed year.
This Trilogy is extremely rare. One set was sold at a Christie’s auction in New York in November 2009 for US$21,600. There are currently only 10 sets of the complete Trilogy available in Singapore. This only makes Trilogy Dinner an even rarer chance to savour all three whiskies in the same seating.
The Trilogy reflects Bowmore’s heritage of whisky created by people so passionate that nothing stands in the way of perfection. The whiskies are now some of the most collectable in the world and impressed whisky critics all over the world.
About the Bowmore Trilogy Dinner:
Date: 14th October 2010
Venue: Au Jardin, EJH Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569