Our editorial team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Prices were correct at the time of publication.

New alcohol events and launch you need to know/add to your collection (April 2024)

For any self-respecting alcohol enthusiast, one should always inform themselves about new alcohol releases in the Singapore market.

For any self-respecting alcohol enthusiast, one should always inform themselves about new alcohol releases in the Singapore market. Let us all raise a toast (or two, maybe three) to these alcohol-related news, new bars and drops!

*Please drink responsibly

New Bar/Bar Menu Alert

15 Stamford at Capitol Kempinski

L: The Bar at 15 Stamford R: Cocktail American Pie (Photo: 15 by Stamford)
L: The Bar at 15 Stamford R: Cocktail American Pie (Photo: 15 by Stamford)

The Bar at 15 Stamford launches their new cocktail menu, 'Chord', with music-inspired offerings. Initially known for its extensive range of rum varieties, the bar's new menu has reinvented itself and features cocktails split into four distinct musical eras—soul, Rock 'N' Roll, the Millennium, and Classics.

Led by Bar Manager Edriane Lim, each libation in the 'Chord' menu tells a story, echoing the music that defined its era. Expect deep, complex flavours of the Soul era to the rebellious spirit of Rock 'N' Roll, and the modern twists on classics in the Millennium.

Highlights include the RUM-OES FIZZ and TONY MANERO from the Soul era, the bold SMOKE ON THE WATER and velvety SIMPLY BROWN from Rock 'N' Roll, and the refreshing AMERICAN PIE and decadently sweet SUGAR from the Millennium, and more.

Together with the new cocktail menu, The Bar is also launching a newly revamped bar snack menu to complement the experience. New bites include the Tiger Prawn Cocktail, freshly shucked oysters, Steamed Spring Bay Blue Mussels in a delicious red curry sauce, and the crowd-favourite Black Angus Beef Sliders.

Click here for reservations.

Las Palmas

New libations on the menu (Photo: Courtyard by Marriott Novena)
New libations on the menu (Photo: Courtyard by Marriott Novena)

Two years after its grand opening, Las Palmas, the rooftop hangout, is elevating its game to solidify its position as the ultimate urban oasis. Starting March 23, 2024, prepare for an exciting new lineup of cocktails meticulously crafted by Head Bartender Ron Aransay, drawing inspiration from the glitz and glamour of 60s Hollywood. But that's just the beginning – they've also curated a series of weekly promotions, complemented by a selection of classic poolside bites infused with an Asian flair, offering a delightful escape from the monotony of everyday life.

Delving into the revamped cocktail menu, you'll embark on a journey through four distinct worlds: Modernist, Vinyl, Hollywood, and Getaway. Featuring 12 fresh creations alongside four timeless classics, each beverage is a narrative unto itself, crafted with premium spirits, tropical infusions, house-made syrups, and unique distillations. Whether you seek a refreshing poolside sip or a bold, spirit-forward blend to unwind after a long day, Las Palmas has something to suit every palate.

Among the signature offerings, immerse yourself in the tropical allure of the Donn Beach – a delightful fusion of white rum, Calpis, hazelnut, and orgeat, transporting you to exotic shores reminiscent of a classic Mai Tai. Alternatively, indulge in the Nifty Fifties, where aged Japanese whisky meets Brazilian Cachaça and pink dragonfruit, accompanied by a whimsical rice paper emblem paying homage to the vibrant advertising of the '60s.

Complementing your cocktail experience, savor mouthwatering sharing plates of beloved American classics such as saucy baby back ribs, available in smoky barbecue or locally-inspired chili flavors, or tantalize your taste buds with satisfying sliders and sides like the Mac Me Happy – a tantalizing blue cheese twist on the classic mac and cheese.

Roku Gin Sakura Blossom

Roku Gin Sakura Bloom with libations from Smoke & Mirrors (Photo: Smoke & Mirrors)
Roku Gin Sakura Bloom with libations from Smoke & Mirrors (Photo: Smoke & Mirrors)

Roku Gin always has something special going on during Spring. This time around, enter the Roku Sakura Bloom edition. Taking inspiration from the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossom, this limited-edition bottling is the first in a series celebrating Japanese festivals inspired by “Shun”—the sensibility of enjoying seasonal moments at their peak.

The blossom imparts an elegant floral taste layered with hints of saltiness, underpinned by a delicately complex blend of botanicals that enhances this Japanese gin’s natural flavours. But it's not all floral, as one would expect. Our favourite was pairing it with a tonic – the classic G&T brought out the juniper-forward fragrance but tempered it with a bright and fresh end.

To celebrate the season, expect tie-ups with Janice Wong for a Janice Wong x Roku Gin Sakura Bloom Edition Hamper; and Maison G21, where guests who purchase all three cocktails will receive a complimentary 2.1ml exclusive spring scent - the Roku x Maison 21G "Spring Kaze".

Not only that, Roku Gin Sakura Bloom will also be available in different cocktail forms at 20 bars, such as Antidote, Mixology Salon, Spectre, Manhattan, Live Twice, MO Bar, Stay Gold Flamingo, Underdog Inn, Smoke & Mirrors and more.

Shop Roku Gin here

Belvedere 10

(Photo: Belvedere)
Belvedere 10 (Photo: Belvedere)

Belvedere unveils its latest product, Belvedere 10, born from a single harvest of the finest rye, this exceptional libation undergoes a meticulous 10-step process, ensuring that every element contributes to its smoothness and character.

Best savoured neat or over ice, this vodka with bright notes of coconut, cacao, and vanilla, accompanied by a subtle hint of fresh lemon on the aroma. Best enjoyed slightly chilled, Belvedere 10 is also a good looking bottle you'll want on your alcohol cabinet.

Get Belvedere 10 before others here

Martell Single Cru

Martell Single Cru collection (Photo: Martell)
Martell Single Cru collection (Photo: Martell)

Maison Martell launched the Single Cru collection in Singapore in the first week of April. The launch of this collection is an important landmark in the 300-year history of Maison Martell in that, for the first time, every cognac in the collection is crafted with eaux-de-vie sourced from a single terroir.

A quick history leading up to this collection first. Jean Martell, who founded Maison Martell in 1715, was known for his deep connection and knowledge of the terroir. He took a keen interest in eaux-de-vie (notably the different crus, with their specific aromas and potential for ageing) at a time when cognac-making was still in its infancy, and more than a century before the first maps of the region’s crus were drawn up. Inspired by his innovative vision, generations of Martell Cellar Masters have showcased a unique savoir-faire of the Cognac terroir, an expertise that culminates in the Martell Single Cru collection, created by the House’s ninth Cellar Master, Christophe Valtaud.

Now, with the release of this latest Single Cru collection, the Maison is revealing the distinctive taste and unique personality of each individual terroir.

The exclusive new releases are split into three collections, and they are going to be available in limited quantities.

Pricing of the new Martell Single Cru

Discovery Edition

Single Cru Discovery Edition Fins Bois 70cl - $200
Single Cru Discovery Edition Petite Champagne 70cl - $200

Single Cru Discovery Edition Borderies 70cl - $200

Aged Edition

Single Cru Aged Edition Grande Champagne XO 70cl - $460

Single Cru Aged Edition Borderies XXO 70cl - $920
(Limited quantity available, only 240 of each Aged Edition is available in Singapore)

Vintage Edition

Martell Single Cru Vintage Edition Borderies 1999 70cl - $3,000
(Limited quantity available, only 120 available in Singapore)

Martell Single Cru Discovery Edition and Aged Edition are available now at select retail stores and outlets. The Vintage edition is available from May 2024 via select retail stores and Le Cercle. The entire Martell Single Cru collection is also available via Le Cercle by Pernod Ricard for its Le Cercle members.

Sake Matsuri

A cup of cherry blossom viewing (cherry blossoms, transparent sake cups, ranbiki half moon tray)
Sake festival to kick start the start of Spring! (Photo: Gettyimages)

Sake fans, you know the drill! The time has come for the ultimate sake-discovery. Returning for its 8th edition on 11th-12th May 2024, Sake Matsuri will be hosted at the F1 Pit Building Garage, home to the world-renowned Singapore night race. This iconic venue calls for an impressive lineup, featuring over 100 breweries and an extensive variety of sakes to sample.

Get tickets to Sake Matsuri here.

KYO Sake is on Amazon

In Case You Missed It

St-Rémy launches St-Rémy Signature Brandy

St Remy is 100% French, from grape to bottle.
St Remy is 100% French, from grape to bottle. (Photo: St Remy)

Double-matured in two different types of oaks – new oak for the first maturation and old oak for the second – this unique process gives the new St-Rémy Signature an opening of spiced notes, giving indulgence, youth, and vivacity. It is then followed by the roundness, balance, and sweetness of aged oak.

On the nose, expect a sweet aroma composed of virgin wood and spices such as vanilla, coconut or almond, and fresh fruits. On the palate, the flavours are round and sweet, virgin woody notes enriched with honey, nut and butter flavours. Fruity aromas start fresh, before becoming candied. Sweet spices bring balance.

From 12 March – 30 April, cocktail enthusiasts who order a St-Rémy Signature cocktail at the five participating bars (Mama Diam, Potato Head Singapore, Qin Bar, Naga House and Brooklyn Bar) will also have the chance to win a Nespresso machine valued at S$249.

Get St Rémy Signature Brandy here

Chang releases coffee-flavoured lager

Chang Beer cart at Thai Supermarket in Aperia Mall (Photo: Chang)
Chang Beer cart at Thai Supermarket in Aperia Mall (Photo: Chang)

Ahead of the Songkran Festival Celebrations for the Thai New Year in April 2024, Chang has released a beautiful combination of coffee and beer in a new launch: Chang Espresso Lager.

Available to the public from 27 February 2024, Chang will gift a Chang Espresso Lager Coffee-Tumbler with every purchase of six cans of Chang Espresso Lager, as well as a Chang-branded cooler bag with every purchase of four cans of Chang Espresso Lager.

These complimentary gifts are available on a first-come first-serve basis, limited to quantity, and are exclusive only to Thai Supermarket at Aperia Mall. The Chang Espresso Lager is sold at a special rate of $4.20 at Thai Supermarket, while Chang Espresso Lager can also be found in major supermarket retailers like NTUC Fairprice and Sheng Siong and e-commerce channels like Lazada's Redmart.

Get Chang Cold Brew Lager and Chang Espresso Lager here.

Meikle Toir Core Range by GlenAllachie

Meikle Tòir core range consist of (Photo: Meikle Tòir)
Meikle Tòir core range consist of The Original, The Sherry One, The Chinquapin One and The Turbo (Photo: Meikle Tòir)

GlenAllachie has launched the brand's first peated core range of whiskies in four expressions:

  • The Original - matured in first fill Bourbon, Rye and American virgin oak casks at 50% ABV

  • The Sherry One - Matured in American ex-bourbon barrels and finished off in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry casks specially flown in from Spain

  • The Chinquapin One - Matured in American ex-bourbon casks before proceeding to special Chinquapin casks from Northern Ozarks in Missouri at 48% ABV

  • The Turbo - Matured in three medium-charred American virgin oak casks and five first fill Oloroso hogsheads with the highest PPM concentration of 71%

Made with water from the Ben Rinnes Springs and aged for five years in the respective barrels, expect the bold and peaty we've come to expect from a Speyside whiskey, which mellows as it ages.

Meikle Tòir’s peated whiskies are available in four expressions including the Original, The Sherry One, The Chinquapin One and The Turbo at $108 per bottle here.

Discarded Spirits Co

Discarded Sweet Cascara Vermouth, Discarded Banana Peel and Discarded Grape Skin Vodka
L to R: Discarded Sweet Cascara Vermouth, Discarded Banana Peel and Discarded Grape Skin Vodka (Photo: Discarded Spirits Co)

Expect a fully circular and sustainable alcohol experience with the Discard Spirits Co spirits, made with food waste that will otherwise be discarded. This food waste also gives the spirits another layer of taste, which these spirits can then impart to cocktails.

  • Discarded Sweet Cascara Vermouth blends cascara, a coffee industry waste product, with alcohol, a sherry-style spirit wine base, and botanicals like cinnamon and wormwood

  • Discarded Banana Peel infuses aged Caribbean rum with discarded banana peels

  • The latest release, Discarded Grape Skin Vodka, utilises discarded Chardonnay grape pomace to create a sustainable vodka with a retained grape flavour

These spirits will be available in Singapore at a later date, the first stop outside of the Scandivanian and European countries.

Glenglassaugh launches rare whiskies

The Serpentine Coastal Cask collection (Photo: Glenglassaugh)
The Serpentine Coastal Cask collection (Photo: Glenglassaugh)

How would you fancy getting your hands on a 48, 49 and 51-year-old rare cask release from Glenglassaugh? A hidden gem on Scotland's northeastern coastline, a rare collection of single casks sit in the coastal warehouse and have been left to mature for over 50 years. Three of the single casks are now available for application to purchase.

According to Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Glenglassaugh Distillery, "It is extremely rare to find casks which have been left to mature in coastal locations for such a long period of time and our warehouses, perched on cliffs overlooking Sandend Bay, have acted as the custodians of this old and rare liquid for over five decades. These casks give a unique insight into ther nature of whisky making at the distillery before it was closed and capture a moment in time like few other expressions can."

For more information and application to purchase, click here.

These are my favourite places to find alcohol deals.

Discounted alcohol bottles on Amazon.

Related: Beer and wine bulk buys: Enjoy doorstep delivery and save big with Amazon Singapore

Wine crate deals from Vinomofo

Shop for wine crate deals at Vinomofo

Yahoo Shopping Southeast Asia
Yahoo Shopping Southeast Asia