RARE HENNESSY & ROYAL SALUTE AVAILABLE FOR BIDDING AT CHANGI’S WOWS PORTAL
By Susan Lewis
Two exclusive labels from Cognac maker Hennessy and Scotch producer Royal Salute will be available for bidding at the inaugural World of Wines and Spirits (WOWS) from 14 to 24 October with starting bids at SGD225,000 (USD156,690) and SGD130,000 (USD90,530) respectively.
Presented by Changi Airport Group in partnership with Lotte Duty Free, both items are of limited editions and are available in the Asian region for the first time.
VIPs from Changi Rewards, Lotte and other Changi partners will receive an exclusive invite to the online auction to be held on the WOWS portal (https://wows.changiairport.com/auction).
Hennessy Paradis x Lorenz Bäumer - NBA Limited Edition
Hennessy teamed up with designer Lorenz Bäumer to celebrate American basketball league the NBA's 75th anniversary. Bäumer has created a new Hennessy Paradis magnum: a Baccarat crystal basketball to pay tribute to the the important basketball league.
The magnum tells the story of the NBA down to the smallest detail. Gold adorns the leather, weaving itself across the box. Its pattern is reminiscent of the design of parquet wooden floors.
Only 75 units of these magnums of 1.75l have been released, just one unit will be available for bidding, starting at SGD225,000.
Source: Royal Salute
Royal Salute: The Art Edition
The Art Edition is a new collection designed to celebrate the transformative power of creativity between art and whisky.
With only 21 bottles produced worldwide, interested collectors will get the chance to vie for the single unit showcased at WOWS, at a starting bid of SGD130,000.
This 53-year-old blended scotch whisky alludes to the year 1953, the same year that Queen Elizabeth II was coronated and Royal Salute was established.
Each decanter is mouth-blown by glassmakers from Dartington Crystal, engraved with intricate feathers and hand-gilded in 24-carat gold leaf inspired by British sculptor Kate MccGwire.
From 28 to 30 October 2022, WOWS will be holding an invite-only signature event, with masterclasses hosted by industry experts, artistic performances, and tastings from a selected range of rare and fine items.
There will also be an exhibition of rarities, including collectables that are available on the WOWS online portal. Among these are a Singleton 54-Year-Old (SGD56,800), Penfolds Superblend 802B Imperial 6L (SGD20,288), the full set of Royal Salute Platinum Jubilee Edition (SGD195,000), and Tales of the Macallan (SGD120,000).
Prices indicated are tax and duty free for eligible travellers with a valid boarding pass and passport at point of purchase and collection. Tax and duties will apply for purchases made by non-travellers. A selected range will be sold at tax and duty-paid prices.
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