As we're introduced to the latest wines and spirits of 2022, we share with you the launches and releases of new boozy bottles every month.
From champagne and wines to all kinds of spirits—gin, whisky, tequila, vodka, rum—here are the exciting new alcoholic beverages to get your hands on!
The Latest Boozy Bottles of 2022
CHANDON unveils a brand new handcrafted spritz with no artificial colours and flavours, perfect for all to enjoy at any time of the day. Crafted with half the sugar of any other spritz, the refreshingly delightful drink contains no artificial flavours or colours - just all-natural goodness that takes one back to memories of an enchanting summer.
Inspired by the well-known Argentine penchant for moreish bitter flavours such as yerba matéand fernet - aromas that tantalise the palate, the CHANDON Garden Spritz incorporates carefully selected local ingredients and local handpicked Valencia oranges grown on a pesticide-free, sustainable farm in Entre Rios, northeastern Argentina to concoct a refined spritz for the perfect, authentic summer serve.
The refreshing spritz brings together the delicate top-quality dry cuvée of the house’s sparkling wine produced by Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Semillon grapes, with house-made zesty, aromatic orange bitters. A mix of dried and fresh oranges blended together in grape brandy along with a selection of herbs and spices culminate in a delectable bitter-orange liqueur. Blended with Chandon’s sparkling wine, the result is summer in a bottle. Complete this perfect serve by drenching over ice with a sliver of dried orange and a sprig of rosemary.
CHANDON Garden Spritz is available at selected Cold Storage outlets and at bars, restaurants and hotels.
Blended Scotch whisky, Chivas Regal, has unveiled a fresh new look for its flagship blend in the biggest redesign in its 112-year history. In celebrating Chivas 12’s striking new direction and commitment to inspire the next generation of Scotch drinkers, Chivas is marking this milestone with a creative pop-up that brings together NFT artists, culture-driven communities, creators and neo-entrepreneurs leading the new creator economy. I Rise, We Rise—the pop-up event dovetails a new Chivas campaign fronted by K-pop sensation LISA that celebrates and elevates the next generation of hustlers who are forging their own paths to success.
The two-week pop-up experience will see a creative takeover of the famed coffee bar, Chye Seng Huat Hardware, in the Jalan Besar district from 6 to 18 May 2022, with a Chivas Pop-up Cocktail Bar on-site. All-day drinking from 12 pm-10 pm. Purchase a bottle of Chivas 12 (70cl) - S$70, and receive an exclusive LISA postcard.
Discover the different expressions of Chivas at the tasting masterclass (S$30) with Anna Mitchell, brand ambassador for Chivas Regal on 11 or 15 May 2022. Re-familiarise yourself with the iconic Chivas 18-year-old and the bold new Chivas 12-year-old; in addition to tasting two exciting twists to the Chivas formula with Chivas Extra 13 American Rye Cask and Chivas XV.
In honour of ‘World Whisky Day’ on 18 May 2022, join Anna Mitchell for a master blending class (S$50). Participants will briefly learn about the history of Chivas Regal - the world's first luxury whisky, before embarking on the journey of creating their own unique blend. After sampling five whiskies of Chivas; guests will then craft their own blend in the smooth, rich and generous style of Chivas. The session includes a Chivas Blending Kit.
Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whisky comes from Rothes, Speyside, Scotland, an area rich in natural resources to produce whisky of full and pure flavour. In 1840, two brothers John and James Grant co-started the Glen Grant brand. James Grant introduced innovative tall slender stills to replace old fashioned steam pots and used special purifiers in the whole distilling process. This gave Glen Grant its unmatched quality, with a pale clear colour and a smooth delicate taste.
Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm crafted the 15 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky at 50% ABV batch strength, which resulted in a profound expression of The Glen Grant’s signature style. It offers a rich palate of spiced pear, apricot, and vanilla, leaving a nutty finish with delicate notes of fruit.
The Glen Grant 15 Year Old has received a gold award at the 2020 New York International Spirits Competition as well as a double gold medal at the both 2019 & 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. In 2021, it took 93 points ("exceptional') and old medal from the Beverage Testing Institute, as well as 92 from Ultimate Spirits competition.
Priced at an affordable $75, SOULSISTER SPIRITS GIN Melaka Edition is inspired by the spirit of Malacca. The gin is a unique alchemy of eight botanicals sourced in South and East Asia. The botanicals - Juniper, Candlenut, Torch Ginger, Pomelo, Sweet Orange, Cinnamon, Clove, and Nutmeg - are first steeped in neutral grain spirit to bring out their most natural flavours and aromas.
Together with “Angel” the magnificent 500 litre pot still at the City of Manchester Distillery, and the masterful distiller, the gin is created using a one-shot method - a long distillation with reduced heat, to slowly extract the essential oils and essences required.
Torch ginger and candlenut, both traditional ingredients in Melakan cuisine, enhance the citrus and spice ingredients to produce a smooth yet complex gin. There are notes of sweet pomelo on the nose, with a pleasant balance of pomelo and sweet orange on the palate. Warm yet soft spices come to the fore to create a long and satisfying finish. An unusual and versatile gin with subtle notes of spice combined with a well-balanced citrusy character.
Experience the powerful magic of the sea, and let your senses transport you to the coast. Hendrick’s Neptunia, the latest limited release from the Cabinet of Curiosities, is reaching our shores.
Created on the grounds of the esteemed Hendrick’s Gin Palace, located on the rugged Ayrshire coast of southwest Scotland, this gin was inspired by the enchanting melody of waves which entranced Master Distiller Ms. Lesley Gracie as she strolled along the local beaches.
In an unconventional and intriguing ode to the sea, emanated from the curious mind of Ms. Lesley Gracie, Hendrick’s Neptunia is unmistakably Hendrick’s, awash in roses and cucumber, with added depth and flavour from its mysterious blend of Scottish coastal botanicals to encapsulate the magical sensation of being by the waters, bottled in a gin. It serves as the perfect anchor for refreshing encounters like weekend drinks with curious mates or thirst-quenching coolers on hot days. Consider pairing a delectably simple Neptunia Fizz with freshly shucked oysters while you savour the depths of the enchanting seas.
Get your hands on this fresh catch at Cold Storage, iShopChangi and WG&S brand stores on LazMall and Shopee.
The Glenlivet is a single malt that has a tradition for breaking traditions. They have just recently rolled out their Cocktail Capsule Collection in Singapore. All you need to do is pop one capsule in your mouth and it will burst with delicious flavours of Whisky Sour. This is definitely a great party trick and makes an excellent gift for whisky and cocktail lovers. Purchase a bottle of The Glenlivet 12 Year Old and add-on the Whisky Sour Capsules for just S$30!
Gin Km12 is an award-winning London dry gin that uses hand-picked botanicals from the boréal forests of Quebec, and is distilled with a neutral grain spirit (corn). Organic juniper berries add depth and complexity with their woody, citrus and spicy characteristics. Pine is the predominant aroma, although you also get cherry, rose water, cardamom, nutmeg and a hint of eucalyptus.
Smooth, fresh and elegant, this gin does a little dance on the palate with flavours of sweet pine and gentle citrus and floral notes. Have it neat or use it in a martini!
Ginealogy focuses on superlative spirits from micro-distilleries in Quebec, Canada. The Gin Km12 is available for purchase online at S$109 (700ml) and S$45 (200ml).