In the realm of exquisite libations, where each sip promises a journey into opulence, Singapore has taken centre stage for a dazzling mixological performance. While it’s often said that the best things in life are free, a true connoisseur might beg to differ. Now, as Old Fashioned Month concludes in Singapore, Woodford Reserve beckons us to explore the pinnacle of indulgence—the Birds of Baccarat Old Fashioned by Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition at SGD 1,688++. Join us on a journey where the quest for an extraordinary cocktail meets the art of a truly exceptional experience, redefining the pinnacle of cocktail indulgence in the Lion City.
A Global Affair of Extravagant Cocktails
Before we delve into the details of Singapore’s crown jewel, let’s cast our gaze across the globe. The Diamonds Are Forever Martini at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, priced at a jaw-dropping 2,000,000 Yen (approximately USD$19,000), beckons patrons with chilled Absolut Elyx vodka, a hint of fresh lime juice, and a sparkle courtesy of a one-carat diamond resting at the glass’s bottom. And who could forget the record-setting Winston cocktail at Club 23 in Melbourne, Australia—a concoction of $6,000 shots of 1858 Croizet Cognac, $800 Grand Marnier Quintessence, and the elusive Chartreuse V.E.P, setting wallets back a cool USD$12,040.
Unraveling Opulence: The Symphony of Flavors
As the curtain falls on this global affair of extravagant cocktails, our focus shifts to the local scene. The Birds of Baccarat Old Fashioned is a celebration of craftsmanship, blending Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition with a history steeped in select XO Cognac barrels. In addition, there’s a harmonious fusion of crisp American and French oak notes, intricate fruit character, subtle spiciness, and a creamy confectionery finish that awaits. Infused with saffron, cinnamon, and the richness of manuka honey, this elixir also tantalizes the palate with sweet, earthy, and floral tones heightened by a touch of spice. And, of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a lavish garnish of gold flakes, adding a visual flourish to the sensory symphony.
Beyond the Glass: A Toast to Avian Heritage
Yet, this experience goes beyond the glass. The Birds of Baccarat Old Fashioned also pays homage to Singapore’s avian richness, symbolizing the city’s diverse bird species amidst lush greenery and urban structures. From the cheerful Mynah bird to the resplendent peacock, each sip encapsulates the unique beauty of Singapore and its historical ties to the spice trade and migratory species.
Limited Engagement: A Taste of Exclusivity
Available exclusively at PLUME from 1st December to 31st December 2023, the Birds of Baccarat Old Fashioned beckons connoisseurs to a limited engagement of sophistication. Priced at SGD $1,688++, the experience also includes a tableside cocktail serving, two Baccarat glasses, and a rabbit zodiac figurine—a trifecta of opulence to grace your collection.
Sip or Splurge?
As we conclude our exploration, the question remains: Sip or splurge? How far would you go for an exceptional cocktail? Meanwhile, the Birds of Baccarat Old Fashioned stands not just as a beverage but as a challenge to redefine indulgence. Woodford Reserve invites patrons to embark on a journey through the history, diversity, and sophistication that define Singapore. So, are you ready to sip or splurge? Join us and discover where your quest for the exceptional will take you. Cheers to the symphony of opulence!