Season's greetings to one and all, this issue brings the heart back home with the Classics. Doyenne of Insurance Winnie Tay shares her life lessons and try some gift wrapping tips in our Dark & Decadent section. Joyeux Noelle~!
THE SCENE The Scene The hottest events to have set society abuzz. THE UNFORGOTTEN SINGLETON The Singleton of Glen Ord has officially launched its Forgotten Drop Series, which is an annual release drawn from the brand’s rarest and most precious whiskies. The series comprise of whiskies re-discovered from a few extremely rare casks that showcase the signature rich and balanced characteristics of the distillery. This year, the annual release presents The Singleton of Glen Ord 41 Year Old, with a limited 600 bottles made available worldwide and only 24 bottles in Malaysia, retailing at RM15,193.00 per bottle. The Singleton of Glen Ord 41 Year Old is bottled at a cask strength of 49.9 per cent ABV to allow consumers to experience the pure character of this rare batch of old casks. Aside from the Forgotten Drop Series, The Singleton of Glen Ord also launched its 18 Year Old Cask Strength in Malaysia, which is a limited edition bottling to celebrate the distillery’s 180th anniversary. It is bottled at a cask strength of 58.4 per cent ABV that creates a less spicy flavour, with aromas of walnuts and polished antique oak, followed by gingery and honeyed sweetness with rich fruity notes. This single malt Scotch whisky is only made available in selected markets with a starting price of RM624.00. CHRISTOPHE CANN, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AL-FUTTAIM ASIA ROBINSONS TURNS 10! From humble beginnings to one of the most sought-after internationally renowned department stores in the world, Robinsons celebrates its 10th year anniversary since its return to Malaysian soil in 2007 with its colourful 159 years of history while giving a foretaste of its plans for the future. “For 10 years, Robinsons has enticed and titillated shoppers in Kuala Lumpur. We have exceeded Malaysian shoppers’ expectations, setting aflame the shopping spirit within by providing the latest trends, exciting promotions and wonderfully curated products to our shoppers,” said Christophe Cann, Group Chief Executive Officer, Al-Futtaim Asia. During its 10th year anniversary event, Robinsons announced its expansion plans in Malaysia. “In our mission to provide enhanced shopping experiences and affordable luxuries to our current base, as well as attracting a new generation of local and foreign shoppers, we are expanding our operations in Malaysia with our new flagship store in Shoppes at Four Seasons Place within the heart of Kuala Lumpur,” said Cann. Standing tall with a retail size of 200,000 sq. ft, the new flagship store of Robinsons is scheduled to open in spring 2018, further enriching the lives of its shoppers with its unique and stylish vibes while still staying true to the brand’s historic values. RAJESH JOSHI,MARKETING DIRECTOR OF MOËT HENNESSY DIAGEO MALAYSIA, DIAGEO BRANDS THE SINGLETON OF GLEN ORD 41 YEAR OLD TM | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 16