This year, Glenfiddich is bringing back its eagerly-awaited Chinese New Year global gift packs—an annual tradition that sees them collaborate with a luminary artist to bring fresh visions to life. With the theme of ‘A Gift for Blossoming Futures’, Japanese-Canadian multidisciplinary artist Raku Inoue has depicted Fu Lu, the Glenfiddich Stag, in his signature organic style, bringing us on a vivid, blooming journey to the outdoors. Look closer and you’ll discover that Fu Lu is crafted petal by petal, guided by auspicious symbols as befits the native Earth element of the Wood Dragon.
This year’s Wood Dragon is a natural leader—a trait shared by Glenfiddich pioneers back in 1887 when they first distilled their distinctive whisky. Even as Glenfiddich became the world’s best-selling and most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, it remained family-owned with the fifth generation at the helm, steadfastly located at the same distillery that William Grant built by hand. Yet, their outlook has always been dynamic and maverick, as they introduced the iconic triangular bottle design and became the first Scotch single malt to be commercially exported outside of the U.K.
Closer to home, whisky connoisseurs and newcomers alike will find much to savour at the Glenfiddich Chinese New Year pop-up experience at Suntec City, running till 4 Feb 2024. Far from conventional, the pop-up bridges tradition and modernity as it welcomes guests to partake in good fortune.
Start by customising your own Glenfiddich Fu ‘福’ decor to bring home, complete with a choice of blessing for the year. Next, score a lucky ang bao—and potentially a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 Year Old—by competing in an interactive game and discovering the pioneering spirit behind the golden nectar.
For curious palates, the Glenfiddich bar is an educational must-visit. As friendly bartenders dish out complimentary Chinese New Year-inspired Glenfiddich highballs, take the opportunity to savour the flavours and indulge in a celebratory high. As for more serious connoisseurs, we recommend requesting for whisky tastings by the dram to learn about each release in detail before deciding on which covetable bottle you will bring home.
Luxuriously packaged in vibrantly-illustrated gift boxes with complimentary custom bottle labels, the bottles in the limited edition series include the Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old, 18 Year Old, and Reserva Rum Cask 21 Year Old varieties. Take home special gifts with each bottle if purchased at the pop-up—whisky-nosing glassware for the first three varieties, and an exclusive set of Glenfiddich chopsticks with the Reserva Rum Cask 21 Year Old. Brimming with heritage and craft, each one is an ideal present for discerning friends, colleagues or family members—or even yourself, to complete your home bar for Chinese New Year hosting and beyond.
In particular, the Glenfiddich Reserva Rum Cask 21 Year Old shines within the lineup, an intriguing multiple Double Gold award winner that is finished in Caribbean rum-soaked casks. This luxurious edition brings intense vanilla and new leather aroma notes, with hints of figs, florals, banana and rich toffee imbued by its ageing process. If you’re looking for a truly extravagant gift to bestow upon a loved one this festive season, it is difficult to think of an item more special.
The Glenfiddich Chinese New Year pop-up experience is held in Suntec City Atrium 3 and 4 from 25 January to 4 February 2024. Admission is non-ticketed and open to visitors aged 18 and above.