Hot! Lunar New Year 2023: Three Must Have Limited Edition Lunar New Year Spirits To Toast The Year of The Rabbit

CONTENT: Yiew Kai Jie

As Chinese New Year is just around the corner, many of us would be looking forward to spending time with our families and giving out the traditional red packet as a symbol of good luck for the year ahead! But instead of just giving red packets alone, why not gift a bottle of quality scotch to share with all the adults in the family to cheers and wish everyone a prosperous new year ahead?

Here, we’ve complied three different bottle of spirits that are sure to amaze and bedazzle your family with its visual aesthetics and flavour!

Limited Lunar New Year Hennessy V.S.O.P

Maison Hennessy Cognac Limited Edition Chinese New Year Bottles

Henessy is ringing in the Lunar New Year with its own collaboration with famed artist Yan Pei-Ming, one of the world’s most celebrated and sought-after contemporary artists. Renowned for his portraits of animals and famous personalities, Yan Pei-Ming honours the Year of the Rabbit with a larger-than-life painting, measuring 6 by 3.5 metres, called La Grande Course, showcasing the rabbit within the extended family of the Chinese zodiac. The allegory is one of togetherness in diversity: across generations, geography and families and despite generational gaps, sharing culture is what brings everyone together.

“When you hold a bottle of cognac up to sunlight, its hues vary so much. I wanted to portray cognac — but it’s light that is really the colour of this painting,La Grande Course is a major piece of my oeuvre. It’s rather monumental, with animals in movement, and a colour – the colour of cognac – that I’ve never used before. I wanted to do something exceptional, something complicated, that I would be proud of.” said Yan Pei-Ming.

Additionally, the collaboration between the Maison and Yan Pei-Ming also introduced a limited-edition series of Hennessy V.S.O.P and Hennessy X.O cognacs which will serve the perfect visually striking centrepiece to place on one’s display cabinet for all to see!

The limited Lunar New Year edition of Hennessy V.S.O.P cognac is available for purchase online and the limited Lunar New Year edition of Hennessy X.O cognac is available for purchase here.

JW F23 LNY Blue Label bottle, packaging and 2 serves Landscape

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Whisky Angel Chen Limited Edition Bottle

Johnnie Walker has collaborated with a rising star in the fashion industry, Shanghai-based designer Angel Chen to curate a stunning vivid design for the Year of the Rabbit featuring a dynamic, modern interpretation of 2023’s Zodiac animal, the sprightly rabbit. As a symbol of mercy, elegance and beauty, the rabbit also signifies longevity in traditional Asian culture and echos Johnnie Walker’s motto, Keep Walking.

“The energy and layers of colour that Angel brings to her designs are a visual interpretation of the incredible blending expertise that Emma Walker and her team use to create those perfectly balanced layers of flavour in Johnnie Walker Blue Label. We hope that the positivity symbolised by the rabbit will inspire people who receive this gift to greet the new year with the same optimism embodied in Angel’s designs. It is remarkable to see such a talented designer bring her skills from the world of fashion to create something so exciting for this exceptional Scotch.” said Julie Bramham, the Global Brand Director of Johnnie Walker.

Angel Chen has also designed incredible illustrations for the Lunar New Year John Walker & Sons XR 21 and John Walker & Sons King George V limited edition designs. All Johnnie Walker Lunar New Year limited edition designs are available in all major local and global retailers.

Glenfiddich Reserva Rum Cask 21 Year Old Lunar New Year Gift Pack

Glenfiddich Chinese New Year Whisky Exclusive Gift Packs

Bringing back their exclusive annual Chinese New Year bottlings, Glenfiddich has partnered up with award-winning Chinese illustrator, Yixin Zeng, to design four exquisite gift packs that features the iconic Glenfiddich Stag amidst a colourful background rich with texture, vibrant festive patterns and colourful elements that is unique to each bottle that details the series of journeys that come together to create an extraordinary Chinese New Year.

Each gift pack comes with a bottle of Glenfiddich’s exceptional single malt Scotch whisky, skilfully crafted by Malt Master Brian Kinsman. Starting with the Reserva Rum Cask 21 Year Old pack, finished in Caribbean rum-soaked casks where it’s infused with a spicy warmth and indulgent vanilla and toffee sweetness. The gift packs are also available with the 12, 15 and 18 Year Old variants that showcases the brand’s signature lineup of whiskies. Each design colour corresponds with the respective expression, and includes a bottle of Glenfiddich and a complimentary branded highball glass or nosing dram, all housed in a gift box with beautiful finishing!

Mark the joyous occasion with a visit to the Glenfiddich Lunar New Year Pop-up between 11-15 January. Located at the Suntec City Atrium Tower 3 & 4, the pop-up will see Zeng’s illustration come to life across several interactive experiences.

Discover the pioneering spirit behind the brand’s iconic whiskies and compete in a series of interactive digital games – the highest scorer each day will take home a bottle of Glenfiddich. Honour timeless traditions with custom calligraphed Glenfiddich Lunar New Year “福” decor, available at select time slots from Friday to Sunday. Usher in a prosperous year ahead and send wishes of good fortune to your loved ones at the Lantern Wall. The journey concludes with a complimentary Chinese New Year serve of a Glenfiddich highball at the bar where visitors will also receive exclusive Glenfiddich red packets. The limited edition gift packs will also be available to purchase at the pop-up and include free label customisations and calligraphy services with each purchase.

The Glenfiddich Lunar New Year Pop-up will run from 11 to 15 January 2023 between 11am – 10pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and 12pm – 10pm from Friday to Sunday. Admission is non-ticketed and open to visitors aged 18 and above.

For more information or to purchase the gift packs visit Website 

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