There is a list of prep work which must be completed leading up to Chinese New Year – spring cleaning, stuffing little cute red envelopes with pristine notes, decorating the house with auspicious papercuttings, procuring goods and produce symbolic of this festive season, and last but not least, acquiring a selection of exquisite drinks for merry making.
Welcoming the Year of the Ox, some of the finest producers of whisky and cognac have dressed their iconic decanters and/or boxes in Chinese New Year colours. But more than just because they look cool, there is one metaphorical reason why this year should be ushered in by taking a swig. Be it whisky or cognac, the raw ingredients used in the distillation are agricultural produce, coinciding with the year’s zodiac which is the quintessential farm animal. The ox represents tenacity, which echoes the hard work and passage of time required to transform grains like barley and fruits like grapes into exceptional spirits.
These exclusive offerings imbued with the Chinese New Year motif are available for a limited time.
Royal Salute 21 Year Old Signature Blend
The artistic gift pack of the Royal Salute 21 Year Old Signature Blend reveals an intricate tale of traditions during the spring festival, and the intertwining of symbols of health and prosperity. Originally created as a gift for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, generosity is rooted in the whisky’s identity. And though 67 years have passed, the distinctive, opulent flavour profile of the 21 Year Old Signature Blend remains unchanged by time.
This vibrant red gift pack evokes the celebratory festival that sees cities around the world transform into bright and colourful displays of red and gold, enlivened by lanterns, dragon puppets and firecrackers. The convivial atmosphere is one that resonates perfectly with the enchanting world of Royal Salute.
To further elevate the gifting experience, customers can opt for an additional virtual gifting atelier service that offers personalised features such as engravings, gift cards and unique stickers for the gift wrap at thegoodstuff.my/royal-salute.
Rémy Martin XO
Sheathed in gold and red – symbols for luck and happiness – Rémy Martin XO is delivered with an exclusive box, brilliantly illustrating the arduous process in creating this fine champagne cognac. The Rémy Martin story can be traced to the chalky soils of Petite and Grande Champagne. Since 1724, the maison has partnered with wine-growers, distillers and coopers to share the excellence of the terroir. Inspired by the authentic craftsmanship that defines the maison, each drawing reflects a fundamental moment in the creation of Rémy Martin XO.
From vines to copper stills as regulated and from eaux-de-vie to ageing, each illustration gathers around the decanter, capturing the richness and harmony of Rémy Martin XO. Together they celebrate the relationship between nature and know-how, tradition and innovation, past and future.
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old
The annual limited-edition gift set by The Macallan celebrates the auspicious new year by transporting you to the home of the single malt whisky maker, The Macallan Estate. Drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese fabrics, this unique design reinterprets the location where River Spey, barley fields and the distillery intersect.
The spirit is a harmony of the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak, matured in the perfect balance of hand-picked sherry-seasoned American and European oak casks.
The Prosperity Box by The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is also offered with The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old.