The Cooperage means the making of barrels and casks, an integral component of whisky-making. The space is co-owned by spirits distributor Ryan Wang, 37, and Mr Paul Tan, 33, who owns the Grapevine bistro-bars in Upper Serangoon and Guillemard roads. They pumped about $600,000 into the project.
There are more than 200 whiskies on offer, mostly from Scotland, with many entry-level and popular ones that are priced affordably. For example, a Glenfiddich 12-, 15-and 18-year-old whisky will cost $12, $15 and $18 respectively for a 30ml pour. Mr Tan says: “It’s getting more and more expensive to drink whisky and most Singaporeans are intimidated by the prices at whisky bars, so we wanted to make it as affordable as possible.”
The bar will also introduce whisky flights starting at $46, with vertical tastings from a particular whisky brand or region.
42 Hong Kong St, Singapore 059681
3pm-1030pm (Closed on Sunday)
Reservation: 8699 9366