From adding flavor to your Chinese New Year traditions to enriching your collection, these exclusive spirits are worth exploring
With the Chinese New Year 2024 fast approaching, it’s time to infuse some extra spirit into your celebrations. As we eagerly anticipate the Year of the Dragon, why not explore some Lunar New Year-inspired spirits? Whether you’re looking to enhance your festivities or expand your collection, here are a few noteworthy options to consider.
The Macallan A Night on Earth – The Journey
Embracing the cherished tradition of reuniting with loved ones during the festive season, The Macallan proudly presents its latest iteration of “A Night on Earth.” This annual release not only embodies the essence of homecoming but also celebrates the joyous spirit of gathering and celebration. Meticulously crafted, this expression harmonizes the rich flavors of first-fill American ex-bourbon barrels with the nuanced complexities of European and American sherry-seasoned oak casks.
What truly sets this release apart is its collaboration with acclaimed Chinese artist Nini Sum, whose artistic vision elevates both the whisky and its presentation. With innovative multi-layered packaging designed to captivate, each unboxing promises to be a journey of discovery and delight, adding an extra layer of excitement to this already exceptional release.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Dragon
Elevate your gifting game with the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Dragon limited edition, a true embodiment of prestige and depth. Crafted in collaboration with renowned visual artist James Jean, this design captures the essence of the Wood Dragon, symbolizing life, creativity, and future prosperity. As an homage to the dragon’s might, this edition echoes Johnnie Walker’s classic motto, “Keep Walking,” resonating with resilience and progress.
Discover waves of spice that give way to notes of vanilla and honey as you explore its aromatic profile, while the palate is treated to a rich blend of caramel, hazelnuts, and dark chocolate. And with a luxuriously long, smoky finish, this exquisite whisky is the perfect companion for your Lunar New Year celebrations, promising moments of indulgence and sophistication.
Hennessy “Dragon’s Odyssey” Collection
Last but certainly not least is the Hennessy “Dragon’s Odyssey” Collection. This latest offering is a testament to the Cognac House’s ongoing dedication to Lunar New Year celebrations. This year’s collaboration was with artist Yang Yongliang, who breathes new life into tradition by blending ancient drawings with dynamic digital artistry. The result is a fascinating display of metallic dragons swirling amidst waves, evoking energy, movement, and the fiery spirit of the occasion.
Each Hennessy bottle is adorned in vibrant hues, symbolizing the aspirations of the new year: red for joy and luck, and gold for prosperity. For collectors seeking the ultimate treasure, the limited-edition collection is encased in a handcrafted porcelain decanter by Bernardaud, embellished with meticulously hand-painted gold dragons. With only 485 bottles available, this offering promises exclusivity and opulence fit for the most discerning connoisseurs.
Raise your glass to responsible drinking.
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