The Auld Alliance
Photography by diffordsguide.com
last reviewed on 15-Mar-2014
9 Bras Basah Road, RendezVous Hotel Gallery #02-02A , Singapore, 189559, Singapore
Tel: +65 6337 2201
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 5pm-midnight
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Spirits
Price guide: Middling
Owned by: Emmanuel Dron
In a city, nay a nation, apparently filled with whisky bars, the spirit which is rapidly replacing cognac as the status drink for Singaporeans, the Auld Alliance stands head and shoulders above some tough competition.
Owner Emmanuel Dron is French - hence the name, which references a pact between the Scots and the French. He used to work for importers La Maison du Whisky and has amassed a seriously impressive collection - over 1,350 whiskys, with 650 available by the glass.
All are lovingly catalogued in a tome of a menu, complete with vintage selections so you can pick a bottle for the year of your birth. (The debut tasting of the Auld Alliance's whiskey club included a 1908 Laphroaig.)
If whisky's not your thing, the other spirits, wines and champagnes also impress. Take your pick from 80 wines and champagnes, a good selection of absinthes, a short cocktail list or some impressive Cognacs and Armagnacs
The marble interior, bottle-lined shelves and private room make this a whisky library par excellence.