The Whiskey Library: A Storied Collection Of Rare and Unique Whiskies
A place you won’t know until you know it
1 October, 2018 (Singapore) – A new chapter to a distinctive and unforgettable whiskey adventure story
opens this month with the launch of The Whiskey Library. Ensconced within the ornate and luxurious
interior of The Vagabond Club, Singapore’s preeminent luxury boutique hotel with 41 individualistic and
elegantly appointed rooms and suites, the Whiskey Library offers over 750 bottles of thoughtfully
curated rare and refined award-winning whiskies from around the world, and comes with a Membership
Programme to beguile guests with a love of whiskey and give them access to the captivating vagabond
Adventure awaits within the vintage art deco exterior of The Vagabond Club. Each room within the
luxurious hotel is an oasis of comfort and calm bathed in natural light, bearing the touch of the genius
French designer Jacques Garcia, executed in his renowned over-the-top, maximalist panache with
With the unique Membership Programme, guests who sign up will enjoy 10-room nights at The
Vagabond Club (fully transferrable) as part of the S$3,000 annual membership fee.
Members will also have privileged access to 80 lockers, each with its own gilded and tasselled key,
evocative of a bygone era of old world charm and hospitality, kept on-site in a specially designed woodcrafted
armoire placed in a private space at The Vagabond Club’s salon.
Each locker will store up to 15 bottles of whiskey. Members can bring one of their own bottles for every
two bottles purchased at The Whiskey Library. Members will also enjoy special bottle pricing, access to
the Vagabond Club gym, and reserved seating at regular Whiskey Club events and experiences.
Each bottle at The Whiskey Library has been carefully collected from the finest distilleries from
Scotland, Ireland, Japan, the US and other countries around the globe, with the collection comprising
predominantly single cask and limited edition bottles. Just as with a great literary work, each bottle is a
unique work of art that stirs the imagination, beguiles the mind and excites the spirit.
The creator behind The Whiskey Library is luxury hotelier Satinder Garcha. Motivated by his love and
passion for artistry, Garcha has spent two years bringing his dream to realisation.
“What started out as a vacation with friends travelling around Scotland and visiting distilleries soon
turned into an eye-opening journey of discovery; a discovery of the depth of craftsmanship, the artistry,
the culture and the incredible history behind whiskey making. These elements combined inspired me to
bring these untold stories to Singapore where anyone and everyone can experience the profound
pleasure of enjoying truly great whiskies,” says Garcha.
“No two bottles are the same. Each is unique, each has its own story, and many bottles will be
unfamiliar even to the most experienced connoisseur. To me whiskey is art, and the craftsmanship
behind our whiskies in The Whiskey Library is truly astonishing,” adds Garcha.
Designed for what Garcha calls “a club for vagabonds seeking a unique and hidden experience”, the
warm and beautifully appointed Whiskey Library hosts up to 75 guests who, while relaxing and enjoying
their whiskies, will be entertained with bespoke experiences such as specially curated sung and told Jazz
stories, intimate theatre, book readings, artist evenings, musical showcases, and even independent film
premieres. Guests will also be able to enjoy delightful small bites prepared by the Chef de cuisine at The
In keeping with the theme of artistry and luxury, the vitrines housing the whiskey collection and other
crafted white spirits were designed and hand-crafted by local woodsman Mr Ng – one of the few
remaining craftsmen in Singapore who continues to create unique furniture pieces. Designed to enhance
the decadent elements of the hotel surrounds, the armoires feature brass claw feet to complement the
similarly brass Allahbuksh-designed Rhino reception desk.
Akin to the Allahbuksh family from Rajasthan who crafted the enchanting Banyan Trees at The
Vagabond Club, Mr Ng has contributed much to the artistry ambience in Garcha’s hotel portfolio.
Bespoke elements such as artisanal ice and an international selection of the finest of cigars, together
with the extensive collection of whiskeys, bourbons, and other crafted spirits bring a truly complete and
unique experience to guests of The Whiskey Library.
“Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a Whiskey Library card”
For The Whiskey Library Press Kit inclusive of hi-res images, please access Dropbox here.
For more information and reservations, please visit www.hotelvagabondsingapore.com
Telephone: +65 6291 6677
The Whiskey Library
39 Syed Alwi Road
Jalan Besar (blue Line)
Lavender (green Line)
Farrer Park (purple line)
For media enquiries, please contact:
Marina Mathews | Communications Director
The Vagabond Club
Mobile: +65 9631 1670