Celebrate Local Craftsmanship With The Balvenie House of Craft


Think skilled craftsmanship is scarce and hard to find in Singapore? Think again. Craft purveyors The General Company has teamed up with Scottish whisky The Balvenie to bring about an assembly of artisans, craftsmen and creators this month with the launch of a pop-up event. Known as The Balvenie House of Craft, the event is happening over four weekends in September.

Members of the public will get to participate in various activities at The Balvenie House of Craft, including supper club dinners, indie film screenings, workshops, and more. All these activities – some ticketed and some free – take place at an old industrial block at King George’s Avenue.

The Balvenie Doublewood 25 Year Old

Bartenders such as Peter Chua (Junior) and Gabriel Martin Escoto Carlos (Manhattan Bar) will be doing guest shifts on Friday nights with specially curated cocktails using The Balvenie single-malt whiskies. Complimentary whisky tasting sessions will be available as well.

Supper club dinners feature local chefs such as Chef Petrina Loh of Morsels.

Supper club dinner at The Balvenie House of Craft.

Apart from whisky tastings, you will also get to enjoy food infused with whisky.

Each weekend, the supper club dinners will feature different local chefs. In an intimate dinner setting, you will get to enjoy cuisine prepared by local chefs such as Shen Tan from Ownself Make, Petrina Loh from Morsels and Charles Tan from FatCat.

The Great Wave of Kanagawa on a Louis Vuitton Bag by marquage artist Cherin Sim.

Marquage painter Cherin Sim (second from right) at a workshop at The Balvenie House of Craft.

Notable artisans that will be showcasing their work at The Balvenie House of Craft include marquage painter Cherin Sim, embroidery artist Teresa Lim, hand-lettering artist Ewe Jin Tee, floral artist Josephine Lau, among many others.. Cherin is also one of the craftsmen who will be conducting workshops during the event.

For details, visit www.houseofcraft.sg.

What: The Balvenie House of Craft

Where: 115 King George’s Avenue #01-01 Singapore 208561

When: 7-9 September, 14-16  September, 21-23 September and 28-30 September 2018; 7pm to 11pm on Fridays, 12pm to 11pm on Saturdays and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays

Tickets: Free, except for ticketed events such as supper club dinners and workshops. Visit houseofcraft.sg to register your interest.


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