The Grande Whisky Museum Breaks Guinness World Records for its Whisky Collection


The Grande Whisky Museum (TGWM) in Singapore has broken not one, but two Guinness World Records. Located at Suntec City Mall, the museum has been bestowed the “Most Valuable Whisky/Whiskey Collection” (at S$128,630,196) and the “Most Valuable Bottle of Whisky/Whiskey” (at S$3,621,582) awards. This outstanding accomplishment further establishes the Museum as the world’s largest and most comprehensive whisky museum.

Whisky heaven.

The museum has been drawing whisky aficionados and experts alike with its impressive collection of old and rare bottles. As a guest, you get a rare opportunity to learn about the history of whisky and its production as well as view the impressive collection, as attested to by the museum’s inclusion in the Guinness World Records.

During the Guinness World Records Ceremony.

The Grande Whisky Museum sits on an expansive 8,000 square foot space that displays an outstanding collection of over 7,000 rare and vintage whiskies. One of the largest private whisky collections available for public viewing, the museum showcases whiskies from some of the world’s oldest and still-active distilleries, as well as some from closed distilleries.

The Rarest of Whisky Collections

The items in the museum’s collection are kept behind heavy steel doors, lending an air of mystery and exclusivity. The museum’s bottles are among the rarest in the world, and the museum’s special edition sets are highly sought after by collectors.

Bottles signed by Master Blenders and nobility are among the rare treasures in the museum’s collection, which also includes bottles made of handblown glass and porcelain from limited edition sets. Because these whiskies are so rare and valuable, visitors are not allowed to bring cameras into the museum or take photographs and videos.

The museum’s vault houses an enormous selection of whiskies, representing numerous brands from well-known distilleries in each region.

Dalmore 200 Years Old of Single Malt by Richard Paterson. Signed by Master Blender Richard Paterson.

Whisky Ambassadors at the museum enlighten guests on topics such as Japan’s whisky manufacturing history and Scotland’s oldest and most seasoned distilleries. After 45 to 60 minutes of in-depth whisky education, guests are given a visual treat of a limited-edition prime champagne collection.

After the tour, visitors get to engage in a tailored Whisky Tasting Experience, containing a flight of whiskies for sampling and experiencing the varied flavours from several distilleries.

A Fine Tasting Experience

Visitors can pick from three different experiences, each of which includes a whisky tasting: an Introduction to Whiskies for S$88, an Influence of Casks for S$148 and a Depth of Whiskies for S$198. The whiskies used in these events are all carefully selected, but they vary in style, age, and cask impact. Tour groups are kept to a maximum of 12 people and whisky tastings, supervised by a Whisky Ambassador, take between 30 and 45 minutes.

Have a taste of the finest whiskies and cocktails.

Manjit Gill, Group Managing Director of The Whisky Trust Group, which operates The Grande Whisky Museum and The Whisky Distillery chain of retail stores in Singapore, urged locals to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about the museum’s rare collection by visiting it.

Saint-Louis House and Museum Lounge 

The Grande Whisky Museum is also home to the region’s most exclusive VIP lounge, the Saint-Louis House, as well as a public Museum lounge. The whisky selection at this bar is extensive and even includes flights of rare bottles. Scotch, Japanese and blended whiskies aged up to 50 years are all available.

Visitors to the lounges get to also marvel at the hand-crafted and imported crystal chandeliers and other crystalware from Europe’s oldest crystal glassmaker, Saint-Louis (part of the Hermès group), as well as limited pieces of Chardon Potiche. The Suntec City Fountain of Wealth can be seen from the event space.

Membership Programme

A new membership scheme for the museum is in the works, with individual memberships costing between S$5,000 and S$100,000. In addition to receiving discounts on beverages and bottles at Saint-Louis House, members will also be invited to exclusive Master Blender events and have the chance to purchase rare bottles from the museum vault at market value. TGWM often collaborates with distilleries to bring famous Master Blenders from Scotland and Japan to share their skills and ideas with whisky aficionados.

Sample bottles from the wine tasting experience.

The Grande Whisky Museum is located at 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-455 Suntec City Singapore 038983. Tours are conducted at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm or 9pm any day of the week except Sunday and Monday. Bars and lounges are open every day until 11pm. For more information, visit the Grande Whisky Museum’s website at


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