For lovers of fine and rare whiskies, The Distillers Library will be their newest sanctuary in the city. Opening its doors in the stylish compound space, Bumi Pakubuwono, this exclusive venue presents the most precious collection of single malts from William Grant & Sons, namely Glenfiddich and The Balvenie.
Found on the second floor of Bumi Pakubuwono, this Jakarta branch marks the fifth The Distillers Library in Asia, where the demand for luxury malts has been steadily rising, with other venues in Singapore, Thailand, Korea and Vietnam. These spaces of discovery offer a window into the history and heritage of William Grant & Sons, an independent and family-owned distillery from the Speyside Valley, Scotland.
The venue includes a retail storefront featuring the core range of the distillery, for those simply looking to purchase their favourite bottles. Further inside, a handsome ‘tasting room’ awaits, a cosying space where visitors can immerse themselves in smells and flavours of the ‘amber liquid’, showcasing treasured whiskies from the family archive for guests to experience. Lining an entire wall are bottled distillery samples, recreating the experience one might have directly at distilleries, with cask tastings led by Brand Ambassadors.
“Through The Distillers Library, we wanted to create a space for learning and exploration, no matter where you may be on your whisky journey. Whether you’re new to whisky, or a collector, there will always be something new to uncover here,” shares Will Peacock, Global Luxury Director at William Grant & Sons.
Beyond the tasting room lies a hidden dining room and secret lounge, invite-only spaces housing some of the rarest and most precious treasures from the William Grant & Sons archive. Reserved for valued private collectors and buyers, the ultra-private space takes whisky discovery to an elevated level.
The rarest find here is an 11-bottle set of ‘Ladyburn Edition One’, a precious bottling of a William Grant & Sons ‘ghost distillery’ that was closed in the mid-1970s. Inside Edition One is the first distillation from 1966, a 54-year-old whisky that has been maturing in sherry barrels for decades. Only ten sets exist in the world, one of which now finds its home in Jakarta, the ultimate collector’s item, with each bottle featuring a different historical photo of the UK in the 60’s from photographer David Bailey.
Connoisseurs and collectors can expect other limited-edition collections, exceptional bottlings, and precious whiskies only available at The Distillers Library here in Jakarta.