Happy Gin & Tonic Day!

Today, the world takes a pause and celebrates that most refreshing cocktail. The smooth and refined G&T for friends. Some say the gin & tonic took hold in colonial India where British were suffering from malaria due to mosquitoes and vitamin C deficiency. Quinine was an anti-malarial medicine, but extremely bitter. It was dissolved in tonic to make it more palatable.

Gin, as a stand-alone drink was becoming very popular in the mid 1800s and it was not long before the British colonials topped up their tonic with some “Genever”.

Sailors had long been used to eating lemons and oranges to get additional vitamin C. Adding the lime or lemon wedge to the gin and tonic was a perfect complement.

Visit Paneco to get a great selection of gins like the Botanist, Monkey 47 and Bombay Sapphire. Check them all out today and celebrate Gin & Tonic day.

Win 2 FREE Tix to Rich List Party

Catch the race from the Singapore Action Terrace at JW Marriott

Purchase any 750ml Casillero Del Diablo wines on Paneco.com and stand a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to Singapore Action Terrace by The Rich List Group (worth $700).  

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Purchase 1 bottle of Casillero del Diablo wine on Paneco.com entitles to 1 lucky draw entry.

(Multiple entries are permissible from the same participant).

Please keep receipt as proof of purchase.

  • Promotion ends on 17th September 2019 at 11:59pm.
  • Prize: 2 VIP tickets (22nd September, Sunday) to enjoy our Casillero del Diablo wines with unbeatable view of the Singapore Race Tracks.
  • A total of 5 winners will be picked randomly – Winners will be contacted on 18th September.
  • Promotion is open to all residents living in Singapore over the age of 18 who are legally allowed to consume alcohol. Not applicable for employees, distributors or partners of the promoter, VCT Group of Wineries Asia Pte Ltd, or their families up to second-grade relatives.
  • This prize is non-exchangeable and not redeemable for cash.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.richlistgroup.com/singapore2019.html

5 Best Alcoholic Drinks That You Can Pair Well With Mooncakes

Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner! What first comes up to your mind when you think of the festival? The common answer is: Mooncakes! The traditional mooncake is made with lotus seed paste and salty egg yolk, which makes it savoury. In recent years, however, new kinds of mooncakes have been introduced, such as the snowskin mooncake, that can come in flavours such as earl grey, chocolate, and even durian! Nevertheless, mooncakes are pretty dry to eat on its own and could make you “jelat” rather quickly, hence, it is often enjoyed with some Chinese tea.

Chinese tea with mooncakes? Those are the OGs of mooncake pairings, of course, but you will be surprised that alcohol could also be a great couple with mooncakes as well. Depending on your preferences for alcohol, I will be sharing with you a list of the 5 best alcoholic drinks that you can pair with mooncakes just as well, if not better!

     1. Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve

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Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve 700ml w/Gift BoxMade by one of the world’s oldest family-owned single malt distilleries, the Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve was made with the inspiration of sherry bodegas of Spain in mind. It has extra layers of smoothness and sweetness to it, brought by the fact that it was aged in a custom-built Solera Vat. With a golden, red hue, it offers an intriguingly sophisticated fragrance of sweet honey and vanilla fudge along with rich dark fruits. On the palate, it is silky to the tongue with layers of sherry oak, marzipan, cinnamon and ginger, making it full-bodied and bursting with flavour. It finishes with an intense and lingering sweetness that would definitely be compatible with the savoury taste of a mooncake.

The Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve comes in a 700ml packaging.
Not enough? We have them in different volumes, at 750ml and even 1 litre!

     2. Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master’s Select

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Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master's Select w/Gift Box

Hibiki means “resonance” in Japanese. The Hibiki Harmony speaks to the soul and emotions of a connoisseur as it resonates from nature and all the subtleties found from the 24 seasons of the old Japanese lunar calendar. Pleasing one with the aroma of plum in syrup, roses and sweet woodiness, it also offers a soft taste of orange marmalade with dark chocolate, making it slightly bitter. It then finishes off with a lingering sweetness and acidity with hints of spices and wood. The soft bitterness coupled with a sweet aftertaste of the Hibiki matches the mooncake as it provides an additional layer sophistication to its savouriness.

The Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master’s Select is a perfect
Japanese whisky to impress your loved ones!

      3. Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut

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Perrier Jouet Grand Brut

The Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut would make a great champagne choice as it presents a bubbly and fruity style of the Perrier-Jouët. It is an open-knit crowd-pleaser that presents a beautiful effervescence to the palate. It is also lightly juicy with notes of a fresh mix of cherries, ripe apricot and pickled ginger that finishes off with a hint of spice. The Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut definitely makes a great choice to pair with mooncakes as it is not only classy, it is a drink that brightens the atmosphere that can be enjoyed by anyone. Its sparkly tings on the tongue gives a refreshing experience paired with a comparatively “cloying” mooncake, that may be heavy-tasting over time.

The Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is suitable for any festive occasion!

      4. Moët & Chandon Imperial

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The Moët & Chandon Imperial is another popular champagne choice that doubles up as a perfect gift for a loved one. It is recognized as the representative champagne of the Moët & Chandon champagne house as has earned itself the title of being one of the worldwide best-sellers. For those who worry about it being too sweet, be rest assured that the Moët & Chandon Imperial is a dry champagne containing small quantity of sugar (less than 1.5%) yet still rich and intricate in its flavours, coupled with a floral and fruity fragrance. The Moët & Chandon Imperial would make a wise choice for a lighter-tasting drink to couple with the heavy taste of mooncake.

The Moët & Chandon Imperial is a gem for those who have the taste of a King.

      5. Campo Viejo Tempranillo

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Campo Viejo Tempranillo

The Campo Viejo Tempranillo spends 4 months in American oak casks before rounding off its ageing in the bottle. It is a vibrant Tempranillo wine that gives off a rich aroma with profound intensity that endows an initial scent of ripe fruits and soft notes of sweet vanilla and spices. It tastes soft and fresh with a lingering finish of fruity notes, along with vanilla and cocoa. It’s sweetness blends well with the savoury taste of mooncakes, forming a good pair.

The Campo Viejo Tempranillo makes a
great pairing with traditional mooncakes!

     

        6. Brancott Estate Pinot Noir

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Brancott Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir bottle imageThe Brancott Estate Pinot Noir is a red wine that was awarded 88 points at the Wine Enthusiast, 2015. It was also awarded Silver at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2015. To the nose, it offers a sweet fruit approach coupled with tobacco spice complexity and velvety tannins on the palate, showing good length and balance. Its full fruit flavours of plum, cherry, and raspberry are balanced by a savoury core with hints of nutmeg. Its sophistication thus gives it a balance in flavours when harmonised with the savoury taste of mooncake.

The Brancott Estate Pinot Noir would definitely tick a box for its sophistication that blends well with the thick flavour of the mooncake

 

 

Get your favourite alcohol at the best prices, with FREE next-day delivery straight to your doorstep only at Paneco.com! Let your mooncakes be paired with the best quality liquor this season, and let your Mid-Autumn spirits soar!

Catch ex-F1 Drivers at 2018 Podium Lounge Powered by Paneco.com

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For the past 10 years, the most glamorous after-party during the Singapore Grand Prix has been the Podium Lounge. Held over three nights, from 14 to 16 September, this is the must-attend event of the year.

Ex-Formula 1 Driver Alex Yoong and E! News personality Yvette King will greet celebrities and socialites from around the world on the red carpet. This edition will take things up a notch with top-flight music acts. The festivities kick-off on 14 September when Keith Duffy andPLSG2018-MTV-MPU-300x250px-animate Brian McFadden collaborate on their “Boyzlife“initiative. On 15 September, celebrity DJ, Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) keeps the party going. Finally, Sunday 16 September, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas brings his legendary energy to the stage.

The event is a sight for all the senses to behold. The ante-chamber leading into the main ballroom will be transformed into an amazing tapestry. There will be premium art, luxury streetwear and high-end whisky on offer. Paneco.com plans a major activation installation to engage its 1000s of customers who will be in attendance. Step up for a chance to win a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue, a piece of F1 memorabilia or exclusive alcohol merchandise.

If you’re interested to buy tickets to this event, do so via exclusive bundles only available at Paneco.com.

 

 

Win a FREE Pro Soccer Ball during the World Cup!

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Paneco celebrates the World Cup

Get into the action of this year’s FOOTBALL FEVER! All you need to do is place an order for over $200 and you will receive a full-size, Paneco.com branded soccer ball. It’s great playing at the park or at the beach.

Special World Cup bundles valued over $250 will also come with a FREE hand pump. These special bundles include the Premium Party Bundle Charlie featuring Hibiki Harmony Master’s Select, Grey Goose vodka and Bombay Sapphire gin. You could also consider the Russia 2018 Bundle with a case of Corona beer, Russian Standard vodka, Glenfiddich single malt whisky and Tanqueray gin.

With so many products to choose from, like premium whiskies, smooth gins or amazing vodkas, you get more for your money at Paneco.com. For a limited time, there are also special EXCLUSIVE world cup promo bundles only available at Paneco.com. Visit today.

How Sidney Frank Revolutionized the Vodka World

What Sidney Frank achieved with Grey Goose is nothing short of genius. He created demand for a premium product and created a category that didn’t exist before.

His pals in the liquor business thought Sidney Frank was crazy when he started importing a German herbal elixir, called Jägermeister, in 1972. The drink was selling about 500 cases a year. But Frank had a plan, revolving around promotion techniques the liquor industry had never seen. He employed a squadron of young women–dubbed Jägerettes–to patrol bars and sell drinks, and he threw parties for high visibility. In the first half of 2005, Sidney Frank Importing sold 2 million cases of Jägermeister.

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10 best online deals to buy alcohol this festive season

10 best online alcohol deals Singapore

Festive time is when the spirits soar, and to heighten the spirits all around, we suggest – well – you guessed it: spirits of the other kind. Check out these irresistible online offers on alcohol, guaranteed to put you in a state of euphoria.

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