In an old Chinese proverb, it is said that a thousand cups of wine is not too much when good friends meet. This age-old wisdom beautifully encapsulates the sentiment that transcends time and cultures – the joy of sharing cherished moments over a glass of fine wine or spirits. Changi Airport Group (CAG), together with Lotte Duty Free (Lotte) and other brand partners, believe in celebrating these timeless traditions, and has embarked on a journey to not only offer a wide-ranging selection of liquor, but to curate experiences that resonate with the hearts of travellers worldwide.
Since its debut in Changi Airport in June 2020, Lotte has been on a journey of liquid exploration, nearly doubling its array of offerings. While iconic names like Johnnie Walker, Martell, Macallan, Hennessy and Chivas continue to be very popular, Lotte’s adventurous spirit shines through with a curated selection of fresh contenders such as Brass Lion, Deanston, Loch Lomond and Tamnavulin, each with their own distinct character and flavour. Elevating the tasting experience even further are gems like El Toro, Malfy, Nikka and Twenty Third Street, and the distinguished vintages of Hardy’s Wine. Lotte also continues to partner liquor brands to launch travel retail exclusives such as the Bowmore Frank Quietly range, Hennessy Kim Jones XO and Jack Daniels Single Malt.
A symphony of sensations
Across all of Changi’s terminals, enthusiasts are treated to exquisite sampling experiences at Lotte. In particular, at Terminal 1, the iconic Martell robotic bartender serves patrons complimentary samples of fine spirits.
Over in the newly reopened Terminal 2 (T2), travellers are greeted by the all-new Lotte outlet. This grand double-storey store not only retails a plethora of fine liquor, but also showcases a first-in-airport robot bartender Toni. A captivating centerpiece of the T2 outlet is the expansive LED media ring suspended in the heart of the space, visible from every corner. This mesmerising feature projects a video capturing the enchanting ‘Forest of Li Bai’ theme that permeates the duplex level. The imagery transports customers to the tranquil lake of Li Bai's forest, inviting them to symbolically "raise their drinks to invite the moon" and immerse themselves in the ambience envisioned by the famous Chinese poet.