Homegrown wine and spirits retailer Bottles & Bottles launched 8 by Bottles & Bottles, its first drink-in concept at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3. Opened on 5 April 2021, the bar features an extensive selection of wines, spirits and sake at bottle shop prices, a bar grub menu as well as the freedom to order in from other F&B establishments at no additional cost. Taking a communal and inviting approach to fine beverages, 8 by Bottles & Bottles is set to be the next lifestyle watering hole in eastern Singapore.
Representing conviviality and togetherness, the logo – and name of the bar – draws inspiration from its location in the airport, in that it is always 8pm somewhere for a well-deserved drink. The colours take its cues from the expanded offerings, wine (red circle) to spirits and sake (white circle), for an all-encompassing destination for quality libations.
“Bottles & Bottles has always been about allowing everyone to explore different wines, spirits and, now, sake, in a comfortable manner. 8 is a culmination of our philosophy,” explains Koh Chin Liang, owner of Bottles & Bottles. “We’re offering a bigger, yet still accessible range of beverages and with a bring-your-own-food policy in this laidback space, and we’re excited to be part of new pairings and experiences consumers might find here.”
Blending seamlessly with the open and verdant concept of Terminal 3, 8 is presented as a welcoming Eden, dressed in dark wood furnishings and shelves. Following its geometric logo, wine red and dark grey metal accents juxtapose the semi-circular frames defining the shop periphery and rounded details of the communal tasting table and counter, creating a sense of intimacy. The sleek interiors also feature lockers for bottle storage, stowed away yet remaining in view within the shelves.
8 By Bottles & Bottles – Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Known for their evolving range of wines, 8 is anchored by offerings that range from accessible to premium, New World to Old World, and familiar to lesser-known varietals alongside exclusives curated by Chin Liang. Exclusives include great Australian wines, such as Domaine Naturaliste from Margaret River, Taylors Wakefield from Clare Valley and 2021 James Halliday Winemaker of the Year, Eperosa from Barossa Valley. There are also historic wineries like Bodegas Faustino, which has been producing wine in DOC Rioja for 160 years, and the family-owned Champagne Cattier, run over 13 generations at Chigny-les-Roses, a Premier Cru village of Montagne de Reims.
Headlining the selection of over 450 selections of spirits, are cognac exclusives from HINE and Davidoff, along with Tesseron. One of the finest exponents of cognacs, it blends traditional varieties of Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard aged in the cellars of Châteauneuf-sur-Charente, France to present expressions of XO and above, such as Lot No. 90 XO Ovation and Lot No. 76 XO Tradition. Other highlights of the spirits list include single vintage Cognac Jean Grosperrin from Chermignac, Kyrö Gin from Finland, NIKKA Taketsuru Pure Malt, KAVALAN Peated Malt Singapore Edition 2020, and Louis XIII.
New to the brand is a comprehensive selection of sake. Aficionados can look forward to exclusives from Kunimare, a beloved Hokkaido brewery dating back to the Meiji era. The Kunimare Shuzo Jyunmai Ginjyo Hokkaido Limited is a rare treat with the finest ginpu rice grains at 40% polishing rate and pristine waters from the Shokanbetsu mountain range. The menu will also feature Junmai Daiginjyo Senshomasamune Takenisuzume from Katsuyama, previously enjoyed exclusively by the feudal lords of Sendai, and the award-winning Keigetsu CEL24 Junmai Daiginjo, which uses Kochi Prefecture exclusive yeast CEL24.
Accompanying the beverages is a wide variety of dining options, including an in-house snack menu and a no-cost bring-your-own-food alternative. The former includes fuss-free bites, such as succulent Beef Cubes with Red Wine Sauce (S$18.90) and a Cheese Platter ($21.90) with accoutrements, while the latter opens up the whole Changi Airport and beyond. Patrons can explore, dine on and pair 8’s many beverage options from one lifestyle destination through delivery platforms, such as Changi Eats.
There are no hospitality charges on products purchased and opened at 8 by Bottles & Bottles. As part of the hospitality, service of glassware, buckets and ice are available without charge. Mixers are also available, charged by consumption.