Months have passed since we have said hello to you. They passed quickly before Vault Biennale 2019, and they have passed faster after that. The ‘before’ was in excitement, preparation and the launch, and the ‘after’ went in soaking up how wonderfully it was received and celebrated, not to mention the much needed rest and rejuvenation.
In the last few months, even as the government policy and processes for our industry are undergoing some changes, we at The Vault have a few things to share with you all.
The Vault Biennale
We launched the inaugural version of `The Vault Biennale’, a luxury fine spirits festival, on Feb 17th & 18th, 2019 @ Tote on Turf, Mumbai. The theme of this Biennale was `Spirited Stories’, and we had guests from across the country come by engage, and immerse themselves in curated experiences. After the festival we received heartwarming mails from both the exhibitors as well as the audience who attended it. We continue to feel grateful for all the support received from the industry and outside of it.
For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is a peep into the different candid moments that together made up the festival.
The Vault Brands @ Hyderabad Airport
The Vault Collection launched in Delhi
Exciting times in Telangana! Our Malts and Gins are now at Hyderabad Duty Free.
A selection of 18 labels are now in the Capital. We are on the menus of The Oberoi, Taj Mahal Palace, JW Marriott, Side Car, Town Hall, ATM, Delhi Club House & many more accounts + in retail at La Cave.
Entrepreneur of the Year
I was awarded the `Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2019 for Beverages by Mid Day- The Guide Restaurant Awards.
Curating Fine Spirit Culture
A highly curated evening for a gathering of real estate market leaders, The Vault offered a tasting of G&Ts, followed by a tasting of single malts, finishing with beautiful Rums paired with chocolates by Ether.
Whisky tasting for senior management. An evening, where the leading management gathered to nose-sip-savor fine whiskies, even as Anjan and I took them through the art of appreciation.
Toast & Tonic
As a part of a week-long Gin festival hosted by Toast & Tonic (Mumbai), I curated a special evening where the audience walked through the history of gins and had them taste several tonics, thereby allowing them to discern how tonics play a crucial role in enjoying a really good gin, by complementing or bringing out the flavours.
Amrut Port Pipe Peated – The Vault Biennale festival edition
The 100 bottle, festival-edition of the Amrut Port Pipe Peated has been making its way across the country. Made with a combination of 3YO virgin oak and ex-Bourbon matured malts before being further aged in a port pipe cask from Portugal for 2.5 years, this limited edition peated whisky is a sublime experience from nose to sip. 12 bottles are still available for sale in Mumbai, priced at Rs. 7,000 (All Inclusive).
We carry onwards and forward, distilling a culture of fine spirits for patrons across the country. What do the next few months hold?
New releases, exquisite expressions and spirited stories from the world over and we look forward to sharing it all with you.
Thank you for your patronage.
Founder – The Vault.