A Toast to Excellence: The DFS Wines and Spirits Gala 2024

The Exclusive Gala Event Explored the World of Fine Wines and Spirits

If you have a taste for the extraordinary and possibly possess a collection of rare and exclusive wines and spirits, you were sure to be dazzled at the DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits event, now in its illustrious 12th edition. Themed “Ignite Your Senses,” this exceptional gathering epitomized DFS’s unwavering dedication to curating unparalleled luxury experiences for discerning connoisseurs and enthusiasts worldwide.

A Global Showcase in Los Angeles
In a bold and exciting move, the Masters of Wines and Spirits 2024 ventured beyond Asia to set the stage for an exclusive gala in our very own dynamic city, Los Angeles.

This highly anticipated flagship event celebrated the industry’s craftsmanship and DFS’s extensive expertise. The 2024 edition boasts an exceptional collection of over 200 rare and exclusive wines, champagnes, whiskies, cognacs, and more, thoughtfully handpicked from over 100 legendary houses.

Elevated Luxury Experience
As guests stepped into NeueHouse Hollywood, they were instantly whisked away into a world of luxury and indulgence. The venue had undergone a stunning transformation, bathed in the glow of shimmering lights that heightened the sense of anticipation and excitement in the air. Veuve Clicquot Champagne flowed freely, its golden bubbles dancing in crystal flutes alongside luxurious servings of caviar, tempting guests to indulge in the ultimate pairing of opulence and flavor.
DFS also elevated the luxury experience by enriching the Single Cask selection with a breathtaking array of Scottish, Japanese, Australian, and American single malts. Enthusiasts could anticipate a curated selection showcasing

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Highlighting One-of-a-Kind Collections
Amidst the captivating showcase, DFS unveiled five extraordinary collections at this year’s Masters of Wines and Spirits:
● Glenmorangie’s “Pommard Cask Finish 25 Year Old”: This limited edition whisky is a true gem, with only 1,000 bottles available worldwide. Glenmorangie has expertly combined its renowned single malt whisky with the rich influence of Pommard red wine casks. The result is a complex and harmonious expression that marries the fruity, robust characteristics of Pommard wine with Glenmorangie’s elegant and refined whisky profile. Each sip is a journey through meticulous aging and expert blending, offering a rare and delightful experience.
● The Macallan’s “The Golden Age of Travel: The Motor Car”: Distilled in 1937, this rare release from The Macallan pays homage to the golden era of travel and automotive innovation. Just as vintage motor cars represented elegance and innovation in the 1930s, this whisky embodies those qualities. It features intricate notes of polished antique wood, reminiscent of the luxurious finishes found in classic motor cars. This expression is a testament to The Macallan’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship, transporting drinkers back to a bygone era of sophistication and style.
● Tomatin’s “Highland Scotch Single Malt Aged 50 Years”: Bottled to celebrate Tomatin Distillery’s 125th anniversary, this 50-year-old single malt is a true masterpiece. This whisky showcases remarkable depth and complexity after maturing for half a century in oak casks. Only 125 bottles were released, each one representing a rare and cherished piece of Tomatin’s history. Expect rich flavors of oak, dried fruits, and spices, culminating in an unforgettable drinking experience that reflects the distillery’s dedication to excellence.
● Royal Salute’s “The Age Collection II”: Created to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee, The Age Collection II from Royal Salute is a prestigious set of whiskies from 25 to 55 years old. Each bottle in this collection represents a milestone in the Queen’s reign, starting from her accession to the throne at 25 years of age. The whiskies are carefully crafted to reflect the grace and longevity of Her Majesty’s reign, offering a tasting journey through history and royal heritage.
● Shafer’s “Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Collection”: Crafted exclusively for DFS by Shafer Vineyards, this collection showcases the pinnacle of Napa Valley’s viticultural excellence. Shafer’s Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon is renowned for its exceptional quality and character. The collection highlights the best vintages and expressions from Shafer’s estate-owned vineyards in the Stags Leap District. Each bottle represents the culmination of decades of expertise and passion for winemaking, making it a sought-after treasure for wine enthusiasts.

Engaging Activities and Masterclasses
The Los Angeles event offered an in-person masterclass led by brand ambassadors from leading distilleries. The sessions delved into each bottle’s captivating stories, intricate aromas, and delightful food pairings, enriching attendees’ understanding and appreciation.
Exploring Rare Treasures
Attendees dressed in their finest cocktail attire mingled and explored a curated selection of over 200 rare and exclusive bottles from renowned houses around the globe. This extraordinary event transcended mere libations, offering a gateway to a realm of craftsmanship, passion, and unparalleled luxury. The DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits celebrated the art of indulgence, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the pleasure of attending.
For those eager to embark on their journey of discovery, explore further at DFS’s in-store exhibition at Tom Bradley International Terminal starting May 1, where you’ll find a meticulously curated selection of exquisite libations from around the globe.
Follow DFS on social media @DFSOfficial to stay updated on upcoming events and promotions. You can also join using the mobile app DFS Circle. Discover, indulge, and celebrate the world of fine wines and spirits with DFS Official.

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