Just opened in Bangkok, Alfresco 64 – A Chivas Bar on the 64th floor of the Lebua Hotel in the State Tower is billed as the highest outdoor whisky bar in the world. Baroque Travel finds out more
Situated an unbelievable 800 feet above the ground, Alfresco 64 offers patrons the opportunity to enjoy a fine whisky with an equally fine view. The bar is an innovative collaboration between Lebua Hotels & Resorts and world-famous luxury Scottish whisky producer Chivas Regal. In fact, Chivas has created a special blend exclusively for this decadent venue. This is the first time in the brand’s 230 years of existence that a special blend has been created by Chivas Regal for one of their collaborative partners and provides visitors with a unique whisky tasting experience for connoisseurs visiting Bangkok. In fact, just 68 bottles of this nectar have been produced for exclusive use at the hotel. Five bottles will be sold by pegs to guests in the bar, and the remaining 63 bottles are available for sale per bottle.
The Lebua Hotels & Resorts group is a company based in the Thai capital city with other locations around the country as well as in India and New Zealand. Five Stars Luxury Hotel Bangkok the Tower Club at lebua is a superlative, luxurious hotel that offers breathtaking panoramic city views from its suites, located on eight storeys (51st to 59th floor). These exclusive suites feature plush interiors and offer unsurpassed privileges to guests. And way above them, on the 64th floor is the highest whisky bar in the world, one that offers a unique whisky blend that patrons can only enjoy whilst taking in the bar’s magnificent view.
For many, this will be the ultimate whisky drinking experience, savoring a blend that is, according to custodian master blender at Chivas Regal, Colin Scott, “a unique bottling of some of our oldest and rarest whiskies that were distilled in 1985 or earlier, and individually hand-selected”. Visitors will enjoy this fine whisky blend while sitting on the bar’s patio with stunning views of the Bangkok skyline and the Chao Phraya River.
This is not the first time that lebua has pioneered unique alfresco drinking experiences in its award winning restaurants and bars. But it is the first time that Chivas Regal, who produce the world’s most prestigious premium Scotch whisky have created a unique blend of their tipple for a partnership, a one-of-a-kind, limited edition Chivas Exclusive lebua Blend. Whisky drinking is being taken to a new level of luxury experience at this exclusive bar, which was designed by famous design team DWP and inspired by the sleek lines of a luxury yacht, which epitomizes a billionaire lifestyle.
The entire design of the bar resembles a yacht, including an indoor area that looks like an opulent yacht cabin, with sunken seating and a lacquered rosewood floor. This was the setting for the bar’s official launch on 8 March 2017, which was hosted by Chivas Regal Master Blender, Colin Scott, who is also the brand’s ambassador. International and local celebrities as well as important media guests attended.