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Whisgars first island location opens at Beach Republic, Koh Samui for perfect single malt sundowners

May 15, 2014 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

Whisgars premier whisky and cigar bar is to open its first Thai island location in Koh Samui, at the famously hip Mediterranean-style Beach Republic, right on beautiful Lamai Beach – the island’s “self-contained luxury destination” of choice for guests seeking stunning ocean views, deluxe accommodation and now the best beachside whiskies and cigars on Earth.

1508631_318036831678664_4572063058787056109_nWhisgarsTasting Room at Beach Republic, due to open around May 2014, will offer a boutique cigar and whisky lounge area with opulent indoor seating for just 10 persons in addition to the bar at the ocean club. It will present the entire range of Whisgars’ single cask Scotch and international whisky collections, plus one of Asia’s finest hand-selected cigar ranges.

Eddy Guerra, Vice President for ChindAsia Capital Partners Limited, the investment group behind Whisgars, said, “ChindAsia has successfully launched the first Whisgars premier whisky and cigar club in Asia in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok, and is now looking to grow the brand very quickly by engaging with suitable luxury operators in hospitality, food and beverage markets. Beach Republic is a great location for us as it puts us in touch with discerning luxury travellers craving the ‘best of everything,’ and that is what Whisgars aims to deliver in our unmatched cigar and whisky collections.”

Tim Dean-Smith, Chairman & CEO of Republic Group Holdings, the parent company of Beach Republic, said, “There are great brand synergies between Whisgars and Beach Republic – we each combine hip and quality offerings brought together for the enjoyment of our discerning and affluent audiences. We are looking forward to expanding through Asia and beyond with the Whisgars team as we roll out the Republic Group family of brands.”

The new Beach Republic Samui location also puts ChindAsia in an excellent position to supply hotels and clubs on the island with their own distributor stocks of “in-house” and exclusive bottlings, as ChindAsia is a very large buyer of cigar and whisky products in its own right. Cigar sales in Asia are increasing by 18% per annum; single malt whisky sales in Asia are increasing by 21% per annum – this is seen as the perfect time for the ChindAsia investment company to begin rolling out its unique Whisgars concept to luxury South-east Asian travel destinations.

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