19th February 2019
klia2 Just Upgraded Cocktails With Opening Of Newly Refurbished Bar Metropole
The event was graced by En. Zulhikam Ahmad, General Manager of Eraman, En. Mohammad Nazli Abdul Aziz, Senior General Manager of Commercial Services Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, Pn. Hani Ezra Hussin,General Manager of Commercial Services Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, Nik Anis Nik Zakaria, General Manager Corporate Communication Division, Michael Birch, Vice Presidentof Bacardi Global Travel Retail, Vinay Golikeri, Senior Commercial Director Bacardi Global Travel Retail, Gaurav Hoshi, APAC Travel Retail Director and Fraser Campbell, Global Brand Ambassador For Whiskies at Klia 2 International Airport. .

Selangor, 19 February 2019 – Whether you’re the kind of traveler who likes to get to the airport hours early or a seasoned jetsetter who times it to the minute, there’s a great new reason to enjoy your journey through klia2 with the launch of newly refurbished Bar Metropole, a new whisky and cocktail bar.

Located just before you enter the Eraman Duty Free International Departure Emporium, Bar Metropole is a haven for whisky lovers, with a choice of over five blends from DEWAR’S, crafted with a unique double-aging process for additional smoothness making it the world’s most awarded blended scotch whisky.

Operated by Eraman, Bar Metropole menu features a wide selection of cocktails with brands from across the Bacardi portfolio. A specialist whisky offer encompasses the DEWAR’S blended Scotch whisky range and award-winning single malts ABERFLEDY, AULTMORE, CRAIGELLACHIE and ROYAL BRACKLA.

If single malt is more your style, choose from a wide range of award-winning single malts such as CRAIGELLACHIE, AULTMORE and ABERFELDY, the hottest single malts in Malaysia right now. There’s also ROYAL BRACKLA the first whisky to be awarded royal warrant status, giving it the nickname, The King’s Own Whisky. Every single whisky behind the bar carries an age statement, so you can enjoy every drop while appreciating that with quality comes time.

Offering an international menu of international cocktails, wine, beer and soft drinks including freshly brewed coffee and mocktails, this is a vibrant, contemporary space to take a pause from the busy terminal and enjoy the time before your flight. The extensive cocktail menu features signature brands GREY GOOSE vodka, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin and the wide range of BACARDÍ rums.

“We are constantly evolving how we create exciting new shopper experiences to klia2 and this innovative bar is already very popular, adding a sophisticated drinking experience to your travels, wherever you’re heading. Travelers can’t miss Bar Metropole, located immediately in front of our duty-free emporium at International Departure. When they enter the store, the walk-way leads them through the spirits section and right to the DEWAR’S shop-in-shop to pick up a bottle. It’s a great way to increase their engagement with our core spirits range and especially with the ever-popular DEWAR’S range”, said Zulhikam Ahmad, General Manager of Eraman.

“klia2 is an important location for Bacardi in the Malaysian market, and we are delighted to have partnered with Eraman, extending our well-established partnership to create something out of the ordinary. Thanks to the close proximity of Bar Metropole and the Eraman Duty Free International Departure Emporium, there’s an unparalleled opportunity for us both to engage with travellers in two high profile locations on their journey through the airport, directly influencing their purchase decisions in-store and in the bar”, added Vinay Golikeri, Senior Commercial Director Bacardi Global Travel Retail.

If you’re travelling through klia2 on 19 February come and meet Fraser Campbell, the Global Brand Ambassador for DEWAR’S whisky who’s visiting for the official launch of the bar. A firm fixture on the international bar scene for almost two decades, with stints in the UK, Australia and Spain, he’s one of the most experienced whisky experts you’ll find on the planet, so come and tap him up for some insider tips and a wee dram of ‘the water of life’ which, many say, is Scotland’s finest export.

And if you’re not drinking, try out the glass dome vapour machines that transform the incredible whisky range on offer into liquid vapour for the ultimate multi-sensory experience. There’s also a neat bar game, DEWAR’S double whisky pong, inspired by the American College game. The bar menu features classic burgers and fries.

When the cocktails in Bar Metropole inspire you to make your own at home, all you need do is pick up a bottle or two from the Eraman Duty Free Emporium next door. Before you know it your home bar will be buzzing as your friends marvel at your mixology skills picked up on your travels!





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