Sunday, January 18, 2015

Toast The Macallan at Marina Bay Sands

"Awaken your senses and embark on an experiential journey with us into the world of The Macallan."

Toast The Macallan was held here in Singapore for the first time to demonstrate the art of appreciating whisky as well as to showcase the best ways to enjoy The Macallan.

Kieron Elliott, The Macallan Brand Ambassador from Scotland, along with local celebrity host Randall Tan walked us through to discover The Macallan’s heritage and quality through an array of interactive exhibitions, cutting-edge presentations and an insight on its revered six-pillar foundation, which contributes to the essential character of The Macallan.

Love the interesting video clips showcasing The Macallan world tour to Scotland, Spain, New York and Singapore; and learnt more about what gives this single malt whisky its distinctive character, flavour and colour, making it a cut above the rest. 

At the whisky tasting session

We started off with The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 years (the one that I'm holding in my hand in this photo) before moving onto the Fine Oak 15 years and the Whisky Makers' Edition (only available at the airport DFS) and finally tasting the Sherry Oak 18 years

Personally, I prefer the Sherry Oak 18 years. N I feel that The Macallan whisky tasted better with the Godiva chocolate ;p

Unique bottle of The Macallan 1824 Masters Series Reflexion. Friend attended the vip session yesterday and tasted this whisky

Interesting welcome cocktail 

The Macallan 12 years was used in the welcome cocktails

My nose learnt to recognise and distinguish the different scents of whisky during the scent-tasting session: citrus, floral, prune, apple, vanilla, spice, chocolate, etc. The Macallan staff explained that the different scents are mainly due to the different types of oaks used during the whisky making process. Well, I like the chocolate scent =)

Was captivated by the exclusive Master of Photography showcase, which perfectly conjoins the art of whisky making with an artist’s stunning interpretation of The Macallan world. A display of unique, limited edition bottlings inspired by some of the world’s top photographers, namely Mario Testino, Elliot Erwitt and Annie Leibovitz, was showcased.

Interesting display at the retail section after the whisky tasting session

The exceptional oak casks on showcase: The Macallan's oak casks are the single greatest contributor to the outstanding quality, natural colours and distinctive aromas and flavours of The Macallan. The Macallan spends more per cask than any other distillery in sourcing, crafting, seasoning and caring for its casks.

As you can see, yours truly is clearly vertically challenged when standing next to the tall Macallan

Tasting the welcome cocktail upon arrival 

Another photo at The Macallan photowall

Upon exit of the whisky tasting session

Thanks Edrington Singapore for this exquisite set of The Macallan Twin Rock Glasses

Thanks Erdington Singapore and Fulford Public Relations for this awesome whisky-tasting event during which I learnt more about the art of whisky appreciation and The Macallan's rich heritage.

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