Monday, October 24, 2016

Toast The Macallan @ Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Last month, Toast The Macallan debuted in Malaysia at Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur. It was held as a pop-up exhibition-style event for 6 consecutive days from 26th September to 1st October 2016 and we attended one of the sessions!

Toast The Macallan was organized for individuals who are brassy and keen to learn about the esteemed single malt whisky. With the elegant ambience and the presence of The Macallan Brand Trainer, Keith Nair and Brand Advocate, Randall Tan, it was indeed a prestigious experience like never before.

Prior to the tasting session, we were given a walk-through and education brief conducted in interesting manner. It gave us an insight to the various ingredients of The Macallan Single Malt.

Founded in 1824, The Macallan has seen an increased interest in single malt scotch whisky across Asia. With the increased number of affluent individuals and the appreciated lifestyle, Malaysia is becoming one of the key countries in Asia to see a significant preference for single malts.

During the event, The Macallan unveiled its newest series – The Trilogy which consists of The Macallan Fine Oak 12 Years Old, The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old and its latest expression, The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old.

This contemporary-styled Fine Oak with its elegant gold straw colour is no stranger to The Macallan enthusiasts out there. It has a diverse character from maturation in 3 different cask types and is well-rounded thanks to the European and American Oaks, with a lighter creaminess owing to the bourbon-seasoned American Oak influence. Its delicate yet complex characteristics define the very essence of simplicity with its authenticity.

Being the classic of The Macallan series, this quintessential sherry oak experience is matured exclusively in sherry seasoned European and American oak casks with a dominant European style, thanks to the proportion of Spanish sherry oak influence.

It has matured character and a lingering finish that is definitely a favourite amongst whisky connoisseurs for its assurance of quality that gives that rich and intense single malt whisky experience.

Its classic and formal and most all, the Sherry Oak will be a perfect gift this coming season.

Two worlds unite to create The Macallan’s distinctive new balanced and honeyed Double Cask bottle. The Macallan’s steady dedication to exceptional wood management defines every aspect of its whisky creation and the launch of the new The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old is a further testament to this.

The Macallan Double Cask is the perfect balance of 100% sherry-seasoned European and American Oak, a marriage of 2 wood types. It’s a blend of single malt which showcases a true balance of character which results in a fully rounded and distinctive flavour.

By combining wood influences, it is able to produce a new variant which balances perfectly between the Sherry Oak and Fine Oak range. This new expression, with its modern and classy look, is certainly a desirable whisky to be savoured.

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