From Speyside to Singapore.
TEXT CHARMIAN LEONG
Singapore has proven that a small nation can have a big thirst for quality whisky, and its connoisseurs must have drunk themselves into prominence for The Glenlivet to create a single cask exclusively for this little island.
Master Distiller Alan Winchester has selected a single hogshead cask to fill the Glenlivet Kinrossie Single Cask, which means there are fewer than 250 bottles produced and we get to call dibs. The spirit has spent 15 years in wood, and was bottled at a cask strength of 60.4 per cent abv. It has not been chill-filtered (a process that some distillers use to remove the natural fatty acids, esters and proteins that otherwise cause cloudiness) as the distillery wishes to offer the purest expression of this limited edition.
The Glenlivet Kinrossie, which gets its name from an ancient hamlet near the Glenlivet Valley, is reported to have notes of honey, peach, candied pear, orange and chocolate, with a long and smooth finish.
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Opened by the same folks behind Nickeldime Drafthouse, 510 Sake Bar boasts over 100 craft beer brands alongside its expansive sake selection. And the unusual harmony continues, thanks to a new food menu featuring Japanese maki stuffed with Western ingredients such as pulled pork, blue cheese or sriracha nuts. Pairing suggestions are available so your glass won’t feel lonely.
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JOIN THE CLUB
It’s hard to find a quiet corner in the chaotic mess that is our social networks, so Highland Park is here to give you access to a private whisky club online – if you’re invited, that is. The Inner Circle Club is the distillery’s members-only Facebook group that seeks to gather like-minded whisky fans together. Member privileges will include special quarterly events, VIP previews, custom gifts and pre-order opportunities. Already a member? Then you may want to put yourself on the list for the new 17-year-old Highland Park Ice Edition.