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18 January 2016

Insta Weekly: Whiskies, Spirits & Bars

Hi readers!

Updates will be sporadic for the next 2 months until April. Not only will I be too caught up with my offline commitments, but I will also have to majorly cut down on leisurely drinking (TEMPORARILY ONLY, DON'T PANIC).... unless it's in an event, which I won't say not to, hehe. Meanwhile, feel free to get quite frequent updates from my Instagram (lots of of silly daily shenanigans) and Facebook page. Happy chinese new year, happy chah goh mei and happy valentines in advance!

Old Parr is all the rage.
Evidently an underground popular whisky, my uncle introduced it to me 2 years ago... and then I hear it get mentioned more and more. It's a legit scotch, no doubt - 1 of Diageo's many, many brands. If you can get your hands on it for a good price, it's a very decent house pour.




Ril's Bar, Bangsar
One of the earliest cocktail joints in Bangsar, it's currently helmed by 2 new imported bartenders, Zach & Mat, who are quite cocktail geeks. I haven't been back for over a year but with these new guys around, am looking forward to trying more of their signatures and interpretation of the classics. Prices start from RM42 and up. I've been planning to do up a list for cocktail bars I've visited - it will happen in 2016!





Omakase + Appreciate
Giving a little shout out to their snack menu. Not a wide range (just 3 options) but tasty enough to satisfy your alcohol-induced munchies.





Hello Wholly Spirits!
There's a new distributor in town which focuses on fairly uncommon stuff which are quite sought after by bartenders and spirits aficionados alike. Check them out at whollyspiritsasia.com



The Macallan Edition No.1
Seems like Macallan is embarking on a new expression. Thanks for this cute little sampling set, folks! Let's see how tasting it will be like....




Until next week, drink safe!

Insta Weekly is a weekly summary of boozy updates from my Instagram.com/fireangel80 with the hashtag #angeltini. Feel free to follow me if you enjoy daily updates on booze, food and other random stuff by a girl from Malaysia. Cheers!

11 January 2016

Insta Weekly: Cocktails drank, Places Visited & Chinese New Year is coming!

Spirit of choice + limes + sugar + ice = easy homemade cocktail
Caipirinha is just the above with cachaca. You can also try it with any other white spirit.




Brasserie Enfin by James Won 
Did you cry when they closed up in Ara Damansara? Dry your tears - it merely moved to Menara Hap Seng, Kuala Lumpur. More: www.facebook.com/BrasserieEnfin



Arthur's Bar & Grill @ Shangri-la, Kuala Lumpur
Came for the happy hour, stayed for the surprisingly huge portions of (well-priced) grub.



Carlsberg kicked off their Chinese New Year 2016 campaign
.. with an awesomely clever tagline. More in a separate post.



Seagram's Extra Dry Gin
This american gin is surprisingly sweet neat. Not bad at all in a traditional gin & tonic.



Until next week, drink safe!

Insta Weekly is a weekly summary of boozy updates from my Instagram.com/fireangel80 with the hashtag #angeltini. Feel free to follow me if you enjoy daily updates on booze, food and other random stuff by a girl from Malaysia. Cheers!

6 January 2016

Launch: Tiger White Ale Wheat Beer

Tiger launched this new beer just last November 2015 at Black Box, Publika - 2 years after the launch of Tiger Radler (a shandy variant).

Tiger White Wheat Beer Launch 2015

This cloudy, locally brewed wheat bear is made with clove, coriander, and orange peel.

It's no surprise if this sounds and tastes familiar to the other popular imported wheat beers widely available in Malaysia - it's meant to be competing in the same category, at a different price point.

Tiger White Wheat Beer Launch 2015
And then there were 3. 

At 5% ABV, I've seen it at a kopitiam recently selling for RM9 for a small bottle, just a few ringgit more than the usual Tiger Beer. At some kopitiams I've visited, it's even priced the same (maybe as an introductory offer)!

Fun fact: Malaysia (and Singapore) will be the first countries to have this new variant. Something to brag about, perhaps?

Tiger White Wheat Beer Launch 2015
Guinness Anchor Berhad managing director Mr Hans Essaadi (4th from left), Heineken Asia Pacific Region president Mr Frans Eusman (4th from right), GAB’s sales director Mr Thum Chee Yuen (2nd from left), chairman Datuk Seri Saw Choo Boon (3rd from left), marketing director Mr Bruce Dallas (3rd from right) and Tiger Beer marketing manager Ms Jessie Chuah (2nd from right).

Like Tiger Radler, I would have it ice cold. It's very easy to drink.

You'll be able to find Tiger White in bars and stores across the country.
Give it a go and let me know what you think about it.

For more: www.tigerbeer.com.my

4 January 2016

Insta Weekly: Stuff to Try & Places to Check Out.

Give the Hoegaarden ice-cream @ Rekindle ss2 Cafe a go
Sounds a strange but not a bad experience at all.



Check out Restoran Zhing Kong @ KL .... not for its food.
But for beers & local firewater at lunch time.



44 Bar is no longer at Dr Inc Bangsar
Many sad face. You'll only be able to find it as a pop up bar at selected events from now on :(



NEW: PS150 Bar @ KL
Located at 150, Petaling Street, say hello to yet another new cocktail bar in town!



Suntory Whisky White Label (Shirofuda) is Yummy!
Claimed to be the FIRST Japanese whisky (since 1929). Very easy drinking everyday whisky. Wish we could easily get hold of them (only available in Japan, I believe).



Richfield SS3 for RM60 Guinness & Kilkenny 3-pint set
If you're in PJ and hankering for a regular beer, you've found it right here.



Until next week, drink safe!

Insta Weekly is a weekly summary of boozy updates from my Instagram.com/fireangel80 with the hashtag #angeltini. Feel free to follow me if you enjoy daily updates on booze, food and other random stuff by a girl from Malaysia. Cheers!