This year, the Mastery Gala continues its celebration of Penang at the Colonial Penang Museum in Pulau Tikus.
The museum, rated as one of the top 10 museums in Malaysia by TripAdvisor, is an awe inspiring mansion that houses some of the oldest artworks in the country, some over 100 years old.
Perched on an Angsana tree in the front garden of the mansion was a treehouse that fit only 10 people per visit. There, Johnnie Walker and Diageo Malaysia’s Jeremy Lee surprised us with the soon-to-be worldwide release of Johnnie Walker 28 year old “Midnight Blend”. We were the first few in Malaysia to sample this.
The 28 year old Midnight Blend contains, among others, two grain expressions from Cambus Distillery, whiskies from the Speyside region including Strathmill, Cylenish, Glenkinchie and Caol Ila. The end product has the sweetness of vanilla, butterscotch, citrus, fresh fruity notes a warm, smoky finish.
The Midnight Blend is a limited production of Johnnie Walker’s Private Collection series (only 3,888 bottles) bottled at 42.8% ABV.
The final part of the event was a scrumptious dinner that featured local delights with a twist to pair with the XR21.
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My take on last year's XR 21's Mastery session at Khoo Kongsi here.
We had a great time as usual. Thank you, Diageo Malaysia!
(Images: Diageo Malaysia)