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20 April 2024

Aberfeldy Food Pairing @ Woobar, Kuala Lumpur

We recently had the pleasure of partaking in an Aberfeldy media sensorial journey at WooBar, W Hotel KL -  where the Aberfeldy 12, 16 and 18 were paired with a 5 course meal.


Established in 1898, Aberfeldy is a Highland Single Malt and the distillery draws its waters from the Pitilie Burn, known to contain deposits of alluvial gold.  

12 October 2023

‘I Rise, We Rise’ by Chivas on 21 Oct

Following the inaugural event last year, Chivas Regal continues the ‘I Rise, We Rise’ event  on 21 October promises to be bigger than before, taking over the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC).

This year, Chivas joins forces with local and international talents from different backgrounds and industries to share their passion and hustle stories of how their teams or partners are the driving force behind their success.

02 October 2023

Mix It Up with Monkey Shoulder

This coming October to December, watch out for Monkey Shoulder's #MixItUp events to uncover new whisky mixes with exciting activities, collaborations, promotions, unconventional drinking spots, and live spinning DJs.

01 September 2023

WhiskyPlus comes back on 9 September 2023

WhiskyPlus is back for its 5th KL edition scheduled at Eastin Hotel PJ Section 16. The event promises sampling bottles of over 70 whiskies and spirits to cater to both newcomers and connoisseurs.

Entry also comes with a tasting glass, glass holder and a set meal (via the standard entry via the gold pass).

27 July 2023

Celebrating the Suntory Whisky Kakubin and the Japanese Highball

If you're anything like us, having a ice-cold refreshing whisky highballs to pair with good company and bites at your local izakaya (Japanese-style casual drinking joint/bar) is a must.

What you might not know is that Suntory Whisky Kakubin, which is not only Japan’s number one selling whisky, is also the go-to whisky for highballs in Japan. It is so popular that it has its own name -“Kakuhai” - which is a marriage of the words Suntory Whisky KAKUbin and HIGH(hai)ball.

25 June 2023

The Singleton 40 year old launches in Malaysia

This 40 year old is the third and final bottling (following the 38 and 39) of the Epicurean Odyssey series and is crafted using the Singleton 12 Year Old finished for nearly 3 decades in casks that previously held Ron Zacapa XO. 

07 May 2023

JIN Gastrobar x Tomatin Whisky Dinner Pairing

Jin Gastrobar now has a range of Tomatin whiskies available at its bar and they recently held a whisky pairing dinner event to introduce it. 

06 May 2023

Revisiting Campbeltown Whiskies - Exclusive Media Tasting Session

It's not very often we get to try the Campbeltown whiskies side by side - so when we were invited to attend a special media tasting at Jin Gastrobar recently - there was no way we were going to miss it.

We have a soft spot for family owned / independent distilleries and Springbank happens to be Scotland's oldest, having established in 1828.

23 April 2023

Bruichladdich Launches Black Art 10 in Malaysia

Remy Cointreau Malaysia recently launched the Black Art Edition 10 in Malaysia, the 10th annual release in this limited edition series.

A 1993 vintage, the unpeated single malt has been created using pre-renaissance casks from the distillery which have been maturing on Islay for almost 30 years. 

17 March 2023

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Dundas

The Johnnie Walker Ghost and Rare series is developed using “ghost” whiskies and other rare expressions from reserves used for the Johnnie Walker Blue Label. 

Image: JW HK

This 5th limited edition release features whiskies from the Glasgow “ghost” distillery of Port Dundas. Port Dundas, which was built in 1811 and closed in 2010, shipped its Scotch from Glasgow to ports across the world for nearly 200 years. 

This bottling follows the release of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich (2021), Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal (2019), Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen (2018) and Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Brora (2017). 

15 March 2023

Monkey Shoulder's Rewrite the Night

Monkey Shoulder wants to to show you new ways to experience whisky at Factory 19 PJ from 17 to 18 March, 3pm to 12am. This event would also feature popular local DJs, fun & games, local F&B brands and bartending champions.

 

Look out for a night of fun with: 

24 December 2022

Glenallachie Tasting at D by Dirty

We had an educational tasting session with Andrew Mustard of The GlenAllachie recently who shared with us that the whisky was originally produced for blending (and has also been used in brands like Ballantines and Chivas). 

27 November 2022

Director's Cut at TTDI

Whisky folks in the Klang Valley rejoice, for we are now blessed with the opening of a brand new whisky bar in Taman Tun.

Director's Cut is related to the Whisky Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang - so you can expect for this bar to still have loads and loads of whiskies (bottles and by flights) for whisky lovers to explore.

13 August 2022

Bar Terumi, Taman Paramount

Bar Terumi is a casual cocktail bar located at Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya.

Hosted by award-winning bartender Shirmy Chan (Omakase + Appreciate, 61 Monarchy) and accompanied by Caden Chua (Coley), expect nothing less than thoughtful and creative signatures with Japanesque concepts as well as classics.

25 June 2022

"World’s Loudest Silent Whisky Tasting" with Joe Petch

Monkey Shoulder Global Brand Ambassador Joe Petch dropped by Three X Co for a visit to talk about the Monkey Shoulder’s Ultimate Bartender Championship and treated us with a few cocktails paired paired with a set of headphones last Wednesday. 

Lots of "monkey business" ensued! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

06 June 2022

Singleton 39 year old launch at The Chamber, Starhill Bukit Bintang

We had the honour of not just to be one of the first people to check out The Chamber which was newly opened in Starhill, but also to sample a new Rare and Exceptional expression by Diageo - The Singleton of Glen Ord 39 Year Old, Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 


Bottled at 46.2% abv, this 39-year old is a limited expression curated by the distillery's master distiller, Maureen Robinson, using a 12yr old Gen Ord which then spent another 27 years matured in a combination of European oak casks that had previously held port, red wine, Pedro Ximenez, oloroso sherry, and then finished off in Bordeaux red wine casks. 

14 May 2022

Launch of The Chamber at The Starhill, Kuala Lumpur

Last Thursday saw the official launch of The Chamber at The Starhill, Kuala Lumpur.

The Chamber launch party was hosted by the CEO, Justin Lim, with partners Joseph Yeoh and Michael Chai. The 37-year-old Justin aims to offer a large curation labels and brands from the best vineyards, distilleries and breweries from his global travels.

30 April 2022

Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter

Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter is a 2021 limited-edition release based on Dr. Bill Lumsden’s experience being snowbound in a cabin back in 2019, evoking the feeling of sitting in front of a fireplace in winter.

21 April 2022

The Glenlivet Illicit Still 12 Year Old

As The Glenlivet Guardians, we were so lucky to be able to get a taste of the first annual limited edition of this scotch which was inspired by its founder’s original and illegally distilled whisky (before George Smith licensed his distillery in 1824).

22 January 2022

Glenfiddich's The Cosmic Voyage for CNY 2022

Glenfiddich recently unveiled an immersive experience and limited-edition gift pack to usher in the 2022 Lunar New Year. This would be the third and concluding chapter of the series which is based on the works of celebrated artist Rlon Wang that features Chinese mythical creatures and mythology.