Four Pillars Gin is a craft distillery founded by three friends in 2013 based in Healesville, Melbourne’s Yarra Valley. Four Pillars took Australia and the world by storm when the first ever gin they developed - the Rare Dry Gin - won awards just one year after the distillery was founded, making the distillery a fast cult favourite and one of the most beloved gin brands in Australia.
24 January 2021
Glenfiddich's Lunar celebration packaging is sure to bring you some festive cheer.
Designed by the up-and-coming Chinese illustrator Rlon Wang, it tells a story of ‘The Great Homecoming’, inspired by the feeling of "balik kampung", ie - returning home to family for the festivities. The story follows on from 2020’s edition, where artist Wang first reimagined the royal stag icon and the journey of Charles Gordon (son-in-law of Glenfiddich founder William Grant) where he embarked for Asia with a few cases of whisky and a dream to bring the Speyside Scotch whisky to the world. The 2021 special edition bottle honours his return home to Scotland a year later.
The gift pack comes with a full bottle of whisky and 2 branded rock glasses as is available for the 12, 15, 18 and 21 expressions.
For more details on availability, follow @GlenfiddichSEA.
12 December 2020
She is so well-known for her love of Guinness that when we meet up with relatives over a festive reunion, they will whisper to her, ".... there's a few cans of Guinness in the fridge just for you ya..".
And whenever we go out for makan and if there's an option for it, you can bet she will order a pint (or two!) Guinness draughts to go with her meal.
So, it's her big 7-0 birthday this year and we had plans to throw her a big celebration... but thanks to the incessant movement restrictions (sigh COVID-19), those plans had to be cancelled. And as a high risk individual... she's been good citizen by not going out unless absolutely necessary... which also means she hasn't had her fresh pint in months! :(
18 October 2020
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18 January 2020
Enter newest kid on the block, Jann. A cocktail bar that's located on the 7th floor of the newly opened Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown.
15 December 2019
What fine things? Here is rundown of what they have to offer:
10 November 2019
We were recently invited for a tasting and dinner to introduce the Bablair's core range aged expressions of the 12yr old, 15yr old and 18yr old.
But is Balblair's new? The answer is.... not really.
Previously, Balblair was originally introduced as a whisky bottled by "vintage" like, wine. The Balblair 95 for example; was bottled in 2015.
What made them change? Well my guess would be, like every other brand going NAS, stamping Balblair as an aged expression is a way of changing their game plan for meeting demand. So, if you can get your hands on their vintage variant though, do it.
|Image: The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt|
If you're curious, you can read about their change here:
Of the 3 new expressions released, which one do I like? To be honest, all 3 make for a decent everyday easy-drinking dram. The 12 yr old was a nice dram to start the evening with the 15 yr old makes a decent after dinner dram, and the 18 yr old was a good way to end the night.
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Thanks for the jio, AsiaEuro.
Most gins are distilled from grains. However, Sorgin is made from fine Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Not just any grapes, but grapes from the vineyards of Francoise Lurton, the 4th generation wine producer from one of the biggest Bordeaux wine families, producing wines since 1897.
Sorgin is the first spirit created by him and his wife, Saabin, after he diversified the family's business by relaunching the distilling activity his great-grandfather, Léonce Récapet, had inherited in 1880. Sorgin was designed to be a link between his new venture into spirits and his family''s heritage in wine.
Apart from juniper berries (mandatory for gin!), it also has pink grapefruit, lemon, lime, violet, broom (cinnamon), blackcurrant buds. The finished product of 43% abv has a fruity, tangy notes while the nose has a hint of wine (thanks to its grape base).
Sorgin means witch in Basque french, an ode to its French South West origin.
Single & Available brings it in. While it is only exclusively available at Mr Chew's for now, I am told that this will eventually be available from year-end onward.
For more: http://sorgin.fr/ or https://www.facebook.com/sorgin.fr/
03 November 2019
Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort
Saturday, November 30, 2019 (Session One 12-5pm; Session Two 6-10:30pm)
Entry passes for attendees range from RM178 (regular entry) to RM298 (VIP entry).
|Just some of the whiskies featured at the recent WhiskyPlus 2019 KL event|
WHAT DO YOU GET:
Unlimited samplings of whiskies and spirits to try, from the familiar big names to independent bottling and even new expressions, a Glencairn-style whisky tasting glass, and a food box to line yout tummy! VIP entry pass will receive additional privileges and goodies, including access to the older and higher-end expressions of whiskies poured by each exhibitor.
1) Be a Dram Full - Malaysia member on Facebook (free!) and you get RM40 off the ticket price.
2) If you're a The Glenlivet Guardians member, you'll also get RM40 off the ticket price.
Both requires a special code to redeem your discount. :)
|Some more of the good stuff featured at the recent WhiskyPlus 2019 KL event|
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We've got 2 pairs of tickets worth RM356 each to give away. All you have to do is participate in our little contest on Facebook and Instagram!
Don't say we #bojio!
30 October 2019
The Good Guys (TGG) bar and kitchen officiated the opening of its third outlet at the Square, Publika by hosting ‘Probably The Best Oktoberfest Celebration’ on the 25th Oct partnered with Carlsberg Malaysia in support.
Publika chalks the 3rd TGG outlet after Damansara Utama and Plaza Arkadia. Similar to the first two outlets, TGG plays on five elements – good ambiance, good food offerings, a good beer range, good service delivery and good pricing that is a proven to resonance well with the urban and hip working crowd. Congratulations...... Guys!
05 October 2019
The brewery was founded 260 years ago in 1758 and is an independent company. Today, Jan and Fons Martens are the eighth generation in the family; who are still continuing the tradition of brewing beers.
We were introduced to:
1) Kristoffel White (5% abv), Blond (6% abv) and Dark (6%). Named after the Saint Kristoffel in the church at the heart of Bocholt, the Kristoffel range are abbey style beers, made with high fermentation. Kristoffel White is a cloudy unfiltered beer, Blond is made with a combination of barley, cornmeal and a special selection of aromatic hops and Dark with a selection of special malts and aromatic hops.
2) Sezoens Blond (6% abv) - a top fermented ale that is made using a special double dry-hopping process.
3) Boot Tread (5% abv) - An amber ale brewed with Saaz hops
4) 1758 IPA (6.5% abv) is brewed in small batches with a blend of 6 different type of hops, this beer marks the year that Brouwerij Martens Bocholt is established.
All beers are available in selected Village Grocer stores, Jaya Grocer stores, all BIG supermarkets and selected bars in the country. Dionysus Asia Sdn Bhd brings them in and you can check them out on https://www.dionysusasia.com/home
29 September 2019
Gird your liver. Gin Jubilee's back - bigger and better. How?
13 participating Gin brands!
- The Botanist
- Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin
- Four Pillars Rare Dry
- Gin Agricolo Blagheur
- G’Vine Floraison
- Napue by Kyro Distillery Company
- Monkey 47
- Rock Rose
- St. George Terroir
- The West Winds Cutlass
|Image: Wholly Spirits|
- 61 Monarchy
- Bar Shake
- Bar Trigona
- Beta KL
- Flying Monkeys
- HYDE at 53M
- Mari Gin
- Mrs Jones’ Parlour
- Pacific Standard Bar
- Pinchos Tapas Bar
- The Locker & Loft
- The Pawn Room
- The Sticky Wicket
- The Vault
- Three x Co
- Woo Bar @ W Kuala Lumpur
|Image: W KL's Wet Deck|
- Kick-off party at W Hotel's Wet Deck on 8 Oct 2019
- Bar crawl through participating bars to vote for your favourite Gin & Tonic between 1-12 Oct 2019. Each post MUST include the hashtags #EastImperial, #GinJubilee2019 and also the Location of the bar.
- Catch guest shifts, masterclasses and workshops between 8-12 Oct 2019. For updates, follow https://www.facebook.com/ginjubilee
- Catch Gin Jubilee's finale party- the Gin Lane on 12 Oct at the Sentul West Depot for RM25 g&ts all night by all the participating outlets and gin brands!
26 September 2019
|Image: MyBeer Malaysia|
Reeling from what happened in 2017, in 2018, the 2 local breweries managed to host relatively subdued events - either using different names and only through outlet promotions.
As we're heading towards October - I've not seen much fanfare. So far, we've noted only a couple of pubs promoting their version of Octoberfest.
Other than that, it has all been quiet.
I really miss those big Oktoberfest parties. Sob..