World Gin Day!

In the spirit of celebrating World Gin day, I’ve decided that I’ll reach out for a Caorunn gin this time around. So here’s to Gin!

A GIN A DAY

1/2 nos Green Apple (Chopped)

60ml Caorunn Gin

10ml Clear Apple Juice

2.5ml Sugar Syrup

Cube Ice

1. Muddle apples in a mixing glass and add rest of ingredients.

2. Shake

3. Fine strain mixture into a cocktail glass.

4. Garnish with a slice of apple and serve.


WHISKY LIVE SINGAPORE

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WHISKY LIVE SINGAPORE 2012

21st May 2012

12noon – 5pm (Trade Only)

6pm – 11pm (Open to Public)

St Regis Hotel, Singapore


The Mexican Connection

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3nos Large Red Grapes (Seedless)

30ml Patron Reposado Tequila

20ml Joseph Cartron Creme de Cassis

10ml Sugar Syrup

15ml Lemon Juice

1 dash Aromatic Bitters

Crushed Ice

Top Ginger Beer

Muddles grapes in a tall glass and add rest of ingredients (except ginger beer). 

Stir and top with ginger beer.

Garnish with skewered grapes.


Fluid Alchemy Bar School June-July 2012 Training Schedules


Fluid Alchemy Bar School


Here’s a preview of our new bar school that doubles up as our R&D facility. We’ll be posting the details and schedules of upcoming training and certification programs soon.


Revisiting Compass Box Whisky


It’s been awhile since I had a sip of my last Compass Box creation. If my memory serves me well, it was a glass of well crafted Hedonism blended grain scotch whisky.

The Compass Box is a ‘renegade’ artisanal whisky company that produces a great selection of Scotch whisky rather differently from your other whisky producers in Scotland. I manage to sip a few of their creation last week, so here are my tasting notes:

The Spice Tree Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (46% abv)

The Spice Tree is a lively whisky from the start! It is filled with aromas of toffee, chocolate, cinnamon and a hint of espresso.

Take a sip, and a rich, syrupy whisky flowing with flavours of treacle, caramel and roasted hazelnuts shall grace your pallete. A solid sip with lingering tones of spice.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Peat Monster Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (46% abv)

Great balance on the nose with a smoky (as the name may already suggest..) character that is accompanied by gentle aromas of freshly cut grass and herbs.

On the first sip, there is a touch of sweetness that goes along with the peat. Take a second sip and you’ll find that the ‘peatiness’ settles into your taste bud and reveal flavours of honeycomb, ginseng root and herbs.

It’s an enjoyable whisky where the peat do not drown the beauty of the whisky!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great King St Blended Scotch Whisky (43% abv)

A pleasant sweet scent of vanilla and oak will greet your nose.

On the palate, the whisky is well balanced without a burst of a single dominant flavour. It reveals flavours of ripe fruits, honey and a soft touch of spice. A smooth and velvety character awaits at the finishing line….. Nothing like most blended scotch whisky out there.


Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Y/O Blended Scotch

I manage to have a go at the new Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 yrs last night. It’s a relatively different scotch from the previous Johnnie Walker Gold Label 18 yrs which I favoured most among the range of Johnnie Walker blended scotch. The JW Platinum Label is a blend of single malt and grain whisky with nothing less than 18 years of age. Created by Master Blender Jim Beveridge, it is said to be inspired by previous Johnnie Walker blends that was crafted exclusively for their company directors and special occasions.

For a start, The Johnnie Walker Platinum Label has a deep rustic brown colour.

The nose is rich and peaty with notable hints of fresh barley and toffee.

Taking my first sip, I realised that this whisky is complex and demands a few more sip before passing judgement. This is a mellow tasting scotch that has flavours of toffee candy, apple and spices.

It then ends with a long lingering bitter-sweet finishing. The finish was a tad too bitter for my liking.

Personally I still prefer the JW Gold Label 18 yrs. However the JW Platinum Label is still a good scotch that deserves to be on one’s shelf.

Slainte!


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