Spirits

Glen Grant Single Malt

In 1820 – two decades before he and his brother founded the Distillery – James Grant helped lead the “Raid on Elgin”, the last clan revolt in Scottish history Brothers John and James Grant founded the Glen Grant distillery in Rothes, Aberlour, Speyside, in 1840 The story of Glen Grant …

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Poli • Their First Whisky

The 17-th Generation of the Poli Family. On far right is Jacopo. The family has lived in Veneto for more than 600 years The Poli Family traces its roots to 1400.  The current 17th Generation comprises siblings Giampaolo, Jacopo, Barbara and Andrea. The family tree contains names of female and male members from those …

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Cognac Hennessy Masterclass

Click here for registration Terms & Conditions Information correct at time of dissemination. The masterclass is a 45-minute event, and will be conducted in English. Reservation is confirmed only upon payment. No cancellation or refund will be allowed. Participants must be of legal drinking age (18 years and above). The …

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Cape Brandy of South Africa

Cognac Martell Cellarmaster & Masterblender Christophe Valtaud conducts a tasting for CH’NG Poh Tiong CAPE BRANDY OF SOUTH AFRICA Cognac Journey I first went out to Cognac about 30 years ago. I was then wine consultant to Jardines Singapore (Hugh Johnson being consultant to Jardines International), and visited Otard which was …

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Royal Salute • Inspired Whisky

The Stone of Destiny is also referred to as The Coronation Stone in England I know of no other whisky – grain and malt blend, pure/blended malt, or single malt – which age is a minimum 21 years except Royal Salute. Inspired by, and dedicated to, the coronation of Queen …

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Chivas Regal • World’s First Luxury Whisky

The art of whisky blending answered a consumer need.  When whisky was first produced and consumed, it was always singly distilled, illicitly at first but even after it became licensed and legal (taxation is the magic wand that converts the illegal into the permissible).  Single malt whisky in olden days …

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The One & Only

In 1823, George Smith applied for and received the first licence to distill spirit legally in Scotland THE GLENLIVET was established in 1824 in Speyside.  Prior to that, Founder George Smith had distilled his spirit illicitly. That may had been so but Smith’s whisky was admired throughout the land. And beyond. So much …

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Cognac Martell Centenary 1921

Martell Centenary 1921 was offered at €25,000. Most countries – including Holland, Switzerland, Singapore and France – were allocated a single bottle The oldest of the great Cognac houses, MARTELL was founded 307 years ago in 1715 by JEAN MARTELL (1694 – 1753) from Jersey of the Channel Islands. Today owned by French drinks giant PERNOD …

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Master Blender Rachel Barrie

Rachel Barrie is Master Blender of Benriach, Glendronach, and Glenglassaugh, the three single malt distilleries owned by American drinks giant Brown-Forman Rachel Barrie has tasted some 170,000 casks of whisky. She is Master Blender of all three single malt Scotch whisky distilleries belonging to American drinks giant Brown-Forman. These are Benriach, Glendronach, …

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Kris Foo • Innovator & Trailblazer

Founding Partner Kristine Foo is in charge of curating and managing events at Famous Treasure and sister restaurant Famous Kitchen. She is also responsible for liquor procurement Kristine Foo is a trailblazer.  Someone brimming with innovative ideas that challenge conventional, taken-for-granted, tired, yesterday’s norms. “Kris”, as she is popularly known, is …

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