Spirits

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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Interview

Finbar BOYLE • General Manager Brown-Forman Southeast Asia Finbar Boyle arrived in January 2018 to Singapore as General Manager of Southeast Asia for American drinks giant Brown Forman Q: When did you become based in Singapore?  A: I arrived in January 2018, to be General Manager for Brown-Forman across the Southeast Asia …

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Alex Yong • Malt & Wine Asia

Founder & Managing Director of Malt & Wine Asia Alex Yong Alex Yong is one of the region’s most experienced pair of hands. The Singaporean has two qualities crucial for success and, just as importantly, sustaining that success. Alex Yong possesses vision and tenacity. Vision cuts through all that noise. …

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The Macallan The Reach • Only 288 Decanters

The Reach is the oldest expression released by The Macallan. An 81 Year Old whisky distilled in 1940. This spirit is crafted from a single, sherry seasoned oak cask, during the Second World War in a period of increasing hardship. Slowly maturing over eight decades, while the deep auburn liquid has …

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Richard • The Cognac

RICHARD is named for Richard Hennessy, founder of the Cognac house. Prior to going into business, the Irishman from County Cork was an officer in the army of French King Louis XV. When he returned to civilian life, Hennessy apprenticed himself to a merchant, but immediately recognized the potential of the then …

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Hennessy • Chinese New Year 2022

Hennessy ushers in the festive season around Chinese New Year with artwork by ZHANG Enli, a Shanghai-based artist born in Jilin, China, in 1965. One of China’s most important contemporary artists, ZHANG Enli works with everyday objects — a piece of string, a length of pipe, an electric wire, some …

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BenRiach • A Speyside Malt

 In 2018, Rachel Barrie became the first female master blender to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Edinburgh The modern chapter of BenRiach was written in 2016. In that year, American spirits giant Brown Forman (most renowned for Jack Daniel’s) acquired the distillery founded in 1898 by John Duff. Brown Forman …

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Fenjiu Baijiu

Fenjiu is situated in the postcard-scenic Xinghua village, Fenyang, Shanxi Province In 1948, three baijiu distilleries were merged into what today is Shanxi Xinghuacun Fenjiu Group. They were Jin Yu Fenjiu (晋裕汾酒), Yi Quan Yong (义泉泳) and De Hou Cheng (德厚成). The company is popularly referred to as Fenjiu, one of China’s top 10 baijiu. Fenjiu only produces baijiu of “Qing …

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Whisky of the Week • The Glenlivet

The Glenlivet is situated in ravishing Speyside Speyside is a magical place in north-east Scotland. A Bordeaux comparison could be Pauillac. Not in geography nor climate but in the sheer number of great distilleries as the Médoc commune reciprocates with chateaux. The Macallan, Cardhu, Glen Grant, Strathisla, Glenfarclas, Cragganmore – just to name a few – and, of course, The Glenlivet which …

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What is a Blended Malt?

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SINGLE & BLENDED MALT To qualify to being called a Single Malt, a whisky must be produced from 100% malted barley and the spirit produced entirely in a single distillery If the whisky is produced from 100% malted barley but the spirit in the bottle comes from more than …

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