Whisky of the Week • 8 July 2021

The Epicurean Rivesaltes Edition

Only 546 bottles (700 ml) were produced for the entire world. Singapore snatched 6 of them. Available only at the ExciseMan (#02-27 Esplanade Mall), the pricing is S$18++ (30 ml) or S$27++ (60 ml). It goes without saying a double represents great value. The top-hat character on the label is described by bottler Douglas Laing as “our 1930s Glasgow man, a real cheeky character who was ever the life and soul of the party and a connoisseur of fine food and drink”. I am sure most of you fit that description. The ladies too of course. The Epicurean is a blend of Lowland malts. After ageing in oak casks for several years, the blended malt was finished in a single cask used originally to age Muscat de Rivesaltes, the famous fortified wine of the Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. The effect is remarkable. Vanilla, honey, gently citrus, a whiff of smoke, smoothly textured, and finishing sweet. Best as an aperitif or in a cocktail. Bottled without chill filtration and with no colour added. 48% ABV

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