Teas­ing The senses

Savour An evening at en­fin by James Won un­cov­ers the mul­ti­plic­ity of de­lights be­hind The Sin­gle­ton of Glen ord range.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Savour - By Renyi Lim Pho­tos Aaron Lee

The Sin­gle­ton of Glen ord plunged its guests into a rich, im­mer­sive jour­ney of taste, pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity to dis­cover its whiskies in the most mul­ti­sen­sory way. Prior to en­ter­ing en­fin by James Won, each guest was fit­ted with an ocu­lus rift head­set and taken through one of the world’s first sin­gle malt vir­tual re­al­ity tast­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. A warm­ing, gin­gery snifter of The Sin­gle­ton of Glen ord 12 Years old served to an­chor view­ers as they were trans­ported to the Scot­tish dis­tillery, ex­plor­ing its po­tent com­bi­na­tion of White Burn’s wa­ter and the Black Isle’s bar­ley.

A six-course din­ner saw plenty of in­ter­play be­tween James Won’s French-in­spired dishes and the award-win­ning Sin­gle­ton range. The heady flo­ral aro­mas of The Sin­gle­ton of Glen ord 15 Years old toyed with the crisp flavours of a fresh tuna, green ap­ple and ulam raja en­tree. Its creamy fin­ish high­lighted the del­i­cately crunchy tex­ture of a bowl of sea urchin, de­hy­drated quinoa and fen­nel por­ridge.

The Sin­gle­ton of Glen ord 18 Years old – a com­plex and hon­eyed sin­gle malt – held its own against a mar­ron bisque, and plat prin­ci­pals of free-range chicken with French Perig­ord truf­fle and heav­ily mar­bled Mar­garet river Wagyu. Fol­low­ing an ap­ple mille feuille topped with salted tof­fee, Adam Brewer, Di­a­geo Sin­ga­pore’s man­ager of pri­vate client sales and in­no­va­tion, in­tro­duced the high­light of the evening: The Sin­gle­ton of Glen ord 40 Years old.

With only 999 bot­tles in ex­is­tence ( from rm9,565), it is the old­est and rarest sin­gle malt to be bot­tled by the dis­tillery in over 170 years. Its notes of white pep­per smoke, choco­late truf­fle and liquorice carry an out­stand­ingly del­i­cate fin­ish. www.malts.com ≠

The high­light of the evening was The Sin­gle­ton of Glen Ord 40 Years Old.

Guests were given a tour of the Sin­gle­ton of Glen ord dis­tillery through a vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ence.

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