A NIGHT IN THE CLOUDS
SAVOUR The Singleton whisks Sam Yen up to Resorts World Genting to taste a very special whisky.
The choice of hosting a dinner for a very special whisky – The Singleton of Glen Ord 41 Year Old – at Resort World Genting’s Ltitude was rather inspired. The cool, cloudy weather certainly evoked the windswept ruggedness of Scotland, but the room itself – resembling an intrepid Victorian explorer’s study, complete with fireplace – is exactly the sort of place a great whisky should be enjoyed.
Introducing the Forgotten Drop Series, The Singleton of Glen Ord 41 Year Old represents an exceptional, though tiny, fraction of casks. Rediscovered from extremely rare,
sometimes forgotten, casks, the whiskies in this precious series are rich, balanced and utterly unique. Crisp and fresh – dispensing flavours of apples, toffee, cinnamon, citrus and even jackfruit – the 41 Year Old is a beautiful whisky indeed. Global brand ambassador Erwin Trykowski calls it “ripe and indulgently rich”. Bottled at cask strength, I would describe it as “velvety”. Pairing it with a forkful of sirloin steak, pomme puree, onion confit and bone marrow jus reveals even more facets – proof that this is a very potent weapon in The Singleton’s arsenal.
Only 600 bottles of the 41 Year Old were made available worldwide, of which 24 (RM15,193 per bottle) were allocated to Malaysia.
That’s a large fraction, and testament to the brand’s strength here – The Singleton remains one of the best-selling single malt brands in Malaysia.
Which is why it also launched the 18 Year Old Cask Strength – a sharper, spikier bottling to celebrate the distillery’s 180th anniversary.
The 18 Year Old was great, pairing very well with a scallop appetiser and sea bass first course, but the 41 Year Old was amazing. I still dream about it. A perfect venue for a perfect whisky. ≠
Crisp and fresh, the 41 Year Old is a beautiful whisky indeed.