Whisky You Won’t Soon Forget

The Singleton of Glen Ord Forgotten Drop Series

The Singleton of Glen Ord unveiled the 2017 iteration of its annual Forgotten Drop Series.

Every year, The Singleton of Glen Ord launches a new iteration of ‘liquid gold’ drawn from the brand’s rarest and most precious whiskies called the Forgotten Drop Series. The name is an oxymoron; the maison simply has left the whiskies hibernating until now – they are far too precious to be forgotten. This time around, the entire world was treated to only 600 bottles of The Singleton of Glen Ord 41 Years Old, with Malaysia only getting 24 bottles.

The Singleton of Glen Ord Forgotten Drop Series
The Singleton of Glen Ord whiskies.

How much each you ask? A whopping recommended retail price which starts from RM15,190 per bottle. Now that’s ‘liquid gold.’ Boasting rich tropical fruit aromas and hints of oak, the rare new release derives its exquisiteness from the influence of refill American oak casks as it is unusual for the distillery to have a 41YO whisky in that type of wood.

Apart from its age and uniqueness, the whisky also deserves recognition for being hand-crafted by Maureen Robinson, the longest serving female Master of Malt in the industry, with over 40 years of experience. Nonetheless, in case the Forgotten Drop Series is just a little out of your reach, The Singleton of Glen Ord has also unveiled the 18 Year Old Cask Strength in Malaysia, which is a limited edition bottling to celebrate the distillery’s 180th anniversary.

The Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Years Old Cask Strength
The Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Year Old Cask Strength.

Less spicy than some of its contemporaries, the 18YO features aromas of walnuts and polished antique oak, followed by gingery and honeyed sweetness with rich fruity notes. This bad boy retails for a starting price of RM624. The Singleton of Glen Ord continues to push the boundary of whisky-making by introducing single malts with unique expressions and methods of distillery. As one of the largest single malt brand in Malaysia, it’s safe to say the maison understand the market well.

Case in point: the appointment of young mixologist Ervin Trykowski as the whisky ambassador for the Forgotten Drop Series as well as the Cast Strength. Understanding the aspirational quality of drinking whiskey amongst the younger generation, the selection of heavily-tattooed Mr. Trykowski is a calculated move to make The Singleton of Glen Ord more marketable to a new segment.

The Singleton of Glen Ord Ervin Trykowski
Ervin Trykowski explaining the tasting notes and expressions of the whiskies.

And if we’re to judge just from the latest IWSR report 2016, it sure is working.

Find out more information about The Singleton of Glen Ord 41 Years Old Forgotten Drop Series and The Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Years Old Cask Strength here. Check out Ervin Trykowski’s Instagram profile here. And of course, if you want to get your hands on the 41YO or the 18YO (they would make great gifts this festive season!), click here or here respectively. Alternatively, drop a line at diageoinfo@mhdm.com.my.

*This the first of a two-part story featuring recent releases of MHDM.

Vimal Palasekaran

Vimal Palasekaran

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