Neither shaken nor stirred, Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia presents their latest Classic Malts collection, ‘Casks of Distinction,’ with a promise to perk up your holiday appetite.
Diageo, the global leader in beverage alcohol has recently featured ‘Casks of Distinction,’ showcasing one of its finest Classic Malts collections. It is a unique programme because customers can purchase the entire casks from select distilleries, which they can choose to either bottle or continue aging for bottling at a later date. The single malt whiskeys include Clynelish 14 Year Old, Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old, Oban 14 Year Old and the Benrinnes 21 Year Old.
For the luxe buff and a taste bud of a daredevil
One of the most sought-after, collectible and valuable Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the world – the Benrinnes 21 Year Old , is probably the best of the collection for its cascading layers of sweet and savoury notes with a luxury price point to match it. It has an appearance of burnished gold and polished copper, with fruity notes of cantaloupe, melons with raisins and hints of molasses with a slight musty funk which makes it a perfectly balanced malt. There are only 550 bottles worldwide, and 262 bottles of this rare malt are available in Malaysia starting from RM3,000. For a sophisticated tastebud, this is a dream pairing as it works wonders with a buttery wagyu steak as well as the creamy luxury of a vanilla souffle.
Pescatarians will rejoice
A Christmas buffet is not complete without a seafood medley laden with fresh oysters and juicy shrimp cocktails. The collection features Clynelish 14 Year Old, which has a yellow gold appearance. It is a coastal highland malt with sugary and faint floral fragrance that presents a pleasant creamy mouthfeel when it is served neat. The crisp Clynelish 14 Year Old is best to be enjoyed with fresh seafood and it retails starting from RM350. It also makes a great gift for a party guest with a reasonable price point with elegance to match.
One too many sweet-tooth is never enough
The Casks of Distinction also showcased the Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old, which is awarded 95 points by Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible. it possesses a crisp floral and aromatic scent with a smooth and lasting flavour of honey sweetness and vanilla followed by deep citrus flavour. This flavour profile makes it an electrifying pair relished with crème brûlée or rich bread butter pudding. The Dalwhinnie 15 are available in Malaysia starting from RM300.
‘Smooth and zesty’- just the way we like it
The Classic Malts Collection is completed with the Oban 14 Year Old, known for a lovingly-matured Highland malt combining sweetness and rich fruity notes of oranges, lemons, and pears, with a smoky dryness and appetizing spice. It does not get any Christmas-y than this as it compliments a classic melange of holiday dessert of pies and puddings. This malt is best paired with salmon and light seafood dishes as it pairs well with its smooth sweet finish of Oakwood, and it is available here starting at RM310.
For more information, please visit www.diageo.com.
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