Till date I still remember clearly that my very first encouter of learning to drink whiskey comes is this Macallan back 10 years ago as it is one of my best friends favourite. That is when he was sipping thru his 15 year old Macallan on the rock and was invited to join him. Happily I pour over the whiskey and mix with coke. I got hell of lecture from him how I destroy a good whiskey. Since then I learn how to appreciate whiskey and had been top in my list for alcohol
It was only recently I got excited to received an invite to this Macallan Rare Oak whiskey dinner pairing event that took place at Ruyi & Lyn.
Rather intersting on how they build up the whole place with history, their limited edition bottle and also scent bar to trigger profile taste into your mind.
I love the new bottle of Macallan Rare Cask where it do look solid and taste profile is amazing.
The Macallan Rare Cask is positioned as a modern, rare and luxurious whisky, crafted to showcase complexity and depth. Rare Cask was handpicked by The Macallan whisky maker where it is drawn from the broadest spectrum of casks, 16 different types, ever identified by the Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno. Far less than 1% of those casks maturing at the distillery have been identified as fitting to bestow the Rare Cask name. With rarity at its core, this is a whisky crafted from casks so rare they will never again be used in any Macallan whisky. Combining Spanish and American sherry seasoned oak casks, a high proportion of them first fill, gives rise to an exquisite whisky with a splendidly rich hue, and an unmistakably woody whisky. Soft notes of opulent vanilla and raisin on the nose, give way to apple, lemon, and orange. Balanced by a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Oak resonates, timeless, polished and rich. Vanilla and chocolate lead the finale along with a light citrus zest. The finish is full, warming and woody.
Love the place how they set it up to be classy and easy to communicate with the other diners.
Right before the dinner start, we were also pamper with Macallan 12 years on the rock or with some of their latest creation with a few series of cocktail.
What is on the table is 12 years and 15 years Macallan to kick start with and final dish to be paired with the exclusive Rare Cask.
Before each meal, we are guided thru by Nadia Heng, with the presense of Edrington’s Brand Trainer, Keith Nair by telling us on each profile and how it should be tested which is very different from wine.
Truffle Soon Hock With Olive Fried Rice to pair with The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 years Old
Pan Seared Lamb Chop serve with Thai Green Curry with The Macallan Fine Oak 15 years old
Love this sorbet which is really refreshing before heading to final dish.
River Prawn Served with Foie Gra Asparagus Salad with The Macallan Rare Cask.
End with Chocolate Embrace
With other usual suspects for the pairing dinner. . .
The latest introduction of The Macallan Rare Cask indeed top in my list of Macallan and with its pricing strategy and product placement, surely it is targeted to the upper market. To me, the profile beats 12,15 and 18 years old that makes it very unique and different.
The Macallan Rare Cask is currently available at selected outlets such as The Penthouse, Hyde53M, Monarchy 61, H20, Merchant Pub, Club De-Royale, Ojos Bar, Zouk, Avalon & Meja and Brussels Beer Café at a price of RM2,000 as well as hypermarkets at a retail price of RM1,600