My dream as a food blogger had finally had materialize whereby getting invites from restaurant owner, then wine tasting and finally a invitation to whiskey tasting was my final wish as a food blogger. It do take a while to achieve it yet I am happy that all had come true. Tate
Well, put that aside and let’s head to one of a exclusive place also a very hidden joint, that if you do not look carefully, you would not know actually that there is a bar in there, the design of the outlook makes it look like a normal wall that been build up like that. The sign to locate for this exclusive bar is this little hat that hang out act as a lighting is the main entrance to head into the bar.
For guys, you are looking for a small cozy yet classy with its own kind to have a small gathering sessions or meeting clients, I will be introducing you Tate, the exclusive gentleman’s club which is first of its kind in KL.
After walk thru the main entrance, then you will be greeted by this iron amour that stood right in the middle.
Tate is actually another entity own by Big Group (those famous outlet like Plan B, Bens General Food Store and a few more) that this is their latest outlet.
The concept is inspired by the era of 1920’s as this kind of gentlemen’s club is exclusively open to its member only. Its a whole new world for them to drink and chill at this whole environment.
Getting the concept, they offer good cigars for you to choose from . .
A cosy leather sofa area, that can be converted into a private area by closing the wooden door, and filled with a tv that played Charlie’ Chaplin movie.
On the main area, huge cushion with very comfortable pillow and leather like luggage table is very unique in design.
The ambiance is certainly very old style classy even with their bar tender wearing tight long sleeves shirt are ready to serve you.
The place certainly look lively with many people are well dress up.
Let’s head to the main agenda for tonight which is Glenfiddich Single Malk Scoth Whiskey tasting, that we get to taste from year 12, 15, 18 and 21 years old. The session is host by Barry Chalmers – South East Asian Ambassador for Glenfiddich.
Glenfiddich means Valley of the Deer in Gaelic, that is why you can see their bottles or logo is a deer logo. This whiskey is produce from Scotland. More details from Wikipedia – Click here
How many of you are actually a single malt drinker? I am certainly one of them.
The actual visual to show you different years have different aroma in it.
We were all given a Glenfiddich matt with the little glass placement on top of each picture that represents the year.
Different years, have different colour, texture, smoothness and aroma. As for this we start off with the 12 years old.
After pouring out, take the little glass, cover it with your whole palm to use body heat to warm it a up a bit. By this method, with a bit of body heat, the aroma of the alcohol is able to produce. You can try to smell on the whiskey before and after, as before the aroma was not that strong and after using this method, you can smell the nice aroma easily.
As for the 12 years old Glenfiddich would be a good choice for starter that are trying out single malt. Taste would not be so strong, easy to drink, smooth, a bit sweet fruity after taste
15 years old – I find the first sip is a bit spicy in the beginning , certainly it is more smooth compare to the 12 years old, taste a bit of oak and spice that the after taste tends to float longer
18 years old – Now as for this bottle, I can taste a bit more on wood which is from the long keeping process, rich in flavour, less spicy compare to the 15 years old, and fairly sweet after taste on scented apple and wood.
21 years old – Most of the whiskey on 21 years old that will come up with the most expensive, whereby the process of getting this in perfect condition is very long, and full process of craftsmanship on barrels, keeping it in a perfect condition that makes all the 21 years old unique in its kind.
For the first time tasting a 21 years old whiskey, I find it super smooth, very smooth aroma, easy to drink and taste a bit smokey, ripe banana, a bit spicy and sweet vanilla taste. Very unique in its kind.
In between 18 years old and 21 years old, most people will prefer only either one, as I prefer the 21 and my friend prefer the 18. Even the couple besides me prefer the 18 as they find it more smooth and nicer to drink.
I had a lot of fun trying and learning on single malt whiskey which is certainly a great experience for me. The best of all, I get to taste another great single malt, that now make it to 5 brands that I have tasted so far. .
As the night proceeds, we were giving with a few gimmick items to pretend and to take picture with~
Besides that, free flow of cocktail from the bar and I manage to try 3 cocktails. From left is Mint Tulip, Mojito and Whiskey Sour (my preference for the night).
Also learn new word, Slange (if I get it right) as how Scottish say when they make a toast, it means to good health
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