The Journey – 20 June 2019
Bringing educational beverage experiences to Singapore, the Academy of Drinks officially launches with its inaugural Whiskey Wander on Wednesday, 12 June 2019. Whiskey will be the next category to be explored through the informational platform, offering a variety of programming and events in Singapore.
Based on the model of its juniper-focused predecessor, Gin Journey, Whiskey Wander brings a series of experiences ranging from an introduction to the category to in-depth explorations of specific geographies and styles. A knowledgeable industry expert will lead each Whiskey Wander, and guests may also have the opportunity to meet Brand Ambassadors, Master Distillers and other brand representatives who will join for the experiences from time to time.
Confirmed brands include Michter’s (America), Bruichladdich (Scotland), Kavalan (Taiwan) and Teeling (Ireland). Stops along the way will feature classic cocktails alongside neat flights, offering a variety of opportunities to sample the spirit in its many forms. Luxury transportation will be provided from location to location, with the initial participating venues to include Single Cask, MO BAR at the Mandarin Oriental, and La Maison du Whisky.
Our team had the honor of going for one of the Whiskey Wander tours on 20 June 2019. At the first stop at Single Cask, we were showcased a Highball, a Port Charlotte Islay Single Malt and given a thorough understanding of the inner workings of peat, Scottish and Irish Whiskeys including the origins and background. At the second stop at MO Bar, we sampled some Peranakan Old Fashion Pandan Syrup and Angostura Bitters along with the fine Michter’s American Whiskey made from Straight Rye and also from Bourbon; we were treated to the amazing Boulivardier cocktail, along with a welcome Ruinart Champagne, NZ Oysters, Chicken Wings and lots of great bites equivalent to a dinner! Stop number 3 was at the lovely La Maison Du Whisky, with great sharing once more and sampling of the Speyburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Kavalan Single Malt Whisky and Teeking Whiskey; What a fabulous and educational journey in the world of whiskeys in 3 superb locations!
The Whiskey Wander will take place every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 9:30 PM, with each experience showcasing three venues, a range of different brands and marques and snacks along the way. Priced at S$128+, The Whiskey Wander kicks off with its “Introduction to Whiskey” experience welcoming guests to learn about the category in general and will eventually expand to offer different routes focused on various whiskey-producing regions and categories.
Spaces are limited to 11 participants per evening, and tickets can be booked via EventBrite at www.academyofdrinks.eventbrite.com. For more information about Academy of Drinks, please visit www.academyofdrinks.com, or check out @academyofdrinks on Facebook and Instagram.