Mr. Asta Morris will be back in Hong Kong! On Wednesday 28 June 2017, Bert will be at Miznuara: The Library to present The HK Series and The Safari Series. Join us from 8pm onwards for some special whisky flights !
Date: Wed 28 June 2017
Time: 8 – 11pm
Location: Mizunara: The Library
4/F, Kiu Yiu Commercial Building, 361-363 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
On the 4th of March, the second edition of the Hong Kong Whisky Festival was held at the Intercontinental Grand Stanford. With over 400 expressions of whiskies presented, 19 masterclasses hosted and 1500+ attendees, the Festival was once again a success. Whiskies & More was delighted to bring three brand ambassadors, A.D. Rattray, Asta Morris and BOX Distillery to present their whiskies. A.D. Rattray hosted a masterclass where the participants could vote for the next single cask collection bottling for Hong Kong out of three cask samples. At the Asta Morris’ masterclass, Bert guided the participants to match the bottles in the line up with the glasses by using their senses. At the main booth, Whiskies & More showcased the whiskies currently available in Hong Kong, including brands such as Blackadder from Scotland, Hidden Spirits from Italy, Kintra Whisky from the Netherlands and Teerenpeli from Finland. In addition, several previews of upcoming releases were displayed for attendees to taste. The Festival has been a resounding success for us and Whiskies & More looks forward to continuing to provide Hong Kong with a unique selection of top quality products!
Earlier this month, Whiskies & More and A.D. Rattray hosted two experimental tasting for beer and whisky lovers in Hong Kong. The idea behind this tasting is to pair beers and whiskies coming from the same area. We started by nosing the Kilchoman Islay Ale, which shows the smell of a distillery. Thereafter, we went through the following pairings:
– Arran Blonde x Arran 2011 (Dewar Rattray Cask Sample)
– Islay Ale (Kilchoman and/or Ardnave) x Williamson 2011 (Dewar Rattray Cask Sample)
– Wolf of Glen Moray x Glen Moray 2007 (Dewar Rattray Cask Sample)
The results were fascinating: the Arran Blonde beer shows more contrast to the Arran whisky (cask #001), while the others two pairs are more matching with each other. All in all, a fun and educative tasting by A.D. Rattray!
Whiskies & More is happy to take part to this great whisky festival in Hong Kong. For the second year, Intercontinental Grand Stanford organizes this event with over 350 expressions to taste! For more information please visit http://www.hkwhiskyfestival.com/
Whiskies & More will host two masterclasses on the day: Bert Bruyneel of Asta Morris will present an incredible line-up including names like Chichibu and Benriach 1979 and A.D. Rattray will showcase some cask samples which eventually will be bottled for the HK market. If you are interested, please go to the following link and purchase your tickets before they are sold out!