What’s on in March?

The word of this evening is: Grain

On Wed 27 March, Bert Bruyneel (Asta Morris) and Mark Watt (Cadenhead’s) will be guiding you through 5 special grain whiskies. Grain whiskies are essential to the creation of Scottish blended whiskies, the backbone of the whisky industry. The majority still goes into the blends, but some independent bottlers have been bottling some exceptional grain whiskies. A great opportunity to explore something different at this whisky tasting!

Date: Wed 27 March 2019
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Cost: HK$ 350 per person

A story about two friends bonding over whisky

Two long term friends, Mark Watt (Cadenhead’s) and Oliver Chilton (Elixir Distillers – Port Askaig), will share their story while sipping some of their whiskies. Don’t miss out the Caol Ila 34 Years bottled by Cadenhead’s!

Date: Thu 28 March 2019
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Cost: HK$ 430 per person

Private Members Club open for 1 night!

Monte Carlo Whisky Club is a newly opened private members club in Causeway Bay. For one night only they open the doors for a Whisky Tasting with Bert Bruyneel, founder and owner of Asta Morris. Join us for a whisky experience on Thu 28 March! 

Date: Thu 28 March 2019
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Cost: HK$ 350 per person

Come dine with us!

Relax, sit back and enjoy the Friday evening at Ming Yuen (Hong Kong Parkview Clubhouse) for a unique Whisky Pairing Dinner. Three whisky buddies, Bert Bruyneel (Asta Morris), Mark Watt (Cadenhead’s) and Oliver Chilton (Elixir Distillers) will be sharing their whiskies, rums and a lot of laughter! Normally, the restaurant is only open to the residents of Parkview, but for this special Whisky event everyone is welcome to join!

Date: Fri 29 March 2019
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Cost: HK$ 1,628 per person (include 1 complimentary bottle of whisky/rum)

The Whisky Event of the week: HKWF 2019

The largest whisky event in town, Hong Kong Whisky Festival 2019 is back by popular demand! Organized by InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong and Tiffany’s New York Bar, the 4th Hong Kong Whisky Festival returns on 30 March 2019 will be the largest ever with a number of amazing brands and exciting master classes.

1. Asta Morris & Cadenhead’s – this masterclass is a blind tasting (remember the blue glasses ?) and therefore we have not disclosed too much information on the line up in order to keep it as a surprise. Bert Bruyneel (Asta Morris) and Mark Watt (Cadenhead’s) will go head-to-head in this friendly competition and you can be the judge!
Tickets: https://paycart.paydollar.com/intercontinental-grand-stanford/ProductDetailServlet.do?product=238&lang=EN

2. Port Askaig & The Single Malts of Scotland – in this masterclass Oliver Chilton (Elixir Distillers) will present two brands: Port Askaig and The Single Malts of Scotland. 
Port Askaig is a range of Islay single malt whiskies that embodies the unique spirit of Islay and its people. Its character brings together the robust smokiness and soft fruitiness found in this beguiling island. While The Single Malts of Scotland is a range of superb vintage single malt Scotch whiskies selected for their individual quality and character.

Port Askaig is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year! We have two very special releases available only at this masterclass during the HKWF 2019: Port Askaig 10 Years & Port Askaig 28 Years. Be the first one to try these releases!
Tickets: https://paycart.paydollar.com/intercontinental-grand-stanford/ProductDetailServlet.do?product=237&lang=EN

Mr. Blackadder back in town!

We are happy to announce that Mr. Robin Tucek of Blackadder will be back in Hong Kong! There will be various tastings throughout Hong Kong with different line ups. Join us for a tasting or all 3 of them if you are a super fan of Blackadder!

Tue 4 December 2018 @ Whisky & Words

Start 19:30

Line up:

  • Red Snake
  • Black Snake
  • Raw Cask Amrut Peated Cask Finish
  • Raw Cask Dailuaine 22 Years
  • Raw Cask Invergordon 30 Years

 

 

Wed 5 December 2018 @ Bar Ginger

Start: 20:00

Line up:

  • Chimera
  • Raw Cask Amrut Bourbon Cask Finish
  • Raw Cask Amrut Sherry Cask Finish
  • Raw Cask Bowmore – 15 Years
  • Raw Cask Braes of Glenlivet – 22 Years

 

 

Thu 6 December 2018 @ Tiffany’s New York Bar (Intercontinental Grand Stanford)

Start: 19:30

Line up:

  • Raw Cask Amrut Bourbon Cask Finish
  • Raw Cask Bowmore – 15 Years
  • Raw Cask Ben Nevis – 16 Years
  • Raw Cask Auchentoshan – 18 Years
  • Raw Cask Cambus – 29 Years

Special Bottle:

  • Raw Cask Statement #30 Tomatin – 24 Years

 

 

Whiskiology x Whiskies & More : The Ben Nevis…

Date: Fri 23 November 2018
Time: 19:30 – 21:30
Location: Intercontinental Grand Stanford
Speaker: Jeremy Chu
Price: HKD 400 per person / HKD 390 pp for groups of 2
/ HKD 380 for groups of 4 or more.

 

Whiskiology and Whiskies & More are excited to announce their first tasting together! This evening we will explore the influence of the cask by comparing 5 different Ben Nevis whiskies:

– 3x 16 Years old Ben Nevis, all Bourbon casks, bottled by different Independent Bottlers
– 2x Heavily Peated Ben Nevis, one Bourbon and one Sherry cask

Join us in this unique tasting event!

Reservations via FB at Whiskies & More or Whiskiology.

 

很高興和大家分享,Whiskiology與Whiskies & More將第一次合作,舉辦一場班尼富的品酒會。從5款不同的班尼富作品,探究一下木桶對威士忌的影響。酒款如下:

– 3款16年的IB作品,全部以波本桶作熟成
– 2款重泥煤IB作品,一為波本桶熟成,另一款為雪莉桶熟成

一起來參與我們這場別出心裁的品酒會吧!

可於Whiskies & More或Whiskiology的Facebook專頁報名。

 

The Blackadder Whisky Tasting – 21 November 2017

It’s Tuesday afternoon and, for the first time ever, Mr. Blackadder has landed in Hong Kong! It’s a bit hard to believe that such an established and popular brand, especially in our whisky-loving neighbour Taiwan, has never been in Hong Kong before. After we announced The Blackadder Whisky Tasting, many fans were excited and a good number of people attended the tasting.

 

 

For the whisky novices between us, Blackadder International is a family-run, independent bottling company, established in 1995 by Robin Tucek who now runs the business with his son, Michael, and daughter, Hannah. Blackadder’s philosophy is very simple – they believe that the cask is king. Sixty to seventy percent of the flavours in a whisky are taken up slowly from the cask as the spirit lies maturing in the warehouse. Every cask is unique, with its own fingerprint. This is why Blackadder bottle most of their whiskies from single casks.

The evening started with a nice balanced G&T, using the newly launched AurantiA gin, a gin from The Netherlands, specially handcrafted for Blackadder. After the welcome drink, Robin kicked off the tasting by explaining how to nose a whisky. But first things first, we were reminded WHERE our nose is…. I guess we all know how the rest of the tasting will go!

 

The first whisky we tasted was the Chimera, a mystical creature from the ?? century. At 46%, this blended malt is a nice blend of four different casks. Thereafter, we moved to the the RAW cask series: Auchentoshan 1997 – 18 Years, Invergordon 1984 – 30 Years, Amrut Peated and last but not least Peet Reek 10 Years Sherry cask finish.

         

While the evening was full of jokes and laughter, we also learnt about the stories behind each whisky. All in all, it was an incredibly fun tasting and Blackadder fans definitely got what they came for!

See you at the next tasting!

A Glorious Night with a Glorious Bastard

 

Meet the newly launched whisky Glorious Bastard by Asta Morris, together with Diplomatico World Tournament 2017’s 3rd place finalist Hisatsugu Saito, at 001 on Tuesday 10th October, 8pm – 11pm. Specially crafted cocktails based on the Glorious Bastard will be served by Saito-san from Bar Trench Tokyo and Tony from 001.

More information click HERE

 

“Mirror mirror on the wall…” – 30th June 2017

After a couple of tastings and some barhopping, Mr. Asta Morris was ready for his last tasting in town. Correction: his last tasting of this visit to Hong Kong! At the cosy Music Room at Potato Head, the new releases of Asta Morris were lined up for our guests to taste.

The Safari Series

  • Aultmore 2006/2016 – Scotch Single Malt
  • Benrinnes 2006/2017 – Scotch Single Malt
  • Girvan 2006/2017 – Scotch Single Grain
  • Glenburgie 1999/2017 – Scotch Single Malt

At Whiskies & More, we always want to bring something special to our guests. For this tasting, Bert was kind enough to bring one of his first few bottlings as the mystery dram of the evening. During the tasting, everybody was guessing what the mystery dram could be. Scotch and Speyside region was pretty clear, however, it was not easy to guess the distillery, the year and the abv!

All the guests had a lot of fun guessing and in the end the Mirror on the wall revealed the mystery: a Dailuaine 1983, bottled in 2011 at 50%.

Can’t wait for the next tasting with Mr. Asta Morris.

Asta Morris’ Experience at Mizunara: The Library – 28th…

Straight out of the plane, Mr. Asta Morris attended his first tasting in Hong Kong. This is only the second time for him to visit our bustling town, but he already started recognising the neighbourhood. Despite the summer heat and the humidity, he was very excited when visiting Mizunara: The Library again. Upon arrival, Bert was delighted to see the line up for the evening:

The HK Series

  • Fettercairn 2006/2016 – Scotch Single Malt
  • Macduff 2006/2016 – Scotch Single Malt
  • Cambus 1991/2016 – Scotch Single Grain

The Safari Series

  • Aultmore 2006/2016 – Scotch Single Malt
  • Benrinnes 2006/2017 – Scotch Single Malt
  • Girvan 2006/2017 – Scotch Single Grain
  • Glenburgie 1999/2017 – Scotch Single Malt

These are all the Asta Morris bottlings for Hong Kong so far. Guests started coming in and the bar quickly became very lively. Whisky lovers were discussing the various Asta Morris whiskies among each other, while other guests were enjoying their cocktails made by the head bartender Endo-san. Time flies when you are having fun! Before we knew it, the evening came to an end. A great event with so much whisky fun!

 

Missed the event? Don’t you worry, the full lineup is still available at Mizunara: The Library!

Let’s Journey to Mizunara: The Library for an Asta…

 

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

Whiskies & More at HKWF2017

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!

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A.D. Rattray Beer x Whisky x Beer Tasting –…

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!

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