15 September 2014

Nikka Whisky Tasting @ The Point

Hola  Any Whisky fans here? If you're then you MUST read this blog post to the end because it might be exactly your taste here. LOL~ Last month, I was invited by Malaysia's Hottest Bloggers for attending the Nikka Whisky Tasting @ The Point. Alcoholic like me sure hands up for this project because I need to drink at least once per 2 weeks to release my stress.

In order for those people who don't drink to have a clear idea, here are some brief history about how Nikka Whisky has been created. In 1918, the founder - Masataka Taketsuru embarked alone on a long voyage to Scotland. In this distant land the secrets of whisky-making would be imparted to this young Japanese man, and here he would meet the woman who would become his bride.

Masataka Taketsuru was born in the coastal town of Takehara (now Takehara City) about 60km from Hiroshima City. The Taketsuru family owned a "sake"(Japanese brew made form fermented rice) brewery that goes back to 1733-- and continues to produce fine sake today, in 2004. Taught early that sake making is a painstaking fine art, Masataka studied diligently and trained at university as a chemist, preparing to carry on the family trade.

However, Scotch whisky captured the young man's imagination, as well as the interest of few other enterprising Japanese of that day. He decided to dedicate his life to whisky.

"Black" is a pure malt whisky made primarily with the Yoichi malt, and it has a solid, bold taste. "Red," on the other hand, is made primarily with malt of the Miyagikyo distillery and has a soft, delicate flavor. "White" is a pure malt whisky made mainly with Islay, Scotland type malt and has a heavy, peaty essence.
Pure Malt Black (Alcohol : 43%)
Mainly composed of Yoichi distillery malt, Black is characterized by powerful peat, rich taste and firm flavor. It's rich and sweet, with lots of black fruit, dark chocolate, and a little polished oak. More substantial than the Red, with an extra layer of smokiness and greater depth and power on the palate. Peppery on the finish. "Black" is a pure malt made primarily with Yoichi malt and has a solid bold taste.
Pure Malt Red (Alcohol : 43%) 
Mainly composed of Miyagikyo distillery malt, Red is characterized by lightly sweet vanilla nose and a soft and gentle taste. It's light and fragrant, with faint hints of pineapple, fresh apple, pear and a gentle almond-like-oakiness. This delicacy continues on the palate, along with a light citruc finish. "Red" is made primarily with malt from Miyagikyo distillery and has a soft, delicate flavor.
Pure Malt White (Alcohol : 43%)
Mainly composed of malt of the Scottish island of Islay, White has a strong peaty nose reminiscent of seaweed and iodine, and a soft but deep taste. The smokiest member of the trio, with plenty of salt spray, fragrant dried lavender, and soot on the nose, and the same herbal, oily note as From The Barrel. The palate is rich and soapy. "White" is a pure malt whisky made mainly with Islay, Scotland type malt and has a heavy, peaty essence.

Coffee Grain (Alcohol : 40%)
This Grain Whisky is distilled in a "Coffey still", which is a very traditional and rare patent still Nikka imported from Scotland in 1963. The Coffey still produces a complex whisky with a mellow and sweet taste originating from the grain itself. Please enjoy the uniqueness of this whisky which Nikka offers to the connoisseurs. 

The venue.

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Awww❤  Once I step in their cuisine, I'm totally fall in love with this interior.

Spot the light bulb!! I actually love how they put the crystal inside the light bulb

You can see they even provide some info about Nikka Whisky for us. =)

Actually we can only start tasting once all the guests arrived. Nervous me take a sip without noticing until the Manager informed me. >,<  What a shame!!

Before we can start tasting, chilling with the beer first.

And finally I can start tasting it!!

PR Manager gave us a brief introduction of Nikka Whisky and teaches us step-by-step how to drink it in a correct way.

Yes! You need to smell it before you drink it! It was an enjoyment. LOL~
(Damn! My eyelashes are so volume and long here)

Some foods that we order.

This fried chicken was freaking delicious!

This is fried duck something. Not really my type.

I love this port burger! Just the sauce been a little bit spicy for me because I don't eat spicy.
You guys can give it a try if you can eat spicy. =)
Met a new friend here - Su Mei. A friendly and playful person.

Overall my favourite would be the Pure Malt Black because it was just my taste! I don't really like the heavy taste nor too light. Even Su Mei like the Black one too! I guess that would be girl's favourite then. LOL~  I guess that's about it for today. Tata~

[ Nikka Whisky ]
Facebook : www.fb.com/nikkawhiskymalaysia

[ The Point ]
  • No. 122, First and Second Floor, Jalan Kasah, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Tel : 03-2011 8008
  • www.thepoint.com.my
  • Opening Hours : Mon - Tue (5pm - 1am) | Wed - Sat (11.30am - 2pm, 5pm - 1am)

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