#TASTES : Glenmorangie Bacalta

An anticipated look (and taste) at the Glenmorangie Private Edition 8th Release – The Glenmorangie Bacalta.

The Glenmorangie Private Edition, an award-winning range which provides whisky connoisseurs and aficionados the opportunity to experience a dram of rare and intriguing single malt, recently unveiled its 8th release – the Glenmorangie Bacalta.
Glenmorangie Bacalta

Inspired by the Glenmorangie Madeira Finish created in 1995, The Glenmorangie introduced us to the Glenmorangie Bacalta, the eighth expression in the brand’s longline of award winning range by inviting us to the savour in the “Bacalta Experience” at Botanica at The Garage, Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Drawing inspiration from long, balmy days on the tropical island of Madeira, the 1995 Glenmorangie Madeira Finish was the world’s first whisky extra-matured in Madeira casks. After two decades of dedicated pursuit for perfection, Dr Bill Lumsden has recreated his dream of the perfect Madeira-finished whisky; theGlenmorangie Bacalta.

 The evening started with…

After a fairly acceptable walk through the Singapore Botanic Gardens, we found The Garage where we later had to go around the corner to climb a short stair flight to Botanica.

Our hard-work paid off as we were welcomed with a special Glenmorangie cocktail, The Glenmorangie Sunrise, created by Botanico at The Garage’s In-house Mixologist Ruzaini Hashim to beat the heat of the Singapore evening and teasing us with what is the be revealed of the evening’s highlight.

The Glenmorangie Sunrise Cocktail to welcome guests.
The Glenmorangie Sunrise Cocktail to welcome guests and to give a little teaser to the Glenmorangie Bacalta.

Along with the refreshing cocktail, food pairings by Botanico were served including rock melon and lamb prosciutto skewers, Hokkaido scallops, roasted pigeon with parsnip, walnuts and purple sorrel, and Idiazabal cheese croquettes with Iberico chorizo.

Rock Melon and Lamb Prosciutto Skewers with the Glenmorangie Nectar D'or.
Rock Melon and Lamb Prosciutto Skewers with the Glenmorangie Nectar D’or.
Hokkaido Scallops with the Glenmorangie Lasanta.
Hokkaido Scallops with the Glenmorangie Lasanta.

The wide range of canapes definitely kept our hunger satiated as the tables were set to prepare us for the much anticipated Glenmorangie series tasting session.

An outdoor setting for the Glenmorangie
The table set for a sensory adventure through Glenmorangie’s fine range of single-malts.
Brendan McCarron, Head of Maturing Whisky Stocks, The Glenmorangie Company and Dr. Bill Lumsden heir’s apparent speaking about the creation of The Glenmorangie Bacalta.

“Today’s tasting represents many firsts for me. I am excited and proud to introduce Glenmorangie’s Private Edition to Singapore for the first time. It is also my first time holding a whisky tasting in a beautiful alfresco setting; a refreshing change for me as such an experience is not common in Scotland, where I am from, due to the rainy weather!” said Mr. McCarron, who was on his maiden visit to Singapore.

The Glenmorangie Core Expressions.
All set and read for the Glenmorangie series with COVERED Asia’s Managing Director Nick T.

Mr. McCarron begun the evening by first introducing us to Glenmorangie’s Core expressions, including The Original and extra-matured range of single malts, Lasanta, Quinta Ruban, and Nectar D’Or. He then shared the intriguing story of the limited-edition Glenmorangie Bacalta’s inspiration and creation.

Even after the session, guests stuck around to enjoy the company of fellow whisky enthusiasts and to get to find out more about the exclusive Glenmorangie edition. It is safe to say that everyone left The Garage satisfied and happy.

The COVERED Asia team hanging out with Brendan McCarron. Salute!

The Glenmorangie Bacalta can be enjoyed in Singapore at bars including Chop Suey Café, Dempsey — PS. Cafe, Liquor Bar, The Garage at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Monti, The Summerhouse, and 1-Altitude.

Those interested to purchase a bottle of Glenmorangie Bacalta can do so from the following retailers: The Whisky Distillery, Le Vigne, 1855 The Bottle Shop, The Standish, Le Rouge, Bottles & Bottles, and online store Asher BWS (www.asherbws.com). TheGlenmorangie Bacalta is produced as a small-batch special edition and will be available in Singapore only while stocks last.

Thank you for the amazing session!
Thanks for the invite!
Johannes See

Director and Lifestyle Editor

A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR WITH 10 YEARS OF START-UP EXPERIENCE ACROSS VARIOUS INDUSTRIES, JOHANNES CHRISTIAN SEE HAS BEEN INFLUENTIAL PERSONALITY WITHIN THE LOCAL MEDIA SCENE. JOHANNES IS A FOUNDING DIRECTOR & LIFESTYLE EDITOR FOR COVERED ASIA, AND IS ALSO THE CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF COM3 MARKETING & EVENTS CONSULTANCY.

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