Resorts World Genting recently unveiled two exquisite single cask single malt whiskies specially selected exclusively for the resort.
Introduced at a whisky pairing dinner held at The Ltitude Lounge in Genting Highlands, the whiskies comprise a Clynelish 26 Year Old (55.7% ABV) and a Dalwhinnie 28 Year Old (56.6% ABV), selected exclusively from Diageo’s Casks Of Distinction programme, which consists of the drinks conglomerate’s rarest and finest whiskies.
The tasting was led by James Walker and Raymond Poon, private client managers for Diageo Rare & Exceptional, and paired with food prepared by Chef Teo Kheng Soon. The dinner also included a flight of whiskies from the Mortlach distillery, otherwise known as the “Beast of Dufftown”.
During the tasting, Walker described the Clynelish as “one of the most beautiful whiskies I have ever nosed”. True enough, the whisky exudes a biscuity aroma of gingerbread, cinnamon cookies, with fruity honey notes that carry on to the palate, where a hint of peppery spice dances across your tongue on a backdrop of gingerbread cookie dough. That peppery note is also evident in the finish, which is long, warming, and perfect for a chilly night in Genting.
The Dalwhinnie, on the other hand, gave me a rather tropical feeling, with notes of toffee, butterscotch and coconut dancing around an almost savoury yet fruity palate that ends with a remarkably long, honey, nutty finish.
A limited number of the two whiskies are available for sale exclusively at Resorts World Genting, while stocks last. For more information, visit www.rwgenting.com or call 03-6101 1118.