At the end of a long hard day of work, one of the most relaxing things to do is to sink yourself down into a leather armchair, a glass of whisky on the rocks in hand (or neat, if you prefer), and just let the pressures of the day ease away with every sip.
They say the age of wine does not necessarily mean it tastes better, as it still boils down to individual preferences. So it is with whisky. At a recent whisky tasting comprising 12-year old, 18-year old and 24-year old whiskies, the overwhelming favourite was the 18-year old, proving yet again that age does not mean everything.
This rings true with the recently launched The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, which eschews stuffy age expressions for a style that is refreshing and highly approachable. Described as perfectly balanced with notes of creaminess and sweetness from the use of First Fill American Oak casks, the resulting single malt carries a silky texture and complex fruity tones. With delicate aromas of citrus fruit on the nose and notes of zesty oranges and pears, with a hint of candy and toffee apples on the palate and a long, creamy and smooth finish, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is particularly ideal for whisky newcomers. Experienced whisky aficionados might find it a tad light but overall it still makes for a pleasurable drink.
To mark the launch of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, a pop-up bar has been set up at the Central Fountain Square in the heart of Clarke Quay to introduce the drink through intimate tasting sessions. These sessions will be open to the public up to 16 December 2017. You will be able to try the refreshing 1824 Highball, made with The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve and equal parts Sprite and soda water, as well as enjoy The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve the traditional way – neat, on the rocks, or with a splash of water to open up the drink.
The pop-up is featuring a Founder’s Corner, in line with the original vision and tenacity of The Glenlivet founder George Smith in defying the prohibition of private distillation of whisky until he was endorsed by King George IV as one of the first officially licensed whisky distillers. This is where a curated list of local founders in the business and entrepreneurial spheres have been invited to share their experiences and journey to becoming a founder in their respective fields.
To sweeten the deal further, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve will be available at 17 participating bars and clubs at Clarke Quay, including The Pump Room, Harry’s and Le Noir. Patrons will get to enjoy a one-for-one promotion on the signature 1824 Highball as well as a bottle of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve. You can redeem this promotion online through an interaction with a George Smith persona on Facebook Messenger via The Glenlivet SG Facebook Page.
Excuse me while I sit back now and enjoy my glass of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, on the rocks, just how I like it.