Our second independent bottling started with a wee sip of a mysterious liquid at a whisky fair in Taiwan. Tony from HNWS Taiwan passed it to us and asked for our opinion on it. Not knowing that it was a cask sample, we tried it and got interested right from the first sip.
It turned out to be a rare cask sample of Talisker. When Tony asked if we would like to bottle the whisky jointly, we shouted “YES”! Later on, we discovered that Whisky Lovers Hong Kong, the distributors for HNWS Taiwan in HK are also interested. It became a three-way joint bottling.
It was another baby step towards our dream as a Singaporean independent bottler. While these baby steps are still small and tentative, we will keep doing that to gain more experience with sampling and bottling.
A note on our Talisker: It is mellow for an 8-year-old whisky. Our customers think it is awesome for its age, but hey, that’s the beauty of whisky. Not all young whiskies are sharp and frisky! Sometimes, they have an old soul. 🙂