A whisky affair like no other.
Inspired by a taste for adventure, and borne out of fire, malt, water and unbeatable spirit of the Scottish Highlands, FiftySix Degrees Whisky was recently unveiled to media and guests at an exclusive event at Marble 8 Restaurant and Privé before moving on to M8 Bar for the after party.
The new scotch whisky is a smooth and rich new-age blend comprising of specially selected single malts and a single grain whisky aged in hand-picked American bourbon oak casks and finished in sherry casks. The gorgeous new liquid gold offering is a collaboration between Malaysia’s first female whisky blend creator and entrepreneur, Kristine Goh, chief executive officer of 56 Degrees Marketing, and internationally renowned independent Scotch Whisky company, Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd.
FiftySix Degrees received its name after the latitude of the Scottish Highland, which is well-known for its rugged beauty, clan history, and extraordinary malt whiskies. At heart, FiftySix Degrees is a Highland whisky, but it’s blended with the Asian palate in mind.
“The food culture in Asia is generally rooted in the mixing of multiple ingredients to produce dishes of vastly differing flavours. As such, the Asian table is often loaded with an array of food and condiments to be shared among a group of people,” Goh commented during the launch of her boutique craft.
“I want FiftySix Degrees to reflect this almost communal aspect of the food experience in Asia. The best feature of FiftySix Degrees is that it can appeal to both whisky aficionados and novices,” said Goh.
Sprightly yet mature in character, FiftySix Degrees strikes a perfect balance of top citrus notes with a rich malty heart, and bears a fresh and creamy palate with a mouth coating fruitiness. The bottle design incorporates a sturdy rectangular base that signifies the relevance of the whisky making tradition to the present, and a streamlined angularity to represent a broadening out towards the future.
FiftySix Degrees contains 40% alcohol by volume and is available on-trade through bars and restaurants in Bangsar, Damansara and Hartamas area including The Roulette Restaurant Bar, Naughty Nuri’s, Piggy Tail, Sid’s Pub, Chapter One Bar & Bistro, Hour Place Restaurant, Eight Gourmets Gala (EGG), and Castell Gastrobar.
For more information, visit FiftySix Degrees Whisky on Facebook.