The Macallan Rare Cask, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Launch Event

It was a night of exclusivity and grandeur, with fitting food and wonderful drinks. I had the opportunity to attend launch of The Macallan Rare Cask at Ruyi & Lyn, Bangsar Shopping Center, which was hosted by Nadia Heng together with the presense of Edrington’s Brand Trainer, Keith Nair. Great night out, paired with equally great food. 

The Macallan Rare Cask, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Rare Cask, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Positioned as a modern, rare and luxurious whisky, crafted to showcase the complexity and depth, The Macallan Rare Cask was handpicked by The Macallan whisky maker where it is drawn from the broadest spectrum of casks, 16 different types, ever identified by the Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno.

Scent Bar
Scent Bar

The Macallan
The Macallan

Far less than 1% of those casks maturing at the distillery have been identified as fitting to bestow the Rare Cask name. With rarity at its core, this is a whisky crafted from casks so rare they will never again be used in any Macallan whisky. Combining Spanish and American sherry seasoned oak casks, a high proportion of them first fill, gives rise to an exquisite whisky with a splendidly rich hue, and an unmistakably woody whisky.

Food pairing in progress during the launch
Food pairing in progress during the launch

Soft notes of opulent vanilla and raisin on the nose, give way to apple, lemon, and orange. Balanced by a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Oak resonates, timeless, polished and rich. Vanilla and chocolate lead the finale along with a light citrus zest. The finish is full, warming and woody.

Truffle Soon Hock with Olive Fried Rice,
Truffle Soon Hock with Olive Fried Rice

We had the four-course whisky pairing dinner prepared by the culinary team at Ruyi & Lyn in a truly captivated dining setting, while enjoying the soothing Jazz Quartet performances on stage.
the macallan rare cask ruyi and lyn bangsar shopping center guests

Our first was the Truffle Soon Hock with Olive Fried Rice, paired with deliciously smooth The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old, had rich dried fruits and sherry balanced with wood smoke and spice taste on palate.

Pan Seared Lamb Chop in Thai Green Curry Sauce
Pan Seared Lamb Chop in Thai Green Curry Sauce

Next we were served with the Pan Seared Lamb Chop in Thai Green Curry Sauce, paired with The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Years Old, came with intense rich chocolate with hint of orange and raisin taste on palate.

River Prawn with Foie Gras Asparagus Salad,
River Prawn with Foie Gras Asparagus Salad
Chocolate Lava Cake
Chocolate Lava Cake

The next course consisted of the River Prawn with Foie Gras Asparagus Salad, paired with full and warming The Macallan Rare Cask, tasted spices tempered with raisins, covered in oak with chocolate and vanilla, ending with a light citrus zest on palate. 

We ended our delectable pairing with some delectable dessert in the form of warm Chocolate Lava Cake with sweet sourish fruity sauce on the side. 

Nadia Heng addressing the guests
Nadia Heng addressing the guests

The Macallan Rare Cask Experience Gallery, where guests can experience themselves the meticulousness and exquisite craft that has gone into The Macallan’s creation, hailed as one of the world’s most luxurious whisky brands. Not only that, guests were able to go through the processes of making whisky right from the planting of acorns to the handcrafting of each oak cask.

Macallan Rare Cask Experience Gallery
Macallan Rare Cask Experience Gallery

Edrington’s Brand Trainer, Keith Nair, took the stage and brought us through the illustrations of food pairing between the cuisine and The Macallan whiskies.

The Macallan Rare Cask is currently available at selected outlets such as The Penthouse, Hyde53M, Monarchy 61, H20, Merchant Pub, Club De-Royale, Ojos Bar, Zouk, Avalon & Meja and Brussels Beer Café at a price of RM2,000 as well as hypermarkets at a retail price of RM1,600.


suituapui said...

Didn't cut the lava cake? See if the lava oozes out slowly or not.

Aliza Sara said...

Those are some classy dishes right there. Very nice! Gotta love the ambiance and the presentation.

Fadzi Razak said...

The presentation of the food is awesome! It does make me drooling a little bit :D

FiSh said...

this is definitely a very premium whisky. can i have a sip? :P

Wai Yee aka Rane said...

wa so 'atas' loh! Bojio hahaha

GengQian said...

wow soon hock fish. very classy and premium! thanks for sharing.

sslow said...

The foods look so delicious. I think it tasted marvelous too with appropriate whisky pairing :)

cindyrina said...

oh! totally fine dining style. That truffle presentation look superlicious!

Emily said...

I very rarely attend events that are about wines only because I don't drink alcohol at all. But from your post, I can see that I am missing out on something good. Hahaha!

Unknown said...

It's been a while din drink Macallan. May be open it during V day.

Sunshine Kelly said...

I am still learning how to appreciate whisky. Kind of strong for me but i think can learn to drink more.

Shub said...

I am a teetotaler but your post and photos are really good. Dishes look yummy.

Mike Yip said...

win liou lor .... get to enjoy Macallaaaaaaaaan. :(

Miera Nadhirah said...

gorgeous looking food and beautiful ambience with great whisky... what else do a man want... hahahaha

Amelie Yap said...

Food again! arhhh... all the nice pictures you took. so tempting leh

Sherry Go Sharing said...

I no try drink whisky before. shall let my friends know of the outlets as thy love to drink.

Pooja Kawatra said...

It looks like quite a premium whisky though I have not tried any of the drinks before.

Sharon Lee said...

Whisky and desserts looks perfect together =D Looks like a happenning event! Another good whisky to try!

Nicholas Ng said...

Absolutely love Macallan. Call me the next time please? Hahaha.

Little Clouds of Thought said...

ooooh lucky you! Ruyi & Lynn is known for their good fine dining cuisine

仙妮 said...

wow! attended a nice event again! Next time can invite me to join as well? :)
cheers, siennylvoesdrawing

Caroline said...

whoa! super classy wei! everything looks great too!

Ivy Kam said...

Enjoyed myself at this whisky pairing dinner too, great stuff :)

Unknown said...

I just drooled over the foie gras and paired it with whisky? Are you spoiling me?

Sebrinah Yeo said...

that chocolate lava cake looks mouthwatering!!! fine dining style very elegant! Nice!