Glenfiddich “Valley of the Deer” – 30 May 2015

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Headed over for another night of Valley of the Deer on 30 May 2015 (you can read about my visit earlier that week here – https://timchew.net/0201/06/07/glenfiddich-the-valley-of-the-deer-27-may-2015/) this time courtesy of the nice folks at Boozeat (www.boozeat.com). Boozeat is a brand new booze-commerce site in Malaysia which offers varieties of alcohol, from wines to champagne and even high-end liquors; that offers online shopping online and delivery to your doorstep.

I usually try to buy my liquor for home consumption at the duty free shops in airports however if I do need some for a party I’d normally head over to the nearest supermarket to pick up what I need. However these days with e-commerce platforms selling everything from gadgets to clothes, it’s a nice surprise to find a new e-commerce platform focusing solely on alcohol which is really helpful especially when you’re strapped for time.

The price offered on http://www.boozeat.com is generally lower than most general hypermarkets/ supermarkets and most importantly – the products are guaranteed to be genuine (because we how how dangerous it is to consumer fake products). The Boozeat Blog (http://blog.boozeat.com), is a blog that shares interesting topics about alcohol.

Apart from retailing alcohol, Boozeat also offers a series of party packages and dining experience. Sign-up as a Boozeat member now to redeem RM80.00 in shopping credits!

 

The obligatory photos at the photowall first.

Emanda and Jessy Phang

Emanda and Jessy Phang

Waiting to enter the "distellery"

Waiting to enter the “distillery”

 

The Valley of the Deer took us on an interactive journey that showcased the making of each cask of Glenfiddich. Through the expert guidance of Ian Millar, Glenfiddich Global Brand Ambassador, and Fergusson-Stewart himself, we were taken through five key elements of the tour, including:

 

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Yee Yee and the rest of us watching the introduction which spanned the entire length of the darkened room

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Patricia and boyfriend

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Sharing the process of distilling whisky before we went to the next section to see for ourselves

 

The World of Whisky — an introductory look at the whisky category presented via motion-sensor multimedia displays for an unforgettable whisky education

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Jean trying her hand at being a malt shoveller. Think she better keep to her day job though.

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The large stills

 

The Process Room — each step of the whisky making process including malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation was brought to life via replicas and technology

 

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It was quite enthralling to see the cooper dismantle and assemble the casks. He did it with such easy as he has decades of experience.

 

Live Coopering — Ian McDonald, Head Cooper of Glenfiddich demonstrated the art of coopering, the process of building, mending and charring the barrels that give as much as 65% of our whisky its flavour as it matures

 

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Each tasting glass had a sensor on the bottom that enabled the interactive LED screens to display the relevant information pertaining to the particular variant

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Info on my glass of Glenfiddich 21 including tasting notes

 

Interactive Tasting — the highlight of the tour for many, this whisky tasting was elevated by the use of cutting-edge technology so guests could control and customize their tasting experience

 

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Viewing the history of the brand through some really rare bottles

 

The Glenfiddich Archives — a showcase of the finest and oldest Glenfiddich whiskies in the world, including the oldest known bottling of Glenfiddich and the first 50 year old whisky in the world

 

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Emanda Chong and Jessy Phang

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Elaine and Yee Yee

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Jean and Jessy

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Yee Yee and Jean

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Elaine Fan, Elaine Chai and Yee Yee

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Bottles of Glenfiddich were also up for sale and you could even get your name engraved on it!

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For more info, head over to http://www.glenfiddich.com/

 

Photo credits: Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com) field testing the Sony RX100 Mk3 and author’s own using the Sony A7R.

 

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