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Introducing Paul John Whisky

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Introducing Paul John Whisky - A Whisky from Goa, India

It's been a while since we introduced a new whisky company here at SGwhisky, and with the breakneck speed at which whisky is developing in the world, this is something that ought to be done a bit more frequently. So let's introduce a new whisky today, nope, not from Scotland, but from much nearer to Singapore. In this case, it's the latest premium offering from India, Paul John whisky.

Whilst still much of India's whisky production is accounted for by local, more molasses based spirit, it is no longer a stranger to the premium whisky scene. Distilleries like Amrut and now Paul John have started to push forward more premium offerings, showcasing the quality of which single malt from India is capable of. Paul John distillery is located in Goa, India, certainly more renowned for its sun, sand and sea than for anything else, but Paul John definitely is working to change that. The company itself is no stranger to the Indian whisky market, themselves a big player in the molasses based whisky market of India. Paul John, however, however, represents their first move into the single malt category. They have released numerous new offerings that have been well regarded by whisky experts around the world. Recently, they have also started distribution into Singapore, with the first two entry level expressions, Brilliance and Edited being released earlier this year. These two whiskies will be the ones we are looking at today.

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Deanston and Ledaig Turning 18!

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A Duo of 18YOs from Burn Stewart Distillers

Back at it after the SG50 week, let's have a look at two new whiskies from Burn Stewart Distillers. These are the people that own Tobermory, Bunnahabhain and Deanston. One of the companies that do prefer bottling their releases at higher strength, their whiskies are actually really pleasant and I do like them. Their new aged stock is now coming to market, and so let's see how the Ledaig 18YO and the Deanston 18YO fare.

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SGwhisky Celebrates Singapore's 50th Birthday! - Part Three - Happy Birthday Singapore! (1965 and 1967)

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SGwhisky wishes Singapore a Happy 50th Birthday! (With two noble old drams)


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50 years ago on this day, Singapore was most unfortunately (and rather unceremoniously) booted out of the Federation of Malaysia. It may seem almost ironic to celebrate such a day, but I believe when the world at large looks back on the past 50 years, and how Singapore has changed since then, it makes more sense why it is a day worth shouting about.

The years following 1965 were also crucial with much groundwork to be done in finding jobs, building infrastructure and of course organizing a viable defence force for Singapore. The introduction of National Service in 1967, therefore, was also crucial in ensuring that Singapore had a defence force drawn from its own people. These custodians of Singapore's security are also honoured during every National Day, and the 50th year festivities featured a sizeable tribute to these men.

It is hard to imagine what Singapore has become looking at the pretty daunting odds it was up against with its unlikely inception. Therefore, on the occasion of its 50th birthday, I think it's right to raise a glass to pay tribute to every single Singaporean and non-Singaporean who has contributed to building the Singapore so many of us love today.

No ordinary whisky will do for such a grand occasion, so let's toast with a whisky from 1965 (an Ardbeg) and 1967 (Laphroaig).

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SGwhisky Celebrates Singapore's 50th Birthday! - Part Two: The 1950s

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SGwhisky Celebrates Singapore's 50th Birthday! - Part Two: The 1950s with a 1954 Glen Grant

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A few days ago, we took a good look at 1963, a key year in Singapore's history, as part of our series to celebrate Singapore's 50th year of independence. Today, we take a step back before that to look at the decade preceding the 1960s, and its impact on Singapore.

The 1950s were arguably as important a time for Singapore's history, but as the 1960s, especially 1963 and 1965, brought with it such pivotal moments in Singapore's history, the 1950s have sadly been more overlooked. It was during this period that a postwar Singapore started concrete steps towards self-government, with its first Chief Minister David Marshall in 1955 and second Chief Minister in Lim Yew Hock both brokering for more autonomy for Singapore and also quelling unrest during turbulent parts of their reigns. All this culiminated in full internal self-government in 1959, with the PAP and its leader Lee Kuan Yew sweeping to power to take 43 out of the 51 available seats. The rest they say is history, with the PAP staying in power ever since.

However, as already mentioned, this path to self-government was anything but smooth. Riots in the mid 1950s caused unrest, especially amongst the Chinese community, and also showed the unhappiness of the masses with certain issues such as the introduction of National Service in 1954. Indeed, Singapore's road in the 1950s had its bumps, but without a shadow of a doubt, much of the groundwork for Singapore's independence was laid down during this period.

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SGwhisky Celebrates Singapore's 50th Birthday! - Part One: The Year 1963

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SGwhisky Celebrates Singapore's 50th Birthday - Part One: The Year 1963 with a Laphroaig 1963

Big week here in Singapore, our little red dot celebrates its 50th year of independence! So as a dedicated Singaporean blog, let's do a trio (or maybe even a quadruple!) of tastings based on different years to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday. But this ain't any old tasting, let's pick dates round about the time of Singapore's independence and have a look back at what transpired that year before we delve into the whisky (a good one for all the year's no less).

Let us begin with arguable one of the most crucial years leading up to Singapore's nationhood: 1963.

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