A Happy Lunar New Year to All - With a Jack Wiebers Tasting
A Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year to all Chinese readers of SGwhisky! May the year of the Goat bring with it good health, prosperity and good whisky! A key part of SGwhisky's job is to talk about new whiskies and to kick off our CNY tastings, we have a nice set from Jack Wiebers Whisky World! Established in the 1990s in Germany, Jack Wiebers is a well-regarded bottler in Europe and since last year, VOM FASS has managed to bring in small amounts of Jack Wiebers whisky into Singapore. The intention of VOM FASS and Jack Wiebers is not to make huge profits, but rather to get people interested in these whiskies, and add a nice layer of variety and knowledge to the growing whisky scene.
A few whisky enthusiasts were treated to a nice little whisky tasting hosted by Jack Wiebers himself on the 17th of February at VOM FASS @ ION Orchard. Jack's passion for whisky is certainly apparent in his mannerisms and speech, as he confidently brought us through a tasting of 4 whiskies of a relatively new label he created, the World of Orchids label.
The World of Orchids labels are pretty special and Singapore plays an integral part in its inception as these orchids were photographed and chosen from, yes you've guessed it, Singapore. Jack photographed all these orchids whilst visiting the Singapore Botanical Gardens and was inspired to create a range based on these flowers. Now Vanda Miss Joaquims in this set though!
So here are the four whiskies we tried under the Orchid Label, a Teaninich 7YO, Glenallachie 9YO, Glen Garioch 22YO and Caol Ila 30YO.