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Unique, tailored and interactive tastings with Whisky Experts 

Introduction to World Whisky

Our Introduction to World Whisky Tasting is for newcomers and enthusiasts alike. Whisky is on the increase around the world with more and more countries producing splendid expressions and experimenting with new flavour combintions. We aim to highlight the regional styles and variances available from whiskies around the world. In this tasting, we cover the origins, production, and the maturation processes to gain an understanding of how the golden liquid ends up in our glasses. We then move on to taste 4 whiskies from each of the main whisky producing countries; including Scotland and Japan.

Premium Whisky Tasting

For a more luxurious and in-depth perspective, or if you feel already well acquainted with the basics of enjoying Whisky and wish to sample the more exclusive and uncommon examples of the Water of Life, our Premium Tasting leads you through the upper echelons of World Whisky; uncovering some of the nation’s rarest whiskies which share either an uncommon provenance or availability and a marked superiority of age; whilst still maintaining a diverse range of flavour and style, representative of each region.

Scotch Whisky Tasting

A unique and back to basics concept; our Taste of Scotland Whisky Tasting takes in an exciting and eclectic range of Scottish whiskies which help tell the story of Scotch Whisky’s evolution from an illicit and often untamed spirit to the celebrated, world-renowned and bourgeoning industry we know today. In this special tasting we cover all the key whisky producing regions which each, in their own merit, exude a wide spectrum of aromas and flavours born and shaped from the land the distilleries occupy.

Whisky Tasting and Food Pairing

Whisky is often overlooked as a drink accompaniment for a food pairings but in actual fact lends itself perfectly to an array of textures and flavours to become a match made in taste heaven. Here at Malt Masters we craft our food pairings to complimentary perfection whether it be chocolate, cheese or any other food styles. There is always a whisky expression somewhere in the world with the right flavour balance just waiting to be paired and we are the ones to do it.

Whisky Club

Malt Masters first Whisky Club was held on World Whisky Day 2016 to commemorate and celebrate all things whisky. The Whisky Club is held every month featuring a different whisky related theme allowing everyone to explore new aromas and tastes that have never had before.

Our club is open to anyone that is interested in learning more about whisky and have a genuine appetite to experiment with new flavours. It’s even great for those ehtusiasts that have been acquainted with the golden liquor for some time as we provide a platform to meet like-minded whisky aficionados . The Malt Masters whisky club encourages a laid back and casual environment where we can make friends and drink a few drams together with fellow whisky drinkers.

What’s great about our whisky club is that each month you will get to try up to 5 different whiskies for a small charge of $150 and not only that you can have as much as you can drink within the time or until the bottle runs out!

Previous Event Themes

World Whisky Day

Taste of Islay

Explore Asian flavours

The Numbers

630

Drams Drunk

22

Bottles Opened

71

Club Members

Whisky Masters Programme

The Whisky Masters Programme is a full day whisky training experience which gives you the fundamental tools you need to understand and explore world whisky. We are an independent programme that is unique in that we do not focus on one region or brand (i.e. Scotland) but we explore all the major contributing whisky countries all over the world.

We will cover the origins of whisky, history, the end to end production and maturation processes to ultimately discover what has elevated it to the luxurious golden drink that we know today.

We will take you on a journey of in-depth discovery and offer you a wealth of knowledge to start you on your whisky adventure. Our Programme is an interactive learning environment where we put a lot of focus on the nosing, tasting and overall sensory aspects of whisky.

Whether you are just looking to broaden your knowledge, impress your friends or being a career journey in Whisky; this course is the perfect launch-pad.

As a student you will receive your very own Glencairn tasting glass and our whisky masters tasting book.

Upon successful completion of the Programme, you will receive a “Whisky Masters Certificate” noting a pass or distinction award.

The Itinerary

  Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good Whisky is barely enough.  – Mark Twain

9am                     Welcome, Introduction and Coffee

9:30am              The history and origins of Whisky

10:30am            Coffee break

10:45am            Malt and Grain Whisky production

12pm                   Lunch

1pm                      The Whisky producing regions of the world

2pm                     Sensory Experience- Unlock and Awaken your senses

2:45pm              Tutored tasting session

3:45m                 Coffee

4pm                     What’s all the fuss about? Whisky as an investment snapshot

4:15pm                “Whisky Masters Certificate”
45 minute written and practical exam

Whisky candidates will be informed by post of the exam result, receiving either a pass, merit or distinction award 

The cost of the Whisky Masters Programme is $2,600

Included: Sensory Awakening Experience

Unlock your senses

Every Single Malt presents us with a delightful bouquet of warming aromas; but with some 32 primary aromas to be found in Whisky it can sometimes overpower and challenge our senses. On this course, we will not only break down these aromas but we will teach and encourage you to identify them.

Awaken your taste buds

Did you know there are over 400 flavour compounds in Malt Whisky? Consider that we only have 4 primary tastes (sweet, salty, bitter and sour) and this becomes even more astonishing. We focus much deserved attention on the tasting section of the course as Whisky is ,yes, delicious; but can also be complex in composition. We will teach and explore with you the flavour expressions such as peaty, fruity and winey.

Trust your instinct

Drinking Whisky is a very personal and emotive experience that can bring bygone memories to the surface. Theres are no right and wrong answers in what you nose, taste and experience with whisky. To ensure that you use your gut instincts we introduce a fun and interactive blind tasting on the course meaning you 100% have to trust your own senses.

2017 Programme dates

September

Saturday 23rd

9:30am- 5pm

October

Saturday 28th

9:30am- 5pm

Malt Masters Festival

Malt Masters were the first Whisky Company to set up a Whisky Festival in Hong Kong in 2013 and since then we have never looked back. Malt Masters began as the brainchild of Scotsman (and whisky lover!) Ian McKerrow. Bemoaning the lack of a whisky festivals in Hong Kong, he decided to take it into his own hands; and thus Malt Masters was born.

Hong Kong’s original whisky festival celebrated it’s third edition this year and is continuing to grow. Hundreds of whisky lovers from Hong Kong and abroad turned up to discover some new drams and try as much whisky as they like!

Watch this space for information on upcoming festivals. We always listen to our customers and brands, taking on-board helpful feedback that can make all future festivals as successful and rewarding as possible. We like to keep you on your toes, so we may have something different planned to quench your whisky thirst next year…

Looking to participate?

Our 2017 festival is coming together...

We are planning our festival for 2017, if you would like additional information on participating at an event or would like to attend as a guest, please get in touch.

2016 Festival Photos

Private Tastings

Malt Masters are available to hire for private and corporate events! Not only will be tailor a unique whisky experience to your requirements, but we will organise the whole event on your behalf and worry about all the little details so you don’t have to. Working with our partners and vendors in Hong Kong; we will source the perfect venue, tailor an unforgettable whisky experience with our experts, pair luxury whiskies to your choice of food, create one-of-a-kind gift sets and of course; host the whole night. Whisky tastings and experiences are perfect for impressing clients, rewarding your employees, your annual work event or even for an intimate celebration with friends or your partners birthday!

Tailored and exclusive Whisky Experiences

Back to Basics: organised and tailored tasting sessions

Whisky and Cheese Tastings

Blind Tasting experiences

Whisky and Cigar Pairings

Whisky and Food pairings

Whisky and Chocolate Tasting

How it works

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Final Confirmation

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“Professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. Malt Masters selected a set of award winning whiskies to complement the theme of our event which was well presented with fun and games. They provided in-depth information on the whiskies selected and accommodated to all our requests. The team was polite and friendly and great to work with, we will definitely recommend them to anyone planning a whisky themed event.” Conning Asia Pacific Limited