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4 new single-malt whiskies to drink in Singapore

Whisky: despite being one the spirits that takes the longest to make, new labels are introduced almost constantly. Distillers and blenders are often hard at work, creating new expressions to feed an ever-thirsty market. Here are some of the newest to land in Singapore, ranging from exclusive, limited-edition bottlings, to complete overhauls of established brands.

 

  • Bruichladdich Black Art Edition 06.1

    Bruichladdich Black Art Edition 06.1

    Labelled as 26 years-old and bottled at 46.9% ABV, this limited-edition offering (only 18, 000 bottles worldwide) is sixth in line for the Black Art series, and the second by head distiller Adam Hannett. Hannett's carrying on the legacy of his predecessor, the legendary Jim McEwan, who started the series and made editions one through four. They've kept things as mysterious as ever, from the esoteric alchemical references to the total silence on even the types of casks used in its production. While the fifth edition was a lot bolder, with an almost resinous, herbal quality -- in addition to all the usual fruit and vanilla notes -- the Black Art Edition 6 is a lot more finessed, with a fine balance of jammy and dried fruits, wood, and a long, silky finish. Have this neat, or with a few drops of water to open up those tertiary aromas and flavours. Mostly importantly, take your time with it as the mercurial elixir reveals new flavours with every sip.

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