Ever wondered what it’s like to be an owner and Master Blender of a Cognac distillery? Whiskygeeks got to interview the CEO and Master Blender of Distillerie Tessendier et Fils (Tessendier & Sons Distillery) that makes Cognac Park! Cognac Park is from a smaller sub-region of Cognac called the Borderies, and known for their Mizunara […]
About Hong Fu Teo
A whisky geek who was born the same year the Arran Distillery started making whisky! A Chemical Engineering graduate who is passionate about exploring, learning about and sharing whisky.
Visited 35 Scottish distilleries, 3 Irish distilleries, 2 Japanese distilleries and 4 Sherry Bodegas thus far.
Entries by Hong Fu Teo
The first time I visited BenRiach distillery was in Autumn of 2018, but a lot has changed since then, so Whiskygeeks sat with the Global Brand Ambassador for BenRiach, GlenDronach, and GlenGlassaugh, The first time I visited BenRiach distillery was in Autumn of 2018, but a lot has changed since then, so Whiskygeeks sat with […]
BenRiach has always been GlenDronach‘s shy sibling, but not anymore! Dr Rachel Barrie has shaken up the core range and BenRiach is getting more of the spotlight! BenRiach – The Chameleon Malt BenRiach is a distillery in Speyside, known for its experimental distillation and maturation ever since Billy Walker bought over the distillery in 2003. […]
The first big tasting of Dràm Mòr in Singapore and their second ever release of bottles in Autumn of 2020! Dràm Mòr is an Independent Bottler in Scotland that is owned by a husband-wife duo, Kenny and Viktorija.Many of the bottles in this second release were finished in fortified wine or wine casks for 4 […]
Heart & Spirits is Singapore’s first whisky bottle subscription service. Yes, that’s right. Not a sample. Not a flight of samples. But a full bottle. Heart & Spirits aims to help share the joy of the dram without the hassle. To connect whisky lovers with the abundance of fantastic distilleries around the world, Heart & […]
Early October 2020 saw the launch of Singapore Distillery’s Gin range and Whiskygeeks sat down with head distiller Ashwin for a chat about the distillery, the gin and future plans! It’s a bold and risky move for a launch amidst the COVID phase 2 in Singapore. That said, I am glad there are more players […]
Grain whisky distilleries don’t get as much coverage and I think it’s quite a shame. There are many exciting innovations that may seem foreign to a traditional pot still Single Malt distillery. Today, I am starting with Girvan! The grain distillery is situated near the coastal town of Girvan, which it is named after. William […]
Earlier in August 2020, Whiskygeeks had a chat with Managing Director of Origin Spirits Patrick Shelley. Origin Spirits has in its portfolio the Ornabrak Single Malt Gin, Kalak Single Malt vodka and the Currach Kombu Irish Whiskey. How it Started Back in 2010, Patrick was living in Russia, working for LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton […]
Loch Lomond is the largest Scottish loch. It is a beautiful place with many exciting tourist attractions along the way. One could stop by the Loch to try and spot Nessie, followed by a lunch picnic if one is so inclined. The team at WhiskyGeeks, however, was after the treasure to be found at Loch […]
Arran is the first (legal) distillery on the Isle of Arran since Lagg distillery closed in 1837 which was highly revered back then. Arran distillery marks the revival of whisky-making on the Isle of Arran, so let’s dive into how Arran distillery all started! How did it start? The late Harold Currie who left us […]