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 […]
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.
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. What it became Patrick works with West Cork distillers to create unique products that Origin Spirits offers. Patrick […]
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 […]
Mars Whisky! Mars is one of the oldest whisky companies in Japan. Even though Mars started distilling in 1960 in Yamanashi, the buying and selling of whiskies date back to 1949! For a whisky company with 2 distilleries (Shinshu Distillery and Tsunuki Distillery ) and 3 maturation sites, it could be confusing sometimes! So with the help […]
Great news for fans for Chichibu whisky: Chichibu’s second distillery is now producing more Chichibu for the world! Recently, Daniel, a friend of mine, visited Chichibu in January of 2020 and spoke with Yumi about Chichibu 2! The unique feature of Chichibu Each washback contains 10kg of yeast which undergoes fermentation for 4 days, compared […]
Back in December, Whiskygeeks was invited to an exclusive Cognac Park tasting. After trying some non-traditional Cognacs, I found an excellent malternative. What is a malternative? As enjoyable as whisky might be, having too much of a good thing could get boring or burn you out. It’s essential to give your palate a break sometimes, […]
Within Marina Bay Sands Shoppes lies a unique fine dining Indian restaurant, Punjab Grill. The food using Traditional North Indian styles and flavours and reimagines them for a fine-dining experience. In collaboration with Spirits Castle, they are introducing a new 5-course whisky pairing dinner! The dinner started with some fantastic papadum and a spherical […]
Whiskygeeks was invited to a Penderyn whisky dinner at Queen and Mangosteen! The whisky dinner started with a refreshing cranberry cocktail. The tartness works with the sweetness from the Penderyn Legend, and that creates a balanced and refreshing cocktail. Served together with the cocktail were Haggis Scotch eggs. For those who haven’t tried Scotch […]