Last May 29, 2015, I had the pleasure to attend Glenfiddich’s interactive tour at Carcosa Seri Negara, wherein they brought The Valley of the Deer to Kuala Lumpur. The event offered a behind-the-scenes look into what goes on in their distilleries.
Apparently, this is the second installment in Asia since the inaugural tour in Bangkok last year, “The Valley of the Deer has proven to be the best way for us to share and advocate Glenfiddich’s heritage and pioneering innovation with each succeeding roll out in several markets worldwide. We’re looking to outdo ourselves further with a third installment in a market to be determined in Southeast Asia next year,” said Matthew Fergusson-Stewart, Regional Brand Ambassador for Glenfiddich.
Fergusson-Stewart also said, “We wanted to create an educational experience for whisky lovers to develop a thorough understanding of our range and better understand the rare skills that go into creating this exceptional single malt.”
We were taken to an interactive trip to the making of each barrel of Glenfiddich, I felt like a kid on field trip as we passed through sections during the fun tour:
PART 1: The World of Whisky — This section introduced us to the different whisky categories through motion-sensor multimedia displays, which was amazing and engaging.
PART 2: The Process Room — We were educated to the whiskey making process brought to life by mock-ups of the equipments they use during the whole process.
PART 3: Live Coopering — Present during this live demonstration was the Head Cooper of Glenfiddich, Ian McDonald, who wowed us with his coopering skills (the process of building the barrels).
PART 4: Interactive Tasting – This was my favorite part of the tour! It’s a one-of-a-kind whiskey tasting experience with the use of advanced technology… and a shot of Glenfiddich whiskey!
We were also given Glenfiddich shot glasses and a nice Glenfiddich wallet with gold coins that we used to redeem Glenfiddich whisky shots at the bars.
I indeed had a great time not only during the tour but catching up with fellow bloggers while getting shots of Glenfiddich whiskey.
And now here’s some bad quality photos taken from my phone lol.