The much-anticipated event offered a rare look behind-the-scenes to the ongoings at the Glenfiddich single malt distillery in Scotland
Set on the sprawling grounds of Kuala Lumpur's Carcosa Seri Negara, the Valley of the Deer Kuala Lumpur saw almost 3,000 guests present at the four-day event at the end of May. Under the guidance of Ian Millar, Glenfiddich Global Brand Ambassador, and Regional Brand Ambassador Matthew Fergusson-Stewart, guests were taken through the key elements of the tour, showcasing the making of a single cask of Glenfiddich single malt whisky.
Highlights of the tour include an introductory look at the whisky category presented via motion-sensor multimedia displays, the whisky making process including malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation using replicas and technology in the Process Room, live coopering of barrels by Ian McDonald, Head Cooper of Glenfiddich, and an interactive whisky tasting using cutting-edge technology so guests can control and customise their tasting experience via touch screen tables.
"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," said Matthew.