Singapore has not produced whisky before, but they are now doing so at Brass Lion Distillery.

During our trip to Singapore, I had the opportunity to make a quick visit to the distillery, and I can confidently say that it doesn’t belong to the large-scale production category. It’s a small craft distillery squeezed between some tall buildings, with a beautiful gate leading to the distillery and a window that takes up 1/3 of the second floor. Outside on the stairs, you are greeted by the Brass Lion.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time for a tour, but you can see the copper stills, which are a combination of a pot still and a column system. They also produce a lot of gin, so it makes a lot of sense.

My wife and I sat in the tasting room, or rather, the adjacent room, as a tour had just finished, and they were about to start their tasting.

Naturally, I ordered a whisky – I was about to taste Singapore’s first whisky.

They have two variations: a cask strength at 65% and a variation at 48%. I chose the 48%, partly because I thought that this percentage was selected to represent the distillery’s desired flavor profile while still showcasing their capabilities. The other reason was the price. I thought whisky could be expensive in Denmark, but they have met their match in Singapore.

๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ†ˆ ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถ ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†‚
Fantastically pleasant and well-balanced. Filled with flowers, tropical fruits, and vanilla.
Full-bodied without being creamy, acacia honey, ripe mango, a hint of nutmeg, and a touch of cloves.
Disappears a bit quickly, but there are soft notes of sweet tropical fruits in the aftertaste.
๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†…๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ป
A dram you can enjoy the scent of for a while. It is smooth and very easy to drink with delightful tropical notes. It doesn’t feel young, and the climate likely played a role here with good warmth and high humidity.

๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ: Brass Lion Distillery
๐™‰๐™–๐™ข๐™š: Singapore’s First
๐™๐™ฎ๐™ฅ๐™š: Single Malt
๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ฎ: Singapore
๐‘ด๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’–๐’”๐’†๐’…: Maris Otter
๐’€๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’–๐’”๐’†๐’…: Top-fermenting ale yeasts
๐˜ผ๐™œ๐™š: 3 years
๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™˜ %: 48
๐˜พ๐™–๐™จ๐™ ๐™จ: Ex-Bourbon
๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™˜๐™: 001
๐˜พ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก-๐™›๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™: I belive nor
๐™‰๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™ก ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง: It might be
๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ: September 2019
๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ: 2023
๐™‡๐™ž๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™: 427 bottles
๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™š ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š: โ‚ฌ 230,- (50 cl)

By Whisky Adventurer

Behind the name Whisky Adventurer is Lars Modvig Hesselberg. In short, I enjoy immersing myself in all aspects of the whisky world. I enjoy the stories, the people, the scents, the development, the taste, the variety, the big ones, the small ones, the distilleries and much more. Telling and passing on knowledge and experiences through speech, writing and pictures is a big part of the whole experience for me.

Leave a Reply