Spirit Forward: Mumm Marlborough, Royal Salute Jodhpur and The Glenlivet Bothy

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In this edition of Spirit Forward, we walk you through The Glenlivet Bothy experience at The Five, Damansara Heights, sample some fine sparkling wine, and sip a dram of whisky inspired by India.

Mumm Marlborough Brut Prestige

What does one do with the craftsmanship and expertise that they have amassed for the past century? They share it, of course. Not content with creating some of the finest champagnes in the world, G.H. Mumm crosses regions and sets their sights on New Zealand—Marlborough, to be precise.

Introducing: Mumm Marlborough. It combines the cool-climate New Zealand wine region with the champagne house’s two-century-old winemaking expertise of the Methode Traditionelle, a long and complex process that allows the wines to develop some seriously complex flavours. You can now try it too, as the Mumm Marlborough Brut Prestige is finally available in Malaysia.

This sparkling wine is a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier grapes handpicked from vineyards across the Marlborough sub-regions. The resulting wine has a naturally high acidity with notes of red berry, balancing brightness with elegance and finesse.

The Mumm Marlborough Brut Prestige is available from MYR275 at select stores nationwide and on the Official Pernod Ricard Shopee Store.

Royal Salute 21 Year Old Jodhpur Polo Edition

The whisky made for the “Sport of Kings” is back with another limited-edition bottling to add to the Polo Collection. This time around, Royal Salute is going back to where it all began: Jodhpur, the birthplace of modern polo. Inspired by the rich spices and flavours of India, the Jodhpur Polo Edition is made of a unique blend of carefully curated malt whiskies by master blender Sandy Hyslop and finished in virgin oak casks. On the nose, you get notes of mangos and coconut with a rich caramel flavour with cinnamon cloves for a long, spicy finish.

“I was drawn towards the iconic flavours of India when crafting the 21 Year Old Jodhpur Polo Edition. To honour these spices and aromas, I wanted this bespoke blend to have notes of sweet mango chutney and a spicy finish, to compliment the richness. With every sip, this expression transports you to
the magic of Jodhpur,” said Hyslop on the whisky blend.

The Royal Salute 21 Year Old Jodhpur Polo Edition is available in limited quantities starting
from MYR1,088.

The Glenlivet Bothy

A “bothy” is a small cottage typically used to house farm labourers in Scotland, the term derived from the Gaelic word “bothan”. It also happened to be where The Glenlivet founder George Smith first honed his whisky-making craft, during a time when it was illegal. It was eventually legalised and recognised as the original Glenlivet, and today you can experience the heritage firsthand for yourself right here in Kuala Lumpur.

From 29th July to 6th August 2023, experience The Glenlivet Bothy at Level 2, The Five in Damansara Heights for an immersive experience of the brand’s history and the production process before finally tasting a range of whiskies from The Glenlivet. Guests can also redeem a cocktail capsule crafted by Rakh, and if they purchase any bottle from The Glenlivet, they can personalise the bottle’s label.

Throughout the pop-up duration, guests can fill up their “The Original Trail” passport to redeem special gifts from the Bothy by partaking in special activities with participating outlets at The Five including Here and Now, Mano, Seed by Whitegrass, Rakh, Jwala, Ling Long, and Ba by 61M.

Book your slot at The Glenlivet Bothy here.