Drink Reviews

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At Food For Thought, we like to talk a lot about Drink, and this section is dedicated specifically to Drink Reviews. Whether it is featuring an alcoholic beverage such as Whiskey Reviews or Wine Reviews, we highlight some of the best ways to appreciate your drink, from tasting notes to how to differentiate by region. We also feature non-alcoholics such as coffee, tea and milk, so there’s something for the tea-totaller. For information about where to find these drinks, we recommend our Ultimate Bar Guides for a best of, our Bar Reviews for specifics and Drink Culture on how-tos and what-nots.


“And do you really know what Vodka is like? Jesus! It’s just straight alcohol, and they drink it by the tumbler full. Really, some scientists should investigate how it is possible for man to drink such stuff in such huge quantities.”
― Kurt Vonnegut


The Olfactory Studio: Royal Salute celebrates the 52-Year-Old Single Cask

The Olfactory Studio: Royal Salute celebrates the 52-Year-Old Single Cask

Royal Salute recently hosted a whisky pairing dinner for the launching of what they dub the King of Whiskies, the Royal Salute Time Series 52-Year-Old Single Cask Finish Scotch at the St.Regis Kuala Lumpur, with celebrated perfumers Barnabé Fillion creating three bespoke scents to be paired with three Royal Salute signatures, The Signature Blend, The Malts Blend and The Lost Blend. Continue reading →
Negroni Week 2020: How The Negroni Got Its Name

Negroni Week 2020: How The Negroni Got Its Name

For many people, ordering a glass of Negroni comes second nature to being at a bar, but many probably do not know how the infamous cocktail got its name. The traditionally gin forward cocktail is known for its strength, but most importantly, its 3 ingredients, a London dry gin, a red vermouth and its key ingredient, Campari. Continue reading →
Single Estate Tequila: Jesse Estes of Tequila Ocho

Single Estate Tequila: Jesse Estes of Tequila Ocho

When it comes to artisanal tequilas, there are few brands that take it as seriously as Tequila Ocho. Their take the production of their tequila to such as extent, being the first ever single estate tequila, with each plot, which they call ranches, producing a different quality based on its unique terroir. We speak to Jesse Estes, Global Ambassador of Tequila Ocho to find out more about this unique tequila. Continue reading →
Din Hassan of Black Tears Dry Spiced

Din Hassan of Black Tears Dry Spiced

Spiced rum is a type of rum that is usually made using dark rum, with additional flavour and you guessed it, spices. One of the most interesting quirk of spice rums is that they usually take on seafaring and adventurous names, and Black Tears Dry Spiced is no different. We sit down with Din Hassan, Brand Ambassador the brand to get to know a bit more about what spices make it so special and how we should use the spiced rum in a cocktail. Continue reading →
Wolf Blass and the Michelin Guide at Ember Modern Bistro

Wolf Blass and the Michelin Guide at Ember Modern Bistro

White wines with fish or poultry, red wines with red meats. These are commonly held notions when it comes to food and wine pairings. This is why Wolf Blass Wines has sought to do something quite different, by reinventing what we think we know about these basic rules of degustation. This latest collaboration seeks for the patron to “Find Your Flavour” at Ember Modern Bistro. Continue reading →
The Social: We’re Endangered Too

The Social: We’re Endangered Too

The Social Group has recently taken a new initiative to bring awareness to help conservation, in which their latest campaign coincides with 3 the crafting of non-alcoholic cocktails, aptly named Save Our Trees, Save Our Bees and Save Our Seas, all with the theme of bringing awareness to how climate change has affected the planet and how we can do our part to reduce waste. Continue reading →
The Social Wine Shop

The Social Wine Shop

There are few things in the world that is better than a bottle of fine wine, and at The Social, they have taken that a step further, creating The Social Wine Shop. This extension to the popular brand stems to focus on bringing some of the best wines around to give you more than the regular selection of reds and whites. The Social Wine Shop has a healthy range of over 240 labels, from their affordable premium house wines to rare selections, and is making them available for wine pairings and for you to take home. Continue reading →
The Wonderarium at Babe Japas Fun Dining

The Wonderarium at Babe Japas Fun Dining

If you’re in town and wanted to experience something of a unique experience, you should visit the little pop-up known as the Wonderarium, a cocktail pairing with Babe - Japas Fun Dining, one of the most well known molecular gastronomy restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. The partnering with Martell showcases some of the most interesting japas you will come across with its pairing of Martell VSOP aged in red barrels, with one thing in mind umami and smoke. Continue reading →
Glen Grant Whisky

Glen Grant Whisky

Whiskeys is one of the most well-known distilled grains, and some of the most famous come from the Scottish countryside. Glen Grant has one of the more interesting origins which was initiated by two brothers who were whiskey smugglers built a brand with the invention of the tall slender stills creating some of the crispest whiskey you will find. Continue reading →
Fonterra Dairy Sommelier

Fonterra Dairy Sommelier

A group of Malaysian foodies today became the pioneer batch of Dairy Sommeliers after undergoing a sensory science programme by leading dairy nutrition company Fonterra Brands Malaysia. For the very first time, the Fonterra Dairy Sommelier Programme opened to the public of Malaysia. The programme, which has been running for the past two years and exclusive only to employees, allows participants to deepen their understanding of food and familiarise themselves with its nuances. Continue reading →
Perrier-Jouët Champagnes

Perrier-Jouët Champagnes

When speaking of luxury, the first wine that comes to mind would be the champagne. Unbeknownst to many, there are many Houses that produce champagne, but one House that stands out for its approach to modernity would be Champagne Perrier-Jouët. Famed for its floral approach to their champagnes, Perrier-Jouët embraces Art Nuveau and can be seen through their delicately distinct bottles with a beautiful nod to their appreciation of the art, combined with their age old history of being one of the oldest champagne producers in France. Continue reading →
A Taste of Rémy Martin XO

A Taste of Rémy Martin XO

Unravelling the complexity and revealing the foundational guiding principles of the House of Rémy Martin. Since 1724, the House of Rémy Martin has been delighting drinkers with its majestic way of creating exceptional Fine Champagne Cognac. The success stems from the use of exclusive grapes from the most sought after vineyards of Grand and Petite Champagne – the two best growing areas of the Cognac region – and great care by the Cellar Master. Continue reading →
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