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R&B on the Road: Taiwan

Though it pains us a little to say it, being of the fatherland of whisky, but in 2015 it was Taiwan that was named the home of the world’s best – according to Jim Murray’s whisky bible. A single malt from King Car Distillery, Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique, won this coveted accolade and simultaneously represented the rapidly growing world of whisk(e)y.

It’s of little surprise then that the land of the world’s (current) best whisky should be among the world’s biggest fans of the amber stuff.

We’re delighted that The Tweeddale has been loved in Taiwan since 2014, shared by our distributing partner Beauterama.

Founder, Kevin Liu met our own Alasdair Day at a UKI trade mission in Hong Kong. Kevin loved The Tweeddale so much that he chose it as the whisky for his wedding a couple of months later. After the drams went down a treat with guests, Beauterama placed its first order to sell The Tweeddale in November 2014.

A mutual desire to offer quality, genuine products, and a love of the classic profile of The Tweeddale Scotch, created our partnership across seas. Kevin continues to champion The Tweeddale story with whisky lovers in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

alasdair taiwan tasting 2015

Last year, before Raasay While We Wait & Borders were even in their finishing casks, Alasdair visited Taiwan and toured The Tweeddale around a set of great bars for members of Beauterama’s whisky community. This month, with our new products of anticipation for future production on Raasay and in the Borders proudly in their bottles, Alasdair is setting off again to introduce these exciting new drams to Taiwan.

Hitting the ground in Kaohsiung on January 18th, Alasdair will begin a series of tastings travelling through the country to finish up in Taipei on January 23rd.

We’re excited to see the line-up of venues that will host Raasay and Borders’ debut in Taiwan. If you’re in the area make sure you don’t miss out.

Here’s where we’ll be:

  • 18 January – Inn Bistro, Kaohsiung
  • 19 January – Chilai Whisky Club, Hualien
  • 19 January – Lucia’s Wine Club, Hualien
  • 20 January – Komod’z, Hualien
  • 21 January – Founder Squad, Taipei
  • 22 January – Music Corner, Taipei
  • 22 January – Woollooomooloo, Taipei
  • 23 January – Larriere Cour, Taipei
  • 23 January – Marquee, Taipei

For more information about these events please contact Beauterama.

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