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Cross-Nation Single Malt Whisky Tasting at AURORA Lounge March18.8pm

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     Single Malt Whisky Tasting - An Exclusive Evening with Stephen Notman 

 

    Watermelon Punch supports Culture and Western Flavors, in various forms and representations. Therefore, this Tuesday March 18, The Watermelon-punchers together with Eddie Whisky and Aurora Lounge are inviting you to join "An Exclusive Single Malt Whisky Tasting with Stephen Notman. Only true connoisseurs understand the intangible values of Whisky Culture, yet, together we can share the knowledge for this upscale event in its most authentic form.

 

Cadenhead Single Malt Whisky 17year

(Alcohol level 57.3%VOL)

 

Cadenhead Single Malt Whisky 18year

(Alcohol level 55%VOL)

 

Cadenhead Single Malt Whisky 21year

(Alcohol level 46%VOL)

 

Cadenhead Single Malt Whisky 23year

(Alcohol level 42%VOL)

 

Finger Food available at the tasting:

(Chocolate truffles,Spanish Ham 5J,Fine Cheese,Fruit Cocktails)

 

"Making the Water of Life Experience Magical"  “让生命体验神奇的水”

 

Activity fee/One person: 800rmb...Includes Single Malt Whisky and Finger Foods!

 

For more details, bookings, and reservations, please contact me at 13738044196. 

 

Event Organizers:

 

Watermelon Punch is a fusion of cultural flavors from every corner of the world

Aurora Lounge is the upscale scene of artistic mixiology

 

Eddie Whisky - " We passionately provide our members & customers with the " Whisky experience and adventure" and the understanding of what makes the "WATER OF LIFE" so magical and enthralling. Slainte Mhante!! 

 

 

   This is an event full of aroma, flavor, sophistication, and fine people. You are welcome to learn more about the Culture of Whisky and the Culture of Scotland. Slainte Mhathe!

 

 

 

Address:

 

Aurora Cocktail Lounge

包含「美味又正中下怀」的鸡尾酒、「如人生般丰富丰满」的威士忌、「节奏明快动听」的音乐与「爱」等美好事物的 Lounge 。 

地址:杭州市环城东路85号(老浙大横路口)

新浪微博地址:@杭州Aurora 

电话:18057133222(请于上午11点以后拨打)  

 

 

 

 An introduction to Stephen Notman

 

  Steve has lived in mainland China for six years. Originally working for a leading whisky packaging company. In 2009, he officially launched Whisky Live Shanghai and Taipei. Now in the fifth year both festivals are well established in Taipei, with the world's largest whisky festival in the world! Steve has worked in and around the whisky industry starting originally with his father from the age of 17.

 

Mentored by some of Scotland’s leading Master Blenders and Distillers that include Whyte and Mackay's Richard Paterson. Steve is considered to be one of greatest China's leading independent voices on whisky. Steve works actively with the Scottish Government promoting Scotch whisky in Mainland China along with the Scotch Whisky Association and Scotch whisky leading brands, specifically on whisky mentorship, protection and training. He also contributes to the editorial for China's only trade drinks magazine called DRiNK and represents China on the World Whisky Awards judging panel.

                                       

Steve has also played a strategically important role assisting the establishment of a new off trade distribution channel in 2011 that has led to the successful entrance of several small to medium sized distillers into China's market.

 

  Not only has Steve received high commendations from Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, he has also become the youngest serving Keeper of the Quaich in the world at the age of 27. In 2013, Steve reinforced his position as the leading independent commentator of whisky with the release of the China Whisky Guide APP available for download at www.whiskylivechina.com

 

Stephen Notman

Managing Director of Whisky Live Shanghai & Taipei

Chief Whisky Advisor for Global Spirit Merchants

Whisky Sommelier at the Waldorf Astoria

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Steve Notman, managing director of Whisky Live Shanghai & Taipei. Provided to China Daily

 

Whisky tasting can be a clinical task involving nosing and assessing, jotting notes, reconsidering, lips pressed in concentration, brows furrowed. But for whisky sommelier Stephen Notman, that's not the case.

"If I am asked to recommend a whisky for the guest, the first thing I'd ask is what kinds of flavors do you like?

"Do you like chocolate? Do you like dry fruit? Do you like vanilla, like vanilla ice cream? Do you like smokiness? So if you like chocolate for example, I'd go for the Mccallan 12 or 18-year-old," says the 28-year-old British managing director of Whisky Live Shanghai & Taipei.

Notman says it's not too different from wine tasting: different barrels will result in varied nuances.

"The barrel is like the whisky's coat and there are two different ways how we dress our whiskies in Scotland. We have American white oak, which previously had American whisky before and this gives vanilla, apple and coconut flavors to the whisky.

"We also dress up our whisky in European oak, which would previously have held sherry, wine or port, and the flavors it gives to our whisky is chocolate, dry fruit and cinnamon," he explains.

Hints of pear, cinnamon, crushed almonds, marzipan, whiff of tobacco, leaf-smoke, moist leather are all par for the tasting lexicon.

Geography matters for whisky just as much as for wine. Not only are products of Scotland's main whisky-making regions - Lowland, Highland, Speyside, Islay and Campbeltown - characteristically distinct, but even whiskies from distilleries just a couple of miles apart can taste vastly different.

And all of this is still very strange to the Chinese whisky drinker, who according to Notman, have been "drinking whisky in the wrong way" for a while. That's probably because Notman is aghast at how the good drink is drunk here.

According to him, the older Chinese tend to treat whisky as just another form of baijiu such as Moutai because it has the alcoholic strength of 40 percent and they think "the older the better".

"As for the younger generation, you have whisky and then you mix it with green tea or coke in KTVs or night clubs. My job is to try to change that. You cannot taste the true flavors if you add green tea or coke.

"It was my idea to bring the country's biggest whisky festival to Shanghai four years ago and it happened when I was in this KTV of Shanghai - drinking whisky with green tea for the third night - and I was thinking nobody is actually teaching Chinese how to drink whisky, and that was how the idea formed straight away," says Notman, who's also the chief consultant for the Scotch Whisky Association and a list of leading brands including Chivas, Laphroaig and John Dewar.

The mainland's biggest whisky carnival is back in Shanghai this weekend and showcases the largest collection of deluxe blends and single malts in China. Whisky Live is the world's foremost event, and is held in 18 countries across the world from South Africa to France.

Notman says he's amazed by the Chinese passion for whisky. Only few years ago, although large amounts of whisky was being drunk, few really knew anything about it.

"But last year, more than 4,000 showed up at Whisky Live and almost half of them were aged between 30 to 40, that's quite young compared to the age of whisky lovers in the Western world," he says, adding that he was impressed by the fact that 38 percent of people who came to the whisky festival were female.

shiyingying@chinadaily.com.cn

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Single Malt Whisky Tasting - An Exclusive Evening with Stephen Notman 

 

    Watermelon Punch supports Culture and Western Flavors, in various forms and representations. Therefore, this Tuesday March 19, The Watermelon-punchers together with Eddie Whisky and MORA Whisky and Cocktails are inviting you to join "An Exclusive Single Malt Whisky Tasting with Stephen Notman. Only true connoisseurs understand the intangible values of Whisky Culture, yet, together we can share the knowledge for this upscale event in its most authentic form.

 
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Cadenhead Single Malt Whisky 21year

(Alcohol level 46%VOL)

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Cadenhead Single Malt Whisky 24year

(Alcohol level 42%VOL)

 

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Finger Food available at the tasting:

(Chocolate truffles,Spanish Ham 5J,Fine Cheese,Fruit Cocktails)

 

"Making the Water of Life Experience Magical"  “让生命体验神奇的水”

 

Activity fee/One person: 500rmb...Includes Single Malt Whisky and Finger Foods!

 

For more details, bookings, and reservations, please contact me at 13738044196. 

 

Event Organizers:

 

Eddie Whisky - " We passionately provide our members & customers with the " Whisky experience and adventure" and the understanding of what makes the "WATER OF LIFE" so magical and enthralling. Slainte Mhante!! 

 

MORA Whisky and Cocktails - Real Pros in Mixiology

 

Watermelon Punch is a Fusion of Cultural Flavors from Every Corner of the world

 

Aurora Lounge is the Upscale Scene of Artistic Mixiology

 

 

 

   This is an event full of aroma, flavor, sophistication, and fine people. You are welcome to learn more about the Culture of Whisky and the Culture of Scotland. Slainte Mhathe!

 

 

 

Address地址:

莫拉酒吧. 滨江江南大道145号(江陵路地跌站附近, 星光大道对面)

MORA Whisky & Cocktails. #145 JiangNan Avenue, BinJiang District(10 minutes away from JiangLing Road Metro Station, and opposite to Star Avenue)

 

 

 An introduction to Stephen Notman

 

  Steve has lived in mainland China for six years. Originally working for a leading whisky packaging company. In 2009, he officially launched Whisky Live Shanghai and Taipei. Now in the fifth year both festivals are well established in Taipei, with the world's largest whisky festival in the world! Steve has worked in and around the whisky industry starting originally with his father from the age of 17.

 

Mentored by some of Scotland’s leading Master Blenders and Distillers that include Whyte and Mackay's Richard Paterson. Steve is considered to be one of greatest China's leading independent voices on whisky. Steve works actively with the Scottish Government promoting Scotch whisky in Mainland China along with the Scotch Whisky Association and Scotch whisky leading brands, specifically on whisky mentorship, protection and training. He also contributes to the editorial for China's only trade drinks magazine called DRiNK and represents China on the World Whisky Awards judging panel.

                                       

Steve has also played a strategically important role assisting the establishment of a new off trade distribution channel in 2011 that has led to the successful entrance of several small to medium sized distillers into China's market.

 

  Not only has Steve received high commendations from Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, he has also become the youngest serving Keeper of the Quaich in the world at the age of 27. In 2013, Steve reinforced his position as the leading independent commentator of whisky with the release of the China Whisky Guide APP available for download at www.whiskylivechina.com

 

Stephen Notman

Managing Director of Whisky Live Shanghai & Taipei

Chief Whisky Advisor for Global Spirit Merchants

Whisky Sommelier at the Waldorf Astoria

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Top World's Wine Tasting. This Sunday May 3rd at O'Club

 

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   Wine tastings are relaxed and lively activities full of flavors obtained from grapes, and fermented for the sophisticated human palate. They were originated in Europe and the United States, and have been a trendy form of interaction and socialization between people who want to commemorate and celebrate special occasions like birthdays, christmas, and important times. Wine tastings allow to connect and bond with other people, thanks to the pleasant atmosphere they are known for in Western societies.

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  This time, the Watermelon Punch will bring you a Top World's Wine Tasting. We prepared for you 5 distinctive wines from California, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany. In addition, this wine celebration combines Western finger foods and wine etiquette couching. We are bringing to you a cultural as well as a flavory experience from around the world. You are welcomed to learn more!

 

Activity Program:

3pm-3:30pm - The Art of Wine Tasting & The Culture of Wine.

3:30pm-4:30pm - Tasting of 5 distinctive wines from around the world. Includes food paring tips!

4:30pm -5:00pm - Free talk with the Watermelon Punch community and networking opportunity.

 

"Culture is the sum of all the forms of Art"

 

Activity fee: 88rmb

 

How to reserve:

TEL: 15988114864 13586068578 13738044196

 

Time: This Saturday (May 3rd of 2014) 3pm-5:00pm

Place: O' Club

Address: #139 Shuguan Road, at O' Club. Hangzhou downtown(near Westlake)

地址: 西湖区曙光路139-A 柚子俱乐部

 

联系人: 柚子俱乐部 0571-81950111

 

Brought to you by Watermelon Punch and O'Club

"A Fusion of Cultural Flavors From Every Corner of the World"

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World Whisky Day this Saturday May17th, 2pm at Maya Bar

 

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  Celebrate the World Whiskey Day in Maya this Saturday! There will be Elements DJ on the music, Tim on the BBQ, and world class single malt Whisky!! With Elements’ Mobile Disco set outside, along with Tim’s legendary barbecue, music, food and special deals on this noble drink! We’re counting on you Whisky lovers, spread the word!

 

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Venue: 

Maya Bar 

Address: 

94 Baishaquan, Shuguang Rd.

曙光路白沙泉94号 

Tel: 

137 3806 9942 

Date: 

2014-05-17 2014-05-17 

Time: 

14:00:00 - 21:00:00 

 

PS: This event will be carried on in company of the 'Water of Life' and the Rainy Weather Forecast.

Please, be prepared, because we already are!

 

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    Event supported by Watermelon Punch

 

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