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Hoppy Lunar New Year

May the year of the Rabbit be filled with an abundance of love, good drams and fantastic spirits

Sweet CNY snacks & dram pairings

PINEAPPLE TARTS

Flaky and buttery, Pineapple Tarts are a mainstay in virtually every household. These melt in your mouth tarts burst with gooey caramelised and tangy pineapple jam that pairs perfectly with…

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The full-bodied Nikka From The Barrel cuts through the rich pineapple sweetness, while elevating it with notes of caramel and vanilla. Meanwhile, long marine notes in its finish compliment the delicate woodiness of pineapple, making this a perfect pairing.

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This complex sipping rum with its long-lasting, spicy finish and notes of oak and nuts perfectly compliments the minerality found in the rich pineapple jam while highlighting the flaky butteriness of this CNY goodie!

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The flaky and sweetly acidic pineapple tarts are complimented by the citrusy and cinnamon flavour profile of Jaisalmer Gold. We’re not sure which rounds out which flavour profile, but man, does it work!

NIAN GAO

Sweet, sticky and chewy; fresh steamed rice cakes carry light caramel notes with fresh jujube sweetness.

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The sherry notes of this Glenlivet add depth and dimension to the traditional nian gao.

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The complex and heady notes of cane sugar bring a richer and more vegetal texture to the sticky rice cake.

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Made in the traditional Coffey column stills, the palate of dates, almonds and sweet spices of Nikka Coffey Vodka bring an oomph to the nian gao. Our lazy bar hack: add with the traditional chrysanthemum tea packs found in every home! 😛

KUEH BAHULU

What is Kueh Bahulu if not a Singaporean version of a madeleine? These dainty fluffy cakes are slightly crusty on the outer layer and airy soft on the inside. We recommend pairing, or even dunking, them with…

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It is easy to drink and is the perfect single malt whisky to share with friends and family. Clean and complex with multiple layers of dried fruit, nuttiness and spices; just imagine dunking your kueh bahulu in this dram!

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Hampden 8 Years Old wonderfully embodies the heady, complex and refined style of the rums produced by the iconic Jamaican distillery. With delicious notes of ripe fruits, such as banana and mango, alongside hints of cinnamon, vanilla and caramelised apple; this pairing is pretty much self explanatory.

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The skills that go into making this traditional “drink of gods” have been passed down through four generations and remain largely the same today. The palate is an explosion of citrus notes, alongside coconut and a splash of honey. Simply stunning with the kueh!

LOVE LETTERS

Cooked with an iron mold over a charcoal flame, Love Letters are crispy and fragrant, with an eggy, vanilla taste that we think pairs exceptionally well with…

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Kyro single malt offers a palate of sweet rye bread, honey, berries and a smooth peppery finish with caramel and mocha. Paired with the Love Letters? Literally, a love letter.

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Mixed with a drop of local organic honey, Samai Gold Rum reveals the intensity of Cambodia’s molasses, bringing it into a class all of its own. When paired with Love Letters, the crisp and almost charred flavouring becomes mouth-wateringly evident.

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Produced in Cognac, this ginger liqueur is made with fair trade ginger roots from India and Sri Lanka that is hand-picked and cooked to extract the best aromas before being infused for two weeks. Sweet and slightly spicy with a heady ginger taste; a really delicious, almost syrupy companion to Love Letters.

PEANUT COOKIES

These traditional Chinese Peanut Cookies are sweet morsels of peanutty goodness that crumble and melt in your mouth. Incredibly peanutty, mildly sweet with just a slight hint of salt to bring out the peanut flavor.

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A brilliantly fruit-forward blended malt from those talented Compass Box folks! This expression offers up oodles of lip-smacking fruit notes that clash perfectly with the peanut cookies. Yes, we mean clash perfectly. Intrigued? So were we when we paired it!

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Rich aromas of ripe bananas and green sugar cane is complemented by notes of mango, pineapple, cinnamon and ginger throughout the palate, adding an extra dimension to the peanut cookies. Pair with caution. These are very moreish!

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On the nose, delicates notes of orange zest and nuts. A greedy mouth with vanilla, cinnamon and brioche flavours that elevate tradition peanut cookies to a whole new level. When we say melt in your mouth, we mean meld in your mouth.

TRAY OF TOGETHERNESS

The number six symbolizes luck and eight symbolizes fortune. This box is usually round to signify togetherness and red is the favorite color because it symbolizes joy and good luck. Each compartment is filled with melon seeds, dried or candied fruits, nuts, and candies signifying a good wish for the New Year.

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Only ever matured in the highest quality oak casks, this 15 year old single malt whisky gives cracked pepper, charred oak, apples, dark chocolate and forest fruits with rich sherry notes and a touch of smoke. A perfect versatile dram to pair with all the goodies in the Tray of Togetherness.

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Bottled at a 47% ABV, Veritas has foregone with filtration and additives and instead showcases the quality of the production, letting the quality of the rum shine through. Originally designed for cocktails by the inimitable Richard Seale & Luca Gargano, this light rum really shows off its stunning palate with the varieties found within the Tray of Togetherness.

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Made in the heart of the Alpes de Haute-Provence from around forty herbs, spices and fruits, Pastaga is an authentic pastis from Marseille, both fresh and long in the mouth. Its aniseed aromas of star anise and liquorice are complemented by a touch of verbena, making it a refreshing drink alongside the Tray of Togetherness.

Savoury CNY snacks & dram pairings

SHRIMP ROLLS

Crackly and crispy outer skin roll explodes into a flavour of savoury fried chilli shrimps. An iconic local favourite that pairs exceptionally well with…

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The sweet spicy finish with the exotic fruit notes from this award-winning Teeling small batch complements the savoury fried chill flavours of the shrimp roll; cutting through the richness and elevating the moreish flavours with its lingering woody undertones.

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Cinnamon, peppercorn and toasted sugar with a hint of caramel and local Seychelles spices are the perfect accompaniment to the rich and savoury flavours of the shrimp roll. While too much of a good thing can be jelak, this pairing weirdly cuts through the richness of each. Making it oddly satisfying.

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Produced with a blend of Petite and Grande Champagne, this ‘very superior old pale’ cuvee is much more than just an after-dinner drink. Let the hugely delicate mouthfeel and well-balanced finish of this Cognac bring your palate on a savory taste journey!

BAK KWA

These pork jerky squares are a CNY essential; marinated in honey, sugar, salt and other spices and grilled over charcoal fire, resulting in a complex fragrance and heady taste.

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Yoichi malts are described as bold and strong with refined peaty notes and smokiness brought by the traditional direct coal-fired distillation. The light hints of peat dance a perfect tango across your tongue with the sweet, savoury and iconic bak kwa flavour! Addictive.

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On the nose, there is mango, green apple, coconut, and rich toffee. On the palate, there is melon, pineapple, and banana before leading into the long and warming finish. Just imagine that alongside the bak kwa sweet & saltiness!

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Herencia de Sanchez Espadin is produced by the Sanchez family in an artisanal way. The olfactory assault is notes of subtle spices, coriander and liquorice; with a palate of juniper berries, cinnamon and curry leaf. Our mouth is watering just writing about this pairing!

SALTED EGG FISH SKIN

A relatively new Singapore CNY essential, the richness of salted egg yolk builds steadily in perfect harmony with the subtle, crisp smokiness of lightly fried fish skin.

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Kilchoman’s Machir Bay is an excellent single malt Scotch whisky from the isle of Islay. The distillers use whisky which has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry butts, resulting in a well-balanced flavour profile, with highlights of vanilla biscuits, light fruit and wafts of warm peat smoke that add a refreshing zing to the (at times) overwhelming richness of Salted Egg Fish Skin.

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Slight notes of fruit and pepper, intense aroma, whisky-like flavor, unique spices and pepper finish; this mildy fruity rum provides a sweet balancing act to the heady saltiness of Salted Egg Fish Skin, and elevates it with notes of mirabelle plum, melon and a touch of raisin.

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Merlet XO is a family made cognac, aged for more than 6 years. Displaying subtle peach notes alongside orange skin, vanilla and white flowers, this round and supple cognac generously elevates while off-setting the richness of crispy salted egg fish skin.

ARROWROOT CHIPS

Thin slices of arrowhead are lightly seasoned and baked to perfection to bring out the true flavour and essence of this delicious snack. We recommend pairing this snack with…

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A real hit of fresh fruit and citrus-orange notes, with black pepper and cinnamon add a zingy layer of spice. Rich and refreshing; absolutely delicious and dangerously moreish.

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Full-bodied and dry, with sharp, ripe fruit notes, alongside a hint of fig. The arrowroot chips dance in perfect harmony within the vegetal dram of this unique, terroir driven rum.

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This award-winning gin from Australia combines traditional juniper alongside some uniquely Australian elements like Cinnamon Myrtle and Australian Bush Tomato to create a Savoury Gin that is really highlighted by the arrowroot chips.

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