Party-time at Orange Retro Funk by Glenmorangie!

Party-time at Orange Retro Funk by Glenmorangie!

*Photos courtesy of Glenmorangie

When I think of single malt whisky, I think of basement bars decked out in dark wooden fittings, the lingering scent of cigar smoke seeped into every crevice of wood, and the heady, intoxicating smell of whisky that tickles your nose.

Gone are the days when whisky is confined to being served in ‘old men bars’!

“Taking the purveyor of single malt whisky out of gentlemen’s clubs and onto the glass countertops of The Pool, Glenmorangie turned up the retro-funk vibes at Kuala Lumpur’s newest nightspot along Jalan Ampang at its very first Orange Night party.”

Yes, Glenmorangie, although not the first to have modernized the concept of enjoying single malt whisky, definitely takes the cake for doing it oh-so-well!

“If “funk” could be associated with a color, it would definitely be a bright shade of tangerine as Glenmorangie took an inspired leap from the “orange” in its name to color.”

The Pool, at 347 Jalan Ampang is the latest hip nightspot in town. The second outlet of The Hill in Damansara Heights, the Pool boasts sleek glass countertops, a well stocked bar that could rival any high-end London club, and of course, a pool, stylishly adorned by a catwalk.

Orange really was the theme of the night, as was it completely star-studded.

I found myself along with the boys at the party oogling as scantily clad models painted in orange, and made the effort themselves to fit in with the theme.

The event was hosted by none other than the infamous Will Quah…

Who wouldn’t , when there was a bottle of Glenmorangie for the Best Dressed award, swiped by the retro-clad Stand up comedian, Kuah Jenhan.

I liked how as well as getting ploughing you (subtly) with this “unnecessarily well made” whisky, we were also in an indirect way being educated about what actually makes this whisky, arguably, one of the most delicious and complex whiskies in the world. ..

Will Quah’s witticisms and “Unnecessarily Well Made” questions, which saw the audience winning exclusive Glenmorangie gifts and upping their knowledge of what it takes to make a barrel of Glenmorangie single malt scotch whisky.”

Yes, bribe the children with prizes and everyone wants to learn! Who says learning can’t be fun?

Seriously though, if you’re a whisky lover, or connoisseur, then check out www.fb.com/GlenmorangieMalaysia to receive exclusive updates, events and promotions by Glenmorangie. We got to do it on the night with iPads that were floating around on the arms of Glenmorangie Ambassadors, and we also got a chance to play the Glenmorangie “Spin The Bottle” App on the iPads.

Throw in a mix of Daikanyama’s resident DJ and the backbeat of Deer Society – Alex Asquared, with his steady flow of house and indie dance laced with a dash of 80’s synth from the decks, it was a Friday night to remember…

I’m already looking forward to the next one!

Snapshots from my phone… with host Will Quah.

With Red FM DJ Jeremy Teo…

A keepsake courtesy of Glenmorangie – help yourselves to your own photos on the wall. Brilliant!

Glenmorangie Orange Night a miss, look out for another not to be missed opportunity to familiarize with all things ‘Unnecessarily Well Made’. Come 11 April to 1 May 2012, Glenmorangie’s SOUNDFORM Fluid bar will be showcased in the North Atrium of The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City. Whether you are a single malt aficionado, a fan of contemporary design, or just plain curious, be sure to head to The Gardens to catch the SOUNDFORM Fluid, which is a striking yet sculpturally functional illustration of Glenmorangie’s ‘Unnecessarily Well Made’ concept.

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