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SMWS ambassador, China
First whisky memory
When I was a college student, my memories of are Jack Daniel’s in nightclubs, but I started to appreciate single malts around 2010 and really liked to have a dram of Glenlivet before going to bed. My love for SMWS whisky began when I took a trip to Japan in 2013. If I remember correctly, it was in an SMWS partner bar in Kyoto that brought me a new understanding of whisky.
It has to be a film by Chinese director Zhang Yimou, 老井, which translates as Old Well.
Fantasy whisky tasting companions
On my first trip to Bowmore distillery on Islay, when we finally arrived at the famous No.1 Vaults, we drew a dram and had an unforgettable tasting under the leadership of distillery manager David Turner.
Most used emoji
Any cute emoji with a puppy 🐶.
ABOVE: Freddie hosting a Society virtual tasting
Most memorable dram
SMWS Cask No. 130.3: Bamboo wood and cherry blossom. This Japanese bottling takes you on an endless flavour journey, completely beyond expectations for a 6-year-old whisky.
Always fried chicken and Coca-Cola!
In the southwest of China, there is a kind of hot pot containing a cow’s gastric juice…
Always the SMWS Members’ Room at 28 Queen Street. I’ll never forget my wonderful night there in February 2019.
If you were a flavour profile, what would you be?
Juicy, Oak & Vanilla for me!