The Singleton Spey Cascade Launch

Following on from the lavish launch of the Diageo Whisky Club, The Singleton Spey Cascade, a new expression from the Singleton single malt launched in Sydney at a sensory event held at The Grounds in Alexandria.

The Singleton Spey Cascade

The Singleton Spey Cascade
The Singleton Spey Cascade 

The Singleton Spey Cascade is a no age statement single malt aimed to inspire a new generation of whisky drinkers. The spirit is aged in European sherry and American bourbon oak that impart notes of stewed fruit, brown sugar and toasted nuts.

The Singleton Spey Cascade

Two delicious cocktails were served on arrival, each crafted to highlight elements of the whisky.

The Singleton Spey Cascade
Speyside Lemonade

The Speyside Lemonade was a refreshing mix of Singleton Spey Cascade with lemon barley syrup charged with sparkling water.

The Singleton Spey CascadeBerry & Sherry

Berry & Sherry was a heady mix of Singleton Spey Cascade stirred down with Cocchi di Torino, Marque De Poley Cream Sherry and a dash of Creole Bitters, a drink that showcases the more serious flavour profiles of the spirit.

The Singleton Spey Cascade
Sean Baxter

After a brief introduction by National Brand Ambassador, Sean Baxter, guests were off on a sensory exploration journey across three stations.

The Woodland Sour Bar

The Singleton Spey Cascade
The Woodland Sour Bar

Stepping through to the Woodland Sour Bar, basket in hand, guests foraged for their favourite ingredients to create a bespoke cocktail.

Choose Your Sweetner

Step 1 was to choose one sweetner ingredient from a display that included honey, ginger, berries and herbs.

Pick Your Fruit

Step 2 was to select one from the woodland fruit containing figs, apricots, grapes and assorted nuts.

The Singleton Spey Cascade
Choose a Citrus

Next came the choice of citrus with oranges, limes, lemons and mandarins.

The Singleton Spey Cascade
Bespoke Singleton Spey Cascade Sour

The basket of produce was then handed over to the bartender to create the bespoke Singleton Sour cocktail finished with an aromatic spray.

The Singleton Spey Cascade Sensorium

The Singleton Spey Cascade

The next station was the Singleton Spey Casdace Sensorium located at the Lock In bar inside the Grounds.

The Singleton Spey Cascade
Sean Baxter at the Sensorium

Sean Baxter Ambassador took intimate groups on a sensory journey exploring the aromas and flavours of the Singleton Spey Cascade. Stone fruit, marmalade, subtle honey sweetness give the whisky a burst of fruit flavours with a medium length finish that sits at the front of the palate. Read our review of The Singleton Spey Cascade here.

Highlands Tearoom

The Singleton Spey Cascade
Highlands Tea Room

The third station was the Highlands Tea Room for a high tea with a difference.

The Singleton Spey Cascade
Tea Room Hostess

After guests were seated by the properly attired Tea Room Hostess, complete with half eye reading glasses, it was down to serious whisky business.

The Singleton Spey Cascade
Strathspey Tea Time

Strathspey Tea Time was served, a delightful mix of Singleton Spey Cascade with honey tea syrup, grapefruit bitters, creole bitters served in a frozen tea cup and accompanied by a Drummock Scottish tea cake.

The Singleton Spey Cascade
A Bonnie wee Bounty

A Bonnie wee Bounty combined Singleton Spey Cascade with cold drip coffee and dark chocolate liqueur,

The Singleton Spey Cascade
Nitro Frozen Coconut Cream

finished with nitro frozen coconut cream and a chocolate wafer straw.

The Singleton Spey Cascade
High Tea

High Tea was presented in the tradition three tier stand with homemade buttermilk scones, raspberry jam and clotted cream, mini profiteroles with toffee and creme patissiere, mini salted caramel and chocolate tartlets, mini lemon meringue starlets, strawberry and vanilla macarons.

For those who did not wish to partake in High Tea, a selection of desserts included Seasonal Berry Pavlova, Callebaut Dark Chocolate Brownie, and Spiced Cinnamon Poached Pear.

With the sensory journey complete, guests were left to mingle in good company and enjoy more of the cocktails on offer throughout the evening.

The Singleton Spey Cascade
Singleton Spey Cascade

The Singleton Spey Cascade launched on Wednesday 22 July 2015 at the Grounds in Alexandria.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.