Well well well, what are you thinking about when you read the title?
In this post, The Asian Gentleman chills @ Quaich Bar – whisky bar located in Grand Copthorne, 392 Havelock road in Singapore.
So, what has this got to do with ball?
Ever heard of the whisky ice ball? If you haven’t, that’s fine. It’s the purpose of this post and one of the reasons why we like Quaich bar.
The purist might like their whisky neat; but hey, we live in Asia! We don’t get that nice cool weather all year round and certainly, not in tropical Singapore. So, cut us some slack, let’s throw in the ice to chillax. But, herein lies the problem, ice melts and melts too fast; thus diluting the alochol. That is why the ice ball is created – The spherical nature of the ice ball slows the melting process making it less susceptible to hand warmth, and keeps the whisky cool and refreshing.
We have been searching for a bar that serves whisky in with a smooth and nicely shaped ball. Although there are a few outlets out there that does it. Nowhere does it as well as Quaich Bar. They use a special machine to “grind” a block of ice to get a smooth nice spherical shape. Visit our facebook page here to see how’s it done. This is what Macallan calls “The Perfect Serve”.
That’s one thing to highlight about Quaich bar. Another that we would like to highlight is the service of the chinese waitress (I believe her name was Yan Li) there. She’s really friendly and enthusiastic about her job. For the uninitiated in the art of whisky, please feel free to approach her with any questions you have about whisky and she will gladly share her knowledge with you. In this way, you will not only enjoy your whisky, but learn to appreciate it as well. That’s the Asian Gentleman way!
Here are some pictures that we took in Quaich Bar: