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[Shanghai] Malt Fun

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Malt Fun

Add: 123 Hunan Lu, near Yongfu Lu / 湖南路123号,近永福路
Tel: 6212 8728
Hours: 6pm~2am
Price: 80~500 RMB/single malt, 70~80/cocktail
Visited: Feb 2012

An evening of single malts and cigars at Malt Fun, a Taiwanese-run, Japanese-inspired whisky bar on Hunan Lu.

On a side note – Taiwan, though tiny, is among the top 5 export markets for Scotch whisky (via), after USA, France, Singapore, and Spain. Wowee! (By the way…Singapore? Even tinier, I’m impressed.)

James Bond has a bottle of Balvenie at Malt Fun from a past visit, and that’s what we had for the evening.

And James Bond’s friend brought along a personal collection.

Cigar for the night: EP Carrillo Edicion Limitada 2011. So I actually didn’t smoke this (other than second-hand smoking), but my manlier friends had a fun time distinguishing the flavors between pepper, molasses, and did I hear apricot?

A “V” cut, as opposed to the  “Guillotine” and the “Bullet” cuts, creates a wedge shaped notice in the cigar’s cap, so that the smokes tar and residue accumulate on the sides of the wedge, keeping the bitter taste away from the smoker’s mouth. The tool we used to create this cut: XIKAR metal V-Cut.

Whisky drinkers and cigar smokers, give Malt Fun a try. Make a reservation, as the place was packed when we arrived at 10pm on a Friday.

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February 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm