CIGARS AND SINGLE MALTS
~Pairing Luxuries at “The Park”~
Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2010 … Pair the luxury of a single malt with an exquisite cigar at The Terrace at Park Hyatt Dubai from 15 to 31 January.
The sense of smell is one of the most sophisticated of the senses and nosing a fine Scotch whisky is an experience treasured by many. Tasting is, of course, the ultimate.
Made from only one type of grain, in this case malt, and distilled in one distillery, a single malt is exceptional. The age statement on the bottle is the age of the youngest malt in the mix and it is not uncommon for single malts to be left to mature for 20 or more years.
At The Terrace, a selection of some of Scotland’s finest – Ballantine’s, Aberlour, Laphroaig, Isle of Jura, Highland Park, Auchentoshan and Bowmore – has been assembled and paired with cigars from Montecristo, Cohiba and Hoyo de Monterrey.
Prices start at AED75 for the Ballantine’s 12-year-old Gold Seal paired with a Montecristo Joyitas, while the highlight of the pairing list is the 18-year-old Highland Park and Cohiba Esplendido at AED255. Guests who spend AED500 per person will receive complimentary tapas.
“To truly appreciate a single malt, it is recommended to enjoy it neat, although aficionados suggest that, if you must mix it, you should use a still mineral water from the same origin as the distillery,” says Kumar Shobhan, assistant director of food & beverage at Park Hyatt Dubai.
“The biggest sin of all, is masking the true flavour of your single malt with dry ginger ale, coca cola or soda. Even tap water can distort the flavours,” he adds.
The Terrace is the ideal venue to relax and enjoy the sunset overlooking the marina. A daily à la carte menu is offered from 12:00 noon to 1:00am, except on Fridays, when food is served until 2:00am.
Park Hyatt Dubai is a luxury waterfront retreat adjacent to the world-famous Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Located just minutes from the city centre, world-class shopping and prime business districts, Park Hyatt Dubai is a haven of tranquil elegance in the vibrant city of Dubai.
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