My journey with whisky appreciation grew exponentially after my maiden visit to the home of one of my favourite whisky brands, Nikka whisky in Hokkaido, Japan in 2016. A pilgrimage to Yoichi distillery, the birthplace of Nikka whisky, walking through a whisky history, heritage and culture, tasting and enjoying whisky, surrounded by gorgeous mountain and river beside the distillery. Over time, I slowly build up a small whisky collection as well as personal photography projects before arriving at Whisky with a view project – SG Edition.
Whisky with a view project was partially inspired by this account on Instagram, traveling the world drinking whisky and taking photographs of whisky in the mountains, in the valley, the forest, in such gorgeous natural landscapes that whisky is usually associated with. Prior to that, I was learning whisky appreciation, thanks to The Whisky Festival 2017 at Changi Airport where I was introduced to Balvenie and The Whisky Festival 2018 at Changi Airport whereby I was introduced to Jura. As I grew and learned more about whisky appreciation, it led into whisky and food pairing adventures with my friends Chef Keith Crackling Roast and Chef Jude, this food and whisky photography project is always a work in progress, we would eat, drink and appreciate with our whisky collection, along with some photography shoot of course!
Behind the scenes, I always wanted to produce similar Whisky with a view sceneries here in Singapore. This proved to be more challenging than I expect since the landscape and terrain here is limited not just in land size, there aren’t many any high mountains and valleys. Nevertheless, I decided to produce my own Whisky with a view project, that fits into Singapore’s landscape and terrain.
Whisky with a View Project – SG Edition, got its maiden debut recently during a planned photo walk to explore and discover this old place/lost world, Keppel Hill Reservoir. This was my maiden start to Whisky with a View Project – SG Edition, somehow, it had re-ignited the explorer fire inside me again.
Whisky with a View Project – SG Edition is about appreciating our gorgeous natural landscapes with whisky. As I return back to exploring with my Canon cameras and lenses, through my Canon EOS RP Explorer adventures and stories, I hope to share and showcase more of the unseen natural landscapes in Singapore.
More photography stories and works on the way from my Whisky with a View – SG Edition project, along with whisky and food pairing project. For all whisky fans, I hope you appreciate and enjoy my whisky adventures like I do!