Itâ€™s Chinese New Year (CNY) season, ladies and gentlemen. You know that means itâ€™s time to do everything you can to bring in the good luck, the good money and the good booze!
While thereâ€™s plenty of harbingers of luck from colours to specific dishes, the right alcohol also plays a part in maximising your luck accumulation.
Based on our calculations, weâ€™ve deduced that Glenfiddich aka the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky is your best bet. Hereâ€™s why:
In Mandarin, the word for â€œalcoholâ€ (é…’â€”jiÇ”) is a homophone of â€œlong-lastingâ€ (ä¹… – jiÇ”). In other words, consuming alcohol during celebrations puts one in good spirits both literally and figuratively.
Interestingly, whisky is also associated with longevity as the word â€œwhiskyâ€ is derived from the Gaelic word â€œuisge beathaâ€ which means â€œwater of life.â€
Phonetically, the Mandarin word for â€œdeerâ€ é¹¿ (lÃ¹) resembles the sound of ç¥¿/ç¦„ (lÃ¹) – which is a term that refers to the salary paid to government officials in ancient China. Those who had a government job were traditionally paid very well, and so the deer came to represent this good wealth and prosperity.
In Feng Shui, the deer is a symbol for longevity and good fortune. Itâ€™s also often seen accompanying Shou Xing Gong, the God of longevity.
Coincidentally, Glenfiddich is the very embodiment of the deer. Its name, Glenfiddich means â€˜Valley of the Deerâ€™ in Scottish Gaelic, while the royal stag proudly stands on each bottle.
For the Lunar New Year, this Scottish nectar is switching out the kilts for something a little more oriental with the Glenfiddich Limited Edition Festive Packs.
While not decked in a Qipao, the impeccable 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old single malts are dressed in something just as stunning: vivid illustrations from the creative mind of Shenzhen-based artist Rlon Wang.
The artwork on the box depicts a river surrounding the stag, with a figure rowing a cargo of whisky casks downstream. All this is set against a psychedelic mixture of the Scottish landscape with ancient and modern Asia.
With the trinity of solid reasons for Glenfiddichâ€™s Limited Edition Festive Packs, itâ€™s pretty clear that this Scottish whisky is the best Chinese New Year drink for maximum huat!
So, get the good spirits for *ehem* good spirits this CNY at selected grocery stores, supermarkets and duty-free outlets.
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