Following a series of sophisticated lifestyle experiences jointly organised by August Man Malaysia and its partners Auchentoshan, Breitling, Blackbarrett, Celebrity Fitness and Biotherm Homme, The A-List 2017 officially arrived at its destination in December. In celebration of the journey and becoming part of a group of like-minded go-getters who, in their unique ways, embody the August Man spirit of style, substance and success, we hosted a dinner for the guys, with the pairing of fine cuisine and whisky by Auchentoshan at Hotel Stripes, KL.
Over the past eight months, A-listers Peter Chin, Dr. Alan Tan, Peter Khue, Dr. Renard Siew, captain Imran Tom, Kyren Thomas, Jeremy Hoo, Hazwan Yazit, Edward Teoh and Affendy Ali had the chance to experience life, the August Man way. Their journey began on a high note, literally, when the historic Breitling DC-3 aircraft stopped over in Malaysia on its epic round-the-world tour and generously gave our guys a short tour of KL aboard, offering them a chance to experience flying in authentic 1930s style (without air-conditioning and all) and be a part of history in the making.
Other highlights included an education on Auchentoshan, with the chance to savour its signature triple-distilled single malt Scotch whiskies and cocktails the cool and contemporary way; personal styling by celebrity and fashion stylist Min Luna with the edgy athleisure wear of Blackbarrett by Neil Barrett; discovering the best foods for the skin with Biotherm Homme in a quick and easy grooming routine for morning and night; and effective body transformation with personal training by Celebrity Fitness, tried and tested in an 11-obstacle course race at the inaugural Fit in the City event which marked the first collaboration between Celebrity Fitness and Fitness Fitness following their merge.
For the finale dinner, Jamey Merkel, brand ambassador of Auchentoshan, worked closely with the chefs at French-style restaurant Brasserie 25, Stripes KL, and devised a special four-course menu, with each course tailored to go with the whisky personally specified by the expert himself and to bring out the best of taste. Featured on the menu were the Auchentoshan 12 Years Old, 18 Years Old, 21 Years Old and Three Wood.
The merry-making continued in an afterparty on the rooftop of the hotel, by the pool at Man Tao Bar, where our A-listers were joined by their respective guests. Against the backdrop of KL’s evening skyline, we raised our glasses to the 10 gentlemen for their enthusiasm, and for paving the path for our next chapter of The A-List.
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Watch the video below and find out what our guys have to say about the 2017 A-List journey: